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Looking for something good in Aurora by Paramount Theater

Chicago Wine Geek Sep 17, 2012 09:36 AM

Taking the family to see Grease at The Paramount Theater this Saturday. Looking for something good in the area. Any suggestions? I'm up for anything that is kid friendly. I'm thinking there are some pretty good looking Mexican places when driving by.

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    LikestoEatout Sep 18, 2012 03:06 AM

    Two Brothers Roundhouse, formerly Walter Payton's Roundhouse, is about 3 blocks away on Rte. 25 (Broadway) has a wide variety plus a really interesting old building.

    http://www.twobrothersroundhouse.com/

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      Chicago Wine Geek Sep 18, 2012 10:27 AM

      I was there when it was Walter Payton's place and thought it was just ok. I'm thinking that there has to be some excellent Mexican around.

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        camusman Sep 19, 2012 10:49 AM

        My favorite Mexican places in Aurora are small carry-out places not well suited to family dining.
        Only a notch down from these places, though, is Pancho's. Good food and well suited to your criteria.
        http://www.panchosfamilyrestaurant.com/

        1. re: camusman
          camusman Sep 20, 2012 07:14 AM

          One other good Mexican option: La Quebrada
          Slightly better food than Pancho's, with a bit less ambiance.

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          DGSullivan Sep 19, 2012 10:21 PM

          I'd urge you to not make your consideration of the Round House based on an experience during the Payton days. I would be surprised if you found it anything like it was, but was never there prior myself so I humbly default to others to chime in.

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            LikestoEatout Sep 20, 2012 03:42 AM

            I used to frequent Walter Payton's back in the day when Walter himself would be there many nights and the food was excellent. After Walter passed his partner struggled for years with various issues including disputes with the City of Aurora. The place was a ghost of what it was and when the Payton family ended their relationship and pulled Walter's name and memorabilia from the place, it was a death knell. The Two Brother's people have really stepped up and it is nothing like the old in any way.

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