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Prik Nam Pla

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1917 Dutton Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-5992
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Brownsville, Texas
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257 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Walking into the place you see the shop where they sell spices, noodles and more from Asia .. Then you take the menu from the counter and chose one of the few tables on the side .. The food, especially the green curry is great, service is quick and the prices are low .. They don't have everything that is... More 

Thank KaiUWulff
Houston, Texas
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

It in a grocery store and you might never know it's there unless somebody told you about it, but it's worth seeking out the food was very good. I had spring rolls and red curry. Both were excellent. Everyone in my group said the same of their food. Don't expect speedy service.

Thank TXCraig1
Schertz, Texas
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

This is the "hole in the wall" place with great food that folks are looking for. You look at the menu and order at the cash register, grab a drink from the fridge by the register, then have a seat at the side of the store. Food can take a bit to prepare, but it is worth it.

Thank JohnElliott29
San Marcos, Texas
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016

Quality food, skillfully prepared and great staff! Love eating here. Combined with an Asian market where you can find things that no one else in town carries. Owner is very good about answering questions and helping find right ingredients, truly cares about customers which is why you usually find repeat visitors every time you go.

Thank 206DMS1985
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

Prik Nam Pla is a godsend for Asian food lovers in the San Marcos area! Their Thai restaurant menu is diverse and I have yet to taste anything that wasn't authentically delicious. Definitely devour the pineapple fried rice (with shrimp if you eat seafood) and the Tom Kha Gai is the ultimate comfort food. The spring rolls are large and... More 

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San Marcos, Texas
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2014

I am a bit timid when it comes to new (to me) food; we had dinner here for the second time in a month and were pleased with our meals. The waiter seemed to recognize us and all of the staff waited on all the tables. Timid me had the cashew chicken and egg rolls. Both were delicious and veggies... More 

Thank TXgrl55
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125 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2014

This is the better of the 2 Thai places in San Marcos. The decor is elegant and they allow BYOB which is nice. The fried spring rolls and the stemmed wontons are delicious and delicate. The green curry is not over powering and they bring additional curry spice to the table id you want to spice it up even more.... More 

Thank DSergi
Brownwood, Texas
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2014 via mobile

First I need to specify that my wife and I eat Thai cuisine very often and have visited Thai restaurants all over Texas. We chose this restaurant based on the numerous good reviews posted on Trip Advisor. We started the meal with Thai tea and fresh spring rolls. The tea was (to my taste) as good or better than I... More 

Thank suprane
Austin, Texas
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2013

We decided to stop in San Marcos on our way back to Austin from Gruene and cycle along one of the trails. Prik Nam Pla was just around the corner from Purgatory Creek Park where we rode our bikes. San Marcos is not very big, so we thought this was a great unexpected find. It was scorching outside, and it... More 

Thank Nicsholidays
San Marcos, Texas, United States
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2013

I have been on a search for some good asian cuisine in San Marcos, and Prik Nam Pla is #1 by far. I have been to Thailand and no other restaurant comes closer to authentic Pad Thai than Prik Nam Pla, at least in San Marcos. Their food tastes fresh and is prepared with TLC, portion sizes are perfect, they... More 

Thank Kat H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1917 Dutton Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-5992
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Marcos

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