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42746 Bob Hope Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270-4473
(760) 341-6565
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Thai
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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251 reviews 251 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Devastated it was closed for the move. My favorite Thai place anywhere. Message is they are reopening on El Paseo, Palm Desert but no date given. Thai Smile in Palm Springs is NOT owned by same people and the food is nowhere near.as good.

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Palm Desert, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Always really good!! I have been going here for years and the food is always wonderful. The curries, fish, soups, salads. Great!

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Prescott, Arizona
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105 reviews 105 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Visiting the area, I decided to go here for dinner. When I couldn't find it, I called and got a recording saying they were moving to their new location and would open again in early to mid November. Moral of the story is ALWAYS call first PS: I ate at nearby Mimis on Hwy 111 and it was great!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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149 reviews 149 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

A couple of reasons Thai Smile may be so popular are the huge portions and the use of heavy, rich (make that heartburn) sauces. I'd call it, Americanized Thai. While traditional Thai dishes are delicately prepared and seasoned, Thai Smile is more like what's happened to Chinese restaurants in America. It would seem they have abandoned traditional for hefty American... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

What a delight and joy to discover Thai Smile. We're visiting the area on holiday and it came highly recommended. Well deserved kudos. A varied and expansive menu but it's the excellent food that's the best reason for visiting. We had the honey pork and the spicy chicken in peanut sauce. The wait staff and management were friendly and competent.... More

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Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We ate here on recommendations from our hotel. We had only eaten Thai food once before. The food and service was very good.

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Rancho Mirage, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Thai smile is really on to something. This is one of my favorite and highly suggested restaurants in the rancho mirage/Palm desert/Palm Springs area. If you like spicy food order the Kung pow! Great food, nice environment and good service. The prices are reasonable for the lunch specials. Your meal comes with a certain kind of soup or salad and... More

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Palm Springs, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

They have the best Thai food! Just enough spice. Lunch special comes with a side of rice and chicken/mushroom soup or salad. It's so good! You won't be disappointed!

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L A
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84 reviews 84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We visited Thai Smiles in Rancho Mirage because it offered duck and vegitarian dishes. My wife chose the Screaming Duck and I opted for the vegitarian Curry. The duck was positively awful it was tasteless and seemed to be quite ooold although the vegitables and sauce accompanying it were rather good. My vegitarian curry dish was good but not great.... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Food is good and service is fine. However, too many tables are crowded into a small, area making it feel congested. It gets very loud and conversation is difficult. They are moving to a new location. Hopefully the new space will be better for them.

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Additional Information about Thai Smile

Address: 42746 Bob Hope Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270-4473
Phone Number: (760) 341-6565
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  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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