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“Absolutely Fabulous” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Oh Lala

Oh Lala
Calle 14 bis between 10th & 15th Av. | # 147, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 127 4844
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Price range: $7 - $30
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Oh lala! has now a new location!!! It is now on Calle 14 bis between 10th & 15th Av. We are a smal restaurant with a total of 9 tables divided between an indoor and an outdoor seating. Our mission is to combine good quality food with a personalized service in a casual yet warm and friendly ambience. We receive 24 guests per evening, distributed in 3 seatings in order to provide you the service and quality we would like you to experience. Because of that, we only accept groups with a maximum of 6 people. Open From Monday to Saturday, from 06.30pm to 11.00pm, we will be more than glad to welcome you at our home, and will do all we can to have you enjoying your time at Oh Lala.Please note, reservations are highly recommended.
Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Absolutely Fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Thank you Trip Advisor for ranking Oh La La #1 in Playa....thus tipping us off to its fabulousness! What a delicious meal! I love the concept of the Micro Restaurant and George and his wife were great restauranteurs in addition to creating delicious meals. We dined on mushrooms, Mediterranean salad, lamb, soy butter tuna and the most perfectly simple mashed potatoes. We loved the sangria and George selected perfect wines to accompany our entrees. All this and a generous tip and the bill was less than $100. We would have paid twice that and not blinked an eye! I can't wait to return on our next trip to Playa! Quick tip: there are only 7 tables! Make your reservation 2+ weeks in advance! Our concierge handled ours and told us that it can be very difficult to get into as they only serve 24 people max per night.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ohlala254, Owner at Oh Lala, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for posting such a great review, as it is much appreciated.

We are all really pleased to know that you enjoyed your meal, the wine and service in such a level that already have us in mind for a future visit to Playa. Thank you very much for that!

We appreciate you for encouraging other viewers to reserve before visiting us, and just like you say, with just 7 tables and a maximum of 24 guests per evening, our restaurant guests easily booked. In order to avoid turning away people, we definitely recommend everyone to contact us before arriving to the restaurant.

We thank you once again for your time and will be more than glad to have you back.

Wish you the best of luck!

Kind Regards,

Mikaela & George
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“Perfect as always”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

Its my third time in Playa del Carmen and Oh Lala has defiantly become a must stop. The food and service are simple amazing!

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Ohlala254, Owner at Oh Lala, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for visiting us for the 3rd time and still enjoying our restaurant.
We appreciate your words and will continue to do our best in order to provide you the quality of food and service you expect from us.

Best Regards,

M & G
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Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“MUST GO - If you are in Playa...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

I went there to celebrate my birthday and I was surprised by the owners attention and the food. One of the best restaurant experiences I ever had.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ohlala254, Owner at Oh Lala, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience at our restaurant with other viewers.

We are glad to know that we were able to provide you a great birthday diner and look forward to have you back, now that you have found us.

Kindest Regards,

Mikaela & George
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Gonzales, Louisiana
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“the best in playa,hands down”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

well worth making reservations ahead. the care that goes into the preparation of their dishes and the genuine sincerity they have in making sure you have a wonderful meal.i had the recd from other writers,the soy butter tuna...OMG.MAKE THIS VISIT.OSCAR

Visited June 2013
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Ohlala254, Owner at Oh Lala, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your visit and sharing your opinion with other viewers.

We feel very pleased to know how enjoyable it was for you to dine at Oh Lala and are moved by your sensibility. All we want is to have our guests happy and enjoying every minute they spend at our restaurant.

Once again thank you very much for your time and we definitely look forward to have you back and be able to offer you the same kid of experience.

Kindest Regards,

M & G
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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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“This place rocks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Wow...George and his wife do a fantastic job. The food is incredible but you need a reservation b/c they only have seven outdoor tables. My teenage daughter and I had the filet mignon and my wife had curried lobster (that night's special). The steaks were grilled to perfection and tasted amazing. George shared w us (when asked) that he marinates the steaks for two day. My wife's lobster dish was also very good--though I'm not a huge fan of lobster, George made it in a way that was more interesting and lively than the traditional way. We're relatively new to PDC so haven't been to lots of restaurants this week, but Oh Lala is certainly at the very top. In two months (August 2013) George and his wife are expanding around the corner to a new site for their restaurant (presumably larger than this one). The current site will be used for take out. I'd highly recommend this place.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ohlala254, Owner at Oh Lala, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Dear Guest,

First of all, thank you for your time and for sharing your experience at Oh Lala with other viewers.

This is a great review and much appreciated by all mentioned. Thank you for that!

We are all really pleased to know that you enjoyed your meal, and even not being a fan of Lobster, finding it an interesting way to present it.

Just as you mention, within a month or so, we will be moving our restaurant to a different location. We don’t mean to expand our business; we want to keep it the same way it is now, but with a little more intimacy and comfort.
Due to the terrible weather that we have experienced lately in Playa del Carmen, we have taken the decision to move to a different space and make sure that the weather is not an inconvenient to our guests anymore. It will be just around the corner from the actual location, will have indoor and outdoor seating’s.
We will still have a similar kitchen, separated by a glass door. Instead of 7, we will have 8 tables, which will be divided in 2 spaces.
Oh Lala will keep the same concept and will still be that little restaurant located a block from 5th av. with just a few tables and a booking system that still allow us to have our guests well accommodated and with the time to enjoy a nice meal without any rush. George and I will be there everyday, taking care of our guests, just like we do on the actual location.
As soon as everything is ready, we will make sure we contact our guests and inform them about the new location.

Once again, we thank you for recommending us and look forward to having you and your family back.

Kindest Regards,

Mikaela & George
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