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Gluay Maai Thai

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38th Avenue and 5th, Playa del Carmen 77720, Mexico
+52 984 803 4625
15:00 - 23:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice small restaurant with a nice terrace facing Calle 38. The curry was delicious, and the service was nicely attentive.

Thank Traveler0033
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We paid a visit here based on reviews. All started well with nice drinks and appatizers. We had the mixed plate 10 pieces of 5 different starters. My son had the beef strips which were really poor quality and resembled rubber bands more than meat ;they certainly stretched far enough. Daughter had grounded chicken salad with soya noodles. The transparent... More 

Thank SimonJMBrown
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I love this restaurant! We visited often everytime we are in Playa del Carmen because they have the best Thai food in the city.

Thank marig3008
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Was not expected to eat good Thai food in Mexico. But here we absolutely did! Nice terras as well, friendly waiter! Very very good it was!

Thank Michele V
Cancun, Mexico
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24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

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.

Thank CancunBruja
Long Island, NY
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

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 

Thank paypar
1 review
Reviewed 25 March 2017 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.

Thank Samantha R
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

. 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 

Thank MuyResidente
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74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 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.

Thank Nikki H
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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.

Thank Karen W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$12
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?