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mwilliams0408 Apr 1, 2013 04:57 PM

Hey Hounds!

I need suggestions for a group of 10-15 adults. Would love Mexican or Mediterranean cuisine, but are open to other options. Looking to stay under $20 per person including drinks, taxes, tips. This is for this weekend on Saturday or Sunday night. (4/6 or 4/7).

Thanks for your help!

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  1. nsxtasy RE: mwilliams0408 Apr 1, 2013 05:21 PM

    >> Looking to stay under $20 per person including drinks, taxes, tips.

    By "drinks", do you mean alcoholic beverages? If so, $20 is going to be virtually impossible.

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      mwilliams0408 RE: nsxtasy Apr 1, 2013 09:09 PM

      No, I was referring to non alcoholic drinks.

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      jbontario RE: mwilliams0408 Apr 1, 2013 09:14 PM

      I think one of your only choices is something like Emilio's Tapas and keep your eye on what's going on. not much to be had for $20 these days. even an italian beef, fries and a coke is $8. You could try Reza's but the minute you start ordering combination kebob's it's going to be way over $20. For fun you could go to Pasadita on Ashland, the restaurant (versus taco stand) could probably help you. It's got no ambience but the food's pretty good.

      1. nsxtasy RE: mwilliams0408 Apr 2, 2013 06:36 AM

        For inexpensive Mexican, Nuevo Leon in Pilsen continues to serve good traditional Mexican food, with entrees in the $10-12 range. www.nuevoleonrestaurant26.com

        I prefer contemporary Mexican cuisine, at places like Mexique and Mixteco Grill, but they are more expensive and you won't hit your target price.

        And there's always deep-dish at Lou Malnati's, Pizano's, etc.

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