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Exotic Thai Bistro

1461 S. Fourth St., El Centro, CA
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Ranked #6 of 87 restaurants in El Centro
Cuisines: Thai
Description: It's been in business at least ten years.
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Description: It's been in business at least ten years.
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Avondale, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

The staff was attentive, fast and polite. We were surprised with the great meal we had out in the middle of nowhere El Centro! Super clean restaurant, great and extensive menu. Will be a must stop if we ever end up in El Centro again!

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San Diego
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

I met a colleague at this location when we were in El Centro for a presentation. I read the reviews and had high expectations. The food was wonderful and I was not disappointed. It was a little hard however to know exactly where the restaurant was located though because although there is a huge sign by the road, there was... More

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Ridgecrest, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

I had heard about this place and so I really wanted to try it out. I was not disappointed. We were there for lunch, we started out with the exotic spring rolls and they were delicious! The presentation was quite something as well. Then one ordered a soup and the other a salad; both were very tasty and filling.

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Mobile, Alabama
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

I asked the front desk clerks at the Holiday Inn which restaurants were the best in town. I'm on the road in a new city/state and I didn't want to eat at the same old, same old chain places. They told me that Exotic Thai Bistro was really good (and Jalisco's Grill also, which isn't on Tripadvisor for some reason)... More

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67 reviews 67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 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.

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El Centro, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 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... More

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San Diego, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 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.

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Senior Contributor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 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... More

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Vancouver
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 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... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012 via mobile

Honestly this wasn't my first choice, my wife decided we try it out. It was on a Sunday and there wasn't alot of people there. We were greeted very nicely and sat dow down promptly. The menus were nice and clean and very easy to understand. I think we had ordered to much food, but it was great and fresh.... More

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