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“Our lovely "CANTEEN" - SANTA CAFE (also our "kitchen" away from home!)”
Review of Santa Cafe

Santa Cafe
Ranked #127 of 166 Restaurants in Lamai Beach
Cuisines: Thai
Good for: Local cuisine
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Good for: Local cuisine
Reviewed June 23, 2014

We spent one week in Promtsuk Buri Resort on Thongtakien Beach in mid-May 2014. As the resort restaurant closes at 5pm, we found this cosy Santa Café, a small family run restaurant right across the road and had dinners there during our entire stay (sometimes lunch too). Eating there became something which we looked forward to every evening. The Thai food there was delicious and like home cooking, made by a young cook who definitely knew what he was doing. Among our favourites were Pad Bai Grapao (fried holy basil) with parwans (80 Bht), Panang (stirred fried curry with coconut milk) (80 bht) and Tom Kha Kai (a sweet and spicy coconut milk based soup with goodies (80 bht). What impressed me most was their fresh seabass served a whole fish, which we had steamed one night and deep-fried with a sweet and sour sauce another night. Excellent value as it only cost us 250 bht. Oh and we love their ice cold drinks and one of us fell in love with "Leo"... the local beer! We highly recommend everyone to check out this friendly and yummy eatery if you happen to be staying in the Marat area. Special mention of their most pleasant and helpful staff who made us feel right at home!

Written by: Suk Han and Suk Man Lee (from Hong Kong)

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Thank SUKMANDRAGON
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Reviewed May 14, 2014

Gai and her staff are very nice and friendly.

We have eaten here a few times and the food has always been good.

Nice fresh local caught fish & squid.

We recommend Santa Cafe.

Enjoy!!

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Thank James F
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Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

Loved d food we had at d santa cafe
D phad thai n d chicken with holy basil was superb
The red thai curry was to die for. .
After a swim in the silver beach which is just across d road ... its d perfect place fr a wonderful authentic thai cuisine

Thank Natasha D
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Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

Very nice and good Price the food was taste the owner was welcome if you come visit koh samui this place I will recommend for u

Thank Nongnou C
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Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

I've been to Santa Cafe a few times this month and I always get a warm friendly welcome from all the staff and unlike some places where you find it hard to drag the staff away from their phones to order! Your made to feel like your really appreciated your a customer. The food is made with fresh local ingredients which makes the food taste great it makes a refreshing change from the frozen food served at a lot of restaurants! I'll defo be back again and singing praises about this great little restaurant.

Thank leachmario
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