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LATERAL seafood & steak - CLOSED

Calle Corazon & 5ta. Avenida, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
9848032415
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Price range: $5 - $80
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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Richmond, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

This whole block has been demolished (with the exception of Fridas) and the restaurant no longer exists (it was owned by the same guys as Sur - which has relocated.

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playa del carmen
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

I went here with my husband for a 'more expensive' night out based on great reviews from friends. The service was very good but I ordered the filet mignon with a tea rub and it was inedible. Filet mignon is by far my favourite cut of steak and I've never NOT eaten one. This had a horrible gritty texture and... More 

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Toronto
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173 reviews 173 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Lateral is just off 5th Av up a pretty winding tree covered lane. The ambiance is intimate /casual ... The decor is muted and comfortable. Service is exceptional and the food will not disappoint. Best short ribs ever and I was unable to pry a tasting of the pork loin from my wife's plate so it must have been good... More 

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Very nice place, excellent food, good service. Very well located restaurant, in my opinion the best food in Playa del Carmen

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Calgary
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Off the main drag nestled in a sheltered setting with lit trees, you can sit outside or inside. The food is absolutely excellent, order the Filet Mignon - it is done to perfection time and time again! The Thai Salad also is very tasty - all the food is beautifully presented and the service staff strive to provide the absolute... More 

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Sebastopol, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We spent one of the most memorable nights of our whole trip dining at Lateral. We looked all over for the *perfect* place to have our final night to dine together. I am a VERY picky eater (foodie, nutritionalist, allergic to gluten) and my expectations were high this particular night. I had really wanted lobster... but after an hour of... More 

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Panajachel, Solola, Guatemala
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Wowie! We ordered a bunch of appetizers and some aspargus to give this new place a try. Everything was wonderful including the service. The only thing that was a bit off was the Cesar Salad. The aged parm was delicious but the dressing was a little too pasty. That said, don't miss the cod croquettes, the duck confit and the... More 

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New York City, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Located down a quaint alleyway called Calle Corazon, this is a great place especially at night. The waitstaff were friendly and energetic and the Short ribs were succulent and off the bone and the Rocquefort Chicken breast was deliciously rich.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012 via mobile

Let me just give you the highlights: -the setting is beautiful, though we had a bit of an issue with the many smokers. The interior is non smoking but the smoke from the outdoor seating carries in - service was as good and eager as you normally find in PDC - the menu lacks originality, all entrees come with the... More 

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Easton, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

We had our wedding dinner there, and everyone was very impressed with the food. My father in law even said it might be the best steak he's ever had! We ordered our wedding cake through them, which they acquired from a bakery up the street. It was a fairly unattractive cake, but it tasted amazing so we didn't care. Worth... More 

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Additional Information about LATERAL seafood & steak

Address: Calle Corazon & 5ta. Avenida, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Phone Number: 9848032415
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
Average Prices: USD 5 - 80
Cuisine: International

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