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Blue Lobster

12th Street and 5th Avenue, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
+52 984 8031200
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 1a sur y 5ta
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.
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Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

On our last night in Play Del Carmen my husband and I came here. The food is amazing, the service is impeccable and the drinks are strong. What more could you possibly want?

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This is the place to dine if you want excellent seafood. The lobster tails were not cheap at 600 pesos but each is more than enough for two. And a bargain compared to New York prices, especially given the excellent quality. And they split the tails into separate plates with separate servings of rice and trimmings. The grilled shrimps were... More

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San Bruno, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

It was my first time here and the service was sub-par. I would return to see if it was just that one time. Walked in and got a seat for my family of 4. They were not busy since there are just so many other choices on 5th. Seated upstairs where it's non-smoking. Was pretty hot and needed to redirect... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We had desert and coffee there. Make sure you try the Spanish coffee. It's fun to watch them make it at your table. The chocolate cake is a must have.

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Surprise, Arizona
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140 reviews 140 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

There were 7 of us in our group. The service was adequate..nothing special.. The salads were not very fresh ( we were there about 8PM); For example, the Greek Salad had virtually NO lettuce. The beef in the Fajitas were kinda tough, and not too tasty. The menu was the size of a door that they sat on a chair... More

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chicago,Il
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us by a local. The mixed tempura and lobster tails [best I have ever eaten] were outstanding. Special thank to Marina our waitress who was most pleasant.

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Dallas texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Fresh lobster tail, you get to pick the one you want. $107 for dinner for 2 and drinks. Well worth it.

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Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We've been to Blue Lobster about 15 times over the four years we've been visiting Playa, and it never disappoints! A lovely setting, excellent service (particularly attentive to young children) and the best seafood. Try the lobster bisque and get your lobster steamed. Vanilla ice cream is the perfect finish to a great meal.

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Pennsylvania, USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

During our recent stay in Playa del Carmen our party of 6 had dinner at the Blue Lobster... this was our 3rd time dining here as we also visited Playa last year and ate here twice during that visit. All three meals were great! During this visit, our sever, Luis, was the same server we had last year...he provided the... More

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

Thank you very much for choosing us, we are very happy to know that you have enjoyed your visits to Blue Lobster. It is an honor for us to have your visit and hope to see you back soon. Thanks for sharing your experience at Blue Lobster More

Dingmans Ferry PA USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We were on the "5th Ave" stroll looking for a place to eat... Every restaurant had people in the street handing out cards and calling the pedestrians in to eat... Was a bit annoying... Then we came across The Blue Lobster...very nice place off 5th... No pushy people trying to drag you in... We looked at the menu and the... More

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

Thank you for sharing your comments is an honor for us to serve you and do our best in order to enjoy your dinner Our best marketing are our dishes and service, we have worked hard since 1991 and will continue to do. Thank you More

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