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Carretera Federal Chetumal- Puerto Juarez Km 298 | Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 873 0374
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“thai food” (34 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (6 reviews)
“satay” (4 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Carretera Federal Chetumal- Puerto Juarez Km 298 | Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The service was excellent but honestly the food was not good. We are staying at Rosewood Mayakoba and the food has been superb. We were told to try saffron and honestly it just wasn’t good. We are foodies and we’re looking forward to coming here....More

Thank Lauren S
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Amazing food and amazing service! The Pad Thai was delicious. Our server was very attentive and we didn't wait for anything.

Thank Melissa F
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Usually I like to stay close to local quisine when travelling, but venturing our trying something different this time was really worth it. The food was great, the ambience even better. Without noticing you can sit here for hours and hours.

Thank GladysCam
Reviewed 23 September 2018

This restaurant is really spectacular and the food is outstanding. The setting on the water is lovely. But man, it is expensive.

Thank hongisto
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Been coming to Saffron at the Banyan Tree for many years. Always one of the best meals in Mexico. We always sit inside. You never know a shower will pop up and of course you don’t have to worry about the mosquitoes. When you sit...More

Thank RadioSteveG
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

A very good restaurante with outstanding food and service. The site is fantastic, with a wonderful look to the lake. The waitress were friendly and discrete.

Thank robertoypaulinak
Reviewed 14 September 2018

It's most beautiful here right before and during sunset. The views here are great and the service is excellent. Upon walking into Saffron, you're immediately greeted by the hostess who does a traditional hand washing ritual for you. They start with a complimentary amuse-bouche. Between...More

Thank gisathegato
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Don't just order the pad thai; experience the Royal Thai tasting menu - you won't regret it. It was modern, complex, delicious. We got two orders so that we could taste everything and it did not disappoint! Even the rice was interesting! Saffron, jasmine, brown...More

Thank LoveTravelFamily
Reviewed 10 August 2018

This was out second visit to Saffron and it did not disappoint. Great setting and impecible service. Food was amazing.

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 1 August 2018

This is hands down the best restaurant at the Banyan Tree Mayakoba. The food is clean and flavorful.

Thank ALG5
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Cancun International Airport about 45 minutes distance
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carretera Federal Chetumal- Puerto Juarez Km 298 | Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 873 0374
Banyan Tree's signature restaurant, serves authentic Thai cuisine. Sitting on a wooden deck overlooking the tropical mangroves.
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