You won't find people smashing plates and dancing on tabletops at Maria's. It's not that kind of place. Rather this snug, 52-seat family-run eatery dishes home-cooked Greek taverna fare free of contemporary tweaking. And that's it. Maria Sotiriou's recipes are not likely to inspire Homeric verse, but they aren't meant to. Daughter Angela and her husband Kostas Albanis run the operation now, and like Maria, they seem content just to hear patrons sing its praises, which they have been doing since the restaurant opened in 1973 (as Zorba the Greek for nine years, as Maria's at a different Coral Way locale for 22, and at this address for the past three). Permit me to join the chorus, even if at times my voice emotes only a... More >>>