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Rusty Pelican

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67/139 Moo 5, Bang Niang Beach, Khao Lak 82190, Thailand
+66 87 192 1085
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout
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.
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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
Something different and something good

After eating thai food consecutively for days, we decided to try something different. For two, we had chicken fajitas, beef burrito and quesadilla. The portions were generous with the burrito overflowing with beef (!!) and price was pretty reasonable. Very good and highly recommended esp if you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

After eating thai food consecutively for days, we decided to try something different. For two, we had chicken fajitas, beef burrito and quesadilla. The portions were generous with the burrito overflowing with beef (!!) and price was pretty reasonable. Very good and highly recommended esp if you had your fill of thai food.

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Modell B, Owner at Rusty Pelican, responded to this review

Thank you for your support. With Singapore just a short flight away, we should see you again in the future. More 

Geelong, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Our last feed in Khao Lak before rushing off to catch the plane... We are a family of 7, 2 adults, 5 boys 4-10. I had wanted to come here on our last trip and same with this trip, delighted I made it, finally. My eldest boy complained to me that we should've dined there more often...I agree. Between us... More 

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Modell B, Owner at Rusty Pelican, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us. Next time listen to your son and come a few times! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Before going to the Rusty Pelican we read up about it on the internet. Somewhere I think I read that this was rated as not just Thailands best but the worlds best Mexican Restaurant - a big claim. Well although my partner loves mexican food I on the other hand eat it reluctantly, but in the name of fairness agreed... More 

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Modell B, Owner at Rusty Pelican, responded to this review

Thank you Kevin! I'm not sure that we are the best in the world but we try. I will rate our margaritas and nachos as world class...whatever that means. Thanks again and come see us sometime in the future. More 

Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We had quesadillas and cajun chicken, both were good and cooked fresh, beer was cold, paid about 25% more than for comparable local food. Nothing to write home about, but no complaints either. In fairness to them it has to be tough keeping it up in monsoon with do little footfall.

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Modell B, Owner at Rusty Pelican, responded to this review

Thank you Alex. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I went here for lunch in off season. The food probably shouldn't be done takeaway. After maybe 5 minutes walk to the hotel it was pretty soggy. The nachos were good, burrito average. Met the owner and he's good to talk too, just needs to either address packaging or make it eat in only.

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Modell B, Owner at Rusty Pelican, responded to this review

Thanks for the honest imput. Mexican food is always best to eat inside the restaurant where it is fresh from the kitchen. We are family friendly so please bring your wife and child in for a visit next time you are in Khao Lak. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Very good Mexican restaurant that has moved and expanded in its existence. Friendly staff and good quality food. Chilli Con Carne a must.

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Modell B, Owner at Rusty Pelican, responded to this review

Thank you for following us to our present location. After eight years and three moves we are happy to be visible on Bang Niang Beach Road. Come back soon and have a bowl of chili! More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

My fiance and friend are vegan. The owner catered to them without a sweat. This is the best mexican I have had. Even better than the mexican in Perth. Highly recommended.

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Modell B, Owner at Rusty Pelican, responded to this review

Thank you Anthony. We try to give our vegan guests the same quality food that our meat eaters enjoy. We are happy that you enjoyed your meal. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Thank you very much for a great dinner. Friendly service. Honest information about the markets. Well worth coming . Thank you Mo

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Thanks Stephanie! We enjoyed having you at our humble establishment. More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We were at the Rusty Pelican multiple times during our wedding stay last July, every single time we needed to find my sister and her boyfriend we went straight to the pelican as they loved the food so much and it has become their bench mark for good mexican, it also became a spot we regularly stopped in for a... More 

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Modell B, Owner at Rusty Pelican, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. Sorry I missed you but just so everyone knows, we only closed for one day. We are open and will be open rain or shine so come on over! More 

Geelong, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Google 'best Mexican in Thailand'....guess what comes up? Google can't be wrong! Rusty Pelican is a long time favorite of ours in Thailand and though we love Thai food it's a welcome change to have fresh, quality and tasty food like this. This is no cheesy stodge, it's good honest food cooked with love. The nachos changed the way we... More 

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Thanks for the good conversation and laughs. Here's to the time flying by until we see you and your husband again! More 

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Address: 67/139 Moo 5, Bang Niang Beach, Khao Lak 82190, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 87 192 1085
Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Phang Nga Province  >  Khao Lak
Average Prices: USD 10
Cuisine: Mexican, Thai

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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 10
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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.

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