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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

In my opinion, this is the best restaurant in town! Everything we ate was delicious! We loved the laab, green curry, pad Thai, and morning glory. The portion sizes were good and the service was very friendly! The only thing we did not like was...the mango sticky rice as we were hoping the rice was sweeter and more coconut flavored. We were thankful we had made reservations that afternoon as the restaurant was very busy!! I’d highly recommend dining here!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

5/5 for quality of food and serving. Everyone was full & happy. Will definitely come back and highly recommend it to family & friends coming to El Nido. Just watch out for the bar manager (female) who obviously looked so annoyed because we were wet...coming from the tours (but she knew we were wet because I asked permission before everyone came in) and she had to map some areas. She could have at least tried to hide the look on her face but I guess she just wanted to let us know that we were not welcome there. Fortunately, the rest were pleasant so I am still giving this review 5/5.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We tried Laab and Thai Green Curry, and considered both dishes to be a bit disappointing / average at best. The Thai Green curry was lacking that real authentic flavor. The Laab was OK. The venue was nice, with views over the Harbour.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed December 13, 2022

I got a seat right away. The staff is pleasant. The price and quantity of food are good. The presentation can be better. The mango sticky rice dessert came separately in the same dish. The coconut dressing was watery instead of coconut paste. The mango...is served with the skin still on it. It also misses crushed peanuts. The sticky rice There was too much sauce on the Pad Thai, so it was too sour. I could have more than 5 shrimps. The staff asks permission for everything. They asked if they could take the plates away when I already stack them for easy removal. Then after 5 mins, she came back and asked if she can bring the dessert. I would think that if plates are stacked then I'm done with the main meal, and dessert is to follow since I already ordered. The cocktail mix is good.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed December 2, 2022 via mobile

Came for food at big bad Thai and the menu did not disappoint at all. Traditional Thai food that was unbelievable from appetisers, mains and drinks perfect to a tee. There was a mix up with our order where it was served to the wrong...table but once alerting the staff our food was out in seconds. Beautiful views, vibes and food. Can’t go wrong. Sheila our waitress was amazing she even organised a discount for us which is totally not the norm but because of the mix up she was so friendly and accommodating. Thank you BBT we will be back tomorrow!More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed November 28, 2022 via mobile

Great Thai restaurant. It was quite full so maybe better to reserve or you need to wait a bit. The food was great and delicious.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 30, 2022 via mobile

We were tempted by this restaurant based on the good reviews we saw. Nevertheless we were very disappointed with the food ... we had springs rolls, pad Thai shrimp and rice Thai shrimp. After living in Thailand for 1 year I have never eaten such...a bad pad Thai in my life, I took a spoonful and didn't finish the rest, there was a very unpleasant aftertaste in my mouth. The Thai rice was dry and tasteless. The owners, two Europeans or Americans, didn't even try to understand what was going on m, we were given an uncomfortable look from them as we left, without even a thank you, sorry or goodbye. However the view is nice and the portions are copious, the Filipino staff is very friendly as everywhere in this country.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 3, 2022 via mobile

Really good Thai food, authentic flavours and great staff. Certainly one of the best restaurants in El Nido. Replicated Thai cuisine perfectly

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 2, 2022 via mobile

This place is a great Thai restaurant we ordered almost everything on the menu 😂😂 and it was all tasty and delicious! I highly recommend this place!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 1, 2022 via mobile

Of all things, it's not authentic Thai. I ordered a yellow chicken curry. It was bland, hardly any taste. And even less meat. There were vegetables, but not Thai veggies. Thai food is more than Sataii.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed July 24, 2022 via mobile

Great food Clean, tasty, fresh The crew is very friendly Good atmosphere Nice view You can find many Thai dishes in a great variety

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed March 16, 2020

Place was packed when we came in so we had to wait a little. Definitely worth a wait. Food was amazing, my boyfriend had a Massaman Curry Chicken I had a Pad Thai with tofu, both very satisfying and delicious. Definitely recommended.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 16, 2020

Been here about a month ago, great spot. Traveling around the Philippines for over 2 months, have tried many restaurants and food shacks, this place goes to my top 10. Tried their several options during my visit, my favourites are Yellow Curry and Fish Cakes.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 16, 2020

Stunning views from their balcony, tasty cocktails and most delicious Thai dishes out here. El Nido was pretty empty during this time, there were the only ones open. Now i know why. What more can you ask for.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 14, 2020 via mobile

My boyfriend and I saw this restaurant and the atmosphere is really great. We ordered pad krapow and fried rice for me with shrimp. It was so good we both got so full since it's a big quantity for one which is great. If you're...not that good with spicy food you can ask for the level of spicyness that you want. All in all this is a great restaurant family friendly and great atmosphere. We'll definitely come back again!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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  • Food: 4.5
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  • Value: 4.5