What’s the story: It’s only fair to warn you: this place sells out daily! Street food connoisseur Kostis and his pals travel the globe (when the pandemic allows them to) scouting for new inspiration. Hot on the heels of their success founding the Thessaloniki Street Food Festival, in Athens’ groovy little sister up north, they decided the time had come to share their knowledge with the Greek capital. Heavily influenced by Berlin burger culture, this is a product-oriented establishment, light on embellishments and visual concepts with the focus firmly fixed on the main event: burgers. A short walk from the Acropolis Museum, in the fashionable Koukaki neighbourhood, follow the hip hop sounds until you reach the yellow neon lights. Tarantino closes daily at midnight, but we can’t guarantee you won’t be left with just pumpkins and mice by then.
What to order: Goes without saying it’s all top-grade Black Angus here. We suggest the eponymous Tarantino Burger with bacon, caramelized onions, pickles, and Tarantino special sauce. If you’re willing to get your hands dirty, plump for the Philly Steak Sandwich in pretzel bread. The vegetarian burger options are terrific too. Peruse the drinks fridge: among the microbrewery beer range you’ll find novel soft drinks from Hamburg.