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“Great food in a casual setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Mekong - CLOSED

Mekong
Price range: $9 - $16
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Leblon
Monterey, California
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111 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great food in a casual setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2013 via mobile

I've been here a couple times now and just love it! It's a casual place with really good food. The menu includes Thai, Indian, Chinese and maybe something else. The prices are good, servings just right and the staff is really friendly. Highly recommend!

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Thank melissa o
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English first
London
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“The best service in Rio”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013

We really fancied some thai food after eating heavy Brazilian food for 3 weeks and Mekong did not disappoint! Firstly, I have to say that we were welcomed with smiles, prompt and efficient service and ate some very good food too! We had the coconut prawns, stir fried beef, pad thai and two delicious cocktails and thought it was extremely good value compared with the rest of Rio. The food is not exactly authentic but it is very close and it tastes good and the service was second to none.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank a_londoner_abroad
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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fresh Imaginative Welcoming”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

A nice change from the carb loading elsewhere in zona sul, Rio.
Great green curry, fresh cocktails, lovely ambience.
Interesting menu.
Great location.
Beautiful flavours.
Nice to find a taste of Asia in Rio!

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank ShealBic
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent Asain food with an imaginative twist..”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

We had prawn and coconut milk samosa to start which came with three very flavoursome dips.
Delicious balance of flavour, grown up cooking with the fun left in. Tom yam goong again was great. The rice was just sticky enough. There is an attention to detail here that has been sadly lacking in most restaurants in Rio.
The atmosphere is relaxed and stylish the staff were friendly and efficient, so after one too many lemongrass Martinis we went home thoroughly satisfied. By far the best eating out experience in Rio so far..

Visited February 2013
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Thank Simon L
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Cairns, Australia
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Follow recipe cards”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

On the recommendations of tripadvisor customers we dined here for valentines dinner cause we were a little over all the stodgy food that Rio has to offer....our waiter was great with his limited English but all downhill from there. We started with the Vietnamese rice paper roll..it was 1 in total & very average at 14R & did not even have the right accompanying sauce...we then tried the prawns with coconut & coriander which looked nothing like the picture & had no hint of coriander..just prawns dipped in coconut.Next was the Banh Mia..one of my absolute favourites..there was no coriander, daikon or carrot as menu said..just pork & lettuce plus sauces...a total disgrace ( note to owner & chef ) this also should contain spring onion + cucumber + a good dark soy + chilli if you are really to put this on your menu!! Next we had the green shrimp curry that was more like a soup than a curry & the shrimps were so tiny & tasteless. I don't know what the rest of the reviewers have been sampling but at 180R for dinner this place needs to have a serious look at its recipies & it's authenticity...I so wanted to try the Pho but seriously why would you?? This place has a great little set up with some sweet tunes being played but get your kitchen together.

  • Visited February 2013
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3 Thank Brett_Australia1
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