The culinary wizards at Pattaya create a whirlwind of traditional Asian flavors while conjuring a menu of stir-fried favorites for palates to swoon over. Guests plunge their forks into house specialty Ondara's rice and retrieve bites of yellow rice mixed with chicken, shrimp, egg, and pineapple ($8.50). The beef pad thai's bed of rice noodles––blended with ground peanuts, green onion, and egg––provides a comfortable spot for diners to rest their heads after a long day of work ($6.75). Quell hunger pangs with a plate of stir-fried chicken, cashews, and dried chili peppers ($7.75), or turn up the heat on taste buds with the spicy tofu's medley of zucchini, basil, and jalapeños over fried rice ($7.75).
The King and I of Canyon welcomes hungry visitors to feasts of rich coconut-milk curries, tender morsels of tuna, salmon, and crab, and spicy stir-fry dishes flavored with aromatic scallions, garlic, ginger, peppers, and basil. Taking its name from the famous Rodgers and Hammerstein musical and its less famous spinoff sitcom, the restaurant enchants visitors with an exotic, yet approachable charm, seating guests at tables decorated with fan-folded napkins and fresh blossoms, while serenading diners with live musical performances. Behind the marble-topped sushi bar, chefs hand-roll inventive maki combinations or arrange nigiri plates into colorful, edible pieces of art.
The savory aroma of fire-grilled steaks and fried eggs is the first thing to greet the noses of guests ambling into The Ranch House Cafe. After the initial olfactory welcome, the restaurant envelops visitors in a relaxed, home-like atmosphere bolstered by homemade meals, friendly service, and embarrassing middle school class portraits of every visitor. Chefs bustle about the kitchen transforming Angus Beef into hand-formed burgers before sending them to tables on the arms of speedy servers. Conscious of meeting the dietary needs of all its patrons, The Ranch House Cafe offers low-calorie, meatless, and kid-friendly noshes to ensure that eaters push back from their tables feeling sated.
La Fiesta Grande's chefs populate a colossal menu with authentic south-of-the-border dishes, earning their eatery a top-five spot in CityVoter's Best Mexican Restaurant 2009. Beef, chicken, or shrimp conductors direct the steaming fajita skillet's sizzling ballad, soothing appetites and inspiring star-crossed veggies, guacamole, and pico de gallo to fall in love with teeth (beef or chicken $10.99, beef and chicken $11.99, shrimp $14.99, trio platter $13.99). Sic seafaring chompers on the baja crispy fish tacos' triumvirate of tortilla-breaded ocean dwellers, reigning over swells of house-made baja sauce ($10.99). Meanwhile, a dollop of sour cream as fluffy as a pillow stuffed with cumulus clouds tops the spinach enchilada platter's cheesy trio of vitamin-packed cylinders ($8.99).
This spicy institution first ventured into the world as a pulled wagon stuffed with steaming, delicious foods. As Tango’s taco wagon’s fame spread, so too did its mobile abilities. It soon emerged from its taco-shell cocoon as a motorized food truck. The eatery eventually morphed into the immovable taco shop it is today, which serves guests savory meats, crisp vegetables, and spicy sauces snuggled up next to one another inside warm tortillas. Its current menu is a mix of traditional and innovative Tex-Mex fare, where old-school ground-beef tacos and a crispy chicken-and-waffle taco served with a side of maple syrup coexist swimmingly.
Jake’s Bar and Grill's menu wrangles up straggling taste buds with fresh American fare made from succulent, quality ingredients. Hawaiian-infused corona shrimp with pineapple chili sauce ($5.99) parade extravagantly before larger, more landlocked southwestern entrees emerge, such as the signature 12-ounce apricot chipotle pork chop ($13.99) or the 8-ounce choice black Angus filet mignon ($19.99), both served with a choice of baked potato, steak fries, or sweet-potato fries. Diners with an appetite for handheld nourishment can choose from a multitude of burgers, including the poblano burger, an 8-ounce black Angus patty topped with a roasted poblano red pepper, pepper-jack cheese, and grilled onions ($8.49). The menu also features sandwiches and seafood, as well as decadent desserts such as the chocolate turtle bundt cake, a dark-chocolate truffle wrapped in a warm, dark-chocolate cake and a dark-chocolate attitude ($5.49).