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Five of Boca Raton’s Best European Restaurants

Marc Jablon Boca Raton , Real Estate Leave a Comment

When it comes to finding European delicious and authentic fare, you won’t have to fly to Europe to satisfy your cravings. Now you can just go for a drive. Because whatever taste you’re going for, whether it’s French, Northern Italian, Greek, German, or Spanish, you can find it all in Boca Raton. Boca’s diverse population and visitors from around the world have helped to shape offerings that have long exceeded even the most discerning of palates. The result of this mixture keeps Boca Raton on the cutting edge when it comes to restaurants that feature well sought after international cuisine. When it comes the best in European fare, start here:

Greek

Rafina Greek Taverna

6877 SW 18th Street, Boca Raton, FL 33433

(561)409-3673

Nestled in of a quiet strip mall, the convenient parking, indoor and outdoor dining spaces, fully stocked bar, and appealing view of the lake go a long way in adding extra charm to this modernly adorned restaurant. Though it’s only been open since 2015, Rafina Greet Taverna has already received recognition as an Open Table’s Diner’s Choice 2015 Award Winner.

Much of the restaurant’s early success has been attributed to its attentive staff and varied authentic Greek cuisine that is served up in large portions. Among its most popular dishes are the dolmades (stuffed grape leaves) appetizer, lamb chops, beef kabobs, gyros, grilled octopus and squid, and the delicious Greek salad that complements each meal.

Homes Near Rafina Greek Tavera

  1. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,279 sq ft
  2. 4 beds, 4.1 baths
    Home size: 4,652 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,503 sqft
  3. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,656 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,076 sqft
  4. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,934 sq ft
  5. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,258 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,244 sqft

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German

Gretl’s Bistro

2399 N. Federal Hwy, Boca Raton, FL 33431

(561) 409-2787

For those not wanting to hold off each year until Oktoberfest comes around, Gretl’s Bistro offers your favorite of German, Austrian and Hungarian fare. You’ll always find delicious sauerkraut, blintzes (potato pancakes), goulash soup, pork schnitzel, bratwurst, spaetzle, along with many additional menu choices. These authentic recipes are sure to please the most discerning of palates. In addition, there’s an extensive bottled and draught beer selection. Gretl’s offers a comfortable ambiance accompanied by popular new and older German tunes. Nestled in a small shopping center, this family-run restaurant is operated by its owners, Sherry and Peter Michel. Because weekend evenings can be particularly busy, reservations are recommended.

Homes near Gretl’s Bistro

  1. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 4,666 sq ft
    Lot size: 26,517 sqft
  2. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,382 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,581 sqft
  3. 5 beds, 4.2 baths
    Home size: 4,291 sq ft
  4. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 920 sq ft
    Lot size: 3.25 ac
  5. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 697 sq ft

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Italian

Lucca

501 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL 33442

1-888- 543-1277

Located within the Boca Raton Resort & Club and overlooking the marina, Lucca is a luxurious venue for the best in Northern Italian (Tuscan) food. Atmospherically, Lucca is perfect. From the valet who parks your car to Lucca’s awe inspiring entryway and dining room featuring high ceilings and cathedral windows to the relaxed seating below Murano glass chandeliers, to the open concept kitchen, you’re awe-struck with delight from the moment you arrive. Among its most popular dishes are its perfectly seasoned and prepared NY Strip Steak, fresh chopped salad, fish of the day, polenta, seasonal squash, and cannoli donuts. Although the prices are not for the faint of heart, the food is to die for and it’s a great place for the dinner you’ve always dreamed of.

Homes near or within Boca Raton Resort & Club

  1. 2 beds, 1.1 baths
    Home size: 820 sq ft
  2. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 539 sq ft
  3. 1 bed, 1.1 baths
    Home size: 738 sq ft
  4. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,000 sq ft
  5. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,504 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,799 sqft

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Spanish

Patio Tapas and Beer

205 SE 1st Avenue, Boca Raton, FL 33432

(561) 419-7239

Located in the Royal Palm Plaza, this is the perfect place for not only grabbing a sangria, but for finding the best in Spanish tapas. Selections range from pulpo (octopus) salad, churasco bocadillo (steak sliders), smoked salmon, and pork belly, to high end options such as foie gras and caviar. Although it only features twelve seats inside, Patio’s outdoor patio can accomodate up to 30. There’s also a live music act on the weekends to accompany your meal. Prices tend to run on the upper end of the spectrum, but the restaurants ambiance, food quality, and tasty and exotic ingredients makes it all worthwhile.

French

Casimir Bistro

416 Via de Palmas, Boca Raton, FL 33432

(561)955-6001

Set within the Royal Palm Plaza among a variety of other restaurants and stores, this is the ideal place for grabbing authentic French fare. You’ll find delights such as escargot, salad Nicoise, beef Bourguignon, and other French favorites. Not to be missed: the onion soup topped with baked gruyere cheese. Casimir Bistro’s French owner and head chef Simon Ciccotti’s well prepared and deliciously presented creations, varied and extensive wine menu, attentive staff, and affordable prices have created a booming business. So whether you visit during lunch and dinner, you may want to consider reserving in advance. If you arrive without one, it’s well worth the wait. Reader’s Choice Award Winner two years in a row, this restaurant also offers daily lunch and dinner specials as well.

Homes near Royal Palm Plaza

  1. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,487 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.14 ac
  2. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,118 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,063 sqft
  3. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,130 sq ft
  4. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,130 sq ft
    Lot size: 30.08 ac
  5. 5 beds, 5.2 baths
    Home size: 5,286 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,673 sqft

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Marc Jablon

New Harbor Realty

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561-213- 6139

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