Thai Cuisine in Riviera Maya

If, on your travels, you know you're going to want some Thai cuisine, don't miss out on a chance to treat yourself. Even though you may find your options somewhat limited, there are a couple of locations in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean serving this style of food.

With choices such as the fine dining attitude at Saffron to the dives where spirits are as much a part of dinner as the chef-prepared favorites, it really is possible to find the dish worth fighting over.

The list below allows you to peek at the limited, though enticing, options for Thai restaurants that you may be referred to during your vacation. Click on one of the options to discover the details about its hours, location, and other offerings.


The Riviera Maya | (303) 578-1301


Mezzanine is found in the Riviera Maya, in Quintana Roo; 1.8 miles to the southeast of Tulum. Searching for tempting Thai eats in an informal, unpretentious location? You'll quite like the informal bites and backdrop at this bar and grill.

Mezzanine is a relaxed open air spot set right on the beach.


The Riviera Maya | (984) 877-3688

Saffron is on the premises of Banyan Tree Mayakoba, and is a viable choice for travelers who are going to spend some time exploring this part of Quintana Roo. Playa del Carmen is four miles (six and a half kilometers) to the south west. The style and service here is definitely a step above, so those who favor that type of dining as well as Thai culinary creations should learn more.

Saffron overlooks the lobby of Banyan Tree to one side, and the sea to the other. Three decks sit on the water, offering a view of the mangroves, a peaceful and romantic setting.

Similar Food

For something different in the same ballpark, perhaps you'll want the familiar flavors at restaurants like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Sushi Itto Playa del Carmen -- Japanese Downtown Playa del Carmen
Zen (984) 875-1130 Asian Puerto Aventuras, Central Riviera Maya
Tsuki (998) 872-8084 Pan Asian / Pacific Rim 2.8 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen
El Encuentro -- Vietnamese Downtown Playa del Carmen
Jade -- Pan Asian / Pacific Rim 7.9 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen
Arigato -- Japanese Puerto Aventuras, Central Riviera Maya
Babe's Noodle Bar (984) 879-3569 Asian Downtown Playa del Carmen
Himitsu (984) 875-7600 Pan Asian / Pacific Rim 0.2 mi. South of Central Akumal
Blue Fish (984) 206-4000 Asian 11.5 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen
El Chino -- Chinese 0.6 mi. West-Southwest of Central Tulum

Some of the most unique food and drink options in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean are the ones you decide upon spontaneously while out visiting attractions and tourist hubs. But of course, you'll save yourself some stress if you know the names of particular restaurants ahead of time. To discover more details concerning the dining options waiting for you, check out this page.


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