We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rusty Pelican

Certificate of Excellence
$
Mexican
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
67/139 Moo 5, Bang Niang Beach, Khao Lak 82190, Thailand
+66 87 192 1085
Website
Add hours for Rusty Pelican and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Description: The Rusty Pelican is located just across the road from Mukdara Resort...
The Rusty Pelican is located just across the road from Mukdara Resort. There is a small road fronted by Jr. Mini Mart. We are right behind it. We are a comfortable 30 seat full bar and cafe serving the best Mexican food in Thailand. In addition to our pool table we have added a large Backgammon table for your free enjoyment. The Rusty Pelican is open at 2pm everyday.
read more
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 262 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 154
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fantastic!

We came here twice during our stay in khao lak. Menu is short and basic but everything we had both times was fantastic. Really tasty, authentic food. Staff were great, very attentive and the manager seemed nice. Def recommend when wanting a night away from thai food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
GlasgowGedz
,
Glasgow
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
Add Photo Write a Review

262 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Glasgow
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We came here twice during our stay in khao lak. Menu is short and basic but everything we had both times was fantastic. Really tasty, authentic food. Staff were great, very attentive and the manager seemed nice. Def recommend when wanting a night away from thai food.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Flower Mound, Texas
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

A great spot in the heart of Khao Lak. This was our second time to this town and we ended up coming here twice. A nice taste of home without being too sterlized and American. The owner is a cool dude and will be sure to recognize you. Being from the States himself, it's nice to get a perspective of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newport Pagnell
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Cannot go to Khao Lak without a drink here! Food very nice, beer cold and friendly surroundings. What more could you really need when out shopping?

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I were on honeymoon for 2 weeks and we ate here 3 times. The food is absolutely delicious! My husband had the chicken fajitas the first time which were so flavoursome and I had the tostida chicken salad, after trying my salad, my husband was addicted, the following times we came we shared a quasidilla and hadthe... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
cumbria
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Had two very good meals here, very friendly staff and owner. Small menu and dearer than the Thai restaurants, but food really good.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kauhava, Finland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We visited there in February 2015 - just to for change to Thai cuisine. I have eaten Mexican food in different places but I can admit that I'm not professional to say what is authentic and what's not. Anyway at time we visited, food was prepared pretty quickly (as we were only persons eating there at the moment) but experienced... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Paphos
Top Contributor
227 reviews 227 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We visited the Rusty Pelican twice in 2013 & were looking forward to going back this year. The food was still very good except for the french fries, which were just like McDonalds. The beef burrito was vert good, as was the cajun chicken. We all like good service but here the meal seemed to be over too quickly &... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nottingham, UK
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Really liked drinking beer here. Excellent vibe and the music, unlike most of the other places locally, was not the same CD of country and western covers!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Australia
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

don't waste your money . Been to Mexico nothing like Mexican food ,stick to Thai ! Rude manager also!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Vantaa, Finland
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Had to go here, because we wanted something else to eat than thai food after 2 weeks. We were little dissapointed, because the food was quite poor. Been to Mexico and the flavours were missing from the food. Don't understand how this restaurant has so good reviews... Would go here again, sorry...

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Rusty Pelican also viewed

Khao Lak, Phang Nga Province
Khao Lak, Phang Nga Province
 
Khao Lak, Phang Nga Province
Khao Lak, Phang Nga Province
 

Been to Rusty Pelican? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 67/139 Moo 5, Bang Niang Beach, Khao Lak 82190, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Phang Nga Province  >  Khao Lak
  • Phone Number: +66 87 192 1085

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 10
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget

Description

The Rusty Pelican is located just across the road from Mukdara Resort. There is a small road fronted by Jr. Mini Mart. We are right behind it. We are a comfortable 30 seat full bar and cafe serving the best Mexican food in Thailand. In addition to our pool table we have added a large Backgammon table for your free enjoyment. The Rusty Pelican is open at 2pm everyday.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Rusty Pelican staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?