Way back in 1992, Dick Clark stopped over at this hip Tex- Mex joint and had a meal. If you aren't a Dick Clark fan, then come for the food anyway. ... More
Charley Brown's Mexican Restaurant
Way back in 1992, Dick Clark stopped over at this hip Tex- Mex joint and had a meal. If you aren't a Dick Clark fan, then come for the food anyway. Browse through the incredible collection of memorabilia, such as beer cans, baseball caps, posters and car knick knacks, all shipped in from the States. The menu has the staple but very authentic enchiladas, tacos and burritos though the favorite dish here is the Charley Brown platter, which consists of cheese and chicken Enchiladas, Beef Taco and beans, served with rice.
We were two Irish girls just after arriving in Bangkok looking for somewhere decent to eat... well we found more than that! It was easy to find, there was a lot of choice in the menu and the food was delicious. We drank strawberry margaritas... amazing! But be careful... we consumed much more alcohol than we realised... then the air hit us! The highlight of the evening though was Dave, the owner, who sat down with us when our meal was finished and wrote out a list of must-see places in Bangkok and beyond. He was so friendly and helpful. This place is also really good value for money, especially compared to European prices...total bargain!
I've been living in Thailand for almost 3 years, I'd heard about this place but never got around to trying it.
I was dragged along to a friend's birthday party on a Tuesday night - which just happened to be half-price margarita and sangria night! We went through several jugs of each - I especially recommend the passionfruit flavor.
My friend ordered the food and everything was great. Nachos had a great mixture of flavors. Fajitas were excellent. And there were some chillies with cheese and bacon which were awesome!
The wait staff were attentive and professional. The manager checked in with us several times. We were pretty rowdy, but he still gave us a round of tequla shots on the house!
It was a great night out - not cheap, but definitely worth it and a must-try in Bangkok.
I went by good ol' Charley Brown's last night for a bite... what a transformation! The whole place has been renovated and looks great.
I always liked the old Charley Brown's, but it was a bit dark and the seats were uncomfortable.
That's not a prblems anymore with deep, red upholstered seats throughout, bold purple walls and Andy Warhol-style Mexicans decorating them.
The menu is more or less the same - although they've added some tapas-style bites (as seems to be the fashion these days) and desserts. I didn't try the desserts - I was too full of margaritas and fajitas.
I have to say, it was a great improvement on an already good restaurant.
I love Charley Brown's Mexican restaurant. Every time I get a chance to go there, I really do feel cozy and catered with delicious and real authentic Mexican food. Its a mouthful, so get your stomach ready. The cheese is beyond stretch and the jalapenos are fresh as well. The service is really good and I hope you enjoyed it as much as me. It's so hard to find a really good restaurant that's not overly priced in a hotel. And plus if you would like to have a smoke outside or rest a bit, the front porch like patio is spectacularly designed. Love it Mr. Dick!!!:) I hope you are successful in opening as many branches as you wish. The nachos are perfect. Perfect and fulfilling serving. And the tacos are just right. Quesadillas are tasty too.
As an American ex-pat who has had plenty of good authentic Mexican food, my wife and I found this place below average on taste. Taco Loco's and Sunrise Tacos deliver better tasting food.
We don't mind paying the price for good food but this place doesn't live up to it's above average price tag. The Nacho Supreme was bland only containing nachos, cheese and meat. While the ingredients were fresh and of high quality, the taste was just not there. Usually nachos of this caliber should also have lettuce, fresh tomatoes, onions, and jalapeno peppers!
Also, they only gave enough salsa for half the order and then charged us 50 baht (nearly 2 USD) for extra salsa to finish the dish! Even the salsa itself is bland so it wasn't helpful in augmenting the taste anyways.
The chips and salsa and hard tacos that we also ordered were ok. Edible, but we won't be returning to this restaurant until improvements are made to the food's taste.
Maybe we're just not fans of "Tex-Mex" but more fans of authentic Mexican...
I was not a big fan of Mexican food, not before eating here anyway... I know Charlie Brown's from my friend. Last Friday, I went there before the big night, Halloween, and they have the seafood menu only for the weekend - Fri, Sat and Sun night so I ordered the Prawn Enchiladas with the cream sauce... OMG!!! I was about to lick the plate when I finished the food.. I mean three enchiladas are quite a big meal for a woman and I was really full but to be honest I was seriously thinking about ordering another dish of it!!!... I went to my party and went to bed at 6 am the next day, tired and hungry... Guess what?? The only thing in my head at that time was the prawn enchiladas from this place! :P
Visited Charley Browns on the recommendation of a client last week. Arrived to be welcomed by the farang manger who was friendly and very helpful in helping us decide what to eat and drink. We had some gorgeous Sangria and a red snapper burrito in a cream sauce which was to die for. Music was cool, old style which suited the place and the waitresses were actually switched on which is a change for Bangkok. Highly recommended for decent tex-mex
We loved this place - tucked away on a small sub-soi off Sukhumvit 11, it's not easy to find, but it's worth hunting down.
There's a little outdoor patio outside for smokers and cooler nights.
The food was great and so were the margaritas (stronger than you think!).
But the best part was the service. There's a games box to keep the kids entertained (although we ended up playing Jenga and Connect 4), and the staff were lovely with the kids.
Thumbs up to Charley Brown's
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