Minoas Greek Taverna

Have you been to Minoas? It’s a quaint place in Burnaby, and it wasn’t too crowded when we visited a couple weeks ago on Saturday evening. We all had free Greek salads to start. They were topped with feta cheese and an olive. I didn’t eat much of this, saving my appetite for the big entree!

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Seline enjoyed a pita pizza with chicken and peppers. Surprisingly, she finished all the peppers! She also liked the calamari here with garlicky tzatziki. I’m not much of a calamari fan!

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Check out the restaurant decoration. I’ve never been to Greece, but I sort of felt like I was having dinner on someone’s balcony in Greece! Loved the vines entwined around the ceiling, and the blue and white wall colours.

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Seline ordered the chicken souvlaki with rice and potatoes for her main dish. I ate all her stewed carrots – they were excellent with all the herbs. Minoas makes incredible tzatziki, too.

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Mom had the roast lamb. This portion was GINORMOUS for her – it could feed her for three days, no joke. She sawed off 3/4 of the lamb for Grandma and shared the rest with our table.

I ordered the vegetarian eggplant dish. It was baked eggplant filled with veggies and cheese. I really liked it! The tomato-stew flavour was spot-on and tasted awesome with the charred eggplant. I loved my entree and I’m so glad I ordered this! My Greek rice was awesome, as always, and I did lots of dipping in tzatziki.

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Grandpa ordered red snapper with a similar tomato sauce. His fish was FANTASTIC! He offered me a couple of bites and I really, really loved this dish. It was so good! I want to order the snapper next time. 🙂 Seriously delicious.

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That’s Minoas, everyone! Hope you enjoyed this quick review. I would rate this restaurant 4.5/5 for awesome food, huge portions, and lovely ambiance. Try it out and let me know!