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Tequila Reef Cantina

££ - £££
American, Mexican, Southwestern
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Soi 7, Pattaya Beach Road, Pattaya 20160, Thailand
Name/address in local language
+66 38 414 035
11:00 - 01:00
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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

lived in pattaya for 8 years and its really just barely called mexican. And not sure the male cooks even wash their hands after petting the dogs, picking their noses and checking their phones outside before they make my meal. i don't eat there anymore.

Thank alliecat123
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saturday night the inside tables full but still one open for me. So thank you to previous reviewers for not being there. Ditto on the good comments; good stiff drinks, tasty food, big portions. Decor getting a little tatty, but hey, still gives that authentic Tex-MEX vibe. I didn't have any trouble with staff. They were very busy, but okay,... More 

Thank John K
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I Am sorry to say, the place is a shadow of what it used to be! The Staff is rude, ignorant and find it more important to play With there phones Than to serve customers. This used to be a really nice restaurant to take your friends and family to, but With todays Staff working there? No thanks...

Thank Robin L
San Diego, California
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86 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I first came to Pattaya a decade or so before this was the only Mexican food resturant around and it had different owners. I stopped coming here because the food quality decreased as new owners took over. I came here for the first time in a long time to see if it was and better. I got a beef... More 

Thank tootall87
Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

What have happen here ! old time customers since 2001 ! but the last 3-4 times its a disaster ! wery rude new staff ! ask for a charger and the hell broke loose this is not a phoneshop your idiot .... yes i know that sorry i ask! as money of the restaurant in pattaya in thailand the .land... More 

Thank bangkokrocker
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We ate here on our first day in Pattaya. It was great Mexican with a great vibe. The tacos and nachoes were great. It is Tex-Mex style Mexican. The Margaritas were also awesome. It was family friendly and five year our son ate a hotdog which he really liked. The restaurant opens in the afternoon, we tried to come back... More 

Thank Aussie_love_birds
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69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We always eat here a couple of times when in Pattaya. The food is very good and the portions are huge. Can recommend the nachos and burritos. Best Mexican food & margarita's in Pattaya. Not expensive either.

Thank Jombali
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

I used to eat here often then seeing the cooks out smoking, picking their noses and probably not washing their hands after the toilet as is normal in thailand then going behind to cook my food was unsettling. Buffets are probably the way to go since the cooks are probably too busy to take too many breaks.

Thank Allen B
Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Went to celebrate a Southwestern Thanksgiving dinners with colleagues and friends. It is a small place but the service is good, they have a good flank steak, corona and loaded margaritas. After dinner just go out and walk around to the bars across the street.

Thank Jurek B
cmwkings33, Owner at Tequila Reef Cantina, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your favorable review. It was difficult doing the Turkey Thanksgiving this year as Thailand has a ban on USA turkeys. We appreciate your business and please come again soon! More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

How nice and how good... Having a brilliant Thanksgiving dinner buffet at a great local Mexican restaurant here in Pattaya, Thailand... Go figure... Good service and great food. Keep it in mind next year if you're in town..

Thank Steve M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$25
American, Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Soi 7, Pattaya Beach Road, Pattaya 20160, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Chonburi Province  >  Pattaya
  • Phone Number: +66 38 414 035
Mexican Specialties, Bar-B-Q Ribs, Chicken, Steaks, Seafood, Burgers, Sandwiches, Thai Food, All You Can Eat Monthly buffets and much more. Be sure to come by Tequila Reef for all your American holidays, the Super Bowl, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Home of the World famous Hand Shaken "Margarita" as well as fresh Blended and Frozen Margaritas and Daiquiris.

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