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“Alright if you want to wait two hours for average food...” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mosquito Blue Restaurant - CLOSED

Mosquito Blue Restaurant
Price range: $10 - $30
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Mosquito Blue Restaurant and Lounge has been a trendsetter in Playa del Carmen, unequaled in quality and sophistication for both its menu and design. When it opened in 2003, the restaurant became the first in Playa to offer a chic gourmet dining experience on the popular 5th Avenue, in the heart of Playa del Carmen’s tourism district. A team of Italian chefs transforms ingredients from the Mexican Caribbean kitchen into a delicious Mediterranean Italian culinary experience. Indoor and outdoor seating available. Enjoy a superb collection of Italian wines carefully imported exclusively for Mosquito Restaurants.
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Alright if you want to wait two hours for average food...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013 via mobile

We wanted to experience dinner at this chic looking restaurant on the corner of bustling 5th avenue... so walking past we enquired for a table and were told there would be one available in an hour. So we made our reservation and came back at the promised time... "why don't you have a drink at the bar until we have your table ready, it with be no more than 10minutes" we were told... 10 minutes turned into 45mins, we were told the kitchen was too busy, so we could not be seated for another 15minutes... This didn't make any sense to me but nevertheless we waited... 15mins later, no table. I questioned another member of staff who had no clue we were waiting. I then spoke to the manageress who didn't seem to care much about customer service... In fact her words were "Lady can't you see we are busy??" If it weren't for the fact we were starving and it was past 11pm I would not have bothered persisting with trying to get a table. Even when I pointed out to the manageress how long we had been waiting there was no urgency (or apology!). In fact, until I stood in the middle of the restaurant with the rest of our group she refused to look in our direction. We were finally seated at 11.45pm, 1hr and 45minutes after our reservation time. The food was average, nothing special. I ordered the shrimp tacos which didn't have much flavour. The only plus point was the service from our waiter (Hugo), he went out of his way to cheer us up and did as much as he could to make up for our dissatisfaction.
I've heard of Mexican timing... But this was totally ridiculous. I would not recommend this restaurant as the food was pretty average and bland, even if you do get your table on time... very overpriced for the quality.

    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank 5elina
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

We had a wonderful meal here on a Saturday night in December. The food was delicious and the portions were large. The waiter was very attentive appearing out of nowhere every time a glass needed topping up or the bread ran out. The only negative is that after splurging on this wonderful meal, which we intended to put on our credit card and pay for after Christmas when money was a little less tight, we were told we had to pay by cash as the credit card machine was not working. This necessitated a long walk to the HSBC cash machine at the other end of town (the cheapest place in town for us to take out more money).

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JCB1966
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80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Don't bother”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

This restaurant is set on the main shopping street in plata del Carmen. The decor was nice but the food was truly average. The waiter spent minimal time with us but did get our order correct.

Visited December 2012
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1 Thank jej9001
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London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Right in the middle of the chaos but excellent food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2012

Litterally on the busiest street in town but the food was out of this world and you could always opt for a table inside (they keep all the doors open so you feel liek you are outside anyway). Pricey but worth it.

Visited November 2012
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Thank ValerieSymes
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Palm Springs, California
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407 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
“Beautiful restaurant, decent food, a bit expensive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

Went on a Saturday night and what a great people watching perch we had, right on the main drag for plenty of people watching while eating a scrumptious meal. Second time there, will go back again for sure.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank MikeLudin
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