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Moody St. Waltham Sunday

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Hi,

My friends and I are going to the Embassy Sunday. One of them always insists on going to Asian Grill which is just okay but I would really like to try something different. He also doesn't like Indian food. Do you have any chowish suggestions?

Thanks,
frond

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Asian Grill
265 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

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  1. We like Taqueria Mexico on Charles Street, just across the river off Moody.
    http://www.taqueriamexico.com/

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    Taqueria Mexico
    24 Charles St, Waltham, MA 02453

    1. 2nd for Taqueria Mexico. I've enjoyed the bi bim bap at Tom Can Cook. I got the salmon version with brown rice and the quality of the fish and other ingredients was a pleasant surprise.

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      Taqueria Mexico
      24 Charles St, Waltham, MA 02453

      Tom Can Cook
      374 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

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      1. re: spicyivan

        Elephant Walk is pretty decent.

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        Elephant Walk
        2067 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140

        1. re: Science Chick

          agreed! we went there last weekend and i really enjoyed it.

        1. re: hargau

          Mulan is very good chinese. Very good Italian in Waltham also from "low tech" Dominick's to upscale Il Capriccio and La Campania.

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          Il Capriccio
          888 Main St., Waltham, MA 02453

          La Campania
          504 Main St, Waltham, MA 02452

          1. re: teezeetoo

            But Domenic's, sadly, isn't open on Sundays.

            1. re: StriperGuy

              I agree with you, StriperGuy. Lovely space, but food pales and service not so great either.

              1. re: Science Chick

                hmmm i have always enjoyed the food there. A bit pricey for what you get but it is what it is.. Where do you suggest for better Tapas? We have gone to Bocado in worcester several times and dont like it as much as Solea.

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                Bocado
                82 Winter Street, Worcester, MA 01604

                1. re: hargau

                  Interesting.......I like Bocado better than Solea! I found the food fresher and more nicely presented. The atmosphere better in Solea though (too noisy in Bocado...can barely have a conversation in some of the rooms!).

                  I am by no means a tapas expert, so I wouldn't have an opinion about where to go for the best tapas. Sorry I can't help with that! I was simply responding to the OP for places on/near Moody Street in Waltham.

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                  Bocado
                  82 Winter Street, Worcester, MA 01604

                  1. re: hargau

                    I've had nothing but good experiences at Solea too - both food and service.

            2. taqueria el amigo on willow street

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              1. re: galangatron

                2nd for el amigo, that place rocks. Taqueria Mexico has jumped the shark probably because of their increased popularity due to discount deals and expanded menu (less focus on the authentic dishes). Omar and the folks that work there are real nice but my last 3 meals have been dissapointing.

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                Taqueria Mexico
                24 Charles St, Waltham, MA 02453

                1. re: jinx1832

                  I eat lunch there about 2-3 times a month and haven't seen any drop in quality that would be considered "jump the shark" for TM. Only thing I've seen differently is that lately they haven't been putting enough verde sauce on my enchiladas. Rice is still the same, refried beans are still the same, meats are still the same - in fact I had tacos there on Tue and the barbacoa and el pastor was as good as they have been in the last couple of years.

                  I did stay away during the Groupon madness though - crowds have thinned out since then -at least at lunch.

              2. Anyone know what the new incarnation of Kebab & Tandoor is like? Is it back to its more humble, hole-in-the-wall roots, or continuing it's a-little-too-big-for-its-britches second incarnation?

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                1. re: Ruprecht

                  Definitely no longer a hole in the wall.

                  1. re: Ruprecht

                    Nope. The new basement location is pretty sleek & trendy. Prices are kind of high too, but we recently had a good dinner there.

                    1. re: y2000k

                      Well, I guess it's good to have some Indian mojo back on Moody even if it's a little pricey. I had lost interest over the years in Bombay Mahal and the other old-timers.

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                      Bombay Mahal Restaurant
                      458 Moody St, Waltham, MA

                    2. re: Ruprecht

                      Lunch buffet is still good - they offer a couple more items than they used to and seem to be better at keeping the serving dishes full too - and still the same price as it was at the Main St. location.

                      1. re: Ruprecht

                        Had dinner there a while back and was not impressed. I prefer the Bazaar (kind of the food court before you enter the restaurant) for sort of quick tasty food. And the upstairs market is great for all your Indian/Latino/vegetable/staples shopping.