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Tao Restaurant

Avenida Piura 240, Mancora, Peru
(73) 25-8056
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Ranked #7 of 47 restaurants in Mancora
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We tried this restaurant our last evening in Mancora and were pleasantly surprised. It was awesome. Good food. Nicely presented. Very good service.

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San Francisco, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Don't expect truly authentic Thai food. Went at night during the week, which was kind of dead. I like the atmosphere at night though, it is quite a nice little bungalow style restaurant with seating outside and in. Don't be afraid to holler if you need service, they are very hands off. All the portions are large and meant to... More

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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Different to Thai we're used to but food was very tasty and filling, Tuna sashimi especially. Didn't have many of wines in the list but tried what seemed to be the only white available which was a Peruvian and was fine.

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London, United Kingdom
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21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

A fairly basic restaurant (no surprise given Mancora largely caters to surfers and backpackers). The food was actually quite good, but certainly not "authentic". We basically had 2 problems with the restaurant. The service was very slow and forgetful, including not having half (!) the ingredients for a salad (you know, exotic stuff like tomatoes!). The major problem, however, was... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013 via mobile

Wasnt awful but if you are a big fan of Thai food then don't go expecting anything too similar. Ordered a green Thai curry with chicken. Got a slab of chicken on top of bright green stodgy rice which didn't even vaguely taste anything close to green curry paste. I thought I'd accidentally ordered a risotto or something. Was disappointed,... More

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england
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85 reviews 85 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013 via mobile

Wasnt awful but if you are a big fan of Thai food then don't go expecting anything too similar. Ordered a green Thai curry with chicken. Got a slab of chicken on top of bright green stodgy rice which didn't even vaguely taste anything close to green curry paste. I thought I'd accidentally ordered a risotto or something. Was disappointed,... More

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Dublin
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Loved this place, i was craving a chinese and ordered the crispy chicken it didnt dissapoint. Efficient and friendly service.

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Cork
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31 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Yet again, huge portion sizes - do not even try to share a starter and expect to finish your main. Red chicken curry was tasty. Tuna special with teriyaki was a bit overdone but still tasty. A good meal but nothing extraordinary.

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

You can order it with shrimp or all vegetarian....yummy! This sits on the only main road through Mancora so if you want more quiet, than ask to be seated in the restaurant and not on the veranda facing the street. The staff was excellent, food was excellent and vegetarians would be happy with the menu selection.

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6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Who would have thought you could find such delicious Thai food in a little town in Peru. The flavors are authentic, ingredients fresh and portions large. Delicious!!

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