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Blu Ginger Thai Cafe and La Joya Fine Mexican - DFW

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soulslinger Jan 28, 2008 02:02 PM

Has anyone been to either of these? I went to Chaat Cafe and saw a few people going to Blu Ginger, is it worth going to instead of Zoom? I haven't seen or heard anything besides that Live 105.3 was going to La Joya. Just would like some yays or nays and what is good at either.

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    kelly2 RE: soulslinger Jan 28, 2008 02:19 PM

    I definitely recommend La Joya. I tried it for the first time last week during lunch and was quite impressed. Very fresh ingredients and it was nice to have something different from your typical Tex Mex. I love their refried beans and fresh squeezed lime/lemonade.

    You can check out their menu at http://www.lajoyarestaurant.com/.
    And here are some reviews that might help as well: http://www.yelp.com/biz/la-joya-fine-...

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      al427 RE: soulslinger Jan 28, 2008 05:10 PM

      My coworker and I eat at Blu Ginger pretty often during lunch. We used to eat at Best Thai or Thai Chili (we work in Irving), but ever since Blu Ginger opened up that's the place we go to when we crave Thai. I really like their pad thai and that's not one of my favorite Thai dishes. My coworker often gets the pad see ew or yellow curry.

      We finally tried Chaat Cafe and really enjoyed it. :)

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        kindofabigdeal RE: al427 Mar 13, 2008 02:31 AM

        would you recommend thai chili? what dishes did you like best there? I just moved to the area and it's nice to be able to have something decent to walk to.

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          al427 RE: kindofabigdeal Mar 13, 2008 06:47 AM

          I've tried the pad kee mow and pad see ew (I love noodles) and they were good. It's not a place I'd go out of my way to eat at, but it's decent enough to satisfy a Thai craving.

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        sixes RE: soulslinger Nov 23, 2008 05:32 PM

        I join my coworkers at Blu Ginger a few times a week during lunch and we really enjoy it. You get a lot of food for the money and the service was good. The food is consistent, which is why we've made it "our spot" for lunch.

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          chinchow RE: soulslinger Nov 23, 2008 06:28 PM

          I head up to Blu Ginger at least once a week. Decent prices and large servings of food really satisfy without breaking the bank. I'm especially in love with their curry duck and would recommend that to everyone.

          1. adkim RE: soulslinger Nov 24, 2008 02:22 PM

            Soulslinger,

            Do you work in Irving?

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              LewisvilleHounder RE: adkim Nov 25, 2008 05:22 AM

              Adkim,

              I grew up in Irving, but I do not work there.

              This is an old post of mine and I was just curious about those places. I would be more inclined to try out Blu Ginger but La Joya seems like every other Tex-Mex place. I did notice they had Chile En Nogada at La Joya, when in season, which I had probably the best version at La Capilla in Zaachila, Oaxaca, Mexico this past June.

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                adkim RE: LewisvilleHounder Nov 25, 2008 03:09 PM

                oh. i was hoping for a new lunch partner. it seems your tastes are as varied and adventurous as mine.

            2. Webra1 RE: soulslinger Nov 25, 2008 08:33 AM

              Blu Ginger is pretty standard Thai. I've been twice with a friend that lives nearby. I've never had a bad meal, but never had one worth raving about either. The decor is nice and the owners are extremely friendly, but I wouldn't put it in the same league as Jasmine Thai or Royal Thai.

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