Calypso’s Taverna

All about trying new places this trip. Aunt was feeling Greek so we decided to try Calypso’s Taverna.

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We came on a Saturday evening around 7:00pm and there was maybe a handful of tables. So dead (thanks again Stampede). They have a TV and were playing Wheel of Fortune. Haven’t seen that show in years.

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Menu is pretty typical Greek: appetizers, soups/salads, dips, entrees and pastas (random). Would have liked to try their stuffed calamari! All the entrees come with rice, soup or salad, roast potatoes (nice acidity but salty) and vegetables (seems like they were frozen; bland).

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Click here to see the full menu (1, 2, 3 and 4). Drinks here (1 and 2).

Greek salad
DSC01640Aunt chose this one. Other alternative was Caesar.

Lentil soup
DSC01644This was their soup of the day. Hearty.

Avgolemono
DSC01641Egg lemon chicken soup. Never had this before but it was homey! Like the chicken and rice that’s thrown into this soup.

Salmon special ($26.99)
DSC01646One of their specials of the night. Had a bite; good but not the greatest. A tad overcooked.

Pork baby back ribs special ($26.99)
DSC01645Massive platter of ribs! Fall off the bone, tender but still meaty.

Kleftiko ($20.95)
DSC01648This is their speciality. The lamb shank was slow roasted perfectly. Loads of meat, not gamey and tender.

Spanakopita dinner ($17.95)
DSC01647Flaky and very buttery.

2x Ek ten ($7.00)
DSC01649Greek style bread pudding. Almonds, cinnamon, custard and whipped cream. This was right up my alley; love light, custard desserts. Just get one to share, it’s a big piece.

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A little pricey but that’s always the case when you go for Greek.

Calypso’s Taverna
http://calypsostaverna.com
2101 Centre Street NW
Calgary, AB
(403) 250-5533

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