May Palace Restaurant
TripAdvisor Rating: 3.5
Address: 2109 N Frontage Rd W, Vail
Since 1987, May Palace has been a Vail resident serving the locals and the visitors. Featuring predominantly Chinese cuisines, the large variety of dishes have origins from all around South Asia including Vietnam, Thailand, and Malaysia. The House specialty Peking Duck is always a favorite barbecued with a brown crispy exterior and served with hoisin sauce and crepes.
If you like super spicy food, try their Mala dishes. Mala means “numbing” and “spicy hot” and these delicious dishes are sure to please anyone fond of the incredibly spicy Chinese style dishes. The menu is extensive and easy to locate what you might be looking for on it. You will find many traditional dishes that are familiar to anyone who frequents Chinese food establishments.
What They’re Known for: When you step into the May Palace, you’re not in Vail anymore. You step into China. This family-owned restaurant is very connected to their Chinese roots, and the meal you have here will demonstrate that.
What to Watch for: While there are many affordable dishes on the May Palace menu, there are some chef specialties that do cost a little more. If price is a problem, then stick to the more traditional Chinese dishes on the regular menu. You can also check them out during lunch and pay almost half the price of the dinner menu for a large plate of food. All lunch entrees come with a starter salad or daily soup and the main entrees include an egg roll, fried wonton, and fried rice. Check out the lunch specials from 11:30a to 4p.