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Thai & Elefanta, Cancún, ROO

Thai & Elefanta

4.7
4.7
719 Reviews
MXN310 to MXN500
Thai
An Asian paradise on the Nichupé Lagoon. Delight yourself with exquisite and authentic cuisines; Thai by our Chef Sawai Suwannachat and Indian by our chef Kishan Singh. Heighten your senses in a jungle hut or in a bungalow over the lagoon, accompanied by our signature cocktails. Feel the magical atmosphere guided by our house DJ Gabriel Guzman.
Dear client, for us your upcoming experience in our restaurant is very important, for that reason we inform you that our Thai & Elefanta Restaurants are in same location, however, for reasons of Plaza la Isla remodelations, we will have a deviation in the access to our entrance, this deviation is through Fashion Harbour, in the hall between the Rolex and Dolce & Gabana stores, you will arrive at Ryoshi's entrance and turning to the right you can find us, if you arrive by the parking lot that is by Palacio de Hierro, just follow the hall that is in front of Ryoshi restaurant and at the end we will be waiting for you.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    MXN310 to MXN500
  • Cuisines
    Thai, Indian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–11:30 pm
  • Phone number
    998 144 0364
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Supoj Thamtinno
  • Catering
    cotizaciones: enviar correo a rp@thai.com.mx
  • Neighborhood
    Cancún
  • Cross street
    Zona Hotelera
  • Parking details
    Parking at the "Plaza de Isla".<br><br>Estacionamiento en la plaza la isla.
  • Public transit
    Transit stop found on the corner of the island. <br /><br />Parada se encuentra en la esquina de la isla.<br /><br />Here we are, where the magic and mysticism of two cultures come together, we are waiting for you!<br /><br />Dear client, for us your visit and upcoming experience in our restaurant is very important, for that reason we inform you that our Thai and Elefanta Restaurants are in the same location, however, for reasons of Plaza la Isla remodelations, until further notice, we will have a deviation in the access to our main entrance, if you arrive from the main entrance of Plaza la Isla, this deviation is through Fashion Harbour, in the hall between the Rolex and Dolce &amp; Gabana stores, you will arrive at Ryoshi's entrance and turning to the right you can find us, if you arrive by the parking lot that is by Palacio de Hierro, just follow the hall that is in front of Ryoshi restaurant and at the end we will be waiting for you.<br />
  • Entertainment
    DJ every single weekend. DJ todos los fines de semana.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 719 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cancun / Riviera Maya

    Best Ambiance

  • Cancun / Riviera Maya

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Cancun / Riviera Maya

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Cancún

    Best Ambiance

  • Cancún

    Innovative

  • Cancún

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Cancún

    Healthy

  • Cancún

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Cancún

    Romantic

  • Cancún

    Vegetarian-friendly

719 Reviews
  1. Anonimous

    New York City

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Muy sabrosa comida, muy buen servicio y precios un poco altos.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful! Our 8th year back- will be back again !

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excelente lugar, es un ambiente único y los palafitos son espectaculares, la vista y todo el diseño del lugar ai que te sientes en Tailandia… muy recomendable. La atención muy personalizada y muy amables

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  4. BibianaV

    Cancun

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious. The restaurant is amazing, the place and the food was excellent!

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  5. Niel

    Miami

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been coming to this restaurant with family and friends for over 15 years. It is great food, service, and atmosphere every time.

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  6. SamOH

    Cincinnati

    91 reviews

    3.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant bills itself as Thai-Indian but it fresh crisp offering in Thai cuisine are very limited. The outdoor setting overlooking the lagoon is lovely and the service was good.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff is always welcoming and attentive and the food is superb

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  8. KarishmaP

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food with and exceptional ambiance! The service was great, request a hut on the water and watch the sunset while you eat!

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  9. LeoR

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect location! Very nice, delicious!! Will be back

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Ambiente tranquilo, disfrutas el atardecer. La comida muy buena, el menú variado para gustos exigentes.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Necesitan mejorar la carta de vinos. El Beringer lo venden como si fuera un vinazo

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  12. GregT

    Houston

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Tasteless, super expensive, and not authentic Thai food. Wine list was a joke and service was so-so. Will not return and strongly recommend to others that they skip this place. HORRIBLE DINING EXPERIENCE.

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  13. Annie

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A must for perfect waterfront exotic ambience! Excellent service in a unique setting

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  14. MarkS

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved this place. Setting was beautiful and the food was excellent. Service top notch.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an awesome experience for me and family. Would highly recommend this place.

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  16. LDNS

    E. Tennessee

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific surprise for 4 of us that went to dinner last minute. Food was great - everyone enjoyed their meals - shrimp, beef and chicken were ordered - spices were great - just know hot & spicy means just that. The setting is very private and made for a great night of catching up with friends and being able to hear everything - spa like soft music in the background. Service was great and we will be coming back in the future. Recommend this place.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely worth every penny. Amazing food & relaxing, peaceful atmosphere.

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  18. sjlac

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! Really nice ambience as well.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are celebrating our anniversary and so glad we tried Elefanta… atmosphere is amazing, the service made us feel special, and the food was delicious! They put us in a special hut to see the sunset that also had a cozy couch to relax after dinner. And they surprised us with dessert. And when the rain/wind moved in they rushed us to another hut to finish dessert. Thank you for making this a special night.

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  20. BevR

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered vegetarian dishes. The flavours and textures of the food were amazing. The outdoor setting made the whole dinner experience relaxing and intimate. Would highly recommend this restaurant. And for those that forget. They even brought mosquitoe repellent to the table.

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  21. KellyK

    Portland

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinner at Thai & Elefanta was very peaceful and relaxing. The setting is serene, with soft music, not the techno beat played at many other restaurants in Cancun. The service is quietly attentive. We booked a 5:00 seating to be able to reserve a private table in a little hut on the lagoon. The Chicken Satay skewers were tender and tasty with the different sauces provided. The Spicy Shrimp was also cooked perfectly, was tasty, but wasn’t actually very spicy. The green curry with chicken was our favorite, so tender and full of flavor. We will return on our next visit.

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  22. Teknicl

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Most unique ambiance and decor for dates and large adult groups. Highly recommend!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They seated us early in one of the little huts on the water. It was beautiful. The food was amazing. Service was excellent. Will definitely dine there again.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We brought our friends and they said it was the best Tai food they ever had and absolutely gorgeous. So quiet and peaceful.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We've been eating here for the past 15 years and the food and drinks are always amazing!!

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  26. GRes

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time. Great food and fantastic service!

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  27. ScottD

    Chicago

    74 reviews

    4.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    This place has the coolest atmosphere, walking through the “jungle” to get to your private hut over the water. We have been to Thailand many times and can say that the food here is very authentic. The BIG negative this night was a DJ playing club music with a heavy beat that was competing with the loud club music from the sushi place next door, that ruined the experience. He was also smoking from his little booth which was awful. Everyone would have a much more enjoyable time if some quiet music that fits the mood of this place was played instead. Save you money and cut the DJs!

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  28. BethH

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So good! The service was great:) The serviréis were very attentive!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic venue, came in with a reservation made only a few hours before and got seated out on the water in our own little lagoon area. Food was great but even more expensive than usual.

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  30. fsacal

    Mexico City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excelente lugar muy bonito con vistas preciosas y gran atención.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great! Beautiful scenery, and very quiet environment.

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  32. FrankFrank

    St. Louis

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance of the setting right on the lagoon, the tables in the thatched huts, the food, the service, provides an amazing experience. The only downside is in the last couple of years they have combined the Thai and Indian menus (that's not a bad thing) and have discontinued a number of dishes that we loved. They don't even have pad thai on the menu (though they can make it for you). However with that said, the food quality and quantity is outstanding. There is no bad place to sit...just keep in mind if you sit on the water before 6 pm, you will get the sun in your eyes!

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  33. Jackied

    Cancun

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excelente comida y servicio. La mesa súper bonita junto a la laguna. Faltaba solo un poco de luz, pero todo lo demás super

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Puerto Vallarta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really great food and service. We split two appetizers (chicken satay and spring rolls) plus 1 entree (some kind of beef with ginger and cilantro) served with jasmine rice. We also had 2 orders of naan - garlic and onion). We liked everything but the garlic naan was BEST of all. Service was great esp considering we ordered in stages. Our table was private and we had our own little palapa over us. Its a beautiful restaurant inside - dark with pretty colored lights and a jungle feel. The only slight issue we had was our table had a ceiling fan running at top speed. We asked our waiter if it could be turned down and he motioned to the switch on the fan itself and suggested my husband who was talker than him could adjust it. We laughed and did exactly that! 😋. Highly recommend overall and also suggest a reservation is necessary (we had one) or you are unlikely to get in as they are popular!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant with delicious food, a must in Cancun

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing for an anniversary or a celebration between you and a S/O

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  37. CeciliaG

    Cancun

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Los precios son excesivos para la calidad de la comida; que es buena pero NO superlativa

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  38. DawnM

    Cancun

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    food was very good, ambiance, service. I found the prices to be expensive however.

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  39. StephanieB

    Atlantic City

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We like to dine here whenever we are in Cancun. The huts over the water are lovely and the food and service is consistently good. We always stick with the Thai options on the menu the prices are reasonable and the portions are good for sharing. Found the music from the restaurant/club next door to be a little annoying but I’m not sure they can do much about that issue, might be less distracting if seated in the garden area.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    El lugar muy bonito solo les recomiendo que tengan mas limpio los baños

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FAQs

Thai & Elefanta offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 998 144 0364.

Thai & Elefanta is rated 4.7 stars by 719 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Thai & Elefanta

Kukulkan 12.5 Plaza la Isla, Cancún, ROO 77500

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Zona Hotelera
  • Neighborhood
    Cancún
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–11:30 pm
  • Price
    MXN310 to MXN500
  • Cuisines
    Thai, Indian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Parking at the "Plaza de Isla".<br><br>Estacionamiento en la plaza la isla.
  • Public transit
    Transit stop found on the corner of the island. Parada se encuentra en la esquina de la isla.Here we are, where the magic and mysticism of two cultures come together, we are waiting for you!Dear client, for us your visit and upcoming experience in our restaurant is very important, for that reason we inform you that our Thai and Elefanta Restaurants are in the same location, however, for reasons of Plaza la Isla remodelations, until further notice, we will have a deviation in the access to our main entrance, if you arrive from the main entrance of Plaza la Isla, this deviation is through Fashion Harbour, in the hall between the Rolex and Dolce & Gabana stores, you will arrive at Ryoshi's entrance and turning to the right you can find us, if you arrive by the parking lot that is by Palacio de Hierro, just follow the hall that is in front of Ryoshi restaurant and at the end we will be waiting for you.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Supoj Thamtinno
  • Entertainment
    DJ every single weekend. DJ todos los fines de semana.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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