The ability to differentiate between red and green curry is the mark of a good Thai chef and a common tell among children faking colorblindness to skip school. Test your rods and cones with today’s Groupon to PaPaYa Thai Restaurant. This deal is valid at the Mesa and Tempe locations only. Choose from the following options:
- For $19, you get a Thai meal for two (up to a $40.85 total value), which includes:
- One appetizer (up to a $10.95 value)
- Two entrees (up to an $11.95 value each)
- Two drinks (up to a $3 value each)
- For $39, you get a Thai meal for four (up to an $81.70 total value), which includes:
- Two appetizers (up to a $10.95 value each)
- Four entrees (up to an $11.95 value each)
- Four drinks (up to a $3 value each)
- For $15, you get $30 worth of anything on the Mesa or Tempe menu. Entrees range from $8.55 to $13.95.
Christened Best Thai Curry 2009 by Phoenix Magazine, PaPaYa Thai Restaurant’s comfortable dining arena swirls with fragrant spices as patrons appease palates with traditional, MSG-free Thai dishes that walk tightropes of sweet, sour, and salty flavors. Begin the culinary voyage with the mixed appetizer platter, which unites adventurous crews of chicken sate, tofu tempura, egg roll, and crab wonton. Chefs trained in the art of curry-blending craft the award-winning chicken-mango curry, brimming with the bold, sweet, and spicy flavors of coconut milk, mango, and red-curry paste; the curry is further enhanced by sweet basil, lean chicken, and bell peppers, each shaped like a life-size Stanley Cup. Marinated barbecue chicken—bathed with curry seasonings, fresh garlic, and light soy sauce—lounges across a bed of thai sticky rice as a side of sweet chili dip sings amorous haikus to lure in juicy bites. Most dishes can be made vegetarian on request, and PaPaYa’s attentive waiters regularly encourage patrons to pick their piquancy preference, ranging from mild and medium to Thai hot.
PaPaYa Thai Restaurant
PaPaYa Thai Restaurant’s chicken mango curry won Best Thai Curry 2009 by Phoenix magazine. It brims with the bold, sweet, and spicy flavors of coconut milk, mango, and red-curry paste, further enhanced by sweet basil, lean chicken, and bell peppers, each shaped like a life-size Stanley Cup. It’s testament to the carefully crafted dishes typical of PaPaYa, which serves traditional dishes that alternate between sweet, sour, and salty flavors and feature no MSG. The barbecue grill adds crispiness to chicken, beef, pork, shrimp, and salmon, each plated beside thai sticky rice and sides of sweet chili dip or spicy lime sauce. Most dishes can be made vegetarian on request, and PaPaYa’s attentive waiters encourage patrons to pick their preference of spiciness, ranging from mild and medium to thai hot.