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Dayton Area - Seeking Affordable Non-chain Restaurants

runabout | Jan 15, 201004:51 PM     48

Moved here from SF, and am dying for quality food at an affordable price. I know there must be some gems out there...

Not at all into chain type places... generally find the food less than inspiring, although I did have a beautiful sandwich at Panera once...

I'd like to be able to find a dinner entree for around $10 to $12 or less...

does not have to be a high end place, but does need to have well prepared dishes that are not run of the mill.

pork chop with pumpkin risotto, or maybe chicken breast seared with a mango cinnamon glaze, a frittata of some type... am I dreaming here?

Maybe some decent Indian, Vietnamese, or Chinese (not a buffet full of deep-fried, sweet and butter soaked items) food...

I am not interested in places in Cincinnati or Columbus - need to find local eats.

Really want to find a collection of decent affordable places that I can go out to regularly after work or when running errands or just want to go grab a bite.

Was told about Taqueria Mixteca on 3rd, have it from a Mexican woman that it actually is authentic Mexican, unlike all these places with the foot high letters claiming to be "authentic" and missing the mark. I really miss good south of the border food, so going there in the next day or so.

Prefer international and eclectic/fusion type places, but wonder if much exists in this area... not much for steak/ribs/hamburgers which seems to be the default here.

I am good with going as far as Yellow Springs, Tipp City area, Eaton and Middletown.

Any guidance appreciated.

Thanks!

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Taqueria Mixteca
1609 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45403

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