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Jul 31, 2006 10:43 PM

Recommendations for lunch in Watertown, cannot decide!

Going to lunch tomorrow with another very experienced hound and looked over past posts regarding food in Watertown. We were thinking about Jasmine for Iranian versus La Casa de Pedro, Molana and Demos...I know that they are all different ethnicities but which is the BEST????

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  1. I admit that I am not a fan of Molana, and I have not yet been to Jasmine. I tend to go back time and time again to The Deluxe Town Diner and Strip T's. Both serve excellent lunch food, both salads and sandwiches. I haven't been to Sepal's for a while, and I have heard rumors that it has closed, but if they are open, I can vouch for their excellent falafel.

    1. Of the four, I would most strongly recommend Demos, which is one of my most beloved local restaurants and a source of good old-fashioned comfort food. Nothing like a good ripping-hot moussaka.

      1. I like Molana better than Jasmine, but would vote for Demos and Casa de Pedro over those. I also like Strip-T's, mentioned above, and Matilda's has great sandwiches. It really depends what kind of mood you're in. I would vote for either Matilda's or Casa de Pedro (have the flan!)

        1. This is really an apple and orange comparison, but I would go to Casa de Pedro. It's excellent food served in a pretty setting. Demos is good for what it is but is more downscale (not a bad thing). The kebabs are really good and great value but there are better kebabs in town. Molana is good too but I was recently blown away by Kolbeh of Kabobs in Cambridge for Persian food and don't think Molana compares well to it. Sepals is indeed closed.

          1. Thanks for the responses, I cannot wait to try a few of them. My plans changed and we're going more locally to Chun Ki Wa (I live on the N.Shore) in Medford. I will try one of the suggestions on my next trip to Russos and Arax etc.!!