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MEA Kwan Thai Cuisine

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230 3rd Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91910-2711
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Chula Vista, California
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

This place has some decent flavor thai dishes,, We ordered the Tom Kha soup with veggies and pad thai noodles

Thank Dan L
San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

We had read the reviews and figured we would give it a try. Food was average, but spring rolls were delicious. I am always big on Pad Thai noodles but they were average.

Thank katillac74
San Diego, California
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573 reviews
371 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2016

Mea Kwan Thai Cuisine on third Ave in Chula Vista is one of the best kept secrets in San Diego County. They have a special marinated Prime Rib eye that is nothing that you have tried before! Sure they have great Thai Chicken and spicy stuff. However, Get down there and try the Rib Eye!

Thank Jiro_Kaneshiro
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2016

We ordered the Pad Thai (spice level 5 was spicy but still tasty), Spring Rolls and the Thai Tea. Everything was good. We visited in the late afternoon and the service and fast and friendly.

Thank Sr F
Chula Vista Ca
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72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2015

This place is never crowded even thought the Thai food and Thai atmosphere are fantastic, consistent, fast and friendly. We always get the fresh spring rolls that they call Heaven rolls. and of course Paid Thai,& Panang Curry. I've tried some of the salads, which are very interesting and filling. Our son in law gets the very very spicy and... More 

Thank Cindy D
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

I will not return to this restaurant. I love Thai food, but I like to eat good Thai- not so so food. The place is really run down. The seats are torn and old. There is no AC in the place, or the owner is too cheap to turn on. The waitress seem embarrassed by the condition of the booths.... More 

Thank Miguel E
California, United States
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87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

So-so service, so-so food. Pricey for the meal. I love Thai food, this was not great. The waitress did not ask me how spicy I wanted my Drunken Noodle, the food was rather bland compared to a good Thai dish. Noodles were stuck together, overcooked as was the entire dish. Disappointing. There were only 2 other people i the place... More 

Thank DAN R
Chula Vista, California
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2014

As you walk in there is no type of comforting welcome! There is one person working and doing a 3 persons job..then as you get seated you get the menu thrown at you, taking awhile to order, menu is not properly explained. Not even asking " what would you like to drink"! The best is saved for last...not being aware... More 

Thank Banana3t
Grand Coteau, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2012

This restaurant was awesome! Among a myriad of Mexican restaurants and burger joints, you would not expect to find this place in the heart of downtown Chula Vista. Excellent service and the atmosphere is very fitting for a Thai establishment. Try the red curry with chicken.... outstanding food! And Thai iced tea is good with any meal. Highly recommend this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2012

Went for lunch with my partner. Shared larb. Green chile sauce with calamari and topped it all off, with fried banana and green tea ice cream. It was great. You can name how spicy you want it from one to ten. And the food was really good. Will return.

1 Thank Samantha-Snuggs

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 230 3rd Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91910-2711
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chula Vista
  • Phone Number: 619-426-5172

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?