Daphne’s has undergone a transformation, becoming Daphne’s California Greek last year and offering more and diverse items on their menu. One of their newest additions are their new shrimp items.
[Crispy Shrimp Pita Sandwich with two sides]
The crispy shrimp has been on the menu before, but never before in a pita sandwich. I got the Shrimp Gyro meal with two sides – greek salad and rice pilaf.
The shrimp itself was nicely done – crisp with a bit of herbs that are in the batter. It’s kind of unwieldily to eat a shrimp pita though, since the shrimp like to keep jumping ship and falling right out of the sandwich. While it was good, I’d still prefer to get the shrimp “on the side” and not eat it in a pita.
[Mango Shrimp Salad]
One of their other new items is the Mango Shrimp Salad. I went with the grilled shrimp this time and am happy to report that the grilled shrimp is quite tasty. They’re fairly good sized shrimp and the grilling gives the shrimp a nice, distinct flavor. I took them off the skewer to eat with my mango salad. The salad itself has hand-made mango salsa with a hint of smoky chipotle flavor, mixed greens and feta cheese with a balsamic hummus dressing.
While the salad was good, I did not like having the feta cheese mixed in with the mango. To me, that was a really off taste and didn’t mix well together, but maybe that’s just me. I don’t think feta lends itself well to being paired with something sweet.
[Chocolate Chip Cookie]
I got got myself a chocolate chip cookie which was a new item to me. I’ve only seen baklava and those caramel pecan things before so I figured I would try it. I was surprised at how good it was, honestly. The chocolate was sort of melty like it had been heated up or freshly made. It was very good!
All in all I like that Daphne’s is now offering a grilled shrimp option in addition to their crispy shrimp. It’s a nice, healthier addition to their more diverse menu.
Daphne’s California Greek
10728 Westview Pkwy #305
San Diego CA 92126
Disclaimer: I was given a complimentary gift card to try out the new menu items. Thanks, Peacock PR! I was not paid for this review and all opinions are my own.