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Sep 17, 2012 09:36 AM

Looking for something good in Aurora by Paramount Theater

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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  1. 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.

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    1. re: LikestoEatout

      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.

      1. re: Chicago Wine Geek

        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.

        1. re: camusman

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

        2. re: Chicago Wine Geek

          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.

          1. re: DGSullivan

            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.