The Reef Cantina (Old Tequila Reef)

The Reef Cantina (Old Tequila Reef)

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Hours
Sun
10:30 - 22:30
Mon
10:30 - 22:30
Tue
10:30 - 22:30
Wed
10:30 - 22:30
Thu
10:30 - 22:30
Fri
10:30 - 22:30
Sat
10:30 - 22:30
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Ratings and reviews
3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
3.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.4 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
3.7 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
£1.00 – £13.00
CUISINES
Mexican, Thai
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
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About
Mexican Specialties, Bar-B-Q Ribs, Chicken, Steaks, Burgers, Sandwiches, Top selections of Thai Dishes. Be sure to come by The Reef Cantina for your holidays in Pattaya. Home of the World famous Hand Shaken "Margarita" as well as fresh Blended and Frozen Margaritas and Daiquiris. Some say our margaritas are the best in Thailand and around Asia, be sure to try our special Grande glass! The Reef Cantina has been in business since 2001 with a lot of Pattaya history on our walls. Please stop by and soak in the atmosphere and enjoy a nice meal with our friendly staff. We underwent a complete redesign of the restaurant and improved all facets of the operation in order to serve our customers better. Any comments are greatly appreciated as always as we always try to please each and every kind person who walks inside our establishment! Thanks for all the memories and keeping our doors open.
PRICE RANGE
£1.00 – £13.00
CUISINES
Mexican, Thai
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
Top 3 reasons to eat here
Sponsored by: The Reef Cantina (Old Tequila Reef)
1. Oldest Tex-Mex In Pattaya!
"Couldn't get a more Mexican restaurant me thinks."
5.0 of 5 bubblesLHillary
2. Amazing Mexican Food!
"The BEST Mexican food in town!!!"
5.0 of 5 bubblesdearynsv
3. Magical Margaritas!
"best frozen margaritas in Pattaya"
5.0 of 5 bubbleschris-di-tour
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3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles223 reviews
Excellent
58
Very good
75
Average
42
Poor
24
Terrible
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Patrick
Chonburi826 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 solo
Well my eyes were bigger than my mouth. Had a good meal here pre Covid and was glad to see that the restaurant is still open. Ordered a plate of mixed appetizers and as soon as it hit the table I thought no way will I get through that. There were quesadillas, chicken wings, nachos with toppings and something else. All were fresh and tasty and I was right I just could not get through it all. Everything was tasty and freshly prepared. If I remember correctly the owner was the original chef in the restaurant in another location and was offered the opportunity to take over the business. He relocated and the premises are perfect for larger gatherings or smaller dining. Recommended.
Written 10 October 2020
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pmickey
Calgary559 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 couples
Went there las night for dinner , the food was good the service was good a little bet pricey, I had the taco salad it was a very nice portion and was very tasty, my husband had the hamburger it was a bet dry m and only a few fries , we also had the chicken wings and had 2 beers, are bill came to 720 bhat , like I said a little pricey,
Written 26 January 2020
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chavanantr
Thank you for the review! I am glad that you enjoyed our food! It is necessary to charge these prices to keep up our standards. Hope to welcome you back again!
Written 6 February 2020
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Ksenia C
Thailand19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 family
A small cosy restaurant, located near beach road. The food is super awesome. Even if you are familiar with Mexican food, don't think twice - order everything you see, and you won't regret it. The dishes are super big even if you order small version (in the menu there are a choice of small and big porsion). Frozen margaritas are just fabulous. But one one minus for this place (that's why I gave only 4 starts) is their waitress. Looks like she works there alone, as we see her every time we come. And she always unhappy, unpacient to customers, and her face is like she is tired of her life and job. But if you don't pay attention on her, this place is definitely worth of visiting.
Written 3 August 2019
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Yanisa V
Bangkok8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 friends
The BEST Mexican food in town!!! Margarita is a must! Suitable for both family, group of friends & couples. The new location is even better than the old one, very cozy place. Highly recommended!!! 👍
Written 26 December 2019
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chavanantr
Thank you for the great review! Hope to welcome you back again!
Written 6 February 2020
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jay g
Pattaya5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 friends
the reef has moved to a new location just past power buy off central road, turn left. new owner and a few of the old staff remain. everything is new and clean and they take care of every dish coming out of the kitchen now. the menu has been downsized and lots of their good mexican dishes remain. it’s located on a nice quiet street, great for a break from the pattaya noise overkill. i would give it a thumbs up!
Written 20 December 2019
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RBanya
Appreciate your kind review. Hope to welcome you again soon.
Written 17 January 2020
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Jason.clark.Durham
Mariannelund6 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 none
I have been going to this Mexican restaurant for years but 8 October, 2019 was my last visit. Chips and salsa were stale not fresh. Margaritas had too much mix. Carnitas were dry. We had 5 people in my group and the only person who enjoyed their meal ordered Thai food.
Written 20 October 2019
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RBanya
Thank you for your frank comment. We are now The Reef Cantina - Open on 10 December 2019 located at Welcome Town Pattaya Klang 200 m. from Food Land towards Sukhumvit Road. New Place, New Face, Even Better Food and Magaritas. Please visit us again, and let's see your review.
Written 17 January 2020
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julieb227059
Sunderland25 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 couples
Had a happy memory of sipping a margharita here a few years ago so decided to eat as was in the mood for nachos. Warning bells should have rung wen only 2 people were in the restaurant and after sitting for 5 mins had to go inside the restaurant and find a waitress to ask for a menu.. She and her colleague were sitting in a dark corner chatting. Ordered a frozen margharita and beef nachos. Margharita very nice, nachos came and after tasting my heart sank, no lovely spicy beef here, I was served boiled mince on top of nachos with cheese and two pots containing sour cream and chopped tomato and onion. Absolutely no flavour at all. I went and found the waitress and asked for some jalapeños, she wanted to charge me 65bht. I said I was unhappy with the nachos as they had no taste, her reply was she has many customers and they are all happy with the food no one complains. Was unable to eat my food, wasn't even sure the mince wasn't off, to add insult to injury they added vat and tax to the bill for my uneaten food then shortchanged my husband by a few baht. Wish I'd read the reviews on here first... Don't waste your money on this rubbish food and bored uncaring staff.
Written 8 September 2019
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RBanya
We appreciate your frank review - be it negative or positive. We are now - The Reef Cantina open on 10 December 2019 with New Place at Welcome Town - about 200 m. from Food Land towards Sukhumvit Road. Please visit us again to find out "Improvement". The Best Margaritas and Ribs in town. Hope to welcome you soon.
Written 17 January 2020
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Pioneer640357
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 couples
Visited in Aug 2019 last visit was in 2014. Observations: restaurant interior is worn out and smells of cat piss. Food is large portions but bland. Wasn't worth the price.
Written 22 August 2019
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Chavanant R
Thanks for the review. I apologize that you weren't satisfied with your experience. After your visit in August we have been many changes. If you are willing, we hope we can change your mind on your next visit.
Written 23 October 2019
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James ♟
Horley80 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 none
I had high hopes as I'd seen a lot of tempting pics on facebook, however I left feeling a bit underwhelmed. The beef taco was decidedly average and the meat quite dry, the salad was also a bit ropey, one or two of the lettuce leaves had gone brown. I would give it 3 stars but deducting a star for the fact the menu doesn't show the price including tax leaving you with a higher bill than expected. I really dislike this practice and it ensures that I don't leave a tip. All in all it was OK - I didn't feel particularly ripped off but was a one-off visit for sure.
Written 8 August 2019
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Michael Wonderland
Chongqing21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 couples
As an L. A. native who has spent some time in Mexico, I know when I find real Mexican food. I had a pork chimichanga (chimichanga Sunday special) and a classic frozen margarita. They were both superb. The only thing that is not authentic is the cheese as they seem to use cheddar. This is forgivable because it's probably impossible to get Mexican cheese here. Recommended!
Written 4 August 2019
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Steven K
Pattaya278 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 family
Again a re-review on a pretty good establishment. Return customer for many many years. Ok mexican food and pretty good margaritas. Do your Online check in and validate with waitress for more discount! Check online FB or website for decent daily specials. Chips and salsa... Margaritas.... Maybe Ill just have appetizers and drinks?
Written 16 July 2019
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Marshall H
Phitsanulok908 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 couples
I'm from California and love Mexican food (my Thai wife loves it too). This was out 5th visit over several years, and as usual, we were not disappointed.(remembering, that this is Mexican food in Thailand.) The hand shaken marquritas are superb, be sure to tell them if you don't want it sweet. We had a 3 item combo plate and chile cheese nachos-lots of food and delicious. If you're hankering for that tex/mex taste you cant go wrong here. Tab was around 1000 baht with two big marquiritas and a large water.
Written 14 July 2019
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chavanantr
Thanks for the great review! I am glad you like our food! Just want to let you know that we have recently moved locations from Soi 7 to Soi Welcome Town approx. 200 meters east of Foodland. You can search us up on Google Maps. Our new location has plenty of parking and dining outside is a pleasant experience. Hope to welcome you back soon!
Written 6 February 2020
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Bill13131313
80 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 friends
I have been coming here for at least 14 years (but admittedly I have not visited for two years). The food, margaritas and the atmosphere have definitely degraded. There was a time when the atmosphere in the evening was fantastic. Today (Saturday) was dead, margaritas were sour and below average and the food was average. Truly disappointing. This place is living in the past.
Written 30 June 2019
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chavanantr
Thanks for the review! I apologize if you had an unpleasant experience! Just want to let you know that we have recently moved locations from Soi 7 to Soi Welcome Town approx. 200 meters east of Foodland. You can search us up on Google Maps. Our new location has plenty of parking and dining outside is a pleasant experience. If you can forgive us, we would like to welcome you back to try the new Reef.
Written 6 February 2020
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Sakshi & Ankur
Kanpur10 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 couples
We read about places to dine out, without burning a hole in our pockets. We picked Tequilla Reef, A Mexican restaurant, for one of our lunches during our stay. The moment we entered, we saw a kind of dull ambiance. Not at all as happening as we thought. The service staff was good, drinks were expensive for the quantity they served and every dish on an average between 200-300 Bhat. We ordered Nachos here and they were cheesy for sure but lacked in taste. The Burrito was a recommendation by a staff there and it was good. All in all, The place was below our expectations and not worth the money we spent
Written 20 June 2019
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Roger S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 couples
Great food and service. To early for tequila but next time we will have it. Mini tacos is the best. Cheers
Written 28 May 2019
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chavanantr
Thanks for the great review! I am glad you like our food! Just want to let you know that we have recently moved locations from Soi 7 to Soi Welcome Town approx. 200 meters east of Foodland. You can search us up on Google Maps. Our new location has plenty of parking and dining outside is a pleasant experience. Hope to welcome you back soon!
Written 6 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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