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“Excellent restaurant”

Tropica Restaurant & Beer Garden
Ranked #465 of 553 Restaurants in Patong
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Melbourne, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Excellent restaurant”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

I've eaten at Tropica 4-5 times over 2 visits to Phuket in the last two years and it's always fantastic, I enjoy everything about this restaurant, its food, the staff and the location.

The location is fantastic, it's right in the centre of the action being just off Bangla road and over the road from the beach so its always busy, always lively but not overwhelming, The location means you can escape the hustle and bustle of Patong to enjoy a great meal.

If you're lucky you could catch an amazing sunset over the beach while you dine on your food.

The staff are always pleasant, friendly and welcoming, the food arrives on your table relatively quickly and the prices are very reasonable for what you get.

Two of my favourite meals here are the Massaman Curry and the Eastern Hot Pot of Prawns. The curry is a classic done well without being overly spicy and the prawns are amazing, they are cooked beautifully with a selection of vegetables, bacon and glass noodles and the pot its cooked in is served straight onto your table.

Overall this is one of my favourite places to eat in Patong and well worth a visit.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Crawf84
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Bustling restaurant and great food!”
Reviewed December 21, 2012 via mobile

Just had a lovely meal at the Tropical restaurant and well worth TripAdvisor review!

Us: 4x experiences travellers aged 22-31

Them: Tropica Restaurant, right on the beachfront in Patong, Phuket.

We each had a full 3 courses with beers and spent approx B1000 each (roughly £20). I had a fantastic French onion soup followed by pork fillet in hunters style and finally a lovely ice cream dessert.

Service was great, prices are reasonable and it's right on the beach road so perfect location! Atmosphere was good and most tables had chatty customers who all seemed happy. The decor is great with al fresco style outdoor seating, lit up trees and great fans to keep you cool!

All in all 9/10!

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Thank Jay B
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Level 6 Contributor
278 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good Thai food”
Reviewed December 10, 2012

We did not like the look of this place, as it seemed to scream 'tourist trap'. However, the same applies to most other places in Patong and it was getting rather late. The Thai dishes appeared reasonably priced, so we ordered half a dozen different ones - and were pleasantly surprised! The salads had plenty of chilli in them and the spicing of the other dishes also was more or less spot on. The seafood (squid) tasted fresh and the portions were decent enough. A service charge was added automatically and I did not like that, but then the service had been fine. We wouldn't go back, because we vowed never to set foot again in Patong. However, if you have the misfortune of ending up in this place you could do worse than the Thai food here.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank TravelCriticWales
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Bad food and bad service!!!!”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

Thought the place looked good, but looks can be very deceiving!! Ordered american breakfast, got soggy toast, under cooked bacon, and I think it supposed to be ham, but not sure what it was honestly. Wanted eggs over easy, but they came sunny side up and overcooked. My Thai wife tried ordering in Thai from waitress, but waitress said very arrogantly I'm Filipino not Thai. Her order showed up 30 minutes after mine. Her rice was soaked in oil. I will never eat there again!!!

  • Visited October 2012
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Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“The best thing about this restaurant is the location.”
Reviewed July 10, 2012

The food was not good. The staff was rude and took forever to wait us. Never again would I support this restaurant.

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Thank Tyrone223
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