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Beachcomber at Lanta Castaway

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299 Moo 2, Phra Ae Beach | Saladan, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
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+66 75 684 851
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Have been one of my favorites on the island but I will never go here again! It started when we arrived, we had reservation and it was raining, the Manager didn't bother to say hello or welcome us ... just looked tired on us and continued talking with the guest at the bar. Later when we just received our food... More 

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Thank Magnus L
Joe R, Manager at Beachcomber at Lanta Castaway, responded to this review

Thankfully TripAdvisor allows for management responses so people can hear the other side of the story. Because in this case, the record needs to be set straight and so everyone can understand what transpired the night you are referring to. As the Manager I am 100 % dedicated to ALL our customers, guests, and employees. I love what I do.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Average mexican food, though the best we found on the island. There weren't too many with mexican menu.

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Thank Markus V
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While we stayed at the hotel, we ate at this restaurant frequently. The service was great, the food came out of the kitchen in a timely manner and the bar staff (especially Nong) was awesome. The local fresh fish they serve for dinner was delicious, you could not go wrong with what fish you chose. Being a westerner, the Tex-Mex... More 

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Thank Rich k
Joe R, Manager at Beachcomber at Lanta Castaway, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your dining experience that you had here at the Beachcomber Restaurant. The fact that you mentioned our kitchen, staff, seafood, Thai and Tex-Mex dishes, tells me that you tried the full menu. That means a lot to us and will pass this on to our staff. We give our best effort daily to make sure everyone... More 

Hong Kong, China
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only ate here, we didn't stay . I try to be as positive as possible as there are a lot of "Nay Sayers" on trip advisor Positive; the chicken quesadillas were nice (quote from my 11 year old) We were a family of 6, 4 x children and 2 x adults. I'm a vegetarian, I ordered the vegetarian fajitas... More 

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Thank kylieww
Joe R, Manager at Beachcomber at Lanta Castaway, responded to this review

Hello kylieww, Thank you for giving us a try for dinner. This was one of the most descriptive reviews that I have ever read. I have also read your other reviews and looked at your Trip Advisor ‘Passport’. It appears that you have not traveled to America. Thus, I am wondering how you know what genuine Tex-Mex tastes like, or... More 

Almada, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if you are looking for a tasty thai or tex-mex style meal this may be the place to consider. Large portions to feed the family and leave with a smile on your face and a full tummy. Great spot and great beach view.

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Thank Olenellus
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very small frontage, hardly any beach, very rocky! Small area for bar and restaurant squashed together. Manageress very pushy, very dissatisfied with the food, she disagreed with our comments ! She should listen to her paying customers, they say the customer is always right, she needs customer service training. Wont be recommending or returning.

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Thank brightyUk
Joe R, Manager at Beachcomber at Lanta Castaway, responded to this review

Hello brightlyUK, Thanks for giving us a try. However, the review you wrote is not entirely accurate. Our beach front is 30 meters wide and the time of the day determines how much beach is available based on the tide. We are a small boutique resort with a full restaurant and bar with seating on the beachfront deck. Our happy... More 

Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I can highly recommend the restaurant. We ate there two times and the food was just delicious. You should try the lap with prawns, masaman curry or some of the other dishes.

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Thank christina25887
Switzerland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Read on several sites that this is the place for fantastic Mexican food. Don't know if we expected too much but we were very underwhelmed by the whole experience. We neither liked the place nor the food. In fact, this was the worst (Mexican or otherwise) meal we had in a long time.

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Hundslund, Denmark
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

we are returning year after year, 9 years ago we joined this nice place first time, still remember it was late rainy season, and we sat in the bar having tasty drinks, the rain was rough outside, and we ordered food, thai food, really hot and tasty, we enjoyed the food at the bar, here we were covered from the... More 

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Killarney, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

My wife and I ate at this hotel almost every night during our one week stay. The menu is huge, and sometimes a little overwhelming, but we failed to have a bad meal there. Everything was delicious. The Khao Soi curry with noodles was great. The Chew Chi (Spelling?) sauce with fresh fish was literally the best thing I have... 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
US$5 - US$15
Cuisine
Mexican, Asian, Thai, American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Bar Scene, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 299 Moo 2, Phra Ae Beach | Saladan, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Krabi Province  >  Ko Lanta
  • Phone Number: +66 75 684 851
Description
An open air restaurant featuring delicious TEX MEX selections, as well as, excellent Thai and Western dishes. The restaurant overlooks the Andaman Sea and offers both garden and beachfront dining. Located within the Lanta Castaway Resort the restaurant offers terrific food drinks in a wonderfully relaxing environment.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?