We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

MEA Kwan Thai Cuisine

$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
230 3rd Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91910-2711
+1 619-426-5172
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

14 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 14: English reviews
Level Contributor
69 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

We've been here twice now. Food and service was very good both times. Tasty Thai dishes. The Tom Ka (soup) was maybe a little sweeter than I've had elsewhere, but it was more than edible. Pad Thai and Rad Na were delicious.

Thank Don G
Level Contributor
27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

A great place to have Thai food with family and friends. The owners and staff will make you feel part of the family while you enjoy superb Thai food!

Thank Jose D
Chula Vista, California
Level Contributor
36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
573 reviews
371 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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
Level Contributor
76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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
1 review
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
Level Contributor
88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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

Travelers who viewed MEA Kwan Thai Cuisine also viewed


Been to MEA Kwan Thai Cuisine? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
Good for
Dining on a budget
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: +1 619-426-5172

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from MEA Kwan Thai Cuisine staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?