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Mongkut Thai Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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212 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-4005
+1 949-492-3871
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
Closed now
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Sun - Fri 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Pad Thai 10/10. Everything ordered from the menu was excellent four evenings I a row. The servers were Quick, kind And helpful. The "spice levels" of the food which you could choose were consistent( The #1 hot felt just like The Number 1 Hot, and the #2 felt a reasonable step from #1). The Pad Thai I ordered four nights... More 

1 Thank COBRA B
Mystic, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

We have at least 3 Thai places in our hometown,we LOVE the cuisine,and we've tried many Thai places wherever we travel.This place was better than most- absolutely perfect! Obviously homemade,each spice and flavor was easily discernible in the fishes we chose. We had 6 people, and visited 3 times in a week on vacation- everything was fantastic! I like mild,... More 

Thank hsmamatotwo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Terrific menu, excellently prepared, consistent quality and the hosts are warm and welcoming. Our favorite Thai restaurant.

Thank Julie J
Arlington, Virginia
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230 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We were looking for some nice, spicy Thai food. We did not find it here. The food was bland even when we asked for spicy. I had to keep adding sauce to kick it up a notch. The service was quick which made us wonder why the food wasn't hot when it got to the table. In addition, the chicken... More 

Thank Pat D
San Clemente, CA
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Across the street from Nick’s. Our order: pork larb. Shrimp Phat Thai, green curry, brown rice. The same maybe 20 X in a row. The other menu items are just as good, just can’t abandon that taste combo. Oh yeah. A cold Thai beer too! The owner’s are so attentive!

Thank pezSanClemente_CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

One of us had Panang, chicken in a delicious sauce. The other had something. bit weird on a stick, chicken & pork around a shrimp. It came with the usual cucumber in an overly sweet dressing.

Thank ninat727
Long Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Group of us came for lunch. Only one other table of patrons. Service was slow and I had to ask repeatedly for water refills. Pad Thai, curry and appetizers were just so-so. Raging Pacific Pearl salad was decent, but much spicer than originally thought. Can't say anything was remarkable about the food. Not happy with slow and inattentive server.

Thank chgo919
San Clemente, California
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195 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

We had lemongrass broth, onion, mushrooms, cilantro & green onion with shrimp and coconut broth, cabbage, cilantro & green onion with shrimp for soups. For entrees we had jumbo scallops, shrimp, and avocado with green curry sauce; chicken stir fried with red bell pepper, onion, and red chili sauce; and very lightly battered & deep-fried shrimp with sweet & sour... More 

Thank Karen K
Lafayette, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

First time here , visiting San Clemente for a few days. Ordered spring rolls but a fried sausage came out. Good start my order was to be very mild spice and my husbands spicy. He received no spice and my eggplant and shrimp was spicy. Nice restaurant, but small. Wait time was not too bad. Take out is available.

Thank vacationneededs53
St. Petersburg, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

The staff was very friendly, but we really did not care for the food. It looked like a lot of locals like the place.

Thank Eovercast

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-4005
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: +1 949-492-3871

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