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“Super treat!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Oh Lala!

Oh Lala!
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Ranked #1 of 1,236 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Flagstaff, Arizona
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“Super treat!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

My wife and I had the pleasure of experiencing Oh La La on our recent trip to Playa del Carmen. Mikaela and George are exactly the people you want to see be successful! They are talented, hard working and charming. The food was superb, the service perfect and the experience memorable. It stands out as our best evening in Playa!

  • Visited June 2013
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“Perfection”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

From Mikaela's smiling greeting to George's deliver of our food, everything was perfect for this meal. Seriously, this is a really great place to dine in PdC. As people have said, it is very small, but that only adds to the personal service you receive while dining here. The food was very good (seared Ahi tuna on mashed potatoes was truly outstanding). The wine list, which someone said was limited, was more than adequate, presented well, and Mikaela made sure we never had to pour own glass. We come to PdC every year, and are always looking for new places to dine. This will be one of our regulars in the future.

  • Visited June 2013
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Ashaway, Rhode Island
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“A , A and A”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

We had the pleasure of experiencing Oh lala during our May, 2013 vacation in Playa Del Carmen. I'll say that we had numerous wonderful dining experiences while in Playa, but whatever place was our next best experience, it was a far distant second, to Oh lala. I titled our review 'triple A's' for the following: Food: While we're not foodies, or professionals in the restaurant industry, we knew enough for our party of four to all instantly recognize that this was the high water mark, compared to anyplace we'd been in New England, and surely the best food in Playa. The seared ahi Tuna with soy butter was astounding, as were the entire range of appetizers. Equally amazing was the banana toffee dessert. We were able to experience Oh lala twice during our short stay, and our second visit was equally fantastic. I think the anticipation was greater the second time, because we knew what we were in for. The second A, was for preparation and setting. All the tables are open air, on the side of the street, but is beautifully arranged, set, and inviting. There is a huge awning for times when it may rain. The third A, is for the hospitality we received. A+ is more accurate. To say that Mikaela and George were gracious, is like saying the Mona Lisa is just a painting. In a world where you're typically being shuffled around, and processed through, so they can seat the next party, at Oh lala, they're 100% dedicated to making your experience perfect. To prove their conviction, they typically only seat 8 per sitting. They could seat more - they could surely charge more - but they don't. They're committed to to a long lost business model, where the proprietor's take their duty to deliver the finest product in the most pleasing way, as their foremost duty. Knowing that anyone who experiences this - will come back, and spread the word. Thanks for our most memorable dinner and experience in PDC. See you next year!

  • Visited May 2013
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“The best food and service in Playa del Carmen”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

We visit this little restaurant twice during our two week stay in Playa.
The food is really good, great service and good atmosphere, next time we are in Playa we certainly Will be back.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Tom D
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“Don't Miss this Gem!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

This is one of my husband’s favorite restaurants in Playa and we return every year, for our “anniversary” dinner The husband and wife team (Jorge and Mikailla )are very concerned with their customers being happy with their dining experience. The restaurant is small and the service is excellent and not at all rushed.

This trip was once again memorable. We started with the Mussels appetizer which was delicious. We then each had a Tuna entree (different preparations) which were both wonderful. When we were through with our entrees, Mikailla brought out a complimentary dessert to celebrate our anniversary!

Be sure to make advance reservations as seating is limited!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank linda b
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