Thai Cuisine in Yucatan Peninsula

If you can't get enough Thai food, don't miss an opportunity to indulge yourself. You may be a bit limited in your options, but there are a few locations in the Yucatan Peninsula where you can sample this kind of food.

With plenty of variety, from the informal favorite named Sasi Thai to the tempting dinner service at Saffron, there's a menu for every type of traveler and every dining expectation.

Take a moment to peek at the few Thai places that you'll have the chance to visit during your getaway. Click each option to view more information about its dress code, food, or even nearby attractions.


The Riviera Maya | (303) 578-1301


Mezzanine is a logical selection for guests exploring this part of Quintana Roo. In case you're wondering, Tulum is a mile and a half (three kilometers) to the northwest. Craving plain delicious Thai food in a fun and completely informal setting? Perhaps you'll like the naturally relaxing backdrop at this bar and grill. Mezzanine is a relaxed open air spot set right on the beach.

Sasi Thai

Cancun Beach Hotel Zone | (998) 881-2092

Situated 6.3 miles southeast of downtown Cancun, Sasi Thai is on the premises of CasaMagna Marriott Resort Cancun, and is a good choice for you to consider if you're going to be visiting this neighborhood or nearby. It's 7.9 miles southeast of Cancun. Considered by most to be a casual place to eat, it's convenient, plus great for quicker, quality meals. A view of the Nichutpe Lagoon is almost enough to steal the show.


The Riviera Maya | (984) 877-3688


Saffron is on the same premises as Banyan Tree Mayakoba. It's 4.0 miles northeast of Playa del Carmen. As soon as you walk in, you're in for a refined dining experience perfect for special occasions and dates; or maybe a much-needed break from pub grub and beachy eats. 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.

Hot Wok

Tulum | (984) 128-3484

Hot Wok is located near the heart of Tulum. Ready for tempting Thai eats in a beautiful yet informal setting? Give some thought to the free-and-easy ambiance and service at this place. Although the menu at Hot Wok is not an extensive one, the quality of ingredients makes up for the lack of variety.

Similar Food

Also worth considering if you really love Thai food, there are similar flavors to be experienced at restaurants like these:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Sushi & Ceviche Bar (998) 848-7600 Japanese 5.3 mi. East of Central downtown Cancun
Sushi Itto Playa del Carmen -- Japanese Downtown Playa del Carmen
Hong Kong (998) 884-1871 Chinese Downtown Cancun
Arigato -- Japanese 1.0 mi. South of Central La Gloria
Almar Lounge -- Asian 3.8 mi. South-Southeast of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres
El Chino -- Chinese Downtown Playa del Carmen
Yin-Yang (998) 892-5710 Chinese 2.8 mi. South West of Central Cancun
Bambu Thai Restaurant (984) 877-4100 Asian Downtown Playa del Carmen
Asiana -- Asian 5.6 mi. East-Southeast of Central downtown Cancun
Sushi Ken -- Japanese Downtown Cancun

Oftentimes, the best dining options in the Yucatan Peninsula are the ones you find unexpectedly as you're out doing activities and seeing attractions. But, including the names of a couple of different places on your itinerary, might save you in a pinch. To find out even more concerning the types of food awaiting you, check out this page.


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