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Wat Mongkolrata Temple

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Address: 5306 Palm River Rd, Tampa, FL 33619-3746
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+1 813-621-1669

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Extremely delicious food

Amazing Thai food for very cheap price. The atmosphere was great. lots of people. lots of options. You should come hungry. They also have very pretty flowers for sales.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Amazing Thai food for very cheap price. The atmosphere was great. lots of people. lots of options. You should come hungry. They also have very pretty flowers for sales.

Thank Ca N
Oxford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The temple is beautiful, peaceful, and very welcoming. I went on a Sunday when the market was going on. There was an amazing variety of food for sale. (Cash Only). All being freshly prepared on site. It was very crowded, which to to be expected. There were a number of benches along the river on which to sit and eat.... More 

Thank Tangelene R
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is awesome, it's has a really peaceful atmosphere, the food is good and so is the flower market. You might want to arrive a little early though, parking can be difficult, but it's worth it!

Thank ifreakinloveyou
Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great way to spend a Sunday morning. The food is good, interesting and reasonably priced and the atmosphere is social and inviting. The seating is on picnic tables and the view of the river is great. And the deep fried sweet potatoes or plaintains are to die for.

Thank joyce h
Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great weekend trip for lunch. When the weather is nice, eat outside and enjoy the views. Great shopping and authentic food in many varieties. Good prices. Everyone should try if you like authentic settings and food.

Thank MikeyPenn
Tampa, FL
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Wat Mongkolrata Temple was a great surprise and a fun Sunday mid-morning to mid afternoon experience. We arrived around 10:30am and parking was hard to find; it was packed. The food is great, not spicy at all...you have to add your own spice that they have available. The food is inexpensive (cash only) and tasty. The breeze under the... More 

Okemos, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

When in Tampa, visit the Wat Mongkolrata Temple to enjoy Thai food and see a temple! Come early as parking is abundant but may take patience to find. Also...the buying your food will make you fall in looooong lines in hoping that the dish you want will not run out. Food service practically stops around 1 pm.

Thank Nomadic_Thoughts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

You have to visit the Thai Temple! Not only is the food authentic and yummy, the scenery and location is gorgeous. Bring cash and check out the plants for sale. We bought a pitcher plant that eats flies over a year ago, and it's still going strong! We visit often!

3 Thank Caitlin J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

We lived in Japan for three years and traveled to SE Asia on a few occasions. This was just the trip if you miss your days in Thailand, Cambodia, or Vietnam. Great good and picnic area.

1 Thank Steena804
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Check this out if you are in Tampa on a Sunday morning. Excellent food for inexpensive prices, gorgeous grounds, and a unique experience. Get there early!

1 Thank Cynthia S

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