Phyllis G’s Engima (Delray Beach)

Posted on September 22nd, 2008 · American Cuban Delray Beach


*****  Phyllis G’s Engima, 2717 North Federal Highway, Delray Beach, Florida 33483 (561) 243-6372.

One of my favorite “American-Style” restaurants in all-of-South Florida is Phyllis G’s Engima. Over the past few years, I must have eaten in this joint at least 25 times. Just so you know, this is not a fancy joint and tee shirts/shorts are just fine…Phyllis G’s in a former life, was a gas station.

This joint’s menu is packed with soups, burgers, meat/chicken/seafood entrees. I am telling you…the food is as good as the stuff served in some of South Florida’s finest-famous-expensive joints. Last night I had grilled lamb-chops ($22) that came with salad, potato and vegetable side, that were absolutely incredible… I also “sampled” the chicken marsala, onion soup and snapper francaise…all terrific.

You “have to”…make that you “must try” Phyllis G’s. This is a very casual joint, that gives you tons of great food, at very reasonable prices. Super pleasant owners, easy going servers… complete the package.

Phyllis G’s is open 7 days a week for dinner.

10 Comments to “Phyllis G’s Engima (Delray Beach)”

  1. Sid L. Turner says...

    a very special restaurant. delicious food.

  2. d,s. says...

    Have been hearing about Phyllis G’s for years. Had a chance to eat there on Saturday night. The food is great. I had crab cakes that were as good as they get. Very fair prices. Nice family owns the restaurant. Will definitely be back.

  3. Jeffeats: Had dinner at Phyllis G’s on Saturday Night. I had an open face Cuban Garlic Steak on Garlic Toast with onion rings and French fries that was great. The steak came with a house salad. This is a real good place to know about.

  4. Bill from Delray Beach says...

    We took my mother-in-law here last night for dinner. It was wonderful! The mussels marinara were probably the best I’ve ever eaten, and the steak pizziola, skirt steak with peppers, mushrooms and onions in a flavorful red sauce was outstanding, the steak tender and juicy and the sauce to die for. But what made the night so special was the home-style attitude of the owners – both the hostess/waitress and her chef husband.
    This is a very special place. We felt at home from the minute we walked in right through the end of the meal. Thanks again, Jeff. Another sterling recommendation. At this point, I’ll follow you anywhere. Just try to keep it close to Delray/Boca, please?

  5. mp boca raton says...

    The red Sangraia is fabulous. Great food. Great service. What a great find. Also love your Pastrami Queen pick. It’s also a winner. Starting to work my way down your list of great places. Thanks.

  6. st says...

    jeff have you been here since it was sold? new owners have ruined the restaurant. too much cuban style food.

  7. Tracy says...

    Ate there last night with a group of friends and had the skirt steak with rice, plantains, onion rings and black beans (yes all on one plate) and it was delicious. The skirt steak was tender and full of flavor of which I ended up taking half of it home which I enjoyed for breakfast the next morning. We also had their sangria which was also delicious. We met the chef (owner) Nas who is from brazil and his wife is cuban so there is definitely a cuban flare which we all very much enjoyed!

  8. greenman says...

    great little place.

  9. jasd says...

    use to be great. now it stinks. phylis left and its been straight down ever since.

  10. Sid L. Turner says...

    Since Phylis sold the place to her partners it hasn’t been the same.

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