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Blue Lobster

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$$$
Mexican, Seafood, Steakhouse
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12th Street and 5th Avenue, Playa del Carmen, Mexico (1a sur y 5ta)
+52 984 8031200
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Today
11:00 am - 11:15 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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Visitor rating
  • 434
    Excellent
  • 216
    Very good
  • 64
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 15
    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
Most recent review
WOW

FIrst thing I have to say is OH MY GOD!!! Those were the biggest lobster I have ever seen. 3+ pound tails. WOW! Okay, that's out of the way. We walked up looking to buy my wife a lobster dinner for our 40th wedding anniversary :-). Greeted with a warm hello and gorgeous smile from Ivonne and seated... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Mike R
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

FIrst thing I have to say is OH MY GOD!!! Those were the biggest lobster I have ever seen. 3+ pound tails. WOW! Okay, that's out of the way. We walked up looking to buy my wife a lobster dinner for our 40th wedding anniversary :-). Greeted with a warm hello and gorgeous smile from Ivonne and seated to what... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Not sure why we had never eaten here but decided to give it a try as we had friends in town leaving the next morning so wanted to have a special send-off dinner. We arrived a bit early but were seated immediately at a great breezy table overlooking the street. Francisco (Frankie) quickly took charge and not only gave us... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is slightly off 5 but still within that same category - a tourist trap but good. The food here is excellent, so is the service. A bit pricy, but everything on 5 is. The lobster we had was superb!

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This Place is awesome we order a huge lobster tail and a decent size tender Fillet with Vegtables Warm Bread and Butter,It was so good , we are from Chicago and to get the same meal in Chicago we pay 40-50 dollars more. Well worth it, you can't go wrong unless you don't like Steak and ,or Lobster. We will... More 

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

Dear Client! Thank you very much for your positive feedback after your visit to Blue Lobster Restaurant. we are so glad to heart that you enjoyed our food and like the service! we will be very happy to welcome you soon again!! Have a great day. More 

Hopkins, MN
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My husband and I celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary at the Blue Lobster this year. It was our second time at this particular restaurant. Being a seafood lover, I selected the large lobster tail broiled and my husband had the shrimp dish. The prices are a bit high, but the food was cooked perfectly and was delicious. We enjoyed a... More 

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

Thank you for your kind comment. we are so happy to hear you came to celebrate an special ocassion such as your anniversary and that you liked our food and service! please come back soon in your next visit to Playa del Carmen. More 

Ontario
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We went for a special occasion dinner. The food was mediocre and the service terrible. For every menu selection we made, the waiter tried to up-sell us to a more expensive item. For example, we were given a choice of only two huge Lobsters, more than any normal person could eat. When we ordered surf and turf, we were told... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Fantastic food!! Great service! Nice atmosphere. Worth the $$$. Located just off 5th Avenue. Will be back :)

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

thank you for your positive comment, we are so happy you shared your experience with the audience! so good to hear you like our food! Please visit us again soon! More 

New York
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Small and quaint, 2 Floors Open Air, Great service, great food. Menu is on a giant board with lots to choose from.

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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 glad you enjoyed our food, please come back again soon! More 

Montreal, Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The food here is good, but for the price you pay it should be way better, it's way too expensive for what you get.. I would not go back.

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

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience! we hope you can give us a second chance to treat you the way you deserve! please visit us again soon! More 

Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

We had not been to Blue Lobster in several years and were looking forward to returning. We were not disappointed. My wife ordered a small lobster tail with fettucine and reports it was delicious. I started with a tomato soup with clams - it was excellent. For a main, I ordered the seafood pasta. It came to our table hot... More 

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

Thank you for your positive comment! it's so good to hear that after several years you visited us again and specially on Valentine's day! we are happy you enjoyed food and that the service was great! we hope to see you again soon in your Restaurant The Blue Lobster Playa del Carmen. 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, Seafood, Steakhouse

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?