June 24, 2021

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Spiro’s Expands to La Jolla with Spiro’s Mediterranean Delicacies

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Spiro’s Mediterranean Delicacies in La Jolla. Photograph: Kimberly Motos

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Soon after 25 profitable a long time in Coronado, the Chaconas family members has opened their next rapidly-casual, taverna-influenced eatery in the village of La Jolla at 909 Prospect Road.

The loved ones, which has owned and operated Spiro’s Greek Café at the Coronado Ferry Landing since 1995, has reimagined its authentic notion to highlight the reliable cuisine, healthful ingredients, and standard recipes of the Mediterranean area.

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Spiro’s Greek Cafe.
Photograph: Coronado Moments

The latest Spiro’s delivers seasonal residence-created Greek mezes, well-liked avenue meals which include gyros and souvlaki, artisan salads, kabob plates and household foods, residence-baked desserts, and a curated collection of Greek beer and wine. The restaurant also capabilities an unique choice of specialty food items including Greek wines, salts, olives and cheeses, as properly as reward items.

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“We are thrilled to share our household recipes, traditions and hospitality with the La Jolla community,” says co-founder Spiro Chaconas. “The coastal, walkable neighborhood that is alive with locals and visitors aligns with our primary spot generating it the perfect location for a second taverna. Our menu that gives healthful, handcrafted dishes and Santorini-encouraged style and design will invite visitors to savor the tastes and ambience of Greece proper below in Southern California.”

Spiro's La Jolla Greek food Kimberly Motos
Spiro’s Mediterranean Delicacies. Photograph: Kimberly Motos

Spiro’s Legacy

Named for the household patriarch Spiro Chaconas, Spiro’s Mediterranean Cuisine, like the initial, celebrates the culture of Greece and Spiro’s dad and mom who immigrated to the United States from Sparta. The thought for the initially restaurant was born after Spiro and his wife Nancy honeymooned in Greece and desired a put where they could delight in the flavorful dishes and easy-likely way of life they liked on their travels. Their two sons Michael and Demetrios, a short while ago joined the cafe team to keep the legacy and guide the expansion.

Spiro's Mediterranean Cuisine
Spiro’s Mediterranean Delicacies in La Jolla. Image: Kimberly Motos

Taverna Tradition

The vibe and atmosphere of the most recent Spiro’s is inspired by the Greek “taverna” tradition. All over Greece, household-operate eating establishments, normally found in the primary sq. or by the harbor, are the center of just about every town’s social scene.

Mezes & A lot more

The menu is a combination of Spiro’s mother’s recipes and standard dishes passed down through family members and mates. Visitors can decide on from seasonal mezes, salads, entrée platters, loved ones-design foods, road-food items influenced gyros and grilled souvlakis sandwiches, soups and sweets. Signature dishes include Gradual Roasted Lamb Shank, Pastitsio (Greek Lasagna) and Traditional Moussaka. All of the desserts are baked in home and contain Kourambiethes (common Greek cookies), Baklava and Rizogallo (rice pudding). Guests are invited to pair the meal with neighborhood and imported beverages with wine and beer which include preferred options from Greece.

Santorini Vibes

Spiro’s tapped Equity Builders (Better Buzz, Queenstown Public Residence, Grass Skirt) to develop a area on the corner of Fay Avenue and Prospect Road, that is inspired by the architecture and come to feel of Santorini, Greece, merged with a contemporary La Jolla sense. With track record hues of blues, heat greys and white, the eatery characteristics almost 1,200 sq. feet of inside dining and patio area. The format elegantly offers a minimalist, modern, Mediterranean design with different seating styles from an interior bar and a standing consume rail to an outdoor patio finish with a community hearth table. The bold distinction of natural wood textures embedded in timeless white plaster niches display imported Greek goods, complementing the regular quickly-informal eating working experience though celebrating the spouse and children background of the restaurant.

About Spiro’s Mediterranean Cuisine

Spiro’s Mediterranean Cuisine, located at 909 Prospect St., La Jolla 92037, is open up every day from 11 am to 8 pm. The authentic restaurant, Spiro’s Greek Café, located at the Coronado Ferry Landing, is also open everyday from 11 am to 8 pm. For additional information and facts and on line buying, visit www.spiroscuisine.com. Connect with Spiro’s on Instagram @spiroscuisine.

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