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Thai Dara

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34255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Ste 115, Dana Point, CA 92629-3809
+1 949-661-1251
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Carlsbad, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

I love this quaint little place. The food is amazing! Love the coconut soup and I've eaten nearly curry off the menu. Pad Thai is yummy and the sticky rice with mango and coconut dessert is the best! I like eating lunch on the patio and watching cars go by on the PCH during late afternoon but the little inside... More 

Thank carlsbadjen
Orange County, CA
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67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

This is a beautiful small restaurant along PCH. The building is under construction, but businesses are open. We went a little late on a Sunday night and there were 2 or 3 other tables occupied and a few called in/take orders while we were there. Service was attentive. I ordered crying tiger (steak strips) brown rice on the side- best... More 

Thank chinadoll418
Knoxville, Tennessee
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

everytime i end up in dana point i go here, the food is solid thai and prices are right. the staff are nice and eveything i have ordered has been good. a solid neighborhood restaurant.

Thank Losarkos
Lake Forest, California
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163 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

This was our first go for food from this place, and it wasn't deserving of a "poor", 2 star rating, but this experience was on the low side of average. This really small restaurant was nearly full when I came in to get our takeout order. I had Pad Thai with chicken that was nothing to write home about; I'll... More 

Thank kooikermom
Dana Point, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Of the several good Thai restaurants in our area, this is one of our favorites. The food is fresh and tasty and reasonably priced. The staff are very friendly.

Thank 44shu
Dana Point, California
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

We wanted Thai food but wanted to try some place different but didn't want to drive far. Thai Dara is a half mile from our house, we drive by it every day. We had not stopped in because it's part of a 'strip mall' that faces Coast Highway and we thought it might be like the places you find inside... More 

Thank 333greenman
Ken Caryl
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102 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

Delicious Thai food. We were staying at the Best western , just a block away, and after a long day at the beach, we didn't really feel like going far so Thai Dara was an ideal choice. We walked over, ordered to take away, grabbed a bottle of Pinot Grigio at the cigar shop up the street, picked up the... More 

Thank Jeff L
Dana Point, California
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247 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

This place has changed ownership at-least twice in the last 3 years and it appears that every time they do that, the quality goes down. This started as a decent / reliable Thai eatery for us and the recent visit confirmed how poor it has become. In addition to poor quality, I find it very disturbing that they DO NOT... More 

Thank PG13LA
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015

any time we're in town, we go here. the food is excellent, the wait staff friend, the prices are good

Thank LOBRADNO2015
Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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218 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2015

We have been wanting to try Thai Dara for some time. It is located on Pacific Coast Hwy in Dana Point. It is a small venue but the food, service and atmosphere were very nice. We ordered some of our all time favorite Thai Dishes and the Thai Dara versions were among the best we have ever had. Their Tom... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Ste 115, Dana Point, CA 92629-3809
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-661-1251

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