Greek Palace

10006 W Happy Valley Rd Suite 1201, Peoria, AZ 85383

Do you love freshly cooked gyro meat and the smell of fresh pita bread? Do you love lentil soup? Do you like the flavors of fresh chickpeas, mixed with garlic and olive oil, combined together to make hummus? Does the thought of fresh tzatziki sauce make your mouth water? If so, then this is the place for you!

We go here on a regular basis, maybe every two weeks, more often when we can sit out on the patio and enjoy the weather. We always start our meal off here with the hummus trio appetizer. It’s three different types of hummus, served with a basket of warm pita bread. In addition to that, we always get a small Greek salad (Lettuce, Tomatoes, Red Onions, Bell Peppers, Cucumber, Feta Cheese, Kalamata Olives, with their house dressing) apiece. Some days like today, we mixed it up. I had a fresh beet salad (beets, pomegranates, tomatoes, dressing) with the lentil soup, since it’s been so cold recently. You could taste the yellow curry and the light lemon in the soup. It was warm and hearty and hit the spot on a cold day.

My wife had the chicken kabobs (marinated pieces of chicken breast flame grilled to perfection, with tzatziki sauce), and I have what I always have, the Fire Fighter plate (Thinly sliced layers of seasoned lamb and beef broiled on a vertical skewer grilled with onions, hot peppers and tzatziki sauce). You can’t go wrong with either of these choices. Being the spice head that I am, the Fire Fighter plate is perfect. A good kick of heat to light you up, but some soft, fluffy pita bread with tzatziki sauce, to cool you off. I always get my plate with double veggies and no rice, while my wife does the opposite and gets no veggies with double rice. Along with the salad and appetizers, the entrĂ©e is enough for two meals, so we always take some home for lunch the next day, which gives those flavors even more time to mix together and soak into the meat.

If you like sweets, you HAVE to get dessert! If nothing else, get one piece of the pistachio baklava. One bite into that flaky, nutty pastry with all those delicious spices in it, combined with honey…it will be the final piece to put you into a food coma. I usually get two of these. I would also highly recommend the tiramisu, baklava cheesecake.

On a scale of 1 to 5, I give this place a 4.75. The really nice interior, along with 2 patios where you can sit when it’s warm, combined with a nice bar, give it a really nice ambience. That, along with delicious food, and you’ve got somewhere where you’ll be glad to be called a regular.