Dao's Bar & Thai Restaurant
Avda. Ramon y Cajal 23 - Local 2, 29640 Fuengirola Spain
Gorgeous restaurant, food & staff both lovely. Well worth a visit. Always the first restaurant we visit when we come to Fuengirola x
Great Food Perfectly Cooked
Great Food Perfectly Cooked I would like to express my sincere thanks to Dao and her excellent staff for squeezing me and my wife in last night. I found out she is closing for Refurb and will be closed for two weeks as from Monday, she explained she had a nasty fall in the Kitchen, where she had a whole pot of very hot Curry Sauce that was being prepared, spilled all over her body a few days ago. We was very lucky to get in, as while we was there, I saw her turn away at least 10 people, so it shows how popular this place is and I can see why!! We didn’t have to wait long for our drinks to arrive, I looked around and saw how her staff was so attentive to the new customers that had booked, was showed to their seats! I could see how well trained they were and even had a chat with each and everyone, that to me is “the attention to detail” in my eyes and could see no one was rushed into ordering and probably was enjoying the experience, with the fantastic decor she has in her restaurant. It seems it was created by her partner, I can see she has a perfect “Eye” for soft furnishings and the way her restaurant looks, I can imagine what the place will look like, once the improvements are all finished! As far as our Food Saturday night is concerned, I have to mention, that I read the previous review which really made my decision to comment on here, about the alleged “Terrible Service” that a person called “Lska S” was in Dao’s Restaurant with his wife. I cannot understand his unnecessary comments, while he is perfectly entitled to make comments on here, I think its very sad that he has not been fair to this owner!! If you read her reply, you can see how understandably upset she was, when she read the review, as it would seem he was looking for a completely different dining experience? One has to take into account, how busy a place is, the kind of food is being sold (how long it takes to prepare) and possibly what you as the Customer wants from the place you are visiting? That said, the place was really buzzing last night with most tables with 8/6 and 4’s seated and the rest 2’s, it seemed that while I was looking around, no one was left unattended or had to wait very long before their drinks came, when the Starters and Mains came along, they all looked superb and very tasty, so to me, this is why this place is so popular, with how we was both served, with our drinks and our piping hot food, we never waited that long!! (I cannot really see what this “person” couple was really complaining about, maybe a hidden agenda?) We had hot plates brought to our table first, then within seconds, the food arrived, it was perfectly presented, not sure why that unhappy customer didn’t like a piece of decoration put on top of their food, as I took off mine and so did my wife, so nothing was spoiled because it was there adding to the decoration! All in all my food was amazing, good tasting, with just the right amount of “fire”, on my tongue, perfectly cooked, very tender chicken pieces, just the way I like it, I told my Waiter how I like my Massaman Curry and she got it spot on, my Wife’s food was also so tasty, it looked so magic, I had to try some, she had Duck with Garlic and Pepper sauce, which just about melted in my mouth, it was so tender!! So to close off my review (hope your still reading) our Dinning Experience at this Fantastic Restaurant is just superb and would not hesitate to recommend this Little Gem to anyone that likes proper Thai Cooked Food
Nothing special about it but bad service. I and my wife came and has to wait 30minutes for our drinks and starters.Then we had to wait another 40minutes on our main dishes. The food came 10minutes apart, first was my wifes pad thai and my rice. The pad thai har coriander even though we specificly asked them to leave it of. My duck was served much later.The food was good but it was not worth the wait or the bad service. We even had to ask for the bill on three separate occations. We sat there for two hours where most of the time was only waiting and reminding them about our food.Can't recommend it.
Lovely owner and great food
Saw this restaurant in Fuengirola mentioned on Facebook, so decided to try it out. Was not disappointed. The food was so tasty and filling, Dao, the owner, is a lovely young woman, nothing was too much trouble for her. If I’m ever in the area again will definitely return.
Nice food very friendly staff
First day of our holiday we went to this nice restaurant. We loved the food because of the flavors, taste and freshness. We had starters and main dish, unfortunately we couldn’t handle a dessert anymore. Next time... sure!
Beautiful fresh authentic Thai food, Best Thai in Fuengirola area
We visited Dao's on our recent visit to Fuengirola, this was our second visit to this small but nicely decorated restaurant, the food is very,very fresh, beautifully presented authentic Thai. You can taste the freshness of the ingredients in every mouthful, I am eagerly waiting to return again on my next visit to Fuengirola.
My wife and I visited Dao's Thai with two friends in July 2019. Both couples love Thai and we all agreed the place (and staff) were lovely. Food wise, I found the Pad Thai a little sweet for my liking but the other three in our group raved about their food, so just my preference I guess so not a negative. The decoration in Dao's is also worth a look, the owners paint the pictures within the restaurant but you'd be hard pressed to not think they were photos, amazing. Well worth a visit.
Went to Dao’s last night and even though they were fully booked, they went out of their way to accommodate us. The food was absolutely spot on and probably one of the best Thai restaurants I’ve visited. The shrimp cakes were a great start to an amazing meal choice and the red duck curry was to die for, cooked to perfection with a good amount of ‘heat’ from the spices. Highly recommend and will definitely visit again next time I’m in Fuengirola.
Had a lovely meal tonight in Dao's...food absolutely gorgeous...we had tempura prawns and a Thai chicken salad for starters and a crispy duck and ginger beef for mains..all food was fab... staff were lovely and there is a car park 2 mins away ...highly recommend....nice to get authentic thai food.. Deirdre (Ireland)
We have visited this restaurant twice now and the food is excellent. The service is friendly and efficient and the prices are very reasonable. We shall definitely be back for another meal soon.
Brilliant meal-great curry, nice atmosphere. Egg fried rice nice and free prawn crackers on the house!Well worth coming here, especially for my vegan girlfriend!
Stunning Dining Experience(s)
I have eaten an insane amount of Thai food over the past 20 years but this is the most authentic, fresh, tasty and best experiences I've ever had. What makes this delight, even more of a great visit is Dao. What a truly wonderful person, with an electric/fantastic and personable approach to her customers. We went twice in a week and will be repeating our visits when we return for years to come. Best food I've eaten in a long while!!!EXCEPTIONAL!!!!
Food & Service
The Service here was exceptional. The food was simple but well prepared and balanced to satisfy all taste buds. I had my favourite Thai dish -pawpaw salad, really good. Also had a main beef with vegetables, which was good, but could not eat a lot as the pawpaw salad had filled me. Followed by an amazingly light coconut milk, lemon scented mouse.
Good food, bad service
The food was very good, didnt take very long, but for some reason the thai waitress were answering in spanish all the dinner even i was speaking english all the time, i speak spanish but my girlfriend doesnt so I thought it was mean to speak spanish and they suppose to speak english, I know is not big deal but it was very anoying, I think she just wanted to show me her language’s skills, dont need to when you are working, you should try to make the costumer comfortable, hopefully theyll fix that for the next time.
Best Thai locally
Lovely fresh clean delicious authentic food, great menu with vegetarian and vegan menus too. Everything we ordered was wonderful, Thai curries, salads, duck, rice and fish cakes all very fresh and tasty, piping hot, good size portions. All served in beautiful bowls & plates. Even have Thai beer! Service was super professional and friendly, and it’s not stupidly expensive either. Our new ‘go to’ Thai restaurant, now we’ve been here once, next time we want Thai-we can’t go anywhere else.
We ate here last year and really enjoyed the food so on our return visit to Los Boliches we decided to have a meal here with friends. Overall the food was delicious and our friends who are also big fans of Thai food really enjoyed it as well. Really authentic tastes and friendly service, would highly recommend.
Best thai food at the coast
I go here all the time. Well picked ingredients, real thai food. Fresh and great flavours and smiles from charming Dao. Strong recomendation.
Beautiful food - fresh and traditional
My partner and I went here for a meal around 10pm last night. We had the satay sticks, prawn filos, curry, rice with prawns and a pad Thai. Standard Thai dishes cooked perfectly. The prawns were fresh and the meat was cooked tenderly. Everything was perfect apart from the slow service. I wasn’t too fussed as I like a break between the starter and main but my partner was getting irritable. We decided just to wait patiently and it was worth it in the end. Great value for money too.
Thai food ss it should be.
I have a simple rule of thumb for Thai food. It's best made by Thais. Dao is charming, the place is smart and natural and the food is as it should be, bang on, no corners cut. When your bowl is full fibrous bits of varioys roots and plants you know you are in for a flavour fest. Recommended
Another amazing dining experience in this fabulous restaurant, Spicy prawn salad and Tom kai ki soup just amazing flavour followed by duck red Curry again amazing flavour , friends had the pad Thai which was also knockout, the staff very attentive and friendly well done Dao’s