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betta Aug 17, 2007 11:45 AM

Okay -- where is good in Waltham? Don't want to spend too much money but also don't want chain Mexican.


  1. Science Chick Aug 17, 2007 11:55 AM

    Not sure exactly where your budget lies, but here's a few options

    Ponzu does a nice Asian fusion. Good value too

    Elephant walk and Erewan of Siam are also good.
    Alot of folks like Solea for tapas, but I think the atmosphere far exceeds the food quality.

    Ponzu Fine Dining
    286 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

    Elephant Walk
    663 Main Street, Waltham, MA 02451

    Erawan of Siam
    469 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

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    1. re: Science Chick
      hoplover Aug 17, 2007 12:08 PM

      The Upper Cust had a delicious pizza. If you go to Tuscan grill and order no alcohol and get no dessert it will be less expensive and you will have a nice meal. It's funny because every time I go there the bill is always the same. I know that if my husband didn't have his three beers and his chocolate cake it would be cheaper. I like it there because it's a creative menu , has a bistro feel but is Italian. They are the type of restaurant where you will find a good tomato salad on their menu because it's August and it will have some good cheese with it .

      1. re: hoplover
        bear Aug 17, 2007 12:46 PM

        There's un Upper Crust in Waltham? Where's it located?

        Here's a thread from a couple of weeks ago that might help.


        Happy eating!

        1. re: bear
          hoplover Aug 17, 2007 12:49 PM

          Upper Crust is on Moody street. It was a bit hard to find and I had to drive up and down Moody twice. It's on the same side as lizzy's ice cream. It's a metal sign and there is an Indian Market next door. There is a tree with branches that kind of hides the sign a bit or maybe I can't see.

          1. re: hoplover
            bear Aug 17, 2007 12:53 PM

            Thanks, I'll have to check it out. Was at Lizzy's last week (black cherry ice cream with hot fudge) and didn't even notice it.

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      eatanddestroy Aug 17, 2007 12:43 PM

      Taqueria Mexico is quite cheap, and serves some of the best Mexican food that I have had since I moved to Boston. Their Tostada with ground beef and potatoes is a favorite. I just ate there for lunch during break, and am stuffed after spending just under $5.

      Besides that, there are several good Indian restaurants around. While Kabab & Tandoor is delicious, they do not serve beer and it has more of a take-out atmosphere. For other Indian restaurants, check out some older posts on this board.

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      1. re: eatanddestroy
        Bighead Aug 17, 2007 01:16 PM

        taqueria mexico or for italian fiorella's in newtonville, like a mile off moody

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        BBHound Aug 17, 2007 01:57 PM

        I have had good experiences at Tree Top Thai Cuisine on Prospect St. Modest surroundings but the food is good and the price is reasonable.


        Tree Top Thai Cuisine
        53 Prospect St, Waltham, MA 02453

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