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Gluay Maai Thai

38th Avenue and 5th, Playa del Carmen 77720, Mexico
+52 984 803 4625
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“thai food” (33 reviews)
“curry” (17 reviews)
“rice” (14 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
38th Avenue and 5th, Playa del Carmen 77720, Mexico
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Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

We went this evening with good friends to this place. Appetizers and main course was very delicious and for a reasonable price. If you want to try Thai food , you have to visit this restaurant.

Thank RonnyDaems
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We had dinner on a slow night, it was raining. We are very picky about our Thai, this place didn't meet our expectations. The service was fine. Most of the seating is outdoors, with room for about 3 -4 tables inside. looking at the other...More

Thank Phsykes
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had been eating Mexican food for over a week & fancied something different. Gluay Maai did not disappoint! Fantastic food and tasty cocktails all at a reasonable price. Attentive, friendly staff and a nice vibe. Highly recommend. I believe they do...More

Thank Brooke G
Reviewed 22 May 2017

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

Thank Traveler0033
Reviewed 24 April 2017 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...More

Thank SimonJMBrown
Reviewed 17 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
Reviewed 6 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
Reviewed 27 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
Reviewed 26 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...More

Thank paypar
Reviewed 26 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, 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
  • E-mail
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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