Opa!’s Modern Mediterranean Feeds Demand at Santa Clara Square MarketplaceSanta Clara Square® Marketplace
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Cornering the South Bay market with its hallmark Cal-Greek fare, Opa! Authentic Greek has opened its latest restaurant in Santa Clara Square Marketplace. Hailed for its wholesome salads, shared meze and signature main plates, the family-owned business now has eight locations.
“Opa! has become a household name in the Bay Area for its high-quality Greek dishes and exceptional customer service,” said Easther Liu, chief marketing officer, Irvine Company Retail Properties. “We’re delighted to welcome its latest location, providing our community with their very own Opa!.”
Named for the ballyhooed Greek phrase used during celebrations, the Opa! Atmosphere is indeed festive, featuring a full bar and signature cocktails including its house Sangria made with red-wine soaked fruit, a Fig Mojito and a Thyme and Citrus Gin Fizz to name a few. It’s the ideal backdrop for a fast casual lunch, happy hour and dining service. Brunch is also a draw for Baklava Waffles, a Breakfast Pita and Gyro Hash & Eggs.
Highlights from the dizzying menu include Greek Nachos where pita chips are topped with gyro meat or grilled chicken, tzatziki, veggies and the Greek rendition of guacamole; addictive Fiery Feta Dip with roasted peppers; a Greek Beet Salad with roasted beets, skordalia and feta; and hearty entrees like Pasticio, Moussaka and Kokinisto Me Manestra, a slow-roasted braised lamb shank.
Save room: The last course nails it for sweet lovers. There’s a Baklava Sundae, the house-made delicacy topped with whipped ricotta, caramel, nuts and honey; a Greek yogurt parfait with fresh fruit and honey drizzle; and Boughasta, featuring phyllo dough layered with sautéed apples and cream cheese.
In addition to Opa!, the restaurant group owns Mo’s Burger Joints, Willard Hicks steakhouses and its first Tac-Oh Mexican restaurant is set to open in San Jose.
Opa! is located next to Bluemercury and across from Whole Foods Market at 2722 Augustine Drive, Suite 130, Santa Clara, CA 95054
About Santa Clara Square
Santa Clara Square, a unique destination in the heart of the Silicon Valley, embraces a truly urbanized live, work and play ethos and lifestyle. The 100-acre sustainable mixed-use community includes 1.8 million square feet of office space, specialty shopping, apartment homes and a vibrant Main Street. Owned by Irvine Company, Santa Clara Square is a new model for Silicon Valley living and is home to Santa Clara’s first Whole Foods Market, in addition to other specialty and casual dining, shopping and service-oriented retailers. For more information, please visit SantaClaraSquare.com.
About Irvine Company Retail Properties
With three distinguished shopping centers, including Fashion Island, Irvine Spectrum Center and The Market Place, Irvine Company Retail Properties also encompasses 37 neighborhood and community centers. An additional eight communities feature both retail and residences, creating vibrant social hubs with a diverse mix of stores and restaurants. Irvine Company Retail Properties has recently welcomed several exclusive retailers to its portfolio, including Hello Kitty Café Pop Up Container, Hopdoddy Burger Bar, American Tea Room, Sushi Roku, TAPS Fish House & Brewery, Mendocino Farms, Nespresso, Urban Decay, NIKE and more.