Sometimes you just want something new for lunch. You know what I’m talking about, there are the same three places near your office. You have the same two signature lunches that you bring with you to work. (Even if this is not the case, bear with me. Can’t you see I’m trying to prove a point here?) So when Taverna Opa invited me to try their new curbside pickup, I jumped at the chance.
I’ve had great dine-in experiences at Opa in the past. The food is delicious and the ambiance is so much fun. While I missed out on the ambiance part with the take out, the food was just as delicious and it was super easy to order and pick up. I emailed my order and pick up time the night before (but you can absolutely do it the day of, I was just super excited like that) and then pulled into the parking lot and it was delivered right on time. Parking is free for the first 12 minutes in the parking lot, so be sure not to arrive too early.
Because Opa is located in Pointe Orlando, which is a large shopping-mall type complex, it shares a parking garage with lots of other businesses. I did drive around the parking lot in circles a time or two before the super nice server from Opa found me. So just be sure to clarify exactly where you’ll be picking your food up.
Lunch items range from Fresh Catch-Fish ($17-$19) to Souvlaki Platters ($12) of Chicken, Veggie, Gyro and Souvlaki; Wood-Fired Meats ($14-26) including Chicken and Beef Kebobs, Lamb Chops, Chicken Artichoke; and Salads ($9-$11) like the Traditional Greek, Opa Salad and the Cretan.
Opa Orlando a la carte favorites are also available like the homemade Hummus ($5), Tzatziki ($5), Spanakopita ($7) – spinach and feta cheese wrapped in phyllo – and Saganaki ($10).
A big thank you to Opa for inviting me out to enjoy this delicious lunch. It’s a great option if you work in the Interational Drive/Millenia/Dr. Phillips area and it’s also a great suggestion if you have guests in town who are staying in that area and want to pick up a quick, yet complete meal. (Though I’d also recommend they stop by in the evening for the table top belly dancing.)
P.S. Don’t judge my cell phone pics. I felt a little awkward about whipping out an SLR and photographing food at my desk.