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El Paseo, Rancho Mirage, CA 92260
(760) 341-6565
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Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery
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Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 12
    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
Most recent review
food is always good, tell them to ease up on the oil

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
Irvinggetthecar
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Rancho Mirage, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
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135 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Rancho Mirage, California
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144 reviews 144 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

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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Nipomo, California
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158 reviews 158 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

The food was outstanding; all the dishes were well-prepared with real flavor and quality ingredients. My wife liked the "Pad Thai", although I did not care for it. The problem was the awful service. We had to wait almost an hour between when our order were taken and the food was served. After thirty minutes the waitress asked "how is... More 

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Palm Desert, California
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155 reviews 155 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Thai Smile has stepped up a notch in moving from Rancho Mirage to open on El Paseo. The food remains great and the ambience and location are superb. The chicken skewers appitizers and the house salad are very generous portion. I would only suggest one, not both as starters. The Pad Thai and the Chicken currey were delicious entrees and... More 

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La Quinta, California
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95 reviews 95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Thai Smile is one of my favorite restaurants. It's not a big restaurant. Its menu has great variety. And, the food is inexpensive (for Rancho Mirage). I've never received anything but excellent food and service at this delightful restaurant. Their original restaurant is still open in Palm Springs. It's a tiny restaurant on North Palm Canyon. Yummy!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Thai Smile is deserves the honor of “Best Thai Food in the Coachella Valley.” We always make it a point to have a meal here when we visit the area. It is the best Thai food I have had anywhere. You can count on food being seasoned to your liking and the vegetables not being overcooked, which can be a... More 

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Palm Desert, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

6 of us went to dinner and each ordered a dish. All the dishes tasted the same and was loaded with bell peppers. We could not find any chicken or beef. Would not go back

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Indian wells
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65 reviews 65 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

So many people like it and it's often busy but we didn't like it. Everyone in our party did not like the taste and we left most of our food and didn't want it to go! Really had high hopes after the great reviews but disappointed.

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Chicago, Illinois
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323 reviews 323 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: El Paseo, Rancho Mirage, CA 92260
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?