Last night a friend was in town from NYC and we decide to do takeout. After several disappointing experiences years ago with Thai in Santa Monica, I've avoided it like the plague. For whatever reason--brain fart--I decided to try again. This board turned up nothing promising so I found a restaurant called Lattitude Thai that got good reviews on Yelp.
The food was simply brutal. The beef in the beef salad was chewy and nearly inedible. The eggplant was so undercooked that it was crunchy. The curry was passable but lacked depth and was watery.
Why is it is so hard to find good Thai in Santa Monica? Yes, rents are more expensive, but there are plenty of good Indian restaurants and Mexican too. If anyone knows the owners of some of the better Thai places east of here can you please please beg them to open up an outpost here?