Type: Thai Food
Neighborhood: Fracc La Florida Pinos
Address: #280 Av Yucatan (Calle 17) Calle 32 y 34 Fracc. La Florida Pinos
How to Get There from the CentroTake Paseo de Montejo north to Avenida Perez Ponce. (This is the Walmart intersection.) Take a right at this intersection and follow Avenida Perez Ponce staying to the left, at the second signal turn right onto Avenida Aleman. Continue on Avenida Aleman approximately 1.8 miles. The road name will change to Avenida Yucatan. Continue on Avenida Yucatan towards the Arch (which is Calle 44). From the Arch, it will be .8 miles to the restaurant. Watch for the EXTRA quick store which will be on your right. At this corner, Calle 36, make a quick turn right and then a quick jog left onto the frontage road that parallels Avenida Yucatan. This street is also Avenida Yucatan. Continue on this frontage road until you reach the restaurant. Look for the palm trees in front and the large gold Buddha on the roof.
Air Conditioned: No, but fans inside.
Outdoors: Patio seating
Drinks: No alcohol. Fresh juices and teas.
Hours: Open Tuesday through Friday, 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Saturday, 12:30 PM to 11:00 PM. Sunday, 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM.
Notes:You could say Casa Thai was opened out of longing and love. Longing for a variety of food, that is. Owners Supalak Pathomgtomtaweechai and Jorge Torre met in China while attending University there. Both tired of the local Chinese cuisine, they longed for their respective native cuisine and alternative options. While discovering this mutual longing, they began to share their native food dishes with each other~ her Thai dishes and his Yucatecan~and they fell in love. Now, both are finished with University and recently moved to Yucatan. Supalak now prepares her Thai cuisine for everyone.
Casa Thai is a small space, nicely decorated with photos of their travels on the walls. Palm trees and swinging paper lanterns adorn the patio. Wooden picnic-style tables fill the small inside room in the restaurant, and the larger patio in front. The menu is kept simple to provide fresh and thoughtful dishes. Four different dishes are offered each day, in addition to green papaya salad and a soup of the day. Fresh juices and refreshing natural teas are available to accompany the meal.
There were three of us on our visit and we chose three of the four dishes offered that day (Wednesday): Green Curry with chicken, Yum Tuna Fu (crispy tuna flakes with cilantro and peanuts and a spicy Thai sauce) and Tod Man Kao Poad (small fork-tender pork cutlet patties with a light crust, served with a sweet and sour sauce). The rice was light and fluffy and sharing was the preferred way to eat our meal. Priced to start at $50 pesos per dish. The quality and quantity were both spot on. Our orders were prepared as soon as we placed them. Nothing was pre-made and waiting to be dished. While we waited, we enjoyed looking through the photo albums on the tables and the photos of Supalak and Jorges’ travels around Asia.