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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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98 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Used to be in the Vin's shopping Center in Rancho Mirage and moved to a great location on El Paseo near Thairapy Hair Salon. Great selection of wines and numerous vegetarian options.love anything with Thaie Peanut Sauce! Location, location, location! Fun to people watch as El Paseo is the place to be!

Thank Carol W
Yorba Linda, CA
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75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good dining experience for lunch with my wife. We have eaten at other Thai restaurants in the past and Thai Smile is definitely better than most.

Thank Jerry T
Ellington, Connecticut
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70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to have lunch here and there were so many choices, and we both had a nice offering of fresh mixed Thia selections. The service was quick and friendly also!

Thank dickjacques
San Diego, California
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91 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We reserved on Open Table, only to find that this location of Thai Smiles is not associated w. O. Table. (?) They did find us a table tho. A female chef, portions were very ample & beautifully prepared & tasty. Of note, we enjoyed the BEST sticky rice with mango we have ever experienced. Our waitress Kibb was great too.

Thank Travelingnurse055
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

While it characterizes itself as Thai, it is really pan asian, and serves quite excellent food. Waitstaff is friendly and helpful. Menu choices are wide and varied. I go there often.

Thank Ahb324
Salt Lake City, Utah
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

been eating at Thai Smile for years and it never dissapoints wether you are eating in the restaurant or taking it home..

Thank hector m
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92 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Thank you trip advisor reviewers! This was one fabulous Thai lunch. Didn't need salt or any extra thai pepper! Service and ambience were excellent as well. This is a hard act to beat for Thai food anywhere in Southern California. Look forward to a return visit!

Thank DougR
San Diego, California
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138 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Love the new Thai Smile! They've always had great food and good service and this new location is no different on both counts. For summer they offer a few Fixed Price dinners, which were very good. The entree size may be a little smaller than the regular meal but it's served with a delicious salad and your choice of brown... More 

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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

We just loved Thai Smile when they were in Rancho Mirage. The new location in Palm Desert does not have the nice ambiance that the previous location had. It is a bit sterile and doesn't feel authentic Thai at all. The food seems to be just average now but when desperate for Thai, it will remain the go to in... More 

Thank Dini S
Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016

I don't eat meat so I rely frequently on the server recommendations. I don't even recall the name of what I had but it hit the spot. I cleaned the plate. The Mango drink was delicious too. Locations was only a quick uber ride from the hotel.

Thank OCTraveler2011

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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?