Thai Cuisine in the Yucatan Peninsula

If you've got a hankering for Thai cuisine, you might find yourself with a chance to indulge yourself. Even though you may find your options somewhat limited, you can still find a few restaurants in the Yucatan Peninsula where you can sample this kind of food.

With lots to tempt your palate, from the informal backdrop at Sasi Thai to the cafes where wine and cocktails are equally important to the chef-prepared favorites, you are sure to find something you'll return for again and again.

Use the list below to pursue the limited, though enticing, options for Thai restaurants that you'll have the chance to visit during your vacation. On each restaurant's name, click to discover the details about its hours, locale, and even nearby attractions.


The Riviera Maya | (303) 578-1301


Mezzanine is a popular choice that's worth considering if you're thinking about spending some time seeing this section of Quintana Roo. From the restaurant, Tulum is a mile and a half (three kilometers) to the northwest. When the boisterous crew is looking forward to darn good Thai food without a big to-do, this casual restaurant hits its mark.

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


The Riviera Maya | (984) 877-3688


Saffron, part of Banyan Tree Mayakoba, is situated in the Riviera Maya, in Quintana Roo; 4.0 miles to the northeast of Playa del Carmen. As soon as guests hear about it, they're already here for a fine sampling of fare that's a world apart from street or bar food.

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.

Sasi Thai

Cancun Beach Hotel Zone | (998) 881-2092

Set 6.3 miles southeast of downtown Cancun, Sasi Thai is on the same premises as CasaMagna Marriott Resort Cancun, and is a popular choice for vacationers exploring this neighborhood. It is 7.9 miles southeast of Cancun. Searching for a satisfying meal in a breezy, no-fuss location? Then start strolling towards the casual set-up and menu here.

A view of the Nichutpe Lagoon is almost enough to steal the show.

Similar Food

If you're willing to step just outside the box, you're likely to enjoy similar offerings at restaurants like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Sam's Wok Chinese -- Chinese 2.6 mi. South West of Central downtown San Miguel
Sushi Itto Playa del Carmen -- Japanese Downtown Playa del Carmen
Himitsu -- Pan Asian / Pacific Rim 3.9 mi. West-Southwest of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres
Babe's Noodle Bar (984) 879-3569 Asian Downtown Playa del Carmen
El Sushi de Holbox (984) 179-0108 Japanese 0.3 mi. South of Central Downtown Holbox
Blue Fish (984) 206-4000 Asian The Riviera Maya
Hong Kong (998) 884-1871 Chinese Downtown Cancun
Jade -- Pan Asian / Pacific Rim 7.9 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen
El Encuentro -- Vietnamese Downtown Playa del Carmen
Chi-Thai Dragon (998) 252-2259 Asian 1.8 mi. Northeast of Central downtown Cancun

Despite your dining plans, you may find the best places to grab a bite in the Yucatan Peninsula are the ones you stumble upon while trekking the town of your choice. But, writing down a couple of different places on a checklist, is recommended no matter the size of your group. To read more information concerning the dining options waiting for you, check out this page.


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