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Rusty Pelican

67/139 Moo 5, Bang Niang Beach, Khao Lak 82190, Thailand
+66 87 192 1085
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Ranked #13 of 185 Restaurants in Khao Lak
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Description: The Rusty Pelican is located on Bang Niang Beach Road just across from Bavaria House. We are a comfortable 60 seat cafe with full bar 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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Hanoi, Vietnam
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

My wife and I had a great time tonight. Great cocktails, really nice authentic Mexican food and great rockabilly tunes too. Excellent service too! Thanks!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Had a lovely meal here. Staff are very friendly and eager to please. Husband was very happy to have an icy cold Leo beer finally! We ordered sizzling chicken fajitas and super nachos. Meals were generous in size and good flavours. Very cute kitten that played around the restaurant. Nice change from Thai food.

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

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Sipalay Phillipines
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

At the suggestion of friends I visited this restaurant for a change of pace with Thai food while up in Khao Lak for a one day sightseeing mission between seminar days in Phuket. I was not disappointed. I got the fajitas and was truly pleased. I loved the fresh,authentic Mexican flavor I know so well living in Southern California for... More

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

Thank you for the kind words. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We made a special trip after reading the reviews & I am glad we did. The food is out of this world!!! A must visit when in Thailand

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

We are always happy to serve you! More

Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Rusty Pelican is the best place in Khao Lak to child out, eat Mexican or Thai food, drink and play pool all under the Supervision of the Manager Mo originaly from California. Also a nice pool table. Therefore, Rusty Pelican a place to spend time with a love one, new friends or just to have a chat with Mo! Francis... More

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

We hope you come and see us again next year...or sooner! More

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I'm a massive Mexican fan and this was so good. Hands down the best food I have eaten in Thailand this time. I stuffed my face with the tostada salad and nachos. My husband had the enchiladas and chilli con carne. No complaints from is other than how full we both were! Soooo good and will be going back!

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

Looking foward to having you visit again! More

Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Nice enough, friendly staff but please don't believe the sign 'Best mexican food in Thailand' We visited maybe late July this year. I enjoy cooking and I know good food - this was at best just okay. Also the 'san miguel' is light, light beer!

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

I don't think you know what real Mexican food is. Maybe where you come from there isn't anything this fresh and tasty. More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

What a find! I haven't tasted Mexican this good outside of Mexico, absolutely delicious! The staff were very friendly and the service was great. We had a two course meal with drinks, all for around 1kTHB. We had a nice chat with the owner to finish off the night, we will definitely be back!

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

Thank you Vanessa. We will see you again soon! More

maidstone
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This was a third choice restaurant on a night out in Khao Lak after our first choice proved to be "closed till October "and our second choice was full. However I am really pleased that we went the food was really very good indeed. (My husband is still raving about the salsa ) We had a salad , super nachos... More

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

We are happy to have served you. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We were after a change from thai food that night and we got it. Very nice nachos and fajitas, but was a quiet night (low season), so not much atmosphere. But we went there for the food and it was worth it.

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

Thank you for the review. Maybe come back this winter/spring when things are more lively. More

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