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Teatro/Iguana Cantina

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Teatro/Iguana Cantina

Joanie | Jul 6, 2004 10:48 AM

Fri. was a slow nite in Boston, stopped by Teatro on my way to Felt and made a reservation at 7:30 for 8:00 (they take them for all size parties now). Felt only had about 8 people sitting at the bar, the poor chef had absolutely nothing to do. It's a nice space with a typical menu but nothing more than $18. Couldn't get my brother to try an appetizer before dinner so we just had one real and one girly martini. Teatro was as loud as ever but it's an impressive room. Very nice and knowledgeable waitress, good bread and oil/spread. He had tuna carpaccio and I had a very nice tricolore salad w/ gorgonzola I think. A couple of the tasty online menu items didn't make it to the printed version, I went with the cornish game hen which was a large serving, nice and crisp with artichokes and cubed potatos. The pork chop isn't as impressive as the earlier pork shank but it was flavorful (if a bit overcooked). Their desserts don't tempt me (rum cake, gelato or sorbet) so we called it a nite. About $100 with a bottle of white and a glass of red.

Dominic's in Waltham was closed on the 5th, tried finding the taqueria people mention but had no luck so I ended up at the Iguana Cantina on Moody St. Which I think gets ragged on here but it has an okay southwestern/tex mex menu and my grilled chicken breast w/ grilled pineapple, bacon and chipotle mayo was good. Came with fries or black bean/cucumber salad, I chose the latter to try to negate all the junky bbq/beach food I ate over the weekend. Gave the girl a $20 for an $11.45 bill and she actually asked if I needed change. What do you think honey, I ain't tippin 80%. Grabbed a grapenut cone at Lizzie's after which was good. But why do so few of these places advertise their kiddie size cones ($2.40 at Lizzie's)? Many of us don't want a pint on a cone but you almost always have to ask for the kid sizes.

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