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Feb 6, 2009 12:57 PM

Tara Pizza in Waltham - empanadas?

So I've had a couple of reheated empanadas from this place called Tara Restaurant Pizza & More on Moody St in Waltham. I hear they have good burritos, too. I didn't know what place was being talked about at first because I was looking for Mexican restaurants or some such. I love Mexican, but some in the family are prone to post-mexican gut-ache... so...

Any experiences there? I can't find it on the board.

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  1. I was just searching for some reviews on this place. They sent us a menu in the mail yesterday and I was ready to toss it out as just another pizza joint on Moody St. However, I decided to flip through it and found a Chilean section on the back. It says they have Chacareros! I don't know if they compare to the ones in Downtown Crossing, but it did say that they bake their own bread, so it's worth a try. I'm gonna grab one for lunch tomorrow and report back. There doesn't seem to be much information online about this place. Just some mediocre reviews on Yelp, but those focus mostly on the pizza and calzones.

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    1. re: Ali G

      Ok. So, I'm in the middle of eating a chicken chacarero from Tara Pizza. I have to say, it's excellent! The bread tastes very fresh, the avocado spread is tasty and the hot sauce they gave me on the side has just enough heat. It's pricey at $8.50, but it's pretty big. They sliced it into 4 slices like a pizza and gave it to me in a mini-pizza box. Two people could probably share this, but I'm eating it all.

      The sandwich has mayo on it, which doesn't seem necessary with the rich avocado spread, so I'd probably ask for it without next time. I can never make it to Downtown Crossing during the week because of where I work, so I love having this option right down the street.

      They sell pizza, calzones, and all the typical sub shop fare as well as empanadas and burritos, but I think I'll be sticking with the chacareros.

      1. re: Ali G

        Thanks for the report. I'll have to get one soon...I had no idea!

    2. I had a pizza there, and it wasn't bad at all. If I am remembering correctly, it actually wasn't greek crust, which is always a plus to me, and it was pretty tasty. I would order from them again... except that I live closer to Franco's, so we end up getting that pizza more often.
      I had a cheese empanada too that was also pretty good. My husband had a chacarero, which he said was decent, but didn't look to be worth 8 bucks to me.

      1. We finallly got around to try Tara's "Chilean Specialties" section. We got 2 empanadas and split a chicken chacarero. I've never had a chacarero before, so I can't compare; but this was delicious. Apart from the guacamole, there's for sure some creamy white sauce in the sandwich. The empanadas were good too, and service was great (very friendly). I thought the amount of food we got was enough for 2, and with 2 drinks, our total was only $16.

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        1. re: y2000k

          I got a pork chacarero from them a month or two ago, and although it was a bit pricey, it was good and it was almost enough to feed two people. A bit of hot sauce added some needed spice (in my opinion).

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