Thai Cuisine in Yucatan Peninsula

If you find yourself in the mood for Thai cuisine, don't miss an opportunity to treat yourself. Even though you may find your options somewhat limited, you can still find a couple of locations in the Yucatan Peninsula offering this type of food.


From the pleasant, informal favorite named Mezzanine to the lovely dinner service at Saffron, you may very well stumble upon something that tempts your taste buds.

The list below allows you to read more about the small set of popular Thai restaurants you'll encounter during your getaway. Click on one of the options to find out more about its ambiance, specialties, and nearby things to do.

Sasi Thai

Cancun Beach Hotel Zone | (998) 881-2092

Sasi Thai, part of CasaMagna Marriott Resort Cancun, is located in the vicinity of downtown Cancun; it is eight miles (13 kilometers) to the southeast of Cancun. Hoping to have a satisfying meal in a refreshingly casual and classy location? Then definitely don't miss the mellow surroundings over at Sasi Thai.

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


The Riviera Maya | (303) 578-1301


Mezzanine is a logical choice for you to consider if you're thinking about spending some time visiting this part of Quintana Roo. In case you're wondering, Tulum is a mile and a half (three kilometers) to the northwest. When your family is seeking great Thai cooking in a fairly relaxed and welcoming dining area, this easy going restaurant fits the bill.

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


The Riviera Maya | (984) 877-3688

Saffron is on the same premises as Banyan Tree Mayakoba, and is a logical selection for you to consider if you're visiting this section of Quintana Roo. It's 4.0 miles northeast of Playa del Carmen. This is a popular choice, particularly because they offer an upscale dining experience that offers a well-deserved break from so-called beach eats.

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

Hot Wok

Tulum | (984) 128-3484

Positioned toward the center of Tulum, Hot Wok is a logical selection for you to consider if you're going to be spending time seeing this town and nearby areas. Happily identified by tourists as a casual style of restaurant, it's perfect for lazy days on the town.

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're willing to step just outside the box, you will find similar ingredients and influences at restaurants like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Chi-Thai Dragon (998) 252-2259 Asian 1.8 mi. Northeast of Central downtown Cancun
Chinachi Wok -- Chinese 5.8 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cancun
The Moongate (998) 848-7000 Asian 6.1 mi. East of Central downtown Cancun
Yin-Yang (998) 892-5710 Chinese 2.8 mi. South West of Central Cancun
Hanaichi Restaurant (998) 883-2783 Japanese 5.7 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cancun
Jade -- Pan Asian / Pacific Rim 7.9 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen
Sushi-Tian -- Japanese Downtown Playa del Carmen
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
Irori (998) 892-3072 Japanese 1.7 mi. South of Central downtown Cancun

Oftentimes, the best restaurants in the Yucatan Peninsula are the ones you find unexpectedly during your daytime travels. But, writing down the names of a few places on your schedule, means you'll have multiple alternatives, even in a pinch. To discover even more concerning the culinary options waiting for you, check out this page.


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