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Del Mar, San Clemente, CA
Today
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I love Monghut Thai though we are overdue for a return visit. This is our Orange County go-to Thai restaurant. The food is exquisite.

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Thank Julie J
San Clemente, California
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Great Thai food with excellent curries. I recommend the Crying Tiger appetizer. It comes with a delicious lime juice based dipping sauce that has chilly, onions, cilantro...it is tasty! I also love the Panang with chicken. Get the extra dry spice on the side and pile it on!! The prices are on the high side but you pay for quality... More 

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Thank carlandkati
Palm Desert, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

This is a cute little Thai restaurant in the heart of downtown San Clemente, so it is a very convenient location. The food is moderately good .

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Thank meetjudith
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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96 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

This small Thai Restaurant in the heart of the shopping district in San Clemente is very good and very tasty. Lunch is a calm service in a small intimate indoor setting with friendly and efficient service. The Chicken Satay was especially good as was the Panang Curry with chicken. The pad Thai with shrimp was also very good with a... More 

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Thank Tattalat
Edmonton, Canada
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

The atmosphere is lacking in this place. We only went in because the restaurant across the way was really busy. The service is mediocre. It's not a luxury dining experience by any means. The food was tasty. It's authentic flavours were the only reason I might return. I wouldn't seek it out again but walking by and in the right... More 

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Thank Warren B
San Clemente, California
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

They have an excellent salmon salad. The salad dressing is amazing. I sometimes buy a container to take home.

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Thank RandyLargent
Chilliwack, Canada
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146 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

We ordered a few items to take back to our hotel room. It couldn't have taken much more than 5 minutes and we were on our way. The dishes we had were really good and just the right amount of heat. Well worth it.

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Thank adognamedrocky
Harbert, Michigan
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2015

The menu has all the favorites (Pad Thai, Spring Rolls etc.), a few more adventurous items (Ribs, fish), and one or two specials. The food was, overall good. Tasty and filling as a lunch, nothing to write home about as a dinner. Everything was prepared on the sweet side -- probably a chef's taste, though possibly to hide defects in... More 

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Thank zippy521
San Clemente, California
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143 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

This restaurant is a gem in San Clemente. The owners have been here for years, and have a great menu. The service is excellent; be sure to say hello to "Gina" and "Munpet" when there, and shake Don or Ning's hand (the owners). They make a great spicy beef salad that is not on the menu. It is called Namto,... More 

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Thank AngusPodgorny1960
Las Vegas, Nevada
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

Waiter recommended... Wonderful!! Fresh ingredients. Can't get the lime off my mind... Will be back. Nice casual, small restaurant. Lines on the weekend. Ok pad Thai. Ok coconut Tom soup... Will definitely eat here again.

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Thank jeminvegas

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Del Mar, San Clemente, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente

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