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Tom Yum Thai


We went into Dunedin for dinner tonight at Tom Yum Thai.  It was chilly out, so I had to start with the chicken coconut soup.

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This is one of my favorite soups.  It has such a delicious variety of flavors, from coconut milk to lemongrass to lime.  It’s absolutely delicious.  We also got some steamed pork dumplings.

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We ordered some sushi and Loren also ordered the ginger chicken.  We always ask that both items come out together, but they never do.  I was just about finished with my sushi before his entree came out.

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I was disappointed in the sushi tonight.  The Lucky Roll wasn’t very good at all.  The Orange Dragon and spicy salmon were ok, but still not as good as sushi we’ve gotten other places.   Loren said the ginger chicken was ok.  The quality of the food just wasn’t up to expectations tonight.  Total bill with a drink was $60.

Tom Yum Thai & Sushi
104 Patricia Ave
Dunedin, FL
(727) 953-9898

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Food2/5
Service2/5
Atmosphere2/5
Value2/5
2.0/5
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  • Casa Tina


    It was a rainy Saturday and Mexican food sounded good for lunch so we headed over to Casa Tina in Dunedin.   We were reminiscing about our first visit here when they were just a narrow, one room restaurant.  It’s expanded and grown several times over the years, but the food is still tasty.  We just missed the lunch crowd and Loren was ready to dig into some chips and salsa.

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    He said the salsa had a definite kick to it.  Fresh and tasty, but a bit spicier than he remembered.  He ordered the carnitas which came with beans and rice.

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    I tasted the carnitas and couldn’t stop eating them.  They were so tender.  Perfectly cooked tasty bites of pork.  I figured I should stop before I got forked in the hand.  Besides, the chicken flutes were calling to me.

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    This is one of my favorite dishes here.  Shredded chicken deep fried in flour tortillas.  It also comes with beans and rice.  I’ve learned to get the salsa & guacamole on the side since they’re both too spicy for me, but Loren loves them.  Our taste buds were very happy by the time we were done.   Total bill with a drink was $34.

    Casa Tina’s 
    365 Main Street
    Dunedin, FL
    727-734-9226

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    Food5/5
    Service4/5
    Atmosphere4/5
    Value4/5
    4.4/5
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  • Occasionally, our dinner destination is chosen based on a dessert craving, so tonight we were off to Cafe Alfresco in Dunedin.  We thought we were going to beat the dinner crowd, but it was packed when we got there right before 6pm.  Luckily, they still had a few tables remaining so we didn’t have to wait.  We started off with the potstickers.

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    We’ve had these a few times and they’re very tasty.  They’re pork filled and have a sweet and spicy orange-ginger sauce on them.  Next up salad & rolls.

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    The rolls were warm and delicious and the salad had a raspberry vinaigrette on it.  I was a little surprised that our waiter didn’t ask us what kind of salad dressing we wanted, but the house dressing was tasty.  For his entree, Loren ordered the steak Giovanni.

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    He said the steak was cooked well, but under-seasoned.  However, since it was covered in prosciutto ham and provolone cheese, those both added the needed saltiness. I decided to try the lobster ravioli.

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    This isn’t a dish I’d order again.  There was a garlic cream sauce with veggies under the ravioli, but not enough of it to make a difference.  It was thick and the whole dish was just dry.  The lobster in the ravioli, what little there was of it,  tasted like the leftover bits that you don’t know what else to do with.   But the whole reason we were here was for the chocolate mousse cake.

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    Nom nom nom.  This is one of my favorite desserts in the area.  Layers of chocolate mousse and cake.  Absolutely delish.  Total bill with a drink was $53.

    Cafe Alfresco
    344 Main St
    Dunedin, FL
    813-736-4299

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    Food3/5
    Service3/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value3/5
    3.0/5

    Carmelita’s Mexican Grill recently opened up where Spoto’s was in Dunedin.  We didn’t have any issues with parking, but there was a 30 minute wait when we got there.  I’m not sure exactly when they opened, but everyone seemed a bit frazzled and overwhelmed.  At one point, our waitress ended up giving up another table because she just couldn’t handle it.  We started with some chips and salsa and then both ordered combos.

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    Loren likes their salsa.  For his entree, he got the Del Rey combo.  It comes with a beef taco, cheese with shredded beef
    enchilada, and a smaller version of the Del Rey burrito along with rice and beans.  I ordered the pick three combo and got a chimichanga, Del Rey burrito, and a flauta.  We both liked the food, but it’s fairly generic and not overly flavorful or spicy.  As I mentioned earlier, our waitress was overwhelmed and we waited a long time for both our food and then our check.  Drinks were never refilled either.  The other thing we both noticed is that both the waitress and the food runners were less than graceful when delivering things to the table.  They both slammed the food and glasses down with audible thumps.  I was afraid they were going to break either the glasses or the dishes.  Total bill with a drink was $33.

    Carmelita’s Mexican Grill
    1280 Main Street
    Dunedin, FL
    727-240-4946

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    Food3/5
    Service2/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value3/5
    2.7/5
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  • We wanted something scrumptious for dinner so we headed over to Dunedin to Bistro Atlantis.  Surprisingly, there was only one other table of customers.  The last few times we were there, they were pretty busy.   This is one of those places where we’re tempted to eat everything on the menu, but after we scarfed down the fresh bread, we landed on the Shrimp Atlantis for an appetizer.

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    It’s shrimp and tomatoes and feta in this delicious cream sauce over bread.  I think we sopped up every last bit of the sauce on the plate.  The shrimp were cooked perfectly and the flavors made us both very happy.  Loren went for the salmon and asparagus for his entree.

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    It was served over rice with a tasty hollandaise sauce.  The salmon was cooked to perfection.  He also liked the added saltiness of the capers.  I went for the grouper topped with crab cake.

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    It was served with red potatoes and spinach and though I really enjoyed all the flavors, I wish there had been a little crunch to the crab cake.  There just wasn’t much of a texture difference between the fish and crab cake.  As usual, there was no way I could pass up dessert.

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    This was a delightful Limoncello cake with raspberry sauce.  The cake was moist and had a deep lemon flavor which paired perfectly with the raspberry.  Start to finish, it was an absolutely delicious meal.  Total bill with a drink was $67.

    Bistro Atlantis
    1140 Main St
    Dunedin, FL
    727-733-1909

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    Food5/5
    Service5/5
    Atmosphere4/5
    Value3/5
    4.6/5