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Gluay Maai Thai

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38th Avenue and 5th, Playa del Carmen 77720, Mexico
+52 984 803 4625
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15:00 - 23:00
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Wed - Mon 15:00 - 23:00
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Cancun, Mexico
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24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of the places that we visit every time we are in Playa del Carmen. The seafood soup is excellent but very spicy. The curry and the Pad Thai is always great.

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Long Island, NY
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We didn't WANT to eat Thai food in Mexico but my 4 year old son said he wanted 'noodles' so we decided to go here (after ensuring we had enough vegetarian options). I ding them slightly on two things - one I ordered the pad siiu with no oyster sauce, and it tasted a bit lacking on the salt plus... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The atmosphere is really pretty especially at night, but the service is just okay. I had the Pad Thai with fried tofu which was pretty good but wouldn't come back.

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Thank Samantha R
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

. that famous day that you had enough of tacos but you don't want to go for pasta or sushi? what could you eat in Playa del Carmen? One good option is go for a good thai dish and you will find it here, in a green avenue fading to the beach, where it won't be a problem wait for... More 

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Thank MuyResidente
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ten of us dined her in February. We had great service and delicious food. We sampled multiple dishes. I would say the curries were my favorites.

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Thank Nikki H
Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Enjoyed the Pork Soup, Po Pia for starters and Pad Thai, and Rice Chicken Pineapple dish for entrees.Food was very tasty. Wonderful outdoor dining spoiled by chain smokers at next table unfortunately. Not a fault of the restaurant.

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Thank Karen W
Brampton, Canada
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

I've eaten here before in past years and have enjoyed my meal however during this trip we were not at all impressed. The appetizers were just alright, my Pad Thai with chicken was easily the worst I've ever had. Service was unattentive and very slow. Drinks/cocktails were horrible. We wont return.

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Thank Lisa M
Des Moines
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

I've been coming to Playa a long time and this used to be one of my favorite places. I don't know what happened someone else said they're getting lazy. I ordered the steak salad and the beef was so tough I couldn't eat it, I finally got tired of chewing it and spit it out. To their credit they didn't.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Everything we've eaten was amazing. Try the Pad Thai, Beef Slices, Curry Chicken and the rice dish on a pineapple - really excellent!

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Thank MegaZ555
Sydney
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Thai food has a lot of flavour and spice to it. The food at this restaurant is prepared in a very lazy fashion with store bought curry pastes. The pad thai tastes like tomato sauce and sugar. The pad see ew was basically stir fried fettuccine with soy sauce. You would be much better off going to a local taco... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 12
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 23:00
Monday
15:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
15:00 - 23:00
Thursday
15:00 - 23:00
Friday
15:00 - 23:00
Saturday
15:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38th Avenue and 5th, Playa del Carmen 77720, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 803 4625
Description
Authentic Thai food at the best place of the Mexican Caribbean, we are located at the 5th ave. but with the privacy of a nice terrace. Our chef is from thailand and he loves what he does.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?