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.

“The absolute best non-Thai restaurant in Thailand.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Jomin bar

Jomin bar
49/9 Moo 8, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand
+66 88 343 9541
Improve this listing
Ranked #51 of 222 Restaurants in Ko Phangan
Price range: $2 - $7
Cuisines: Mexican, Vegan, Vegetarian, Asian fusion
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Jomin bar has perfected the art of Mexithai food (Mexican-Thai Fusion). Driven by our passion to create delicious, exotic and beautiful dishes, we use only fresh ingredients and hand-make all of our own tortillas, chips, sour cream, marinades, sauces, salsa, and guacamole. We also organically grow some of our own vegetables and mushrooms right here at the restaurant. :) From December through March we are open everyday from 11am-2am. Enjoy nightly live bands, open mic or movies on the big projector screen. Free entertainment usually starts around 9:30pm. Come for some of Thailand's most delicious exotic food and stay for the entertainment, nightly drink specials, and the beautiful chilled out atmosphere.
1 review
“The absolute best non-Thai restaurant in Thailand.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

After living in Mexico for two years, I would never have dreamed that the best Mexican food I'd ever eat would be in Thailand. But that's exactly what I got at Jomin. Authentic Mexican salsas along with friendly staff and fun, very unique seating creates the perfect environment for a fantastic Mexican dinner in Ko Phangan Thailand. This place is doing it right!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
joseph R, Owner at Jomin bar, responded to this review, August 16, 2014
Hey, thanks so much!
We really appreciate the kind words, and especially take them to heart because of your extensive exposure to Mexican food in the past. I know how hard it can be to find good mexican food in SE Asia, and I love when customers like yourself find your way to our place and fully appreciate what we are doing. Hope to see you again. Thanks. :)
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

33 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    29
    2
    1
    0
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Amazing Mexican”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We braved a ten minute walk in heavy rain down a flooded road to get to Jomin for dinner. Totally worth it.

We ordered the tacos and the burrito and they were outstanding. Huuge portions, homemade tortillas, real cheese, sour cream, and a delicious mix of tender pork, Mexican beans and veges. We even got homemade chips and salsa for free to start.
Lovely American/Thai staff. We were there on a quiet night (must've been the rain) but looks like the place would really go off when busy - live music, movies on a projector etc. Check it out for sure - worth spending the few extra baht for an amazing and authentic Mexican meal.

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jersey, Channel Islands
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“The BEST Mexican food - Lucky find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

We only discovered this place because my boyfriend pulled in on the road to wait for me to catch up, as we were on route to another restaurant, and he noticed the sign for Mexican food and then saw this very inviting restaurant, which is in a lovely position set back away from the main road.
Its a really chilled place and they also play cool music, but then the food! Oh the food! Absolutely the best Mexican food I have ever had. I had beef tacos, and I'm definitely going back to have them all over again!
Also complimentary chips and salsa which is a nice touch! We will be back again soon.

Visited July 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
1 review
“Beautiful food, great hospitality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We came to this restaurant on a quiet night. The staff we all so welcoming, promptly took our orders and whilst we were waiting, they supplied us with home made chips with the most beautiful homemade salsa. Our meals were a really decent size, very filling and sooooo yummy. I would give this place a 10. If you are passing by, this place is a must!

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Raglan, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We came to this restaurant feeling like something a little different to Thai for a change and it was the best decision. We were recommended this place by a couple of people. I had the chicken tacos and they were amazing! So much flavour and very filling. They also give you some free homemade corn chips with any two Mexican dishes. Very affordable as my meal was only 150 baht which is about $5 nzd. Will definitely be back!

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Jomin bar also viewed

Ko Phangan, Surat Thani Province
Ko Phangan, Surat Thani Province
 
Ko Phangan, Surat Thani Province
Ko Phangan, Surat Thani Province
 

Been to Jomin bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Jomin bar, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.