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Exotic Thai Bistro

1461 S. Fourth St., El Centro, CA
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Ranked #8 of 88 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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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
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
69 reviews 69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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San Diego, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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