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Oh Lala!

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Calle 14 North Bis | Between 10th Avenue and 15th Avenue #147, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 127 4844
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6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: The cuisine at Oh Lala! Is a refreshing change from that of other, more...
The cuisine at Oh Lala! Is a refreshing change from that of other, more conventional restaurants. Guests are treated like good old friends in a relaxing atmosphere coupled with personalized service and good food. Opened in January, 2011, by co-owners George and Mikaela, Oh Lala! Offers personalized experiences for its guests, ranging from a laidback sampling of hors d'oeuvres and wines, to a leisurely look at the full menu. With a total of 9 tables divided between the indoor and outdoors seating, and an open kitchen, Chef George, Mikaela, and their staff, make sure that every visit to Oh Lala, International Cuisine by George, Is a unique and a delicious one.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
It lived up to it's number one ranking

from the moment we were greeted by the staff upon arriving, until the moment we were bid farewell, it was remarkable. George, the chef and his lovely and charming wife Michaela run a clean and tight ship. Not more than 8 tables, the setting is intimate and immaculate. The wine list contained a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

from the moment we were greeted by the staff upon arriving, until the moment we were bid farewell, it was remarkable. George, the chef and his lovely and charming wife Michaela run a clean and tight ship. Not more than 8 tables, the setting is intimate and immaculate. The wine list contained a good selection of moderately priced wines, we... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

If you are looking for a more upscale dining experience in Playa this is the spot. Gracious owners who genuinely care that everything is perfect. They understand what service is all about and have staff that execute their same philosophy flawlessly. The food was fresh, delicious and artfully presented. We enjoyed a refreshing green papaya salad to start, tuna with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We ate at Oh Lala in early March. Made a reservation online a few weeks before our arrival. The food was very good. The service was even better. Prices were not outrageous. I'd recommend Oh Lala to people looking for a more upscale experience than what is typically found on 5th avenue. Make reservations well in advance.

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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Perfect. There seriously should be more hidden gems like this in playa! My husband and I visit every time we go and EVERY TIME ITS Delicious... They always go out of there way to make you feel extremely important. Example Valentine's Day night my husband and I ate there. They gave me a rose and then some heart shaped cookies... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Great find - there's only a few tables, a small place. Decor all white and very modern. Foodie place - great food - great service - not pretentious. For something a little different, this is just a great spot!

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Cheboygan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

#1 in PDC for a reason. Service, food, wine is total perfection. Diego is great. Great taste in wine. George and Mykaela care for every client and every detail. Best meal we ever had in PDC by far.

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Franklin, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I believe that this restaurant gets such good reviews is because it is such a nice experience. Very attentive staff and a personal thank you from the chef. Food is solid and overall had a very good evening.

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Onancock, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

After having dined at Oh Lala two years ago we made a point of making reservations for our recent trip to Play del Carmen. When we showed up for our Saturday reservations the restaurant was closed with no notice of why. A gentleman who lived upstairs saw we were bewildered and yelled that they had to close for an emergency.... More 

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Norfolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

My husband and I ate at Oh Lala on my birthday in February. I chose this place to celebrate my birthday after reading comments from previous customers, and wow, were they correct. This place is special. We were greeted as soon as we got out of the taxi (and I wish I could remember her name but it escapes me... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Went there in February and had the Butter-Soy Tuna Steak. There are no words to describe the taste of it. The tuna just melted in your mouth. Have never tasted anything so delicious. Could cut the tuna with a butter knife, that is how tender the tuna steak was. The bed of mashed potatoes just top the whole meal off.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 14 North Bis | Between 10th Avenue and 15th Avenue #147, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 127 4844

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

Description

The cuisine at Oh Lala! Is a refreshing change from that of other, more conventional restaurants. Guests are treated like good old friends in a relaxing atmosphere coupled with personalized service and good food. Opened in January, 2011, by co-owners George and Mikaela, Oh Lala! Offers personalized experiences for its guests, ranging from a laidback sampling of hors d'oeuvres and wines, to a leisurely look at the full menu. With a total of 9 tables divided between the indoor and outdoors seating, and an open kitchen, Chef George, Mikaela, and their staff, make sure that every visit to Oh Lala, International Cuisine by George, Is a unique and a delicious one.
Open Hours
Monday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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