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Boca Raton Mizner park area rec needed

freakerdude Oct 30, 2011 02:35 PM

I am looking for a place around Mizner Park for a pre-concert dinner Friday night. I have MoQuila at the top of my options right now unless there might be something better recommended. It has to be semi-casual and nothing too expensive.


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    coffeyucf RE: freakerdude Oct 30, 2011 08:02 PM

    Unfortunately Moquila is closed. Uncle Julio's is pretty good and right next to the venue.

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      freakerdude RE: coffeyucf Oct 31, 2011 09:12 AM

      Moquila has closed again? I thought they recently re-opened. I get a phone number disconnected message when I call. What a bummer as I already had something selected off of their menu.

      Both Uncle Julio and Curries n More I have been to but am looking for something new to try. It doesn't have to in Mizner but located very near it. Max's menu looked very boring to me as well. Boca Skewers looks interesting and Villagio might be an option as well. Thanks.

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      smartie RE: freakerdude Oct 31, 2011 05:45 AM

      Villagio right by the valet parking stand is nice, not too pricey and better than Max's. I can never find anything I like on Max's menu.

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        Mat Josher RE: freakerdude Oct 31, 2011 08:12 AM

        Definitely Boca Skewers. You could also do Curries & More, if you don't mind a 5 minute walk. I find the places in Mizner Park itself to be overpriced and underwhelming.

        1. CFByrne RE: freakerdude Oct 31, 2011 10:38 AM

          I have not been here yet - and it is a few miles south. But knowing you are adventurous, perhaps...


          Of course there's also Charm City or El Jefe as well.

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            freakerdude RE: CFByrne Oct 31, 2011 04:25 PM

            I'd love to go to El Jefe but my friend doesn't want to go that far from Mizner. I will get there one day. I will check out Rock Steady and see if it might fit the bill.

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            SaminSFL RE: freakerdude Nov 1, 2011 11:10 AM

            I recommend you head a little south of Mizner on Fed hwy to The Lodge... Great Selection of beers on Tap, great burgers and fries.

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              freakerdude RE: SaminSFL Nov 1, 2011 12:56 PM

              The Lodge has also been closed and for quite some time.

            2. RickL RE: freakerdude Nov 1, 2011 02:44 PM

              I like Charlie’s suggestion. Karen and I have been going to Rocksteady for lunch a couple of times a month for some time now and have been to dinner there as well. We really like this place. It’s a little hole-in-the-wall kind of restaurant where the food is very good and reasonably priced and the chief-owners are really passionate about what they serve. If you and your friend like Jamaican food then this is a good solid choice. http://www.facebook.com/RocksteadyJam... Their new web site needs a little work (http://rocksteadyjamaicanjerkcafe.com/) and you might want to call to see if they are serving from their new dinner menu yet. Also, if you want to order the Ackee & Salt Fish you need to call ahead.

              Here are a couple of other suggestions in the area:

              La Rosa Nautica is about as far north of Mizner Park as Rocksteady is south. I know you’ve been there for lunch (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/553411) but you might want to give it a try for dinner too.

              There’s a new Japanese restaurant in Royal Palm Place where Diamutsu was located before they closed. Karen and I had lunch once just after it opened and the food was good. We shared a couple of small skewers of yakitori (pork belly and beef) as appetizers then I had the Miso Ramen and Karen had a couple of their rolls. It made for a nice lunch and we plan to go back for dinner some night. If you and your friend like sake, they have good sized list to choose from. (http://www.yakitorisakehouse.com)

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                smartie RE: freakerdude Nov 1, 2011 02:47 PM

                I think the OP wants to park and walk to the concert after dinner so I don't think he's open to suggestions of driving first to dinner. It can be a pain to park at Mizner on concert nights so I would concur with an early dinner close to the amphitheater.

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                  Linda VH RE: freakerdude Nov 2, 2011 03:11 AM

                  The happy hour at Rack's is good - half price at the bar for some food as well.

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