living in the ‘Land of Smiles’

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai – Chez Marco

Via: Where to eat in Chiang Mai?

I love the warm and friendly ambience of the restaurant. The staff is lovely and welcoming as well. This is also the first restaurant in Thailand I’ve been to where the enthusiastic waitress launches into explaining the menu and describing the dishes without being asked.

I have read some reviews complaining that the tables are too close together, and that the restaurant can get quite noisy. The tables are certainly quite close together, but because there weren’t that may guests there yet I didn’t really have a problem with the noise.


FINALLY we decide on one of the specials of the day, Duck Confit, 295 baht ($9.52 USD). The duck is beautifully cooked and so tender the meat is falling off the bones. A bit on the salty side, and interestingly tastes a bit like “Ped Palo”, a Thai way of cooking duck, and goes beautifully with the potatoes. The potatoes, incidentally, are amazing.


The Salmon Filet with Mushroom Tarragon Cream Sauce, 290 baht, is excellent. There is nothing left on the plate (not even the sauce) by the time we finish with it!

The total price: 1040 baht (3 people, including 1 beer). No VAT or service charge added to the bill, which is a nice surprise.

Overall, I think Chez Marco is a great restaurant & very good value.  I’ll certainly be back (probably quite often) to try other dishes!


Chez Marco
15/7 Loi Kroh
T. Chang Klan
A. Muang, Chiang Mai. 20100
(Near Night
Tel: 053 207 032
Next to Raming Lodge Hotel (take your mind out of the gutter – it’s pronounced Ra-ming!)




August 27, 2012 - Posted by | cost of living, restaurants | , , , , ,


  1. look forward to your postings every day. love asian travel with my wife. havent been to chang mai yet but it will happen. keep up the good work. geoff

    Comment by geoff | August 27, 2012 | Reply

    • Geoff:

      Jeez, thank you very much!

      If / WHEN you guys finally make it to Chiang Mai, drop me a note.

      We can meet up for coffee/lunch/dinner. Your choice.


      Comment by seattle99 | August 27, 2012 | Reply

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