Ok, this is a bit of a strange request. We're host family for an exchange student at Macalester College. She's a very nice girl from Sweden. Her family is visiting. Her family consists of a mother & father and 4 younger brothers, a fourteen year-old and triplets at 10 years of age.
We had them over for dinner, they were really nice and her father has offered to take my family (me, my wife and 2 daughters, ages 6 and 8) to dinner somewhere in the Twin Cities.
I'm at a loss. Vincent, Alma, Auriga, Bakery on Grand, those kind of places are a) too expensive to expect him to pick up the check and b) not really appropriate for his 4 boys and my two daughters.
I'm leaning towards semi-authentic Mexican, like El Burrito Mercado or La Tortuga on Central. They're inexpensive, family-friendly and they probably can't get food like this in Sweden.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.