Olympic Cafe

I like me some Greek food. I’ve heard about Olympic Cafe before but just never got around to trying it. Lucky me, it was meant to be. I hadn’t done too much research on the place so I wasn’t sure what to order. But the gyros is usually a good place to start. I don’t know too many places that have great gyros in San Diego so I started there.

These gyros were plentiful and were delectable. I know better to judge a food item solely on price, but for some reason I had my doubts on the $6 gyro sandwich. Boy was I wrong. The meat was tender, not overly greasy or oily, and came with a large amount of onions and tomatoes. I tend to stay away from a huge amount of raw tomatoes normally but this was the perfect mix and I devoured each and every last chopped piece of tomato. The Tzatziki sauce was also quite tasty and wasn’t too overpowering. If you like huge amounts of meat, a great sauce, and a moist pita bread to accompany it this is your place.

Onto the soup! I love soup…with a passion. I could eat soup for a week straight and be the happiest guy on the planet. Having said that, I’m not sure this would make my rotation. That doesn’t mean this soup was bad, it just means that I’ve had my share of great soups in my day. This was respectable though. I believe it was called the Avgolemono. It basically tasted like lemon chicken soup. I did like the flavor and the lemon didn’t seem too sour. The flavor just didn’t seem complete to me and something seemed lacking. Maybe it was a simple dash of salt and pepper that would have done the trick. But it wasn’t something that I’d need to get in the future.



Last was the 1/2 Greek style chicken. It came with a salad, rice, and pita bread. This was again, a lot of food. As you can see in the close up picture they don’t shy from the seasoning on the chicken. It was on the dry side, but not too terrible. The salad and rice were about what you’d expect. I was hoping the chicken was going to be more moist, bold, and really would taste like it looks. But it also lacked a little spunk. The winner of the group would definitely be the gyros. I’d get that over and over again. But it won’t stop me from trying something new next time. =)

Olympic Cafe
2340 University Ave

(between Louisiana St & Texas St)
San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 692-9082

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About Darren

Fooood! I love it if you can't tell already. I love everything about it. The taste, the smell, the look, the feel, the satisfaction, the gratification, and ultimately: the fun! I've been in San Diego for about 10 years now and it amazes me that there are still places to uncover. Traveling, eating, and taking pictures of food has always been a hobby of mine. So naturally Michael and I thought it made sense to share what we found with all of you. I tend to side with the savory but never shy away from a knock out dessert. If you have a place you think we haven't tried let us know! We're always on the lookout...

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3 Comments on “Olympic Cafe”

  1. Just tried the gyros tonight and I agree that this the best gyros I've had so far in San Diego. The meat was flavorful and moist, but even more importantly, it had a nice sear.

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