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Blue Lobster

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$$$
Seafood, Mexican
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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Description: In July 1996 Blue lobster opens in Playa del Carmen to become a favorite of...
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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  • 35
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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
Giant Lobster Tails!

The food here is exceptional! You have to eat at this place. We had great service and the employees were friendly and attentive. If you love lobster this place is a must visit restaurant!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Djparlato1
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Eastvale, California
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Alexandria, VA
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118 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I read about this place and it seemed like a great place to eat, first issue was we asked for bottled water. They brought out bottled plastic water, this just told me it wasn't upscale at all. Second issue was beer in cans! I only like beer in bottles! Just me but I value my health! We ordered a few... More 

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Thank hvacrsteve
Eastvale, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food here is exceptional! You have to eat at this place. We had great service and the employees were friendly and attentive. If you love lobster this place is a must visit restaurant!

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Thank Djparlato1
Warsaw, Indiana
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband chose this spot for a date night and it was wonderful! We sat at a table right by the street, which also made for great people watching! We both had lobster and it was wonderful. The dirty martini's are great as well! Prices are good and service was great! You are also served bread with a delicious pesto... More 

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1 Thank TABBIE_13
Felton, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hands DOWN the BEST Lobster ever!!!! Service was great - rainy and cold (hard to believe I know) but we went anyway as we were having resort fever! Loved it AND the ladies room was quite close...awesome!

Helpful?
Thank ellenshouse
Relaciones Publ... B, Public Relations Manager at Blue Lobster, responded to this review

Thank you for such a positive feedback! we are so happy that you had a wonderful time but most important thing is that it was the best lobster you ever had!!! that makes us really happy :-) please visit us again soon! More 

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the Blue Lobster on my trip to Playa in December with two friends. If you aren't into long reviews, here's the summary: we are DEFINITELY going back on our next vacation! The food: We shared all the food amongst the three of us, so I can personally vouch for all of it. :D Tuna and beef carpaccios and... More 

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Thank Michelle H
Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here was quite good but I wasn't blown away. For non-seafood enthusiasts there are only a few options. The service was good.

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Thank HonorCobbs
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I tried Blue Lobster for the first time and everything was absolutely delicious! We ordered guacamole, calamari, and seafood ceviche to start. Everything was fresh and tasted "perfecto"! I ordered the lobster risotto. Presentation 10/10, Taste 10/10! Best risotto I've ever had! My boyfriend ordered the lobster pasta and it was also fantastic. I came back here a second time... More 

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Thank Elena L
Plainfield, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go to this restaurant every time we visit the Riviera Maya. We have never been disappointed. The food is outstanding and the service is great!!

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Thank andra2458
Relaciones Publ... B, Public Relations Manager at Blue Lobster, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback! we are so glad you've enjoyed the food of our restaurant! we work very hard in quality and service so our customers return every time they are in Playa! have a wonderful night! More 

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My cousin and I visited the Blue Lobster while on vacation at the Iberostar Quetzal. We asked the concierge what restaurant he would recommend for Lobster and this is the one he recommended. We made reservations before hand and were quickly seated once we arrived. The service was prompt and friendly, the lobster was excellent! You ordered the lobster by... More 

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

Thank you very much for your comment! we are so glad to read you had a fantastic nigh and returned one more time :-) The mango margarita is one of our favorites, we love it! please visit us again soon in your next trip to Playa del Carmen. More 

Greeley, Colorado
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Blue Lobster, just off Fifth in the shopping District is a great stop for Lobster lovers. The rizzotto is loaded with large chunks of lobster and isn't the least bit salty. It is a bit rich. The Lobster tail with filet is okay. My steak was cooked as I asked but for the price the portions were a bit... More 

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Thank Kevin S

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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 - 35
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?