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“Good choice”
Review of Exotic Thai Bistro

Exotic Thai Bistro
Ranked #11 of 105 Restaurants in El Centro
Cuisines: Thai
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: It's been in business at least ten years.
Level 6 Contributor
205 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Good choice”
Reviewed 2 May 2013 via mobile

Service was great and the food was tasty. Only complaint was they did not have the classic Thai dessert, sticky rice and mango.

Visited May 2013
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  • English first
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English first
El Centro, California
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“I'm a fan”
Reviewed 24 January 2013

Exotic Thai is a pretty solid choice for dining, especially in El Centro. No, it might not necessarily be of the same caliber of some Thai food places in San Diego or LA, but we're not in San Diego or LA. This is the only Thai food place in El Centro, and we're damn lucky that it happens to have good Thai food. There are so many restaurants in the Imperial Valley that are, at best, a disappointment, and at worst, an utter disgrace. Not so in this case.

The service is friendly. Sometimes its a bit quicker than others, but the food is consistent and delicious. The Pad See-ew is fantastic, and their soups are on point as well. You could do a LOT worse for the area. Dine in, and ask your server for some recommendations...you may be pleasantly surprised.

  • Visited January 2013
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San Diego, California
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Nice weekday buffet”
Reviewed 16 December 2012

The only place for Thai food in the IV. Check out the buffet on weekdays for lunch, great selection of typical Thai-American fare.

Visited November 2012
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Thank Carey G
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Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Maybe an off night?”
Reviewed 19 November 2012 via mobile

The food is great, especially in comparison to the other restaurants in the area. The place was literally empty on a Thursday night at 6pm, but our food still took over 45 minutes- and we didn't even order meat! The sauces were quite tasty and authentic. The servers were not being friendly to us or each other. But I would return for the food and maybe call in an order to go!

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Vancouver
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit.”
Reviewed 6 November 2012

We tried this place based in the TripAdvisor reviews and were not disappointed. We had a jungle curry, red curry and fresh salad rolls. The rolls were probably the best I've tasted and the curries were pretty good too. All the curries can be served with tofu for the veggy option.
The place was nice and clean and the staff were friendly.
Word of warning, they base the spice levels on Thai settings, so a medium is (IMHO) 'American HOT'. I love spicy food, but don't go for hot unless you have tried medium first ;-)

  • Visited November 2012
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