Que Pasa Mexican Restaurant quepasa-th.com may be one of the best kept secrets in Bangkok, unless you live in the expat community of Nichada Thani (a suburb located North of Bangkok). Que Pasa, which is near the International School of Bangkok (ISB), has long been a favorite hang out for students and their families. Located at 28/7 Soi Parsert Islam, Pakkret, Nonthaburi, it is off-the-beaten-track with no easy access by the MRT Subway or the BTS Sky train. However, it’s worth it to pile the family in a taxi and head to Nonthaburi for an exceptional family-friendly dining experience. Hours of operation are Monday-Thursday 1000 – 2100 and Friday-Sunday 0800-2100. Reservations are not necessary, but large groups are recommended to call ahead at 02 960 3821. Que Pasa is also a fun place for a children’s party as they do cater and sell theme cakes and piñata’s that are a hit with the kids.
Inside, the restaurant is colorful and bright with a casual atmosphere. Decorated with sombreros, piñata’s and lots of Mexican American paraphernalia, it conveys a sense of playfulness. Patrons may dine inside or outside. They also have a jungle gym and playground area for the kids and a garden area where there are live iguanas on display as well as exotic birds in cages that never fail to thrill children and adults alike.
The menu at Que Pasa is vast, offering Mexican, Italian, Western and Thai menus. They also have a full children’s menu, a Burger & Sandwich menu, Pizza menu and one of the most comprehensive Western breakfast menu’s around featuring waffles, pancakes, American style omelets, breakfast burritos and additional house specialties. You can download the full menu at quepasa-th.com/Que_Pasa/Menu.html.
With a menu that large, some of the food may be a bit hit or miss, but the service is always a 100% hit. The staff all speak English, they have no problem rolling with the punches if you special order and want items on the side. They are also very attentive and give you free refills on your soft drinks and tea, as well as the salsa and chips without being prompted. Prices are reasonable, portions come in a choice of either large or small and they also have a really good dessert menu and a full bar that makes delicious mojitos and frozen margaritas sold by the glass (149-159baht) or the pitcher (599baht). Non-alcoholic favorites are the ice cream and soda floats (69baht) and the ice cream shakes and super shakes (59baht-99baht).
Que Pasa has a full children’s breakfast and dinner menu. The children’s dinner menu has several Mexican food options, hamburgers, spaghetti, macaroni & cheese and fish nuggets all for under 99baht per serving. On the regular menu, you can find Chili Cheese Fries (89-129baht), deep fried Mozzarella Sticks (99-189baht), Corn Dog (79-99baht) and the Deep Fried Dill Pickles (69baht) which are also big hits with kids and young diners.
On the regular menu, some of the tastier choices are the crispy and delicious Beef Chimichanga plate served with Mexican rice and beans (199baht) and the Mexican Pizza Quesada with avocado, cheese, sour cream and bacon (159-259). The Avocado Enchilada with grilled onions (199-229) is also a must try and is perfectly matched with an ice cold mojito or frozen margarita. One of the best things about Que Pasa is the ability to add avocado to just about anything and the guacamole is pretty good, too. Que Pasa is worth the drive as it really delivers when it comes to a really laid back, family-friendly atmosphere, excellent service, and tasty comfort food. Que Pasa offers something for everyone on their extensive menu and the friendly service keeps patrons coming back time and time again!