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Exotic Thai Bistro

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1461 S. Fourth St., El Centro, CA
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: It's been in business at least ten years.

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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
If you don't want Mexican Food in El Centro

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 5, 2014
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holtville
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We went to eat here for my husbands and my birthday this year, our daughters Esmeralda treated us and we had a pleasant eating experience. We enjoyed the place is decorated really nice and its a very nice change of taste to celebrate with friends and family or even just for a romantic dinner date. We ate some good healthy... More 

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Temecula, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Traveling - wanting to avoid another chain restaurant - we found Exotic Thai Bistro, and were not disappointed. The duck salad on a bed of spinach was delicious and a very large serving, fresh spring rolls were good, as well as the soup and noodle dish. Service was quick - we were glad we went a little out of the... More 

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Joshua Tree
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We stopped in here on the way back from shooting an episode of Southwest Stories, our PBS TV show. We were pleased to find a Thai restaurant in El Centro, and surprised to find it was part of a small chain of Thai restaurants. The restaurant is nicely decorated and a comfy place to stop for dinner. The food was... More 

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Southern California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Great food and great service. Prices are resonable and the restaurant has a nice atmosphere. Beer and wine is availabel.

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Tucson
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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Beaumont, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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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 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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Additional Information about Exotic Thai Bistro

Address: 1461 S. Fourth St., El Centro, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  El Centro
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Thai

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1461 S. Fourth St., El Centro, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  El Centro

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai

Description

It's been in business at least ten years.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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