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“Just OK” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Pacifica Thai Cuisine

Pacifica Thai Cuisine
1966 Francisco Blvd, Pacifica, CA 94044-2517
650-355-1678
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Ranked #34 of 80 Restaurants in Pacifica
Cuisines: Thai
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Pacifica, CA
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Just OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I've had the seriously rude service that you read in other reviews - it's one specific guy (owner?) who probably realizes they are the only Thai restaurant in Pacifica and figures you'll put up with his attitude if you want to get your fix. The food is OK, barely. The ambiance is ... lacking, but at least the prices reflect these shortcomings. You may consider the drive into the City worth it...but it is convenient for us locals and will do in a pinch.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Pacifica
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Authentic Thai”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I really liked this place before I went to Thailand, but I was really wondering if it was the real deal. It is. The food we had in Thailand was just what you get here. Even the ambiance was similar to a couple of places we went to there. That was funny! My fav is the brown rice ginger salmon fish (yes, that's all one dish). But there are lots of really good things to eat here - and if you order something that the guy that runs the place doesn't think is right for you, he's right! Go there, order lots, take it home, you'll be very happy.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mariposa, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Best Thai food in Pacifica”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

That title is a joke, this is probably the only Thai restaurant there. We've eaten there twice and food is very good. Setting is very basic, no decor or mood, but if you just want to eat good food that is inexpensive, this place is excellent.

Visited April 2014
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San Francisco, California
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Terrific Thai, just not service.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Pacifica Thai has better than average authentic thai food, a very silly (but overwhelmingly friendly) waitress, and kitschy royal family decor. All go quite well together and make for a relaxing night out, or in if you prefer the pickup option. I got the pad thai and asked to have it made "spicy" (beware, those of you that are more sensitive) and the thai tea. Unfortunately they were out of the crab rolls and we were given the crab patties (or crabby patty, if you prefer) and they were not worth the trade.

Update: Sometimes the service can be unreliable. There is another, older man there during the day that is quite unfriendly and seems to get orders mixed up easily.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Best thaifood ever!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

This is real thaifood!! It's a cute little place with wonderful Thai food! I did taste some wonderful thaifood in Thailand and this restaurant served me the exact same food and flavours!
The service is what you expect. I liked the old man who served us! He was so cool!! And he didn't let us order the same dishes cause he wanted us to try different courses, and he was so right! It was an amazing taste experience!! We will definitely come back next time were in San Francisco! :)

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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