I continue on my search for the best Thai restaurant in Madrid, and I’m happy to say that I might have found it! Tied with Pui’s Thai Tapas for my favorite Thai food in the city, Maiia Thai wins points for being an excellent deal and having a bit more ambiance than tiny Pui’s.
I stumbled upon Maiia Thai one afternoon when searching through Yelp. I was ravenous, and Thai food was on my mind. After reading through the great reviews, I made my way over for a menú del día.
On that visit I was camera-less, and the low lighting made my phone’s pictures look pretty unappetizing. So I’ll tell you about it instead. I ordered their papaya salad for a first course, followed by pad Thai. I asked for the salad to be spicy, hoping they’d actually listen. Oh they did. It was covered in Thai bird chiles, sliced up and scattered around. It was addictively spicy, and also enormous. After finishing off the delicious mountain (and nearly crying in the process), it was on to the pad Thai– equally huge. It was very good, served as I like it with limes and ground peanuts. I asked for some chile sauce on the side and it was perfect.
I couldn’t finish the pad Thai so I had them wrap it, which wasn’t a problem. For dessert I chose a delicious coconut and black rice pudding. It was one of the best Thai desserts I’ve ever tried (tied with mango sticky rice of course).
All this for 10.50€! I was hooked and soon came back again with Alejandro.
We booked through El Tenedor for a 40% discount on the menu (rules being that each person ordered a minimum of two items). We ordered accordingly, sharing an appetizer, two mains, and dessert. We left stuffed!
Tip: Reserve in advance on their website for a similar discount, or check out their fixed price menu options. If you get stuck ordering a la carte, it could actually be quite expensive.
If you are looking for very reasonably priced Thai food in Madrid, definitely check out Maiia Thai. It’s my go-to cheap eats That restaurant in Madrid!
Calle de la Princesa, 13