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Blue Lobster

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Mexican, Steakhouse, Seafood
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12th Street and 5th Avenue, Playa del Carmen, Mexico (1a sur y 5ta)
+52 984 8031200
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11:00 am - 11:45 pm
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Hours:
Mon 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tue 11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 11:15 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: In July 1996 Blue lobster opens in Playa del Carmen to become a favorite...
In July 1996 Blue lobster opens in Playa del Carmen to become a favorite of locals and tourists to enjoy a delicious lobster, fish and seafood. Built with tropical wood, stone slab, thatched roofs and waterfalls that give an extra relaxation touch. We always try to satisfied and exceed our customers’ expectations. Excellent food, polite waiters and a fantastic view of the fifth Avenue will make you spend an unforgettable night.We have capacity for 130 persons on two levels and an air conditioning area to 22. Blue lobster makes a compromising bet on mexican wine and regional sea dishes that result in a perfect union. They have created perfect unions for their wines’ selection through a very special menu that proposes the perfect combination between their gastronomy and their wines. As three dishes’ menu with different wine suggestions in order to please every palate: reds, whites, roses and foamy wines.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great service and food

Came for our anniversary last year when we were staying in the Catalonia in Puerto Aventuras, recommended by a local friend, the service was very good the food was great we had the and carpaccio one of the best I have ever had the lobster, I would recommend this place and will be back this year.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Came for our anniversary last year when we were staying in the Catalonia in Puerto Aventuras, recommended by a local friend, the service was very good the food was great we had the and carpaccio one of the best I have ever had the lobster, I would recommend this place and will be back this year.

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Blue Lobster is right off of 5th Avenue and easy to find. It was one of those places we came upon and decided to stay. We asked to sit on top and it wasn't a problem for them. They sat us right under a fan (which was amazing) and got our order from drinks right away. When the drinks came... More 

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11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Off a side street from 5th, you'll find this beautifully decorated sidewalk restaurant with some of the best service in Playa. Prices were compatible to the higher end locations, buy the food was prepared to the best quality. From the calamari to start, to my entree of ahi tuna, to the after dinner coffee, I could not say enough about... More 

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Princess Anne
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10 reviews 10 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and family travel at least twice a year to Cozumel and will always take the ferry over to Playa del Carmen just to eat at The Blue Lobster! We discovered the restaurant several years ago on a trip to Playa del Carmen and have never been disappointed. The food is very good and reasonably priced. But we keep... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Our first visit to the Blue Lobster was in January of 2014. It was a pleasant surprise! On this trip we had a family gathering in Playa del Carmen and we needed a place that could accommodate a party of 13. We immediately thought of the Blue Lobster! The staff at the Blue Lobster were very accommodating. We were seated... More 

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Relaciones Publ... B, Public Relations Manager at Blue Lobster, responded to this review

thank you very much for your comment, it is very nice to read you had such an amazing time at the restaurant and enjoy food and our staff were friendly and attentive. we know how is to travel with children :-) Please visit us again soon have a great day! More 

chattanooga, tn
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We stayed at The Royal but wanted to try something outside the resort and this place is wonderful. The best lobster we've had in years and the price was dirt cheap. The ambiance of the restaurant is really cool very and unique a place you will want to visit. The food is excellent prices are more than reasonable and the... More 

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Relaciones Publ... B, Public Relations Manager at Blue Lobster, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! we are happy to hear that was the best lobster you've had in years and find the prices reasonable plus you enjoyed decor and ambiance. We are looking forward to serve you in your next trip to Mexico. More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Food is Great. Good priced too. Get the banana flam bay for desert. You'll love it. Staff is funny and will go out of there way to show you a great experience. They had remembered us from year before and welcomed us back.

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Relaciones Publ... B, Public Relations Manager at Blue Lobster, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with the Trip Advisor followers. it feels really good to have clients that come back every year. that means that we are doing things right, there's nothing like a recommendation from a happy customer :-) Please visit us again soon in your next trip to Playa del Carmen. More 

Grain Valley
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This place has a wonderful atmosphere. Open air with the sound of their waterfall make for a very relaxing dinner. Don't get one of the tables on the sidewalk by the street though, our dinner got interrupted constantly by street musicians, flower sellers and beggars. It was not any fault of the restaurant but really hurt the quality of our... More 

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Relaciones Publ... B, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Lobster, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback its great to read that the coconut shrimp were the best coconut shrimp that you have ever had. Please come back soon in your next trip to Playa del Carmen. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

One of the best meals we had in Mexico! We will certainly be back. Delicious food and friendly, courteous staff. Thanks Blue Lobster.

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Relaciones Publ... B, Public Relations Manager at Blue Lobster, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive and detail feedback, we are so happy to received comments like yours! we believed that a professional and friendly staff certainly can do the difference in a business like ours. Thank you very much and we are looking forward to having you again soon. More 

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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Myself and my partner were staying at nearby all inclusive hotel Riu palace Mexico.. We decided to eat at blue lobster for our last night after seeing the menu a few days before!! We weren't disappointed!! I ordered the fillet mignon steak and lobster tail surf and turf!! Was one of the best steaks I've ever had and the lobster... More 

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Relaciones Publ... B, Public Relations Manager at Blue Lobster, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment! we are so glad to read you have a wonderful time and enjoy meal with your partner! we hope you visit us again soon and try another delicious options we have. please come back soon. More 

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Additional Information about Blue Lobster

Address: 12th Street and 5th Avenue, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 984 8031200
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:15 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Average Prices: USD $15 to $35
Cuisine: Mexican, Steakhouse, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12th Street and 5th Avenue, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
    (1a sur y 5ta)
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 8031200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $15 to $35
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Entertaining clients

Description

In July 1996 Blue lobster opens in Playa del Carmen to become a favorite of locals and tourists to enjoy a delicious lobster, fish and seafood. Built with tropical wood, stone slab, thatched roofs and waterfalls that give an extra relaxation touch. We always try to satisfied and exceed our customers’ expectations. Excellent food, polite waiters and a fantastic view of the fifth Avenue will make you spend an unforgettable night.We have capacity for 130 persons on two levels and an air conditioning area to 22. Blue lobster makes a compromising bet on mexican wine and regional sea dishes that result in a perfect union. They have created perfect unions for their wines’ selection through a very special menu that proposes the perfect combination between their gastronomy and their wines. As three dishes’ menu with different wine suggestions in order to please every palate: reds, whites, roses and foamy wines.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:15 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:45 pm

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