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Mar 25, 2009 08:04 AM

Tacoma "moderate $$" student group recs?

My son, who's attending U Puget Sound and hasn't gotten off-campus too much his freshman year, asked me to research and recommend a moderately-priced ($15-$25/head)restaurant for him and about 8 friends to go to in the Tacoma area. He, at least, eats everything; not sure about his pals. They have cars but don't want to drive to Seattle.

After perusing the board, my tentative recs:

Vuelve a la Vida
Tacoma Szechuan
Gateway to India
LeLe's Vietnamese

Any "don't miss" dishes at these places? Am I missing other good choices? Thanks in advance!

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  1. I like Indochine and it has a cool atmoshphere. There is a great corner table for a group, have him request the round table. The prices are good and they can order family style and get lots of different dishes to try. Rice goes a long way with boys.

    1. Rock Pasta is good: http://therockwfp.com/main.htm

      1920 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA
      Tel: (253) 627-7625

      I would check to see if they can do a table for 8, not sure, haven't been there in a while.

      1. Both Indochine and Rock Pasta are good suggestions. But number one on my list would be Vuelve a la Vida. As a Chowhound destination, it rocks.