Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED LOCATIONS TAP Thai Cuisine

2611 De La Vina St. (Alamar Ave.) Send to Phone
805-682-1114
A hip take on traditional Thai food.
Your Opinion
Add your own review

Local Deals: 120 * 90

Cuisine
Open
Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly
Features
  • Dress code: Casual

* Click here for rating key

THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED LOCATIONS TAP Thai Cuisine Restaurant Review

: TAP adds Thai flavor to an eclectic mix of ethnic eateries in an otherwise unremarkable part of Santa Barbara. Surrounded by residential neighborhoods and catering largely to locals, the restaurant is warm and tidy, with an arty interior. The youthful owners (a Thai trio, their initials combined form T.A.P.) imbue their establishment with a contemporary hipness: think Thai iced tea served in mason jars, and stencil art décor. The food is attractively presented as well, and makes good use of fresh, local, seasonal ingredients. Beyond that, however, it meanders steadily down the middle of the road, neither disappointing nor thrilling the palate. A glass noodle salad offers a delicate mix of shrimp and chicken with cilantro, onion, carrot and fresh chili-lime dressing. A unique take on pad thai adds the potent flavor of tamarind sauce to the familiar dish. For dessert, you can’t go wrong with the fried banana with coconut ice cream.

User Ratings & Reviews for THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED LOCATIONS TAP Thai Cuisine
 



RESTAURANT AWARDS 2016

Find out which restaurants and chefs top the list of GAYOT's 2016 Annual Restaurant Awards.