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seeking list of best,most interesting NE Minneapolis restaurants

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it seems to have become a restaurant hot spot nabe, at least relatively speaking

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  1. There is a very long list of restaurants in NE. I have lived here for 6 years and still trying to make it to every bar and restaurant!

    Here are my favorites:

    - Gorkha Palace for Nepalese and Indian. Good momos.
    - Adelitas for Mexican - the kitchen is open late night on weekends.
    - Chimborazo - Ecuadorian. Much reviewed restaurant on this board.
    - La Colonia for Ecuadorian/Colombian - the spicy salsa is absolutely addictive. More items to choose from than Chimborazo.
    - Pizza Nea - casual but more intimate than Punch.
    - Sample Room - I love this place when you want to meet friends, drink and nibble.
    - Anchor Fish and Chips - because they are delicious
    - Jax Cafe for brunch - I love the chicken salad
    - Brasa for the meat. Lately I prefer take out vs dining in.
    - Masu for the noodles - pork belly ramen is my hubby's fav.

    Have fun exploring!

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    Jax Cafe
    1928 University Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55418

    Pizza Nea
    306 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414

    Sample Room
    2124 Marshall St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

    The Anchor Fish and Chips
    302 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

    Gorkha Palace
    23 4th St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

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    1. re: MNLawGirl

      Adelita's is awful. El Taco Riendo is a vastly superior.

      Crescent Moon makes awesome Afghani pizza.

    2. My favorites are:

      Butcher Block - Underrated, meat-forward Italian
      Crescent Moon Pizza - Genuinely unique pizza.
      Red Stag Supper Club - Delivers as promised.
      Modern - One of my favorites. Great American food across the board.
      Emily's Lebanese
      Punch Pizza - Multiple locations, but I prefer it to Nea.
      Chimborazo - Best Ecuadorian in town.
      Masu - I actually like the sushi and robata.
      Anchor Fish and Chips - Best fried fish in town, I think.
      Erte - If you're looking for an affordable steak, this is your place.
      Holy Land - Both as a grocer and deli.

      I'm not a fan of Adelitas, the Sample Room or Jax. Jury's out for me on Brasa and Nea. I've not been to Gorkha.

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      Jax Cafe
      1928 University Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55418

      Sample Room
      2124 Marshall St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

      Erte
      323 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN

      Red Stag Supper Club
      509 1st Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

      Punch Pizza
      1313 Wayzata Blvd E, Wayzata, MN 55391

      The Anchor Fish and Chips
      302 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

      1. The Butcher Block
        Brasa
        Northeast Social
        Sample Room
        Erte
        Red Stag
        Jax, especially for brunch

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        Jax Cafe
        1928 University Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55418

        Sample Room
        2124 Marshall St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

        Erte
        323 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN

        Northeast Social
        359 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

        1. Northeast is a great eating destination, from the river all the way up to 29th (Chimborazo).

          In addition to what has already been posted, I'd add:

          -Alma, since it is still one of my favorite spots in town.
          -Bulldog for the beer selection and good burgers (great tots too).

          Add me to this list that would steer you away from Adelita's and toward El Taco Riendo.

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          El Taco Riendo
          2416 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

          1. I'm a fan of:

            Adelita's for the Al Pastor (not tried anything else)
            Alma (still good after all these years)
            Brasa
            Chimborazo
            Diamond Cafe (in the white building on west side of Central by the railroad tracks around 14th)
            Dong Yang (excellent Korean)
            El Taco Riendo (for the burritos)
            The Modern
            Punch
            Sen Yak Sen Lai (I'm no thai purist, this is way better than Sawatdee and Pad Thai on Grand, only guys that are better or in the same boat are On's Thai and Bangkok Deli)

            I really miss Bombay 2 Deli. I heard she moved to the skyway.

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            El Taco Riendo
            2416 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

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            1. re: JimGrinsfelder

              When did you hear that about Bombay 2? When the place was closing down she said she hoped to get something going in the Skyway in a matter of months. She even had a big list of email addresses for updates. I never heard anything since. Man that place was the best.

              1. re: ike.

                I completely agree. That really was the best (and spiciest) Indian food I've ever had to this day.