Austin >Food & Dining > Tinos Greek Cafe
13450 Research Blvd N Ste 237, Austin, TX | Directions 7875030.446806 -97.791474
Mon. - Sun. 11am - 9pm
Neighborhoods: Balcones Village
First visit and I am hooked!!! – My first ever experience with Greek food and it was excellent. I was always afraid to try a new type of food but when my co-workers talked me into having Tinos delivered I was left in awe. It was so good.
I had the Gyro meat with pita and tzatziki sauce and it was delicious. The portion size was huge and the price was even better.
It seems like every week I am the one trying to get my co-workers to have Tinos delivered to us again.
Great place, great food! – I have been to Tinos several times now and it is absolutely delicious. The food is great and the staff is really friendly. I think I will probably start making Tinos one of my weekly stops.
Great food, generous portions! – I love Tino's! I eat there at least every couple of weeks and have been to several locations. The food is always consistently delicious, and you receive ample food for the price. There is always plenty left for lunch the next day, assuming I can control myself and not eat until I pop!
Overpriced food that makes you sick – I went there last night thinking it'll be easy and convenient and hopefully good. It was WAY over priced and mediocre tasting. The fun came about 30 mins after - I had the worst headache, nausea, stomach cramps, and aches. (and that was the only thing I had had to eat for over 5 hours so I know it was Tino's food). And I can't believe they charged $3. extra for the same small portions of slop they must serve at lunch. NEVER AGAIN! It makes me sick just thinking about it.
An awful dining experience – This is the first review I have ever done. My experience at Tino's was so bad, I sought out a vehicle to share it with potential Tino's customers. My son and I tried this restaurant for dinner on 28 Dec 2007. Both the food and personnel attitudes were awful. We each had a plate with the sliced lamb (barely warm), falafel (cool to the touch), spanakopita (cool to the touch), and dolma (actually cold). The people behind the counter were only interested in getting us through the line. When I complained about the cold food, I got only a shrug. I have no idea if they were just having a bad night or if this is normal. In any case I will never go back.
Great Greek – The lunch platter is huge and a great value. I always get a side of tzatziki and pita. The lamb gyro is excellent!
Not Traditional Greek Food – I guess the food is not awful, but if you want some pastitio and avgolemono soup like grandma used to make you will be seriously disappointed. I am not a fan of the food or service.
Small cafeteria service restaurant serves up Greek favorites such as gyros and falafel wraps, hummus and kabobs. – In Short
Medical professionals, Anderson Mill area residents and fans of Greek cuisine line up during lunch and evenings and keep the café busy. After ordering at the cafeteria buffet, diners pay and select a table inside or on the patio. Large blue and white diamond-shaped tiles line the floor, complementing the large photo murals of Santorini. Outside tables are located on the strip mall patio, enclosed by planters and offset by colorful Christmas lights.
Yummy... – Great lamb gyro, cheese pie & Greek salad. we went as soon as it opened, nice little place with tables outside. you order through a line and pay, then go sit at your table. Friendly staff, will def go again!
Do they want people to come back??? – I love Greek food. I hate bad service. I've been there before, but I think this was the last time. Before I could even get up to the counter and see what I wanted, the server began requesting my order so FAST I had to ask him repeatedly what he'd said. I even looked behind me to see if there was a long line that he was trying to get through swiftly, but it was only me in line. I speak fast, but seriously... Both the server and the cashier were cold and uninviting. I was a number, not a customer. And they're pretty stingy on the extra sides. Don't dare ask for extras unless you're willing to seriously overpay. Once the guy in front of me asked for extra olives and the manager on duty looked at the server and nodded "no." The guy had to ask 4 times and said he'd even pay extra - then the manager stepped in and gave him 2 extra olives. I couldn't believe what I'd just witnessed! The food isn't that bad, but honestly: I feel like Tino's on 183 thinks they're the only Greek spot in town. I'd happily drive a farther and eat at Zorba's, Phoenicia Bakery or Athenian Grill downtown for better service and a friendlier environment.
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