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Pacific Thai Santa Cruz

1319 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3909
+1 831-420-1700
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good36%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“thai food” (4 reviews)
“curry dishes” (2 reviews)
“green curry” (2 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Healthy
$$ - $$$
1319 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3909
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Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

We ate here early one evening and would return again. Food is freshly cooked and good value. Service is fast and friendly. Vegetarian options are good. Looks like they have a strong take-out business. The only criticism was the food wasn't "Thai hot" - the...More

Thank Nigel B
Reviewed 28 April 2017

I had chicken pad thai: it looked very good, had all the right stuff, but did not impress me at all, who knows why. The place is popular.

Thank barbgal
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Some locals say stay away from the restaurants on Pacific Ave because tourist areas restaurants seem to fall into lower standards and quality because of all the tourists. If you don't have to impress people to get business, many business's don't try to hit the...More

Thank Timothy H
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Small Thai place with very friendly staff and good food. Pad Thai, Green Curry & shrimp rolls are really good. Try the satay too. And the value is excellent.

Thank Hewitty15
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Everything about this place is good. I would go back. The food is good. The prices are good. The portions are good. Perfect UCSC hang. Definitely worth going to when you are downtown and need your Thai fix.

Thank Akamaikai
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Since this place seems to be always full of people, it fools people into mistaking it for a good restaurant. But after dining there, I wonder how many repeat customers they have. The service is very poor and expect to spend a lot of time...More

Thank homa k
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The food is average or slightly above average depending on how familiar you are with Thai food. Just been to Thailand a few months ago, I have to say the chicken is too dry, curry does not have enough coconut cream or Thai spice or...More

Thank Yinying Z
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Above average Thai cuisine. Start with the coconut battered sweet potato fries -- outstanding! Entrees were good. Also has boba drinks , always a good thing.

Thank DC_Padrin0
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Frend and I, came to this place after reading recommendations on trip adviser. Stuff is indeed very friendly and helpful. Tea was good. Restauran atmosphere was more like fast food. Many people come for take away food. It seems restaurant is known. Food was visually...More

Thank Exotic A
PacificThaiSC, Owner at Pacific Thai Santa Cruz, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2016

We appreciate the feedback and are sorry to hear that we didn't quite make a winning first impression. While I'm happy to know that the service and presentation were​ appreciated, we always want our dishes to meet that same quality. We typically get great reviews...More

Reviewed 20 June 2016

We always go to this place for bubba tea and decided to eat here. The first time the food was good and we decided to go there again. Unfortunately the second time there was horrendous. When my food arrived it had an off smell and...More

Thank Yesenia C
PacificThaiSC, Owner at Pacific Thai Santa Cruz, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2016

I'm surprised to read your review, Yesenia, and this is not the usual impression we make as you saw with your first visit. That said, I do apologize that your meal wasn't prepared in line with your standards or ours. We're very careful to follow...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1319 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3909
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-420-1700
  • E-mail
Happy Hour: 3-6pm Monday-Thursday Lunch Special Hours: 11:30am-2:30pm Monday- Friday Centrally located on the Downtown Pacific Ave Garden Mall, we are the only Thai cuisine and Boba tea restaurant and cafe around. We offer Lunch Specials, Happy Hour, and Dinner entrees in our modern dining room. Our walls are decorated with art made by local artists in Santa Cruz. We make up for our small location with great customer service and food.
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