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“Expectations were too high” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Oscar & Lalo

Oscar & Lalo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Central American, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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.
Baltimore
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101 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Expectations were too high”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

The food was very nice, but the wait was quite long and we were seated at the biggest circular table ever (we were 8). Drinks were good and the service was friendly. A little pricier than other local restaurants, but not excessive.

Visited July 2014
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Panajachel, Guatemala
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Delicious food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

We enjoyed being entertained by a small spider monkey on our table, she drank tea from my glass. It was so much fun! Food and service was excellent. It was nice to visit with Lalo's son in law, he and his wife are doing a great job carrying on the family tradition. We look forward to our next visit.

Visited July 2014
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Stopped on our way back from the ruins.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

Good sea food. A bit pricey for the place. Had the Lalos plate. We also had The three types of ceviche.

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Cypress, California
2 reviews
“Fabulous Food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2014

The best food ever! All four of us loved everything, very fresh and flavorful. We will for sure return!

  • Visited July 2014
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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Authentic”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2014

Very great, authentic cuisine for a reasonable price. I thought the ambiance was beautiful and really enjoyed my time there.

Visited June 2014
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Thank Shannon B
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