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“Best pad Thai!”
Review of Spices Thai Cafe

Spices Thai Cafe
Ranked #537 of 4,869 Restaurants in San Diego
Price range: US$10 - US$20
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

Seriously, some of the best pad Thai I have ever had. The curry was really good too. Reasonable prices. Good atmosphere. We will be back.

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Reviewed 15 December 2015

Really good Thai food is hard to come by. There's lots of "just OK" Thai restaurants around but Spices Thai Cafe is excellent food. They have a very nice and friendly wait staff. They are always ready to make a suggestion when asked. and with 10 levels of heat to choose from almost anyone can eat here. I'm an 8 out of 10 on that spiciness scale, and they are very consistent with how spicy the food comes out. This is not easy to do. I love the Shrimp Suits, shrimp wrapped in spring roll wrapper and fried crispy. It's served with a sweet & spicy dipping sauce. I prefer less sweet sauces so they recommended the "seafood sauce" which is excellent; spicy and herbaceous. I've had several main courses here including the red curry with duck (yumm) and the Sweet Basil stirfry with BBQ pork are a couple of my favorites. Both are outstanding. Spicy, a little sweetness, lots of flavor from the meat. I find both dishes to be perfect. I love this restaurant and will be back often.

Thank NaturePhotog_52
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Reviewed 7 November 2015

I love this restaurant's panang curry. At dinner, I like the fish with brown rice. Service is excellent, portions are large and the restaurant has a nice ambiance for talking. The parking is easy as it is in a strip mall close to Souplantation. Service is always fast and pleasant. You are not rushed to finish. Very satisfying.

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Thank SanDiegoBJ
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Reviewed 9 October 2015

We found this little Thai restaurant a year ago, and enjoyed it at first. Then we noticed the quality steadily declining. My husband and I ordered the Spicy Noodles with Pork. The pork was tasteless and dry. I had one piece of Thai basil in my whole dish! I also ordered a 3 as far as spicyness, and they mistakenly gave me a 2. It was dull and boring. I could hardly find the vegetables in the dish. On a good note, the fresh spring rolls are delicious, but we probably won't return since our favorite dish has gone downhill.

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Thank Vacationers62
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Reviewed 15 June 2015

The food at Thai Spice is very good but the service and atmosphere are lacking. Curry dishes are very good although curry sauce is a little thin for my taste. On their scale of 1 to 10, a 5 is relatively spicy. Mild at first, but then it creeps up on you. They had a lot of take-out orders the night I visited. Maybe the locals have figured out that the food far exceeds the service!

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Thank J S
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