Gyromania: 7036 W Palmetto Park Rd #54, Boca Raton, FL 33433
I was out calling on businesses all day with two of my work colleagues. We decided that we should probably stop somewhere and eat lunch as it was getting to be close to 1pm and all of us were getting very hungry. Donna mentioned one of her favorite places in Boca Raton was Gyromania. Anne and I both like Greek and Mediterranean food, so we decided to check this place out. There are currently three locations: Coral Springs, Boca Raton, and Royal Palm.
From their website: Gyromania Grill is a contemporary Greek-Mediterranean fast-casual dining restaurant with healthy, high quality ingredients that will make you yearn to come back time and time again. Our food is not frozen or pre-cooked so that you can taste its freshness. This is the closest you will come to home-made cooking at any restaurant.
For me, this is the one place that this restaurant fails at. Design and layout to me are everything, and in this place there is no real rhyme or reason. When you walk in there are three chairs up against the wall that are used for customers to sit down in while they review the take home menu I am assuming. They have three registers that are crowded together in a corner to the right hand side at the back of the restaurant. If you are more than one person in your party, you will be bumping into the people next to you ordering at a different register.
At the back of the restaurant is a nice sized open kitchen where you can see your meal being prepared if you want. The cooks will call out your order number for you to come up and get it. I would have recommended a nice display screen that showed the order numbers that they were calling out. In a busy restaurant that has nothing but hard surfaces, it was very hard to hear our numbers being called.
There is nothing but tables here, which in of itself is not a bad thing, but not everyone is going to want to sit down on a chair at a table. There were probably about 10 or so tables with a mix of 2-4 seats. You can also eat outside at one of the wrought iron tables out there. There really was no waiting area for anyone who was taking their order to go. Which meant that they were either hovering over the soda station, or over someone sitting at a table.
This is actually where the restaurant shines and the reason we were able to give them a good rating. Donna had a Greek salad with grilled chicken and pita. Their chicken is marinated in Greek spices and is very tasty. Fresh lettuce, feta, tomatoes, and an amazing dressing help really set this salad apart. Anne had the same salad, but with Gyro meat on it. She also loved the flavors and thought it was very good. One recommendation is that they have two sizes on the salad. The small is what you see we ordered in the pictures, so you can just imagine how big the large one is.
I ordered the Chicken Souvlaki with french fries. Pieces of marinated grilled chicken that are seasoned with Greek spices come wrapped in a warm pita with tzatziki sauce, tomatoes, cucumbers and onions. I will recommend that you ask them to go light on the onions, because if you don’t you will end up with a bunch like in the photo. Also don’t think of this like many Greek places where the chicken are like what you find on a skewer, the chunks are small and basically shredded chicken in the pita. This pita was still very good though and not as messy as some I have had. The fries were nice and crisp and seasoned like most gyro places do.
Overall we really enjoyed our meals and the food was very good.
Pricing: $-$$ for lunch or dinner