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Rancho Las Palmas Shopping Center, Highway 111 and Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA
(760) 341-6565
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The food is just as good at the new location.

The food is still excellent although the venue has changed. The new location needs to make it easier to hear your tablemates speak. The high ceilings make it quite difficult to communicate easily but the food is as excellent as ever. We have eaten at this restaurant ever since our first visit to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Christine F
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Fernie, Canada
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  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Belgrade, Montana
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363 reviews 363 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Well, They moved to Palm Desert and the new address is on El Paseo Dr. I war with a friend for lunch, I was somewhat disappointed to be honest. We have been long going customers to The restaurant when it was in Rancho Mirage. Never ever had a disappointing experience for years. Now, not sure what happened. Perhaps it was... More 

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Illinois
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

This is a really great Thai restaurant. It is our favorite of all restaurants in the Valley. They have some nice, reasonable priced wines. We have always had good service. Great restaurant!!!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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68 reviews 68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Excellent menu. Delicious Thai food. Prepared well and served with a "smile". Hard to think of a better option in the desert. I think the current management are second or third generation. Highly recommended. They also have a place down in Palm Springs.

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Fernie, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food is still excellent although the venue has changed. The new location needs to make it easier to hear your tablemates speak. The high ceilings make it quite difficult to communicate easily but the food is as excellent as ever. We have eaten at this restaurant ever since our first visit to the desert and the quality and taste... More 

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Lambertville
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115 reviews 115 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is a must every year I'm in The Desert. Love the El Paseo location. Food and service was spectacular. Entrees are made fresh. Flavors blend very well. New location is beautiful. Love the complimentary valet parking.

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Sandpoint, Idaho
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We got lucky when we wanted Thai food but didn't have reservations for this place one early evening. We were seated in the bar area at a large table set for eight. As it was fairly early, we ended up having the whole table to ourselves. Our server was pleasant and helpful. Our food came quickly and it was made... More 

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Rancho Mirage, California
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98 reviews 98 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The new location of Thai Smile is large and open. One can eat outside on the patio which is lovely. The menu is much the same as the old Thai Smile. Thai Smile is extremely busy, and reservations are suggested. It can be quite noisy when busy, but people seem to not mind and generally enjoy. Service is much improved... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Stopped for lunch and had a great appetizer of chicken satays and a terriaki beef which we shared. Food and service were excellent. Hope to be able to dine here again before we leave the area.

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Washington
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82 reviews 82 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Thai Smile has moved the meaning of Thai in the valley to a whole new level! From a small venue downtown they have organized a highly efficent Palm Springs facility. On El Paseo they have a nicely run higher end restaurant with Valet parking and provide excelent food and service. You can avoid the valet by parking behind and walking... More 

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Rancho Mirage, California
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168 reviews 168 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I have never had a bad meal. And in fact the Thai food here is far better then any other Thai in the valley. Each Thai smile has it's own owner. I find the use of oil to be a bit excessive so i always ask for lite oil. as little as possible.

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Additional Information about Thai Smile

Address: Rancho Las Palmas Shopping Center, Highway 111 and Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA
Phone Number: (760) 341-6565
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Rancho Mirage
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Thai

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rancho Las Palmas Shopping Center, Highway 111 and Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Rancho Mirage
  • Phone Number: (760) 341-6565

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 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?