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Exotic Thai Bistro

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1461 S 4th St, El Centro, CA 92243-4556
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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El Centro, CA
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I either eat in the restaurant or call for takeout. The food served is both excellent and hot. The food is freshly made and is well seasoned. It can be as spicy as you wish or mild. The service is appropriate - take care of you as a customer without being annoying.

Thank rfragale
California, United States
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83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

I believe this is the only Thai place in the El Centro area. I have been going here for about 4 years when I am in the area, always decent food, a large menu to choose from, good service. They have multiple locations, check them out, I don't think they will disappoint.

Thank DAN R
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Did not realize this is a chain. The food is authentic Thai food. The Thai curry is absolutely delicious. Wonderful pots stickers everything we ate was really good and the staff are so friendly. We wanted to eat here again but ran out of time. It is a gem

Thank Calamityjane2003
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

I ate here for three nights and looked forward to my visit all day each time. Im a big fan of Thai noodles, curry and soup and this place offered up a very nice Tom Kha Gai. This and a cold dewey Singha made for a refreshing end to a day sitting in 106 degree heat.

Thank Skymonkey_177
Bedford, Indiana
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

While I was trying to get used to American food, this Thai restaurant is my life vest. Food is very closed to true Thai food. The place is clean and cozy. And nothing to complain about friendly staff with American service.

Thank Phuong N
El Centro,CA
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

I love this place!! I especially love their chicken soup. Their food is always fresh. Environment is always clean and pleasant.

Thank greenrocs
El Centro, California
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

The food is always delicious and the presentation is top notch. Try to eat there at least once a month.

Thank Sylvia A
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

The food was really good I got the pa se ew with Thai tea which was amazing . Can't remember what my mom got and it wasn't crowded almost empty . I wish they had the clear veggie spring rolls . Will definitely go back . It's not expensive either . Like 10 dollars a plate .

Thank Esmeralda I
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Here in El Centro on business and I called in an order. The folks there were very nice, so I feel a bit bad about writing this review, but the food was really really bad. I ordered the Pad Kee Mao and the Mongolian Beef, and it was oily, flavorless, smelled bad.

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Brawley, California, United States
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This was the first time going and had many questions. The server was great and was able to answer about spice level and gave great recommendations on what to eat. The food was well seasoned even though the spice level was mild for some at the table. Did use available spices to improve the heat factor for myself. The dishes... More 

Thank Betsy A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1461 S 4th St, El Centro, CA 92243-4556
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  El Centro
It's been in business at least ten years.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?