As I mentioned in a recent post, I’ve been on a mission to find some new local Thai restaurants to satisfy our cravings now that The Great Thai BBQ is closed.
Luckily, Mekong Cuisine Lao and Thai, is within a 25-minute drive. But, I’d really prefer something closer.
So far, nothing locally in Chula Vista has really panned out. But, there was still one Thai restaurant we hadn’t tried… Mea Kwan Thai in Eastlake.
It’s nestled in a nice shopping center near Proctor Valley Rd. We sometimes will come out here to pick up pizza from Pizzo’s (future post).
When we arrived, we immediately noticed they were short staffed. There was literally one server managing the entire restaurant.
Luckily, he was pretty attentive to us and got our order quickly.
We got a bowl of Tom Yum with a spice level of 1 so the kids could drink it.
Well, it came out closer to a 3.5/10. You can see some of the chili flakes floating around.
The flavor was okay, but a bit too sour for our liking.
Next up is our go to staple… pad thai with chicken.
It was decent, but not quite as sweet as I like it.
Finally, we ordered the Mange Red Curry.
Sounds good, right? Well, we again order it at a 1/10 spice level and it came back 3/10 at least.
Other than the extra spice, the flavors were decent. The mango flavor itself didn’t stand out all that much to me.
The food was okay overall. I would probably stop by to pick up occasionally if they were closer, but it’s about 15 minutes from our house.
What I won’t be doing, is dining at the restaurant in one of their booths!
Immediately when I walked in, I noticed some extra cloth napkins in the booth. I thought that was a bit strange until I sat down and felt the wood beam support under my butt!
My son of course ripped the napkin off and look what was underneath.
It’s not like this was a hole in the wall restaurant either. Sorry, there are just some things you have to pay for to get fixed!
Mea Kwan Thai Cuisine
2326 Proctor Valley Rd, Ste 104
Chula Vista, CA 91914
Phone number (619) 397-4584