Monday, October 06, 2014

Bombay Mahal in Waltham Has Closed; Santa Banta Is Moving into Its Space

A dining spot in the heart of Waltham's "Restaurant Row" that had been in business for approximately a quarter century has closed, though a new eatery is opening in its space.

According to a Twitter post from @DowntownWaltham, Bombay Mahal on Moody Street is no longer in operation, with another Indian restaurant called Santa Banta slated to open there on October 10. Bombay Mahal, which had been open since the late 1980s, was once featured on our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants) as an under-the-radar spot to check out. The review from the site can be found below:

Based on its website, it looks like Santa Banta will feature modern gourmet Indian cuisine in one room and Indian street food in the other.

The address for the now-closed Bombay Mahal (and new Santa Banta) is 458 Moody Street, Waltham, MA, 02453. Its website can be found at

[October 16 update: According to a source, Santa Banta is now open.]

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