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Meun Fan Thai Cafe

1819 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-1672
+1 805-882-9244
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good37%
  • Average21%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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“thai food” (10 reviews)
“spring rolls” (3 reviews)
Opens in 11 min
All hours
Asian, Thai
$$ - $$$
1819 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-1672
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love the sizzling beef platter so much that we almost always get in while either dining in or for take out. The peanut sauce is yummy.

Thank jls162016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is good. The service at night is extremely disappointing. I've been going here for years and it didn't used to be bad. Last year, my husband and I are here A LOT, like minimum once a week (I was pregnant) and I'd always...More

Thank Evan S
Reviewed 27 November 2016

This small restaurant on the Mesa in Santa Barbara is ok, with decent Thai food and service but it is not outstanding. Based on descriptions from friends, I was expecting something really special and we had an average experience. The food was tasty but not...More

Thank Alice W
Reviewed 4 November 2016

We choose Thai food for dinner while we visited Santa Barbara for a few days. Excellent service from the Thai server and really good freshly prepared Thai food. We shared the Pad Thai(chicken), Spring rolls, Tom Yum Gai (chicken ). We had plenty of left...More

Thank JerryFlanagan
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I thought the service was very nice and efficient, also nice upscale interior. The food was not as good as expected, not bad, but could be better. I had a sweet sour soup with chicken that I thought I recognized from other Thai places but...More

Thank KenSanFrancisco
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Santa Barbara. Lots of vegetarian dishes to choose from and great taste. We love this place and recommend it to anybody that loves Thai food😊

Thank Faranak M
Reviewed 23 February 2016

Excellent choice of Thai food and always busy. We usually go for the take-out so we can enjoy at home. Pad Thai, drunken noodles, eggplant dishes, spring rolls are just a few of the delicious items.

Thank davis40vacation
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Meun Thai is located in a tiny parking lot off Cliff Dr. (near Lazy Acres) on the Mesa in Santa Barbara. Owned by a lovely Thai woman, the food is fresh, authentic, and delicious. It is our go-to restaurant for Thai food. Sometimes we will...More

Reviewed 2 January 2016

4 of us had dinner at Meun Fan last night (on New Year's Eve!). We each ordered different dishes, and each of us thought our choice was the best!. (Appetizers: cucumber salad, Minced chicken with mint and lime juice, ginger, peanuts and lime juice appetizers....More

Thank VickieBHS
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Renting a house nearby for a few days and this was one of the restaurants within walking distance. Charming service from the Thai waitresses and really good freshly prepared Thai food. We shared the sizzling platter (chicken), Masaman curry (beef) and pad Thai with a...More

Thank SugarloafView
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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: 1819 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-1672
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-882-9244
  • E-mail