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fun place for dinner in waltham

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we're going to Waltham to look at colleges and are looking for a fun place with good food for dinner...nothing too fancy. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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  1. Solea on Moody Street. Tapas = fun. Not too fancy.

    1. If you want downscale, decent food and fun, Margarita's is a safe bet. Nothing outstanding, but good mexican food. I've heard good things about Franca's pizza - haven't been myself, but have read some good postings about it. Bombay Mahal is a good option if you like Indian food...

      1. I second Solea, though it depends on how sophisticated your high-schooler's taste is. Might also want to try Iguana Cantina or Bison County.

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          1. re: Eatin in Woostah

            I believe the Iguana is still closed for "renovations".

            Hopefully a Gordon Ramsey type is revamping the place from top to bottom and gets rid of the plastic pre-made sysco slop they were serving.

            1. re: LStaff

              It's sad when a place goes downhill. I lived near Moody Street when Iguana first opened, and it was really good for the first few years. Haven't been there in a few years...oh well.

          2. Waltham has a pretty diverse scene. What kind of restaurant fits this description where you're from?

            I might recommend some of my favorites -- Taqueria El Amigo for authentic Mexican, Beijing Star for authentic Northern/Eastern Chinese, and so on -- but those really aren't for everyone. It would help to get a sense of what you mean by fun, good food, and not fancy.

            1. Tempo on Moody street has good food (American fare like chops, fish, salads, etc.) and a happening bar scene.

              1. My all time favorite in Waltham is Taqueria Mexico on one of those one way streets behind Main st. Unfortunately I can no longer find Mexican food anywhere else that I like because of that place, and now I live on the South Shore, so I don't really go to Waltham for dinner much. . .