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“Thai Sugar should be more like it!” 3 of 5 stars
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Thai Smile
Rancho Las Palmas Shopping Center, Highway 111 and Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA
(760) 341-6565
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Families with children, Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
La Habra, Ca.
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“Thai Sugar should be more like it!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2009

Great Service:5 stars...awesome and attentive waitress, owner is pleasant and has books for kids to read if requested.

Atmosphere: 4 star...ver clean, nice and delightful.

Food: 2 stars...food is on the sweeter end. If you've had good Thai food then you know what it is suppose to taste like. We ordered soup and it was over the top sweet and we sent it back. Came back with added ingredients to help with the sugar. I couldn't tell the difference, it was still too sweet to eat. We came back to the hotel and had black coffee to get the taste out.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Riverside CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Thai Food in the Palm Springs Area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2009

This is my favorite Thai restaurant in the desert. Food is very good although the spiciness does vary depending on the chef. I just usually order it how I like it and get some chili paste on the side. The lunch specials are a perfect size and price. If you are going to eat lunch there get there early it does fill up rather fast at lunch time.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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19 restaurant reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Superior, but...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2009

Having eaten at Thai restaurants all across America, I can say with great comfidence that Thai Smile (RM) has superior food; however, when the second mouthful knocks out your tastebuds, there is too much spice! My wife ordered a chicken dish with a one chili spice rating and I ordered a seafood dish with the same rating because we both like spicy food. After the fourth mouthfull, the sweat beads were rolling off our foreheads. It was easy to tell that the food was properly prepared and very fresh. The service was excellent and the atmosphere was very nice. Ask for 1/4 to a 1/2 chili spice rating and you will enjoy some truely great Thai food!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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alover
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Makes Me Smile!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2008

I hadn't liked curry dishes until I ate one here. This is where locals go for Thai food. Food portions are good, prices are reasonable, service & hosts are excellent, decor & lighting are spot on, seating is comfortable, location is convenient & most important - the food is fantastic. Take out is a breeze - always fresh & ready. Thank you Thai Smile! :-)

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