Gluay Maai is a Thai restaurant on 38th Street in Playa Del Carmen. This restaurant has outdoor seating surrounded by a lot of plants and a few seats inside. This street is a little calmer then most of 5th Avenue and you should be able to have a slower more relaxed dinner.
With just a few Thai restaurants in Playa, this is a good option for dinner and a little more upscale version (in fact they are only open from 3:00pm-11:00pm). The taste are about as authentic as you can get in Playa. As most people know, it is hard to find all the Asian ingredients here. That is why they grow some of their own ingredients for this restaurant.
Menu at Gluay Maai
Here they have rice dishes, wok dishes, noodles, soups, and salads. You might have to ask about the specialty cocktail here if they are not on the menu. They come up with some very tasty and good quality drinks.
There are about 20 vegetarian options on the menu including adding tofu to the dishes. They are very good about letting you know what sauces have fish sauce or what dishes can be made vegetarian. Because they have so many options we have added them to our very large Vegetarian Guide to Playa Del Carmen here.
Prices at Gluay Maai
- Appetizers from about 79-109 pesos.
- Soups from about 85-99 pesos.
- Noodles from about 126-145 pesos depending on the meat you choose.
- Salads from about 105-155 pesos.
- Rice dishes from about 49-135 pesos.
- Wok dishes from about 129-189 pesos depending on the meat option.
Where is Guay Maai Restaurant?
Gluay Maai is on 38th Street between 5th Avenue and the beach. It is not far off 5th Avenue and is on the north side of the street.
There are just a few places to get Thai food in Playa Del Carmen. This is the most upscale option and is a good choice for a night out. This is also the most romantic option for the Thai restaurants. The food is about as authentic as you can get in Playa and should satisfy your cravings. Make sure you try some of their specialty cocktails here, they offer some nice combinations and they are well made. If it is raining, there is umbrella seating and limited seating inside so maybe pick a clear day to eat here.
Make sure you check out our complete Restaurant Guide to Playa Del Carmen here.
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