Thai Cuisine in Riviera Maya

When the craving strikes for Thai food, don't pass up a chance to indulge yourself. Though not incredibly abundant, you can still find a couple of places in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean offering this type of food.

With choices such as the informal setting of Mezzanine to the simple cafes where wine and cocktails are just as important to dinner as the food itself, there's something special waiting for each visitor and style of vacation.

Take time to get more details about the small handful of Thai restaurants you'll run across as you explore. See one that catches your eye? Click its name to get further details about its location, style, and more.


The Riviera Maya | (984) 877-3688

Saffron is located at Banyan Tree Mayakoba, and is a logical selection for guests visiting this section of Quintana Roo. It's 4.0 miles northeast of Playa del Carmen. When considering this restaurant, anticipate fancy, fine foods in a setting that stands out amongst the fare from street vendors and snack bars.

In order to provide the most authentic Thai cuisine available, Saffron employs chefs straight from Thailand.


The Riviera Maya | (303) 578-1301


Mezzanine is on Carretera Tulum. From the restaurant, Tulum is a mile and a half (three kilometers) to the northwest. Ready for much-loved local cuisine in a comforting, convenient environment? Then definitely don't miss the laid-back surroundings at this bar and grill.

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

Hot Wok

Tulum | (984) 128-3484

Positioned near the center of Tulum, Hot Wok is on Av. Satelite Norte. Because this is a casual restaurant, it's often reserved for lazy days outdoors.

Although the menu at Hot Wok is not an extensive one, the quality of ingredients makes up for the lack of variety.

Similar Food

If you seek even more options in this same genre, you may enjoy the distinct yet similar flavor profiles at establishments like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
El Chino -- Chinese 0.6 mi. West-Southwest of Central Tulum
La Palapa Del China -- Chinese 0.1 mi. South West of Central Tulum
Hola Asia -- Asian 0.0 mi. East of Central Puerto Morelos
Himitsu (984) 875-7600 Pan Asian / Pacific Rim 0.2 mi. South of Central Akumal
Gong (984) 206-4000 Asian The Riviera Maya
Bambu Thai Restaurant (984) 877-4100 Asian Downtown Playa del Carmen
Ula Gula (984) 879-3727 Asian Fusion Downtown Playa del Carmen
Sushi-Tian -- Japanese Downtown Playa del Carmen
Jade -- Pan Asian / Pacific Rim 7.9 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen
Blue Fish (984) 206-4000 Asian The Riviera Maya

You can't plan for it, but sometimes the best cuisines in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean are those that you find suddenly as you're out doing activities and seeing attractions. But, keeping the addresses of a few interesting-sounding restaurants on the list, will make life easier when no one can decide. To find out more information concerning the culinary options waiting for you, check out this page.


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