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.