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Exotic Thai Bistro

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1461 S. Fourth St., El Centro, CA
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: It's been in business at least ten years.

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch with mom

The food was really good I got the pa se ew with Thai tea which was amazing . Can't remember what my mom got and it wasn't crowded almost empty . I wish they had the clear veggie spring rolls . Will definitely go back . It's not expensive either . Like 10 dollars a plate .

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
Esmeralda I
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El Centro, California
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is always delicious and the presentation is top notch. Try to eat there at least once a month.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

The food was really good I got the pa se ew with Thai tea which was amazing . Can't remember what my mom got and it wasn't crowded almost empty . I wish they had the clear veggie spring rolls . Will definitely go back . It's not expensive either . Like 10 dollars a plate .

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Thank Esmeralda I
shanghai
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Here in El Centro on business and I called in an order. The folks there were very nice, so I feel a bit bad about writing this review, but the food was really really bad. I ordered the Pad Kee Mao and the Mongolian Beef, and it was oily, flavorless, smelled bad.

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Brawley, California, United States
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This was the first time going and had many questions. The server was great and was able to answer about spice level and gave great recommendations on what to eat. The food was well seasoned even though the spice level was mild for some at the table. Did use available spices to improve the heat factor for myself. The dishes... More 

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Thank Betsy A
holtville
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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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Thank familytime2day
Temecula, California
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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Thank NancyKH
Joshua Tree
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103 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 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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Thank TheSunRunnerMagazine
Southern California
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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Thank DWRDDR
Tucson
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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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Thank TucsonKatie
Imperial, California
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

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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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: Asian, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?