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“Another fabulous dinner at Oscar & Lalo” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Oscar & Lalo

Oscar & Lalo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Central American, International
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Wonderful Palapa Restaurant since 1982 with a pebble floor, mayan sculptures, waterfalls, hammocks, exotic birds, a peaceful garden with a fantastic jungle setting. Excellent Seafood, Authentic Mexican and Yucatecan Cuisine. World Famous "Lalo's Special", a dish made with fresh shrimp, lobster, calmer, fish and chicken fajitas is Superb. The ceviche made of fresh fish, shrimp, lobster, octopuss and lemon is also exceptional. The most relaxing place to laze in a hammock after a delicious feast.
Strathmore, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Another fabulous dinner at Oscar & Lalo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2012

Once again Virginia and the staff at Oscar & Lalo provided us with an excellent meal in a beautiful setting. We took 2 couples with us that had never ate there and they were very pleased. The menu is huge and everything is prepared fresh. Serving sizes are generous and the Chaya margaritas are amazing! The only tough decision is deciding want you want! Thanks Virginia. We will be back!

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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“freshest of ingredients at all times”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2012

* Tried tripadvisors most highly rated and most expensive restaurants in the area but we always went back to Oscar y Lalo.
* We were NEVER disappointed.
* Fish and Seafood in general as fresh as fresh can be; a lot of the ingredients even grown on site.
* The staff from the Chef to the waiters are naturally friendly and welcoming and importantly: very attentive.
* Highly recommended!

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Lethbridge, Canada
1 review
“Oscar & Lalo's is a 'MUST DO'! In our group, 7/7 diners gave it a 10/10!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2012

We stopped at Oscar & Lalo's for lunch between touring the Mayan temples at Tulum and snorkeling at Akumal at the suggestion of our private tour driver. What an experience! Everything about this place was 10/10. Virginia is an incredible hostess, sharing all kinds of knowledge about the area. There were 7 of us plus our driver and we all ordered something different. The food and cocktails were fresh & fabulous! Everyone raved about their food, the tropical paradise surroundings, the attentive service & the overall experience. Just as we were leaving, Virginia asked one of the staff to fetch her pet monkey & we ended up hanging out there for another 20 minutes playing with the monkey & visiting with Virginia. Every member of our group said that would definitely go back & would definitely recommend this restaurant. 7/7 said Oscar & Lalo's rates a 10/10!

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Denver, Colorado
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Great!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2012

The atmosphere was great, and the service and food were wonderful. Try the ceviche sampler. We went back twice as the food was some of the best we had in this area.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“Worth the Trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2012

For the second year in a row, I've been a part of a golf Trip where 11 men go to Oscar & Lalo for dinner. The owner/hostess always treats us like we're family. The Seafood is great and this year, she introduced a number of new drinks that make use of native plants as ingredients. Try the SeaWeed Martini. The place is generally not crowded, but the food and service is great. The facility is like a mini-park surrounding the restaurant. Unfortunately, one has to drive, cab, van it to Oscar & Lalo's, but it's worth the trip.

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Thank JoshBillings
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