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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 452
    Excellent
  • 227
    Very good
  • 68
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
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 Food

The food was excellent. It is pretty warm inside but they make up for it with the food quality. Excellent!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Jon F
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Montgomery, Alabama
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Montgomery, Alabama
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

The food was excellent. It is pretty warm inside but they make up for it with the food quality. Excellent!

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Powell, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Referred by friends to this restaurant, and was not disappointed! If you like seafood, this is the place to go! The lobster bisque was delicious! I had the catch of the day served with risotto that was out of this world! The service was spot on, couldn't ask for more attentive staff! I look forward to going back on our... More 

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washington dc, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Seafood is excellent and service was superb. The steak looked excellent, table next to us. Margaritas were good and not overpriced. Key Lime pie was delicious. They also included a small little glass of Kailua and cream which we thought was a nice touch.

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Saugatuck, Michigan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Slightly off of 5th Avenue which is good. Can still people-watch if you want without being inundated. Also great for romantic dinner or conversation with friends. Tried the Caribbean lobster (local but no claws) tacos...amazingly good.

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

Thank you for taking the time to send your review! we are very pleased to hear you enjoyed food and service, please visit us in your next trip to Playa del Carmen. More 

Clermont, Florida
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Lobster special was probably the worst one I've ever had. No free water for us. Lobster bisque was just awful. ..very spicy and didn't taste like lobster at all!

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

Thank you very much for your comment! we will try to find out what happened that night! we really sorry you did not enjoy your dinner! we hope you give us a second chance to fulfill your expectations. thank you. More 

british columbia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Ate dinner here on March 29th 2015..very good service and even better food...nice that they bring you a bottle of water with your dinner...we had the seafood dinner for two.

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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 audience we are looking forward to serve you again! please visit us when you are in Playa del Carmen! Have a great day! More 

East Sussex, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Decided in the second week to go out into Playa del Carmen for a meal in town. Joanne from Thomson recommend the Blue Lobster and it was a good choice. So much on the menu to choose from and what we did have, Shrimps, steak and lobster was fantastic. It was good to have a decent bottle of red wine... 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 hear you had a great time! please visit us again soon! More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We have been back to Playa del Carmen on three different occasions and although we stay in an all inclusive hotel we make the effort to visit The Blue Lobster for clam chowder soup and a lobster dinner. This time unfortunately it was not as enjoyable as our previous visits.

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

Hi thank you for your comment! we really sorry to hear that it was not as enjoyable as previous visits! we hope you can give us another chance to try to fulfil your expectations and to make sure you come back every year to visit us! More 

Chicago, Illinois
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Food was pretty good. The shrimp covered in goat cheese appetizer was delicious. Me & my fiance got the Seafood Feast for two. Was pretty good, the Tuna was the best.

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

thank you very much for your kind comment! we are so happy to hear you had a wonderful time with your fiancé! Please visit us again soon in your next trip to Playa del Carmen. More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

As non-smokers, we were glad for a section remote from the smell. We spent our anniversary there and left with a balloon and pleased palates. Good variety and excellent quality and service. We like to go to different places but returned to this one!

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

Thank you very much for sharing your experience with the Tripadvisor members! we are so happy to hear that you spent your anniversary here at the Restaurant and you enjoyed food and service, please visit us again soon! Thank you! More 

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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: Mexican, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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