By Daniel Paris

Talay Thai serves the Coachella Valley the best Thai cuisine available outside of Bangkok. They offer the classic Thai dishes such as Pad Thai, yellow, green, and red curry, along with appetizers, angel wings, crab rangoon, Thai eggrolls, chicken satay, and green papaya salad. Dare to explore other dishes on the menu such as the whole crispy fried fish, soft-shell crab with trio of sauces, duck-based dishes, Tom-yum soup, and an array of customizable vegetarian dishes. They will adjust the spice level to your liking. Order a delicious Thai iced tea to cool the heat.

When able to dine in, you will be rewarded with a calming Zen atmosphere and be served by knowledgeable, patient, and usually Thai wait staff. My favorite elements of Thai foods are the use of coconut milk, fresh basil, lime, and fiery Thai peppers as the base of many dishes. The whole spectrum of flavors provides a satisfying balanced taste experience. Like so many of our valley restaurants, Talay Thai is family owned and staffed, and is located in a strip mall on Hwy. 111.

Find a Thai travel movie on YouTube and order some Talay Thai takeout.


Sunday – Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

70065 CA-111, #1
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270