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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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
Overcooked

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Heather S
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Whistler, Canada
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  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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

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mty
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The lobster is great however I'm not a fan of lobster since I find it a bit tasteless. Try the black ravioli with lobster. It is in my opinion the best dish in the house. Plus, the keep the tequila in the freezer.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

My group of friends and I ate here a couple of times what staying in the area. We were all very happy with the food and the service was excellent. The lobster and steaks were great and also the local food. Big thumbs up!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My husband and I were keen to have a nice lobster meal when on holiday in Mexico. We researched and found "blue lobster" looked about the best. We weren't disappointed. We both had the grilled lobster with baked potatoe. We had a drink each also ( mine a substantial cocktail) and the price with tip came to between £70-£75. They... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The family and I had an awesome experience eating at the Blue Lobster. The service was great and the management was first class. I had the biggest and most delicious lobster I have ever eaten in my life. I was talking about that lobster for the next 2 days in Playa! I am going back tonight!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

this restaurant was recommended to us by a chef back home to we had high expectations. We had the guacamole and ceviche to start both were good portions and quite tasty. For mains we had the lobster and steak the most expensive items on the menu and sure enough we were..... ... disappointed. Unfortunately I did not enjoy one bit... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Loved the food and atmosphere. This place goes out of its way for guests and you will have a great time with staff. Staff is hard working and willing to do what it takes to please. I will go back every time Im in Playa Del Carmen.

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Sophia, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Unbelievable lobster! Without a doubt the BEST I have ever had. Everything I ate was great but seriously wish I would have just eaten lobster because it was SO big I couldn't eat it all and it was so wonderful I hated I had eaten anything but the lobster. Grilled with seasoned butter is the way to go. I could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Amazing steak and lobster! The ambiance and staff are awesome! Will definitely go back! They seamlessly handled our party of 6 and took great care of us!

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

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and that you appreciated our services. specially that you had a great time and found amazing our food!! Looking forward to your soon return 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: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business

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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