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Review of Oh Lala!

Oh Lala!
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Ranked #1 of 1,326 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Reviewed February 13, 2013

This restaurant came highly recommended by a good friend so my girlfriend and I decided to make a reservation for our last night in town before flying out.
We could not have come away more impressed. George is meticulous with his work. It was one of the best dining experiences we have ever had and we will definitely make this restaurant a priority when in town.
Overall the service is second to none. We both had filet mignon, a delicious cheese plate to start and finished off with a very tasty ice-cream dessert. The steak was excellent and the menu offers something for everyone. Clearly George has perfected the dishes he offers, which is not the case at most establishments.
George took the time to speak with us after our meal as we had a late dinner and were the last couple to leave. He’s incredibly nice, down to earth and has a great passion for what he does.
Thank-you George and staff for an amazing evening we will not soon forget. We hope to see you all again soon.
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

I am glad this place is getting the attention it deserves! George and Mikayla did such a wonderful job with this small, lovely restaurant. Everyone who vists Playa should take time to try dining here. Despite being located on a busy street the ambiance is warm and welcoming. They remembered it was my mom's birthday and treated us likes guests in their home. The service was impeccable and the food was delicious. We tried a couple different appetizers, entrees and a dessert - all were fabulous. What a change from eating at the all-inclusive for days on end! You can see how much pride they take in their food and their service and how much they appreciate all their guests. Thank you guys - hope to be back soon!

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Reviewed February 11, 2013

We emailed for reservations a week ahead and watched them turn away tables all evening (even when they probably could have sat the table and tried to turn it quickly). The food was truly wonderful - best meal we had all week. I had the chef's special of the night - a lobster with a mango chutney. My husband had the tuna - perfection. I wish George and his delightful staff all the best in their future.

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Reviewed February 11, 2013

My wife and I were in PDC for our 25th anniversary and after doing a little research decided on Oh La La for our anniversary dinner. we had to dine a little later than usual as seating is limited, but it was definitely worth the wait. The seared tuna in soy-butter sauce melts in your mouth and everything is so fresh. The staff was preping fresh herbs the day before when we came by to make a reservation. After dinner our hostess brought us a wonderful vanilla ice cream in a baileys/vanilla sauce with a candle to wish us a happy anniversay. the owner/chef george personnaly goes to each table to make sure evrything is just right. in addition, we felt the price was very reasonable for such a fine meal ( a little over 500 pesos with two glasses of the house cabernet). A wonderful way to celebrate with my beautiful wife.

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Reviewed February 9, 2013

After reading the glowing reviews of Oh Lala on Trip Advisor, I had to make a reservation to experience the dining experience during a recent trip to the Playa del Carmen area. We had 5 in our party with varying tastes so we sampled a wide variety of items on the menu. The menu was very diverse with all items perfectly prepared - from seafood to India and Thai curries. The wine list offered selections that paired well wtih the food and was well-priced for the quality. Finally the staff was attentive to our every need. All of this is what you would expect of a big established restaurant and is even more of a statement when you know this is a very small establishment with a little kitchen and 7 tables. I suspect that won't be the case for long - so be sure to enjoy the experience now before this talented group takes off!

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