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Rusty Pelican

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67/139 Moo 5, Bang Niang Beach Road | Kheuk Khak, Takuapa District, Khao Lak 82220, Thailand
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+66 87 192 1085
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rugby
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Don't get me wrong I love Thai food, but after a week we fancied a change one night and this place didn't disappoint. We had chilli, fajitas and margaritas which were just what the doctor ordered. Friendly owner too, who has a cool back story of looking for tacos and creating this place. We will return to our hotel (La... More 

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Thank beza82
Modell B, Owner at Rusty Pelican, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. Have a Happy Holiday season and come see us again sometime. Big smiles from the staff! More 

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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We hadn't thought we wanted to eat Mexican food in Thailand but after a week of local food, we were very glad we did! The food is delicious, the beer cold, cocktails great and the owner a total dude! Would definitely recommend this place and we hope to be back one day.

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

Thank you for your support. Just trying to stay humble here in Khao Lak and have a few smiles as well. See you next time! More 

UK
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here twice during our recent two weeks in Khao Lak. We enjoyed having a change from Thai cuisine. Lovely food, great mojitos, relaxed atmosphere and very good service.

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Thank LG66
Modell B, Owner at Rusty Pelican, responded to this review

Thank you LG. As we always say, "Man does not live on Thai food alone." Glad you had a good time. Smiles from the staff too! More 

Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thanks for a great meal on many an occasion Moe I've visited Moe's rusty pelican a few times now and just can't get enough. The most authentic Mexican food I've tasted outside Mexico. The burrito is amazing. Fajitas sublime and Moe's bowl of chili is unreal. I recommend anyone passing do not pass up a chance to eat at this... More 

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

Thank you Dave. Always nice to see our loyal customers. Must be the holiday season again. Big smiles from the staff too! More 

horsham
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Another tasty meal. Both had the fajitas, 1 chicken and 1 beef plus a side of very good guacamole (last one available as had sold the rest and we ate at 1930 so goes to show how popular it is!). It's difficult to keep everyone happy in this business ( which by the way we are also in) but the... More 

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

Thank you for the kind words of support. As you know we are just a humble little place offering a change from Thai cuisine. when we get attacked I have to fight back. I have a young son and lovely wife to take care of not to mention the staff that rely on us for their livelihood. Thanks again and... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in for dinner. Very good Mexican food and very well priced. Had some guacamole and tortilla chips to start, very simple but very tasty. Had fajitas for main which were brilliant. Service was good too

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Thank aussiebackpacker16
Modell B, Owner at Rusty Pelican, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write this review. If everyone who visits us because of this website actually wrote a review after we would have over 1000 reviews. Smiles from the staff! More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bland food lacking flavour and spice, we love Mexican food which is why we came and gutted at how disappointed we were with the meal. There was also no guacamole because avocados weren't in season, however at other restaurants in koh lak we had avocado with our meals. Owner was very intimating and we couldn't tell him how we felt... More 

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Thank pugsly84
Modell B, Owner at Rusty Pelican, responded to this review

Not gonna happen Pugsly. Nice choice of names by the way. For those who don't know why I say this, Pugsly is the name of the creepy son on The Adams Family. Just so you know we sell so much Guacamole that it's hard to keep the supply coming from the north of Thailand. If you wanted your food spicier... More 

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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in at this place for a lunch. The friendly owner was sitting at the bar and greeted warmly. Cocktail was quite good, food was simple but tasty. Would go back any time.

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

Thank you for the review. Come back soon or enjoy the rest of your holiday. Smiles from the staff! More 

Khao Lak, Thailand
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117 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been lucky to dine here several times, and always enjoy the margaritas and a chat with the owner. The service is fantastic, very welcoming and friendly. They know us now so we don't have to order our drinks, they just arrive at the table. When avocados are in season and available I highly recommend the guacamole, otherwise chips... More 

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

Thank you for your support. We know that finding vegetarian food is difficult in Thailand. Almost everything has fish sauce or chicken stock in the recipe. The avocados are still flowing so we should have them through the New Year. Thanks again and see you sometime in the future Smiles from the Staff too! More 

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even the most ardent advocate of Thai food feels the need to eat something different at some stage in your holiday. If that happens in Khao Lak then the Rusty Pelican is the place to visit. The Tex Mex options are very good and if a German sausage with fries is what rocks your boat then this is a good... More 

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

Thank you Andy. The reason we continue is for people like you. we like to let visitors have a choice other than Thai food and pizza. See you again soon we hope. Big Smiles from the staff...and cat! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10
Cuisine
American, Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
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 | Kheuk Khak, Takuapa District, Khao Lak 82220, 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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