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A modern spin on the old-time taverna
Mamacas pioneered the Gazi neighbourhood revival back in 1998. With whitewashed walls and pared-down chic, it may have become a little too trendy for its own good. It still serves Greek grub, but not as wholesome as mama’s, and the service has an attitude problem.
Perhaps because the hoi poloi just aren’t as exciting as the various models and pop stars who tuck into meatballs in tomato sauce, calamari and spinach stew, and Cretan rusks topped with sheep’s cheese, capers and tomatoes.
Waiters in tight white T-shirts and starched aprons are equally mouth-watering, even if their job performance is wanting. Mamacas is also a stylish place to sip cocktails later in the evening.