Fodor's Expert Review Babe's Noodles & Bar

$$ The Riviera Maya Thai

Photos and paintings of old Hollywood pinup models share decor space with a large stone Buddha at this Swedish-owned restaurant that serves up a surprising, tasty mix of Asian and European food. It's known for local, interesting fare cooked to order and made with only the freshest ingredients (including sauces handmade every day by the owners). If you're here for Asian cuisine, try the tom kha gai coconut soup, pad Thai with handmade noodles, or one of the popular curries, then wash it all down with a refreshing lemonade, blended with ice and mint. For something European, you can't go wrong with the Swedish meatballs (after all, the owners are Swedish). For an unusual but tasty take on egg rolls, try the goat cheese rolls dipped in passion-fruit sauce. Vegetarians will find about 80% of the menu can be made meat-free. And if you're looking for the biggest—and possibly best—daiquiris in town, you'll find them at the bar here, piled high and always made with real fruit. Low-season travelers take note: this restaurant usually closes in October.

Thai Lively Lunch Dinner $$ Pet Friendly

Quick Facts

Calle 10 between Avs. 5 and 10
Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo  77710, Mexico

- 984 - 879–3569

Known For:
  • Thai curries
  • Pad Thai
  • Swedish meatballs with lingonberries imported from Sweden
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. No lunch in low season

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