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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 - 11:00 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, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Big Tails....

Great little restaurant in Playa. You can pick your own lobster tail from the ice display. I probably paid a little more than I should have after I tried converting peso's to dollars in my head after a few drinks. But it was a big tail. My wife had tuna that was fresh as sushi quality tuna... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Scott B
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Frisco, Texas
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  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Frisco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Great little restaurant in Playa. You can pick your own lobster tail from the ice display. I probably paid a little more than I should have after I tried converting peso's to dollars in my head after a few drinks. But it was a big tail. My wife had tuna that was fresh as sushi quality tuna. Service was fine... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great food, the menu was on a great big 4ft high board that was a little overwhelming. The steak and 5 shrimp (UK persons- shrimp in this place is equivalent to longastines in the UK!!!) Corona served in a frozen glass (delicious). Worth a visit!

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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 are so glad to read you had a wonderful time! Corona in a frozen glass is just delicious! one of our favorites :-) Please visit us again soon! More 

Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Much Better places to eat and spend that kind of money in Playa. Service was good but food was barely ok. Lobster was cooked correctly but steak was not a filet as stated.

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Thank you very much for your comment, we hope you can give us a second chance to fulfill your expectations. have a wonderful day! More 

Weston, Wisconsin, United States
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

My husband and I have eaten here every trip to Mexico, and we keep coming back! Food is delicious, the service is great. We love choosing our lobster tails, they will cook them to order. We love the open air seating. The restaurant is beautiful, clean and well maintained, bathroom was also clean. We recommend the lobster tails broiled!

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

thank you very much for your feedback! we are so happy to have you every year, that means that we are doing it right! thank you for your preference and you detailed comment. Please visit us again in your next trip to Playa, we will be glad to serve you again! Have a wonderful day! More 

Boston, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

We first visited here in 2011 and came back this year. Both times the food was amazing. Portions are very generous, we would recommend sharing the starter! You're given warm fresh bread with a garlic pesto oil also which I'd lovely. We had calamari starter and the Seafood Platter to share. Both were very tasty and the whole meal came... More 

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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 Trip Advisor Audience, we are very glad you had a wonderful time and its our pleasure to serve clients that visit us often! Thank you! More 

Parsippany, New Jersey
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I went here for a late lunch with my family, we had the place to ourselves. The hostess was very friendly and helpful so were the rest of the servers. Great ambiance and delicious food - definitely try the risoto :)

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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 are very happy that you enjoyed our food and have a wonderful time at the restaurant. the Risotto is one of the favorites :-) Please visit us soon again! Have a wonderful day! More 

Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

After a night out in Playa del Carmen we decided to give Blue Lobster a try. The food was excellent, from the appetizers all the way to the desserts. However, we were dissapointed by the service. The waiter seemed indifferent and was quite rude when we are asking about the different dishes. Might have been an off night, but for... More 

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Thank you very much for your detail comment. we are so glad to read you had a great time and enjoyed our food! it is a shame to read about the waiter, all of our staff is trained to give the best service and we are proud of them. Please give us the chance to find out what happened that... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

My best friend had eaten at the Blue Lobster in 2014 and loved it, so on a return visit in July with family, we decided to try it. It was really good. I got to pick my lobster tail from a group ranging from small to huge. It was delicious!! My daughter had the lobster pasta and said it was... More 

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

Thank you very much for your review! we are so happy to read that you had a wonderful time and enjoyed food and the vibe of the restaurant! it is summer so it gets really hot specially this year its been hot and humid! thank you for your visit and have a great vacation. More 

Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Sought this out as my wife really wanted to try the lobster tail it is famous for. And she was not disappointed - the lobster was fabulous (albeit not cheap). The atmosphere is fun, with the big blue menus and the oceanic (if slightly dated/tacky) decor. The trouble began with my fish. We had clearly noted, and had acknowledged, my... More 

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Whistler, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Good service and food...Lobster slightly overcooked however. Nice atmosphere a little off of 5th ave.

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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 hope you can give us a second chance to fulfill your expectations. Please visit us again soon in your next trip to Playa. Have a great day! 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 to 35
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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