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Wat Mongkolrata Temple

5306 Palm River Rd, Tampa, FL 33619-3746
+1 813-621-1669
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a take walk on the wild side

It's great to get away with friends and family and the food is excellent! the money and time.well... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Doc R
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thonotoassa
Sunday at Thai Temple

Every Sunday, you can visit this Thai temple to buy Thai food, Oriental plants and orchids. I love... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
an1953USA
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Seattle, Washington
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5306 Palm River Rd, Tampa, FL 33619-3746
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

It's great to get away with friends and family and the food is excellent! the money and time.well spent walking along the river.

Thank Doc R
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

Every Sunday, you can visit this Thai temple to buy Thai food, Oriental plants and orchids. I love the bargain orchid table. The temple's ground is clean and few good Kodak picture sites. The temple is located right by the river, good place to have...More

Thank an1953USA
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Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

Just visiting Tampa for a week, and a good place to check this out. Lots of very good Thai authentic food. Lots of variety ... so many choices. Decisions decisions.Make sure to get there early.There are long lines especially for the soup , and the...More

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Reviewed October 22, 2017

This is my multiple Sunday per month brunch location. Great quality food at better than restaurant prices (and dog friendly). You have to plan around the crowds and the weather. I've spent some time in Thailand and almost everything sold here is as good. I...More

Thank Ted L
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Reviewed October 21, 2017

Sunday mornings offer many tasty Thai food stalls, a small Thai vegetable market, and lots of home grown orchids for sale. Very informal, very friendly folks. Adjacent Buddhist temple is open to the public.

Thank Walt0305
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Reviewed October 19, 2017

We visit the Temple at least once a year for lunch. Be prepared because I don't think males OR females can enter the temple itself if you are wearing shorts. Also, you have to remove your shoes. I think the food is cash only and...More

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Reviewed October 15, 2017

My friends and I decided to have brunch at the Wat Mongkolrata Thai Temple. The scenery was so peaceful, orchids in colorful bloom, under the shade of the oak trees on the Hillsborough River. There are benches dotted along the path for you to sit...More

Thank prissypoodle123
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Reviewed September 23, 2017

We come here often, probably once a month, for their Sunday morning Thai food events. Others have detailed out the various foods they serve, all of it is very good. Parking can be an issue, and the lines can be long for some dishes (like...More

Thank Jeff W
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Reviewed July 30, 2017

After reading other reviews my wife and I visited the temple on Sunday before noon. The temple community sells Thai food of all kinds, soups, fried chicken, pad thai, desserts, spring rolls and lots more. The generous portions are generally about $5 and are delicious....More

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Reviewed July 1, 2017

Crowded, such a popular spot... enjoy a walkabout, meditate, enjoy the water view, or savor in a meal. A terrific place to spend some time. Their Sunday market is always hopping, and usually crowded these days. We enjoy the plants, edible and otherwise, the fresh...More

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Joseph d
March 14, 2018|
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Response from prissypoodle123 | Reviewed this property |
I've only gone on Sundays and arrived by 10:00. There are already people there but all of the cooks and vendors have not finished cooking by 10:00. It is best to arrive early to get a parking spot . Also, if you plan to... More
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perednyte
August 29, 2017|
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Response from TravelVidaa | Reviewed this property |
They are only open to the public on Sunday I went on a weekday and was still able to walk around the garden area and take pictures of the big green dragons ( in the back of the temple near the water) I have never been to... More
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krit99
January 30, 2017|
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Response from KERRY M | Reviewed this property |
I did find this schedule. It appears that they do have a ceremony, so I don't think they are open as usual as this appears to be a ceremony for the monks. Perhaps you can call and check. I found this on their website. I hope... More
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