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emsal Nov 30, 2010 09:45 AM

Looking for a recommendation for a place to have my son's graduation celebration with my family. Any type food to accomodate about 15-20 people moderately priced. Sacramento and surrounding areas are fine.

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  1. PeterL RE: emsal Nov 30, 2010 04:05 PM

    Can you narrow your question a little? Because that essentially covers thousands of possibilities. One of my favorite is Fortune House on Broadway. Price is moderate. It's Chinese, just south of downtown.

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    1. re: PeterL
      alanbarnes RE: PeterL Nov 30, 2010 06:43 PM


      Fortune House Seafood Restaurant
      1211 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818

    2. alanbarnes RE: emsal Nov 30, 2010 06:52 PM

      Welcome to Chowhound. You're going to have to provide a lot more information than that to get decent recommendations. The Sacramento metro area covers a few hundred square miles and has more restaurants than you can count.

      What part of town are you going to be in? What kind of an atmosphere are you looking for? What sort of per-person budget do you consider "moderate"? Does that include alcohol? Do you want a private room? Is it important that you all want to be seated at a single table, or will a couple of large round tables be okay?

      Seriously, you'll find the people here friendly and more than willing to provide you with recommendations. But you have to give them a place to start...

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        anniediaz RE: emsal Dec 7, 2010 09:01 AM

        Hi, I'm going to hijack this post if you don't mind. We have an 11:30am Saturday Sac. State graduation at Arco arena, so we'd like to eat downtown or midtown after. Thinking Mexican, festive, around 10 people and keep it under $20 per person incl. drinks. All at the same table, no private room necessary.
        Any ideas?

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        1. re: anniediaz
          alanbarnes RE: anniediaz Dec 7, 2010 09:48 AM

          My inclination would be to go with Tres Hermanas, but if by "festive" you mean someplace that has more of a scene going on, then maybe Azul or Zocalo. If you want to venture a few minutes south, Caballo Blanco is a good old-school Cal-Mex place.

          1801 Capitol Ave., Sacramento, CA 95814

          Tres Hermanas
          2416 K St, Sacramento, CA 95816

          Caballo Blanco Restaurant
          5604 Franklin Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95824

          Azul Mexican Food & Tequila Bar
          1050 20th St, Sacramento, CA 95811

          1. re: alanbarnes
            PeterL RE: alanbarnes Dec 8, 2010 10:37 AM

            I think Zocalo is going to be over the $20 per person with drinks limit. Tres Hermanas don't seem to have a table large enough for 10, but I don't know for sure.

            Tres Hermanas
            2416 K St, Sacramento, CA 95816

            321 Main St, Salinas, CA 93901

            1. re: PeterL
              alanbarnes RE: PeterL Dec 8, 2010 11:10 AM

              Zocalo would definitely be over $20pp at dinner, but since this is at lunchtime it should work; most items on the lunch menu are around $10. It'd be easy to blow the budget by racking up a big bar tab, but that's possible anywhere that has a bar.

              As far as Tres Hermanas, I seem to recall them having some long trestle tables. Maybe not big enough to seat ten, but putting a couple of them together would do the trick. Of course I might just be mistaken, too. Probably best to call and verify.

              Tres Hermanas
              2416 K St, Sacramento, CA 95816

              321 Main St, Salinas, CA 93901

          2. re: anniediaz
            hewn RE: anniediaz Dec 13, 2010 01:16 PM

            If you don't mind funky, then try Lalo's - definitely will take a large group in the main dining room or the back room, which is packed for overflow on the weekends, especially in the morning. Weekends they roast several whole sheep and have the best barbacoa I've ever had (and the soup made from the bones is divine).

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