Waltham near the movie theater
I'm looking for suggestions of where to grab a bite to eat before a film in Waltham and am wondering what the CH folks eat when they are not being ubber-foodies and just wanting to not spend too much $. I've tried Tacqueria and Ponzu and liked but am looking for some other choices. Solea, Tempo and Tuscan Grill are too expensive for this casual don't-want-to-cook night. Is Restaurante Marcellino eatable food - I always look at it when I park? What about Central American places - isn't there a Costa Rican, ElSalvadoran, Guatemalan place somewhere within walking distance of the Embassy Theater?
361 Moody Street, Waltham, MA 02453
Mi Tierra is a few blocks back up Moody going toward Newton. Good food, nice people, very affordable.
Mi Tierra Restaurant
585 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453
Up on Main Street, a block or so from Waltham Common, are two excellent places: Kabab and Tandoor, Indian, and Beijing Star, Chinese. Each has regional dishes that are not found in other restaurants of its nationality, both are reasonably priced. K&T has no liquor license, if that matters.
Beijing Star Restaurant
835 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451
Yup, Guanachapi's still there on Moody Street.
We like Tara's Pizza - not for their pizza, but for their Chilean specialties: chacareros and empanadas.
I've never eaten at Marcellino; don't think I've read that many good things about it. If you really want Italian, you can try Fiorella's in Newtonville. http://www.fiorellasnewton.com/ It's just a few minutes' drive from the Embassy Theatre.
Finally, I *think* Dosa Factory at 434 Moody Street has opened? I don't know much else about it though.
273 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453
187 North St, Newtonville, MA 02460
For Indian, I think Little India is best on Moody St. Kebab and Tandoor is walkable too, just that I wouldn't rely on the service to get you in and out for a pre-theater meal.
For burgers and a beer, we usually skip over Watch City (after years of mug club membership and meeting each other there) and head to Bison County - burgers are 10x better and the beer is about the same quality - just not brewed in-house. The spicy Carolina wings are my favorite wing in the area.
We tried the Costa Rican place across the street once, and after experiencing very poor service and greasy fried food selection, never needed to go back.
Margaritas is acceptable for a Margarita and some chips but that's about it. But
Tacqueria Mexico is highly recommended and just a short walk across the river to Charles St.
Little India Restaurant
475 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453
Dosa Factory in Waltham? Great news!
I like to go to Karibu, a Ugandan place. It's at 10 Crescent Street., just a block from the theater. Cheap and different than your usual options. Here's an old thread about it:
10 Crescent St, Waltham, MA 02453