Anatolia Mediterranean Cuisine (Boca Raton)
***** Anatolia Mediterranean Cuisine, 212 South Federal Highway, Boca Raton, Florida 33432 (561) 361-4000.
Yesterday, I did lunch at Anatolia…a “mom & pop–mediterranean” joint in Boca Raton. Talk about mom & pop…the wife runs the floor and the husband can be seen cooking-away in the open kitchen…now, if they have a kid(s) that makes them a mom & pop…no kid(s) “husband & wife…in any event, if you like pita bread, gyros, gozleme (think quesadilla), pide (like a calzone), lahmacun (pizza), feta cheese, grilled chicken-lamb-beef, health salad—you will really enjoy this joint.
Very casual. Reasonable prices. Very pleasant and helpful service.
Yesterday’s lunch had me doing…one of those lahmacuns which had a delicious thin crust topped with ground lamb-peppers-tomato ($8.50), one of those pides which had feta cheese-parsley-scallion ($9.50), roasted beef gyro ($5), roasted grilled chicken gyro ($8). Everything was delicious…now I know why Hillary travels to Turkey–so often. Off, topic, bet you a buck– she challenges Obama for the 2012 nomination.
As I mentioned above, this is a very casual restaurant, so your tee shirt-shorts’ ensemble will work quite well here. The wife-mom works the floor and the husband runs the open-kitchen. If you didn’t know better, from the “look” of the kitchen, you’d swear you were in a “pizza joint” with the same type of standard stainless-steel oven being the centerpiece of the kitchen. The joint has indoor seating– there is also an outdoor dining patio located directly behind the restaurant…a pizza joint behind Anatolia shares that patio. You can “buy” wine-liquor, but Anatolia allows you to BYOB and there is no charge for “using” its glasses.
Check www.anatoliamediterraneancuisine.com for menu/prices.
Anyway…Anatolia is open 7 days a week for lunch 11:30am-3pm, Monday-Thursday 3pm-10pm and Friday-Sunday 3pm-11pm for dinner.