Opa! is a popular Greek restaurant in Tucson with a curious name. Because they’re located on Campbell amidst other popular restaurants and bars, I thought perhaps they drafted off the popularity of their neighbors or they featured water slides and pinball games to fulfill the Fun quotient.
I didn’t see a single water slide so I’m still unsure about the Fun part; however, I’m pleased to say that Opa!’s food is great.
This plate of pita and dipping sauces arrived when we sat down
the Greek version of the basket of tortilla chips, I think. The sauces are yogurt/cucumber tzatziki and a bean dip that wasn’t almost hummus but less smooth and more liquid.
They offer Greek beers, mostly light lagers. I got Alfa on the server’s recommendation and liked it.
It reminded me a little of Grolsch with an almost honey like aftertaste.
We ordered two wraps and split them, the falafel and the roasted eggplant
They each came with greek salad and rice.
I LOVED the eggplant, all smoky and chargrilled but was less impressed with the falafel which was dry and crumbly.
Jules and I stayed for hours talking our faces off and the servers didn’t make a single motion to evacuate us and instead just kept refilling our water glasses. I appreciate restaurant staff that don’t get antsy when my dinner stretches out an impossibly long time.
I like Opa! It’s a cool casual place for really decent Greek food and I’d eat dinner there anytime.
I recommend you do the same!