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Mar 25, 2009 10:53 AM

Lunch in Victoria - need recommendations

I'm looking for a nice place to take my mum & dad for lunch in Victoria on a week day. We will have a baby with us so somewhere not too crowded or too fancy. Any recommendations?

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  1. Zambri's is great for lunch. You order at the counter and they bring your fresh pasta or whatever to you. Great specials too.

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    1. re: starlady

      Tapas Bar, Vista 18, The Blue Crab, Spinnaker's

      1. re: Bob Mac

        Smokin Bones.. not quite in victoria, but close.. the Barbecue is stunning...

        1. re: retroville

          My top picks would be:

          1) Zambri's for casual Italian
          2) Pink Bicycle for burgers (and great onion rings)
          3) Hernandez for authentic 'Mayan' cuisine
          4) If it is a nice day outside, Red Fish, Blue Fish for great fish sandwiches (good slaw and chips too)
          5) The 'Plat de Jour' at Choux Choux Charcuterie is pretty sweet (if they have an empty booth available...they have only 2 tables!)
          6) Mo:Le is a good family-friendly atmosphere and has pretty decent lunch
          7) My wife raves about the quality of the sashimi at Daidoco (or is it Daidoko?)
          8) I hear Niche is doing lunch now. That would be a good bet.
          9) Pizzeria Primastrada...great Neapolitan style pizzas, good salads and friendly environment
          10) Good ole Ferris's Oyster Bar always has something for everyone.

          I could go on, but I think that should give you a lot to chew on!

          1. re: anewton

            Il Terrazzo does lunches M-F. Great prices as well, pastas are between $10 to $12, and are identical to the ones on their dinner menu. I think the portions are probably smaller, but still a good deal.

    2. The Tapas Bar has bottomless soup for $6 at lunch- it's usually really good. Mole will be packed and I don't know if they have enough room to really be baby-friendly. I always like Rebar, which does get packed but usually has a young child or two amongst the diners. I loooove Adriana's Cocina Mexicana, which is open for lunch Wednesday to Friday.

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      1. re: Jetgirly

        I love ReBar's veggie/fish menu - a funky and not too expensive place. And definitely second the Red Fish Blue Fish option for either fish and chips or their seared tuna salad. Kinda expensive but soo fresh and wonderful!