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Fast-Casual Greek Taverna Expands to La Jolla

Spiro’s Mediterranean Cuisine opens on Prospect

Kimberly Motos

Spiro’s Greek Café, a long-standing Coronado restaurant, recently opened an offshoot in downtown La Jolla. The two-decades old family-run eatery, named after patriarch Spiro Chaconas, has tailored its menu to fit the fast-casual format, and the new Spiro’s Mediterranean Cuisine now has an updated, clean look inspired by the island of Santorini.

The 1,200-square-foot Prospect Street restaurant, which has an outdoor patio, is open daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., with a food lineup that includes traditional home recipes from friends and family and Greek street food. The all-day menu ranges from a selection of meze, or starters, to gyro and souvlaki sandwiches and entrees like pastitsio, moussaka and slow-roasted lamb shanks. Desserts, made in-house, include classic baklava and rice pudding.

The family intends to expand the Spiro’s Mediterranean Cuisine concept and is currently looking at more coastal locations in San Diego.

Kimberly Motos
Kimberly Motos

Spiro’s Mediterranean Cuisine

909 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037