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MICHELIN Guide New York State 2020

Pata Cafe

  • 56-14 Van Horn St., Queens, 11373, United States
  • 15 - 25 USD • Thai
Take Away

Classic Thai specialties available for takeout.

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MICHELIN Guide New York State 2020

Pata Cafe

  • 56-14 Van Horn St., Queens, 11373, United States
  • 15 - 25 USD • Thai
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Just off the main drag on a residential block in Elmhurst, Pata Cafe is a tidy and convivial haunt run by a mother-daughter team. Planks and beams of unfinished wood along with light fixtures crafted from old soup cans lend to this space a treehouse-cum-workshop vibe. No matter—as all of it simply adds to the overall warmth.

Skip the bodega items for sale and scan the short, sweet menu. There is a keen eye for textures, acidity and electric heat here. Order a bowl of tom yum goong with its clear broth and sinus-clearing spice, before slurping up minced chicken-topped glass noodles dressed with a lime-fish sauce. Ga prao kai dow (beef with chili) certainly isn’t anything novel, but fans of this familiar dish will relish the classic rendition on offer here.

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  • = Bib Gourmand: good quality, good value cooking
  • ò Simple restaurant
Specialty
  • Tom yum goong
  • Yum woon sen

Facilities & Services

  • E Non-smoking restaurant
  • T Air conditioning
  • : Cash only

Information

+1 347-469-7142

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