About Tequila Reef | Tequila Reef Cantina | Pattaya, Thailand
Some History About Tequila Reef Pattaya
Tequila Reef Restaurant and Bar was originally started in Pattaya Thailand back in 2001 on Soi 7 only 60 meters off Beach Road in Pattaya Thailand. The inspiration of Tequila Reef was spurred on by the Legend of Nacho Suave the storied cliff diver and surfer of ages past. There’s a bit about Suave further on…
The Reef is now very well known for it’s authentic Mexican and American food in Thailand including sizzling fajitas, pregnant burritos, tacos, taquitos, quesadillas, chimichangas, tostadas and fresh made guacamole with all the proper fixings. Be sure to try our house specialties of Suave’s Sizzling Fajitas or our ever popular pregnant East LA burrito or Texas Crash & Burn Burritos.
Tequila Reef also has an extensive American Food menu including our famous Bar-B-Q Pork Ribs (A Must have!) & Chicken, Premium Black Angus USDA Steaks, New Orleans “Cajun” Specialties, our juicy “Reefer” Burgers, Sandwiches, Hoagie selections, Seafood, Thai Food, specialty desserts and much more. Including our Platos Mexicanos Platters, or our giant ‘Pregnant Burritos’ along with our Dinner Entree’s you’ll have plenty to choose from to tickle your taste buds. If that isn’t enough we also have all the Extra Side Orders and special Appetizers to nibble on with the perfect Margarita.
Be sure to view our extensive menus with photos for a complete list of our culinary delights and check out our past promotions page for a full listing of our future buffets.
If you are familiar with the typical American Mexican Cantina located everywhere throughout the United States, then you have found it transplanted in Southeast Asia. Tequila Reef directly imports a lot of it’s main ingredients including must have Mexican hot sauces Cholula,Tapatio and spicy Habanero Sauce
Tequila Reef is American owned and operated featuring the classic Mexican cantina feel you will find in thousands of establishments across America transplanted to Thailand. Our location has a free WIFI connection and is accredited by the Thai Tourist Authority.
Tequila Reef Cantina also offers professional catering services in Pattaya Thailand for all your special event and promotional needs. Whether it be a major golf outing or a buffet lunch for your colleagues we can supply you with top quality catered American and Mexican Food at affordable prices.
THE LEGEND OF “NACHO SUAVE”, INSPIRATION OF TEQUILA REEF
It is a little known fact that “Nacho” was the inspiration for our restaurant. Nacho spent his early years as a cliff diver in Acapulco, Mexico until he hit his head while doing a Timex commercial (Takes a licking and keeps on ticking!). After this tragedy and the ensuing fear of heights, he took up surfing and went on to win the Gold Medal for Surfing in the 1969 Olympics.
With his fame and success came many endorsement deals and he made a tidy sum of money. He spent the ‘70’s and ‘80’s chasing the perfect wave and winning surf competitions. He was well known in the world surf community, and they even did a Life Magazine cover story about him. It has been suggested that the surf movie “Endless Summer” was based on his surfing exploits.
In the 1990’s, he had been credited with starting the “Dot-Com” phenomenon with www.Sombrero.com. He made a bundle and went on to become a world authority on Margaritas and Martinis. Wanting to settle down, he bought one of the best secret surf spots in Mexico called “Tequila Reef” and built a jet set Resort. Many of his close personal friends like Henry Kissinger, Keith Richards and Robb Vaughn helped to make his resort famous. Some of the most famous secrets of the world were conjured up at the “Tequila Reef” resort. Some are even about recipes and sauces for all kinds of delicious food and drink.
Nacho is gone now but it is said that to many he appears after their 10th Margarita.
Hence, the inspiration for Tequila Reef Cantina lives on!
Thanks to all of you for your tremendous patronage and support!
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