Thai cuisine is renowned for its tasty blend of sweet and sour flavors, which are peppered with irreducibly complex spices that can only be fully grasped by the prehensile tongues of giraffes. Exercise your mouth muscle with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Thai cuisine at TaRa Restaurant downtown.
Infusing its menu with authentic Thai foodstuffs, TaRa Restaurant fills guests with Southeast Asian fare that satisfies stomachs and delights the eyes through artistic, colorful plating. Dream about paddling through a countryside canal while lunching on fried egg rolls with shredded veggies, shiitake, taro, and silver noodles with sweet-and-sour sauce ($6), followed by a plate of dancing beans, which combines sautéed green beans, bell peppers, and Kaffir lime leaves with rice, rhythm, and a spicy chili paste ($10). For dinner, guay tiew ped yang—a soup of noodles and roasted duck slices ($10)—beats colds better than its wimpy chicken soup cousin, and the peanutty panang curry ($12) gives patrons the power to turn peanuts into peanut butter with a single super-strength squeeze. The pad ma kuer bedecks sautéed eggplant and your choice of meat with bell peppers, basil, Thai chili, and sweet soy sauce ($12). Substitute shrimp or seafood for other meat in most entrees for an additional $3.
TaRa Restaurant’s interior is lushly decorated with attractive art hangings and dimly lit by tabletop candles and teardrops of light frozen in midair. Call to reserve comfortable seats where you and your friends can safely meet over pots of jasmine tea ($3) or fresh whole coconuts ($4) to debate the merits of galloping sans horse.
This Groupon is valid for dine-in only.
More than 225 Yelpers give TaRa a 3.5-star average rating:
- I had the spicy noodles with prawns and a bottle of Voss sparkling water. The service was great. – Gwendolyn M.
- I have been frequenting Tara for lunch for several years and have never been let down. The three Muskateers Squash Curry w/ Seafood was phenomenal today. The lettuce cups are a refreshing and tasty appetizer. – emily b.