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Thai Smile

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Rancho Las Palmas Shopping Center, Highway 111 and Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA
+1 760-341-6565
11:30 - 21:00
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

This restaurant has moved to El Paseo Palm Desert. Always delicious and exciting tastes to delight the palate. We enjoy sampling different things each time we come. Staff is very helpful also.

Thank Joan R
Palm Desert, California
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115 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

It is summer, but it does not have the quality of the old place. We will try it again, but it does not compare to other Thai restaurants and even a chain like PF Changs. The wait staff was fine. We ate at the bar and the bartender worked for the previous owners. He did a great job, the food... More 

Thank Robert H
Rancho Mirage, California
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79 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

The atmosphere is busy. Everyone loves their food. Try the Springs Rolls. Pay attention to the heat indices on the menu.

Thank palmjumper
Esbjerg, Denmark
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

We went to this place for a late dinner at around 8.30 pm, but still lots of people there and great service. Their selection of Thai dishes is amazing and there should be something for all tastes. My son and I had curry dishes (panang and red) that were a bit spicy like they should be. The girls in the... More 

Thank Mikael1973
Belgrade, Montana
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643 reviews
455 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015

Well, They moved to Palm Desert and the new address is on El Paseo Dr. I war with a friend for lunch, I was somewhat disappointed to be honest. We have been long going customers to The restaurant when it was in Rancho Mirage. Never ever had a disappointing experience for years. Now, not sure what happened. Perhaps it was... More 

Thank jeffreyshapiro
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57 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2015 via mobile

This is a really great Thai restaurant. It is our favorite of all restaurants in the Valley. They have some nice, reasonable priced wines. We have always had good service. Great restaurant!!!

Thank Crestwicke
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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117 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2015 via mobile

Excellent menu. Delicious Thai food. Prepared well and served with a "smile". Hard to think of a better option in the desert. I think the current management are second or third generation. Highly recommended. They also have a place down in Palm Springs.

Thank K A
Fernie, Canada
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2015

The food is still excellent although the venue has changed. The new location needs to make it easier to hear your tablemates speak. The high ceilings make it quite difficult to communicate easily but the food is as excellent as ever. We have eaten at this restaurant ever since our first visit to the desert and the quality and taste... More 

Thank Christine F
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180 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2015

This is a must every year I'm in The Desert. Love the El Paseo location. Food and service was spectacular. Entrees are made fresh. Flavors blend very well. New location is beautiful. Love the complimentary valet parking.

Thank JG1Lambertville
Sandpoint, Idaho
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2015

We got lucky when we wanted Thai food but didn't have reservations for this place one early evening. We were seated in the bar area at a large table set for eight. As it was fairly early, we ended up having the whole table to ourselves. Our server was pleasant and helpful. Our food came quickly and it was made... More 

Thank MarlynJ

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Thai, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rancho Las Palmas Shopping Center, Highway 111 and Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Rancho Mirage
  • Phone Number: +1 760-341-6565

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?