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“this place sucks and should close as soon as possible.” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Vila Thai Cuisine - CLOSED

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Vila Thai Cuisine
Price range: $6 - $14
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Tucson, Arizona
1 review
“this place sucks and should close as soon as possible.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Wow, this place was unbelievable. It plays itself off as fine dining downtown. The food was bland, overpriced, $12 for a Pad Thai dish that is better at a Panda Express for $8.00. The waiter was good, I felt sorry for him. He had to tell us the phone line wasnt working and couldnt take my credit card. He actually had to tell me and another table that we had to pay cash and that there was an ATM across the street. What?? hahaha
The worst thing about this horrible dining experience was that the co-owner of the place was sitting at the bar, looking at her laptop and didnt even say a word to us or the other table. Wow! The food didnt taste Asian, It sucked plainly. Hopefully, this place will close soon. I agree with one of the other reviewers that said the food tasted italian. It did. The co-owner should stop worrying about her nail shop and attend to her customers.

I wont go here again. This place is doomed to fail. Its low class, trash, pretending to be a "fine" restaurant.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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  • English first
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English first
tucson
Level Contributor
45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Gone downhill”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

When this restaurant first opened in the University area we were one of the first customers...it was fantastic. We returned several times. Then came the big move to downtown. On our first visit the wait was very long, but we did not mind as there is a nice outside patio. The food at that visit was just o.k, nothing special and not as good as it had been at their original location.....and VERY pricy. We returned 2 weeks ago to give it another try. There was only one other group in the place on a Friday night at 7:00 so we thought our food would be freshly prepared and hot. We got the drink "specials" that were 9 bucks each and they were just so-so, (looking for the booze in the drink, but found very little.) I ordered off of the new menu and got the portabello special. I was interested in seeing how they could put a Thai twist on it. They did not. My meal was plain, unspiced, and something that I could have made at home without even trying. a grilled muchroom, plain white rice and a few beggies. Very disapointing. My partner ordered a Thai noodle dish with shrimp. There was no sauce as it appeared to have all dried out and the noodles were so overcooked that they stuck to his fork in one big blob. We both thought the shrimp that was added did taste good. We are so sad that 2 trips produced 4 poor meals. We don't know what happened when they moved downtown, but it was not a change for the good. It is really too bad.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Thank desertporter
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Tucson, Arizona
Level Contributor
281 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Won't be going back”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Heard about this place from L.A. Fitness but was very unhappy. I adore Thai food and this was an EXPENSIVE and UNIMPRESSIVE lack luster meal. I had out of town company. They lost our reservation so we sat in the middle of the rest with no privacy. We got undercooked food, boring pricy salads that came with what appeared to be canned salmon, a big black hair in my glass with no offer to recompensate for that. No apology and no fuss. Soup was tasteless and cold and the entrees undercooked. The whole meal was undesirable. Very overpriced and as I said in the tiltle, I won't be back -- ever.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Thank Tundrachoochoo
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Tucson
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Thai treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

New location for this upscale Thai restaurant. The owner helped us make wine and dinner choices, and they were all excellent. A great addition to downtown dining!

Visited April 2012
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Thank runlikeagirl
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Tucson
Level Contributor
26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great wine, great service, mediocre food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

My husband and I went here with high expectations. We were immediately greeted by a friendly hostess, then our waiter. Our waiter suggested we participate in the wine tasting, which turned out to be excellent (although lacked any relationship to Thai food.) The problem started and ended with the food. It was bland. We ordered it spicy and it had heat, it just didn't have much flavor. Next time we'll eat first then sit at the bar and enjoy the wine and service.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Thank nlthevenot
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