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Blue Lobster, Playa del Carmen, ROO

Blue Lobster

4.2
4.2
56 Reviews
MXN310 to MXN500
Seafood
Seafood dishes headline the experience at the Blue Lobster. Launched in 1996, this restaurant offers an extensive menu with traditional fare. Popular choices range from regional specials, such as parrillada, to surf and turf options like the shrimp and filet mignon with vegetables and baked potatoes. The Blue Lobster provides a charming atmosphere, whether a night with friends or that special someone. Guests get to enjoy their meal in an open-air surrounding decorated with tropical, thatched rooms. Order the seafood feast for a platter designed for two. Blue Lobster also offers happy hour and beer specials during the work week.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    MXN310 to MXN500
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steakhouse, Caribbean
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Wed, Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    984 873 1360
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress

What 56 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

56 Reviews
  1. DickP

    Chicago

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Francisco was fabulous Lobster was out of this world

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  2. Gendron

    Cancun

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Saint valentin

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  3. PattyH

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Absolutely wonderful and lobsters for huge the side dishes were fantastic the noise level was below normal very very happy to have been there very expensive actually

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  4. DianeB

    Denver

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great service and delicious lobster!

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  5. BenM

    Edmonton

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Our dinner reservations were not honored when we got there. We made them for 11pm and got there 15 minutes early, only to be told that the kitchen had closed. We had shown the hosts our Open Table reservation from the app... no apology, just told that "someone had made a mistake." If there was an issue with such a late reservation, why were we not told prior to going there? It would've been easier to make alternate arrangements elsewhere than going all that distance to be disappointed. We received confirmation notices, but apparently these aren't to be trusted. Why book a reservation at all?

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  6. AMRM

    Calgary

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I booked in advanced and didn’t realize they would have a fixed menu for New Year’s Eve so our options were limited. Also our table took a while to get ready. Food was good but nothing extraordinary, and the service felt rushed I guess because it was New Year’s Eve. We had way better food in other places.

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  7. TeddyP

    Exclusive

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excelente langosta. Deliciosa.

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  8. Berlinreisende

    Berlin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    die Reservierung war nicht registriert aber es gab genug Platz

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great

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  10. CristinaR

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Estaba con un nino y me tenia k haber avisado k era demasiada comida... pk pedí entrada y una langosta por cabeza.... en el fondo era porque estaban bien llenas... Me pareció caro por eso..... Tenía que haber pedido la mitad de la mitad y no me aconsejaron bien. Aunque fueron súper amables. Por lo demás langosta top y las mejores margueritas de toda Riviera Maya. Tip ya estaba incluido... no habitual en Mejico ( como en Usa) Gracias por todo. Volveré!!

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  11. ScottB

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Quaint place. Side street right off 5th Avenue. Service was EXCEPTIONAL. Lobster was delicious and fairly-priced. 2 delicious margaritas, an appetizer, Lobster risotto, and a fat lobster tail set us back only $100! Fun little place. I recommend!

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  12. DavidH

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    My wife’s 50th b-day. The food was good and our sever was very attentive to our large group of 16. The price was right and right off the main strip in Playa del Carmen. The place could use a face lift but as I said food was good and service was great.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    They said that the electricity wasn’t working which made it very hot. My wife’s chicken mole was too salty and the other side dish wasn’t tasty. My surf and turf meal wasn’t that bad. They had a noisy entertainment outside then the men wanted money after they did jumping jacks. The ambiance was non existent. The service was good, but the prices were too high. I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant as there were other restaurants in the area much more palatable.

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  14. CorroSh

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The heat was unbearable and everyone got a fan but us. By the time we picked the lobster - all that was” left” was a $75 dollar rail. I don’t buy it. It was delicious but felt like a bait and switch. The heat made it miserable.

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  15. NikitaS

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very goooood place!!!!! Very tasty very beautiful! If You want have a good evening must come!!! 👍

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  16. HopWHCT

    New York City

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun place amid the bustle of Playa del Carmen. The fish al pastor was a feast of Mexican specialties, and the ceviche was delicious!

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  17. Excelente

    Mexico City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    El menú de especialidades está esquisito

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  18. PadraicO

    Mobile

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    First off, a nice place - comfortable and clean with lots of nice balcony seats overlooking the street, cool mix of jazz and blues music... unfortunately you’re looking onto a hooka bar next to two big garbage dumpsters...and the stereo system kept crapping out... The service was not good...they started by pushing a 3 foot menu at us and trying to get us to order quickly (I think somebody was tired). We held off the waiter long enough to enjoy our first drinks but, when we ordered, he forgot to bring us the next round. I actually had to remind him, having to interrupt him with his feet up, chatting with another server. We also ordered a bottle of water with our meal but it never arrived, even though he tried to charge us for it. The food was fairly ordinary. We ordered the seafood platter for two house special and the best parts were: 1) the shrimp was excellent, and 2) they didn’t undercook any of the food (and thus we weren’t at risk of being poisoned - not everyone knows how to cook North Atlantic mussels;) As for the lobster tail, it was tough. The salmon was good. At least the tuna and the calamari weren’t over cooked. There was another white fish but it had been somewhat diminished into the indiscernible. Very little of the food was served hot...I suppose it’s difficult to deliver all at the same time but a) perhaps they should figure it out if it’s going to be the house special, and b) perhaps they should consider serving the food on hot plates. Perhaps I just got there on a bad night...but, then again, the place was not very busy.

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  19. Mrss87762

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Wonderful lobster at reasonable prices.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely have the fresh Caribbean lobster!! Very romantic setting and great food. Try to sit on the patio. This is going to be my “go to” every time I’m in Playa

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful evening at the blue lobster, fabulous service and would definitely recommend a biait😜

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  22. Meen

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went to Blue lobster as soon as we got off the plane and we were very happy about it. We ordered the seafood fest which included a mix of calamari, shrimps, fish, and many others. It is a plate meant for 2 people and along with it, we ordered a ribeye steak with some fries. Let me say that the steak was thin but one of the best I have had for a while, way better than any grass-fed or Angus that you would buy in the US. They also have the best margarita in town ( having tried others from 4 different restaurants in Riviera Maya). If you are a big lobster fan, this is the place to get some. They have the biggest I have ever seen in my life for a fraction of the price you will get them for in the US (especially NYC). The only regret I have about that place is that it seems like Mexican cuisine doesn't include salt. However, it is not that big of a deal since you can add it yourself once you get your plate. Definitely stop by this place to get to seafood heaven.\!

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  23. VZreviewrestaurants1

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    If you like lobster this is a place to go. Pick your lobster and choose how you want it to be cooked. Delicious! They offer good seafood appetizers too!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Me gusto mucho solo que le dan preferencia a los que hablan en inglés

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were amazing. We had a wonderful time. Shout out to Marina for guiding us on what to order and making our experience great!

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  26. David

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and excellent service. Highly recommend.

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  27. Mrss87762

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Loved the lobster tails.

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  28. ifellover45

    Austin

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The value and experience is unreal! The selection of seafood and dishes are incredible. I had close to a 3lb lobster tail, broiled and it was perfect. Our group ate and drank like kings and the service was on par with some of the better places in the US. Loved it!

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  29. JoelL

    London

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    There was not enough lobsters in a size compatible for one person. The lobster, though broiled, was a little dry. Excellent service.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very good. Lobster, black bean soup, lobster risotto, bananas flambe.

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  31. Rosebuds110

    Dallas

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lobster was great. Steak was not.

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  32. David

    Louisville

    37 reviews

    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Was just very average, both in terms of food and service.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great but bread did have a string in it. Lobster was incredible and value was really good.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great quality food

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  35. ChrisL

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lots of action....graat food...attentive service.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Perfect cooking for langoustines . The service is good and the personnels is smily.

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  37. susanl

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    My husband and I dined here in June. It was early so we were literally the only people there. We picked our own lobsters. They were amazing. The only down side was the flys which aren’t the restaurants fault. It’s open to the street and it was a hot day, so they were drawn to our food! I will return here in February and sit further away from the street!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Anniversary

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  39. DavidC

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Using the Trip Advisor recommendations while searching for a seafood restaurant in Playa del Carmen, I came upon the Blue Lobster. The photos shown on the website had me very interested. Booking through Open Table was a breeze, even while living thousands of miles away. When we arrived there we were greeted by a lovely woman who showed us to our table. Our server Marina was very attentive and gave us lots of time to decide on our meals. The tuna tartare was the best we ever had, and the meals were outstanding. My filet was cooked perfectly to medium rare and melted in my mouth. Marina was kind enough to request that the lobster tail I chose be cooked 2 ways; "thermador" style and traditional (split in half). My wife's lobster risotto was simply outstanding. The area was beautiful and the restaurant elegantly decorated. The meal value was excellent and the experience was all I had hoped it would be.

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  40. SeanDougherty

    Las Vegas

    131 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    131 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It's a great place to buy very large lobster tails at very large prices. The decor is very touristy shading toward tacky but everyone is very nice and attentive. Order your steak a little more cooked than you would elsewhere, medium rare is actually just rare at this place. As long as you're prepared to spend, eat there.

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Blue Lobster is rated 4.2 stars by 56 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Blue Lobster

Calle 12 con 5ta Avenida, Col. Centro, Playa del Carmen, ROO 77710

Additional information

  • Cross street
    1a sur y 5ta
  • Neighborhood
    Playa del Carmen
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Wed, Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    MXN310 to MXN500
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steakhouse, Caribbean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Wine
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