Every time we go for sushi I'm reminded that even when we try to economize, the price bracket for Japanese food just blows a good Mexican meal out of the water. (Though we've found a good Izakaya option that helps.)
This will be unscientific, but what would your favorite ethnic dining options be, in terms of price bracket rank for a whole dinner with whatever extras you get except alcohol? (You can leave the outliers at the low and high ends out, just include the general range of what you like.)
So like... least costly to most... something like....
1. Mexican - $5-$20