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Exotic Thai Bistro

1461 S. Fourth St., El Centro, CA
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Ranked #7 of 89 Restaurants in El Centro
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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Tucson
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We always seem to end up needing lunch in El Centro as we go from Tucson to the Coast and until now it's been a rather bleak experience. This restaurant is not only very good, it has a pleasant decor and is close to the freeway. Definitely worth a stop.

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Imperial, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I recommend happy hour! From 3pm to 6pm. Beers are 3 dollars and entrees are buy one get one half off. Appetizers are 5 dollars. Wife loved the Thai Tea.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I ate dinner here on my recent business trip. El centro doesn't have a ton of options. The decor is pleasant, staff is friendly, and the food is decent. My curry seemed a little soupy, but it was fresh and tasted pretty good.

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El Centro, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

This place is great if you are looking for something exotic. Basically there's not much of these types of options in the Valley so the food is actually pretty good. I would recommend it.

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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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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 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
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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