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Enjoy International Restaurants in Cotati, Sonoma County

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One of the best and most diverse dining areas in the town of Cotati is, conveniently enough, right in its charming downtown, next to the historic hexagonal La Plaza Park. It's a "Best of" restaurants destination all on its own in southern Sonoma County. However, there are delicious international restaurants throughout Cotati, not just in the plaza neighborhood.

A quick stroll along Old Redwood Highway between Highway 116 and Valparaiso Avenue discovers virtually any cuisine you could crave, from enormous classic American breakfasts at Marvin's of Cotati (7991 Old Redwood Highway, 707-664-1720) with its homemade jam and dog-friendly patio, to the delights at Mai Vietnamese Cuisine (8492 Gravenstein Highway, Cotati, 707-665-9628).

At Mai's the Pho soup has been lauded as some of the best in the region, and the welcoming genteel atmosphere includes a museum-like collection of Asian stringed instruments on the wall and a free bowl of sweet-salty roasted peanuts placed on your table as soon as you sit down.  

For Thai fans, Lynn's Thai Restaurant (8492 Gravenstein Highway, Suite M, Cotati, 707-793-9300) offers authentic Thai home-cooking using the freshest ingredients, served in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere; the duck spring rolls are a popular favorite.

Tiny Thai (8238 Old Redwood Highway, Cotati, 707-794-9404)  packs a lot into a small storefront, with about a dozen chairs in which to sit and enjoy sumptuous cuisine deftly prepared and prettily presented by chef-owner Kack Brightman. Pumpkin curry is a house specialty, and crisp prawns with asparagus in a silky pineapple-coconut mill sauce is another standout.

And Spring Thai (538 E. Cotati Ave., 707-665-5180) offers inspired Thai fusion cuisine, authentically made with love.

Ready for Chinese cuisine? China Chef (7991 Old Redwood Highway, 707-664-1088) serves fresh, delicious, healthy Chinese food in a warm, comfortable environment, with gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan options available. And China Village (8501 Gravenstein Highway, 707-795-8810) offers traditional home-style Chinese cooking using fresh, high-quality ingredients.

If it's Mexican that you crave, Café Salsa (8230 Old Redwood Highway, 707-795-7068) is a charm. Although there are more than a dozen burgers on the menu, the real specialties are updated south-of-the-border dishes like a salmon-mango taco, tofu taco salad, sumptuous pozole, and a rich chicken mole burrito. 

And Mi Ranchito Cotati (7600 Commerce Blvd., 707-795-7600) serves traditional and authentic Mexican cuisine and margaritas based on the heritage of the Rodriquez family of Cuernavaca, Mexico.

Of course, this is just a short list of the many dining opportunities in Cotati; for more options, check our restaurant listings