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Rusty Pelican

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67/139 Moo 5, Bang Niang Beach Road, Khao Lak 82190, Thailand
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+66 87 192 1085
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1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Khao Lak, Bang Niang
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Who eats mexican food in Thailand? Anybody with a craving for a Mexican Classic should when coming near this place. The quesadillas are what draws me back again and again.

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

Thank you for the constant support! Big smiles from the staff too...! More 

Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After being in Thailand a week, I was after something different other than Thai food. We chose the Mexican, my favourite & was not disappointed. Hot, fresh & lovely. A lot of options to choose from not just mexican. Nice cold Mojita & beer to wash it down.

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Thank A-Lover-of-Luxury
Modell B, Owner at Rusty Pelican, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Our Mojitos are really popular so we are happy you liked it. A menu expansion is in the works so you'll have more options. Smiles from the staff! More 

Wakefield, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and good atmosphere in a rustic setting. Staff was really friendly. Try the nachos and say hello to the cat!

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Thank JayneS09
Modell B, Owner at Rusty Pelican, responded to this review

Thank you Jane! Big Smiles from the Staff and Princess the cat! More 

New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading good reviews we went tonight. I am a huge Mexican fan but my husband is not and he loved it!! The owner and staff were really friendly and welcoming and both our meals were authentic and really tasty. Strawberry daiquiri delicious. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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

Thank you Suzie Q. We always like a new convert. Hope he comes back again next time. Big Smiles from the staff too! More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, nachos and sizzling fajitas. Accommodating of peanut allergy for one of our party. No kids menu but plenty of choice. Good cocktails. Reasonably priced.

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Thank Nina W
Modell B, Owner at Rusty Pelican, responded to this review

Thank you Nina! We are happy to have served you and your family. We don't use nuts in any of our food and also have vegetarian options on most of our menu. More for the kids is a good idea ...thanks. Smiles from the staff! More 

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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place did not disappoint. Food was just great. Simple but authentic Mexican. Location was also great being close to the markets and local shopping.

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Thank Brett K
Modell B, Owner at Rusty Pelican, responded to this review

Thank you Brett. I think you summed us up perfectly. Smiles from the staff! More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here twice on our holiday. It was a great place with an even better atmosphere. Staff are lovely and really look after you. I had chicken fajitas both times as they were literally the best fajitas I've ever had anywhere.

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Thank Charlotte M
Modell B, Owner at Rusty Pelican, responded to this review

Thank you Charlotte. This time of year we are happy to have the time to get to know our guests. Thank you for spending your holiday time with us. Big smiles from the staff too! More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

This place never disappoints ! Quick service, knowledgeable staff and one very cheeky cat (Princess) to kick off your evening! Can only praise this place, must visit!

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Thank Edith T
Modell B, Owner at Rusty Pelican, responded to this review

Thank you Edith. Our burritos are the biggest seller here. Big smiles from the staff...and Princess! More 

Mauritius
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Love the chicken nachos, very well done. Sadly because of the location guacamole is not often available and when it is its quality doesn't mirror the rest of the food. Friendly staff who speak reasonable English.

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Thank permanent-wanderlust
Modell B, Owner at Rusty Pelican, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Best time for avocados in Thailand is November till April. We hope to see you again. Big Smiles from the Staff! More 

Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We were staying at resort down the road and kept walking passed this place and decided to pop in for lunch one day. Glad we did. My partner had the burrito and I had the quesadilla. We loved it so much we went back for the same dishes. The homemade relish is delish. Wish we called in earlier.

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

Thank you Lise. Now that you know about us you can come again...and again. Smiles from the staff! More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$10
Cuisine
American, German, Vegetarian, Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Wine and Beer
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 67/139 Moo 5, Bang Niang Beach Road, Khao Lak 82190, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Phang Nga Province  >  Khao Lak
  • Phone Number: +66 87 192 1085
Description
The world famous Rusty Pelican is located in the Heart of Bang Niang Beach Road. We serve high quality cuisine in a clean and friendly environment. Our kitchen is open from 1pm-10pm 7 days a week. The Rusty Pelican proudly pours the strongest drinks in town and our beer is ice cold. We offer free WIFI, free billiards and good music.

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