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Thai Smile

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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: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very Good Thai Restaurant

The atmosphere is busy. Everyone loves their food. Try the Springs Rolls. Pay attention to the heat indices on the menu.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
palmjumper
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Rancho Mirage, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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Palm Desert, California
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It is summer, but it does not have the quality of the old place. We will try it again, but it does not compare to other Thai restaurants and even a chain like PF Changs. The wait staff was fine. We ate at the bar and the bartender worked for the previous owners. He did a great job, the food... More 

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Rancho Mirage, California
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The atmosphere is busy. Everyone loves their food. Try the Springs Rolls. Pay attention to the heat indices on the menu.

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Esbjerg, Denmark
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We went to this place for a late dinner at around 8.30 pm, but still lots of people there and great service. Their selection of Thai dishes is amazing and there should be something for all tastes. My son and I had curry dishes (panang and red) that were a bit spicy like they should be. The girls in the... More 

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Belgrade, Montana
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409 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 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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53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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124 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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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
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?