Probably the ONLY Greek restaurant in Santiago, Opa-Opa Comida Griega was hosting a Greek festival with a live band today. I decided to go check it out.
I showed up around 9:15pm and found about 100 people outside sitting at tables on the street. The band, Oi Skies from Buenos Aires, were playing music and several people were dancing. Pretty much the normal Greek Fest scene that I’m used to seeing in the US – only everyone here was speaking Spanish.
I went inside and ordered a souvlaki and a Greek beer, Fix. It came out in less than a minute. The souvlaki was not on a pita, but on this dry Chilean bread that I am not a big fan of. It was cut in half and all the toppings and meat were placed in the middle. I was just happy the tzatziki sauce wasn’t mayo. It was pretty bad overall, but hey, this isn’t Athens.
I went back outside to listen to some more music and watch people dance. By 10pm, the police arrived and shut the band down, unfortunately. The festival was supposed to last until 11pm, but the staff and owners took the next 45 minutes to pick up all the chairs and tables and take them inside where they were determined to continue the party.
As for me, my night was over. I went home. Hopefully, I’ll have a chance to come back and eat at the restaurant, and maybe talk to the owners.