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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, 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
Still the best nachos in Thailand

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
mrssmith1368
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Geelong, Australia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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Geelong, Australia
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Great authentic Mexican food with original fantastic recipes. We've eaten here regularly for 7 months and we've never been disappointed. Great, relaxed and laid back atmosphere as well. Good service. Moe is a legend! See you next season Can't wait for some more fantastic food. Gareth and laura

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

Thanks for the review. I didn't get a chance to say goodbye to you or G-Daddy cause I was on a short holiday. We all are looking foward to your return this fall. Have a great summer and stay safe. More 

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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We visited last night. Relaxed, chilled out atmosphere. The owner changed the music to our favourite stuff. Nachos were great. We had double orders of the Dos Tacos! Worth a visit. 🌞.

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

Thanks for stopping by. You must have known that I was on an 80's kick that day. BIG smiles! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Im going to sum this up pretty fast , ive travelled all over the world and been to some amazing restaurants/ bars but nothing beats great service and delicious food im writing this from my hotel bed full and satisfied , suitable for all ages fresh salads and meat in Thailand we know how hard that is to obtain .... More 

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

Thanks for the support and have a good sleep. I'm going to have one of my Hamburgers and a mountian of fries while I wait for you to return...for lunch tomorrow! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

My Husband & I have been trying to find somewhere to have a satisfying meal other than Thai food, we love Thai but really needed a good filling, fresh, quality alternative & we both enjoy Mexican. Trip advisor pointed us in the perfect direction, the first mouthful we knew we hit jackpot! The Rusty Pelican has a small menu which... More 

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

Thank you Carly. Looks like there is a break in the rain clouds so we'll see ya soon! To those planning to come to Khao Lak the weather is still a balmy 27 but the rain hasn't been heavy so come on over to Thailand! More 

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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

We came here looking for a night off from the Thai food and to enjoy the local market that is just around the corner on a Monday, Wednesday and Saturday night. We were greeted by friendly staff, and sat next to a fan as we were sweating like crazy!! We had the spare nachos to start which were really good,... More 

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

Thank you Steve. Still wicked hot here and the fans are blowing. I hear the blender whipping up some frozen margaritas...can you hear it? Come see us again some time. More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is the only place in Khao Lak were you can have mexican food and it is delicious, I speacially like the Burrito so that one i can strongly recommend. Plus Moe is a really good host. Will definatly go there again

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

Thank you for taking the time to write about us. Have a lovely Swedish summer {have some crawfish for me} and we will see you again when the snow starts falling. More 

Perth, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I had looked this place up long before coming to Thailand and it was immediately on my list of places to go. And I was not disappointed! Great food and friendly staff. The owner was a great host and we had a great chat with him. We had supreme nachos and cheese enchiladas. Another customer had the chicken fajitas and... More 

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

Thank you mister Hardcore! We are glad that you came and hope to see you soon. You are correct about the Net and the people who misuse it. There are haters everywhere and you never know what they are motivated by. Usually I find that they are jealous or just having a bad day. No matter what happens my toes... More 

Perth, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

My son & I ate at Rusty Pelican last night & it was very tasty mexican food. My son is a lover of mexican food & he thoroughly enjoyed his food. We shared Suoer Nachos & Cheese quessadillas. Both dishes were fresh & tasty. I had two Mudslide cocktails & was one of the nicest cocktails I have had. The... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words. Come back soon and we will be happy to see you! More 

Ko Samui, Surat Thani, Thailand
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66 reviews 66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Popped in here early one evening last week having looked at reviews and fancying something different to eat. The staff are friendly and very prompt and the owner made a point of coming over from the bar to welcome me. The menu is fairly limited with the usual Mexican restaurant staples. I was hoping that the limited menu would mean... More 

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Sorry you feel that way. More 

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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 10
  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, 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.

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