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Tao Restaurant

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Avenida Piura 240, Mancora, Peru
+51 73 258056
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Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious Thai food!

Went here for a quick dinner before a bus journey. Ordered a vegetable red curry and was not dissappointed. It was the first red curry I've had in South America that tasted like a proper Thai curry. While waiting they gave me homemade popadums and chutney (an unexpected surprise). The food was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Jessicat999
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for a quick dinner before a bus journey. Ordered a vegetable red curry and was not dissappointed. It was the first red curry I've had in South America that tasted like a proper Thai curry. While waiting they gave me homemade popadums and chutney (an unexpected surprise). The food was beautifully presented and tasty. The staff were attentive... More 

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Thank Jessicat999
Piura, Peru
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent Asian fusion for those seeking to expand beyond the typical albeit excellent Peruvian cuisine. The sushi is on point (although, like any sushi destination I've encountered in Peru, they love to OD on cream cheese), the curries are delicious, and any restaurant with someone named as magical as Shrimp Crystals deserves to be visited and explored.

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Thank Alexander L
Courtenay, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at quite a few places in Mancora and chose to return to Tao for the Thai curries and yummy juices. Tasty, well presented food, prompt and friendly waiters, and a nice atmosphere. A reccomended dining experience while in town.

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Thank Colby O
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice restaurant with good food. We had the tuna fusion red curry. The presentation of the food is excellent. Friendly staff.

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Thank Mijke d
Berkeley, California
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As soon as we arrived to the restaurant we observed the entire place was covered in from the kitchen, smelled to smoke, and worst, it was extremelly extremelly warm. We sat there for 5 minutes and then left, we could not handle the temperature and the smell. We sat there for 5 minutes and no one approached to us to... More 

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Thank Piere_Rod
Henri P, Owner at Tao Restaurant, responded to this review

hi, sorry about that. we are working in a rented place but by April we will have our own place, which right now is being constructed. this new place will be 4 time bigger and well ventilated. sincerely, Henri More 

New York City, New York
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5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like real Asian food I wouldn't waste my time with this place. Atmosphere is cute and I can see a cocktail and maybe a dim sum app. But the menu is very focused on mainstream dishes like fried rice and pad thai. Not worth it with all the great options around Mancora.

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Thank Lubna Sabahat K
Henri P, Owner at Tao Restaurant, responded to this review

hi, Sorry you feel that way. we have never claimed to be a ''real asian food'' restaurant but a fusion restaurant. that means asian food fused with peruvian cuisine. sincerely, Henri More 

Manta, Ecuador
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very interesting restaurant with great food and great service. The menu is a fusion of Thai, Peruvian, Sushi and more. The Pad Thai noodles were delicious even if the noodles resembled fetuchini. The food is served in and presented in a unique vessels. From stone bowls to coconuts - a terrific presentation. Why is Peru one of the best... More 

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Thank Bob T
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Drinks weren't good but the curry was nice. the size of the portion is ok for one person but not to share.

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Thank Silvia H
Boulder, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

I have traveled to quite a few places over the years and have NEVER written a review.....The Tao is so good I could not resist! I found the Tao after a week of trying all the other highly rated restaurants in Mancora. I went back every remaining day of my trip! The Tao had everything I expected and wanted in... More 

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Thank Jim K
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

We ordered a big platter with Ceviche, sashimi and octopus. I think it's option #1. It's like 40 soles which is very reasonable for the amount they give. I thought the sauce on one of the tuna sashimi was good and the other I didn't like. Too strong a flavor. The Octopus was perfect and the ceviche was excellent. Also... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenida Piura 240, Mancora, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Piura Region  >  Mancora
  • Phone Number: +51 73 258056

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese, Asian, Thai, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?