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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: Reservations
Description: It's been in business at least ten years.

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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great lunch stop between LA and Tucson

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2015
NancyKH
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Temecula, California
Good for:
  • Reservations
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Temecula, California
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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100 reviews 100 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?