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“Classic "hole in the wall" local excellence!”
Review of Cafe de Bangkok

Cafe de Bangkok
Ranked #46 of 615 Restaurants in Fort Collins
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Thai
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Dining options: Delivery
Description: This is a great small restaurant with the best Thai i've found in Fort Collins area. Their address and phone is as follows 1232 West Elizabeth Street Fort Collins, CO 80521-4567 I think other will enjoy this place as much as we did on our visit! (970) 672-8127
Fort Collins, Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Classic "hole in the wall" local excellence!”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

We've heard a couple good remarks about CdB and decided to put it up against our usual Thai hangout, and we were not disappointed! My go-to dish is a Massaman Curry (gang massaman), and this one was wonderful! Beef, potatoes and peanuts in a thicker peanut sauce was absolutely delicious. A "moderate" spice level was equivalent to a jalapeno-based sauce, and had just the right "burn" to bring out all the different flavors in the dish. A slightly different mix of flavors was in the Pineapple Fried Rice, which included bell pepper, pineapple, raisins, and cashews. "She" ordered it mild, but the dish is incredibly flavorful anyway. And the menu is long, presenting the conundrum of deciding how often to return to try more dishes, versus enjoying our usual place.
Be aware that there are only 9-10 tables, seating about 35 diners, but if you arrive at the wrong time, it's worth waiting. Service seemed a little slow at first, until we realized that only a few tables had been served - we were last in a line of people who had arrived right at Friday dinnertime. And, it appeared that the Thai couple in the kitchen were giving individual, loving attention to each dish. No mass production here!
We also noticed a Scene magazine award on the wall, for "Best Serving Size." Initially we were curious what was up with that, but then saw that the "entrees" being served to other tables were huge and being shared across two plates. The presentation of the entrees is lovely as well.

  • Visited October 2013
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St.Cloud, Minnesota, United States
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Fantastic Thai food at a great price”
Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

I am always in search of good Thai food in central USA., and they are hard to find. This has to be one of the best I have tasted. The information in the restaurant speaks of the owner/ head chef having a great deal of experience cooking a variety of Thai food.

We had Pad Thai and a curry, both well deserving of the 5 stars I have given. Everything was very fresh and obviously freshly cooked. Very relaxed atmosphere and great service. Average price was about $11 an entree. If you like Thai food I would highly recommend a stop at this resturaunt.

It was about 5 miles off of I-25.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Aron-UK
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Best Thai Food in US? Definitely a contender! Surprised? Me too.”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

While traveling through Fort Collins with cycling buddies, we were in search of something other than typical roadside diners. Cafe de Bankok was a great find!
Restaurant was filled with people who appears to be passionately enjoying their food. We opted for Beef Salad, Pad Thai, Red Curry w/chicken, and Basil stir fry w/pork. Each dish had unique and well-rounded flavors. This is not some chain that churns out blah. These dishes were amazing!
This is the best Thai food I've had outside of SF. Better than anything I've found in Boston, DC, or NYC.

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank DiscerningTraveler10
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Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent Thai food”
Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

This is the best Thai food we've had since we moved from San Francisco 7 years ago. The spring rolls, satay, pad thai, fried rice, and chicken stir fry were all excellent. The location is a little small, but the staff was very friendly. The prices are slightly above average but the quality is superior.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank CstuFTC
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Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best Thai hands down in Fort Collins and possibly in the state of CO”
Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

The food was fantastic, delicious, authentic and flavored to the ultimate maximum. We went there on a Tuesday around 7pm, it wasn't very busy but the service was just horribly slow. We waited about 45 minutes to get our entree's. They obviously push the take out orders before serving in house guests. Don't go on a weekend or around peak dining hours. But once the food came it made up for the long wait. It's a $ in price. I would go back again and again. I've been back twice since my first visit in July of 2013. If you like spicy Thai food, then this is a must and of course order your food Thai Hot!!! The S3 menu item which is "Tom Kha Gai" soup is absolutely delicious. Atmosphere is decent. Like I said, aside the slow service and atmosphere, the food is a 10 out of 10 every time and definitely makes up for its lacking of service.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Shrimpdoctor121
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