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About Blue Lobster

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.

Calle 12 con 5ta Avenida
Col. Centro
77710 Playa del Carmen
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steakhouse, Caribbean

Hours of Operation:
Mon–Wed, Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am

Cross Street:
1a sur y 5ta

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
MXN310 to MXN500

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
01 984 873 1360

Website:
http://www.bluelobster.com.mx/

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Wine

Blue Lobster Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (6)
Good for a Date (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
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People Watching (5)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Casual (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Cozy (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Fun (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Outstanding Value (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Romantic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Cancún)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Perfect cooking for langoustines . The service is good and the personnels is smily.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Manitoba)·Dined on April 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Cozy, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual
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service5
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 13, 2017

The seafood wasn't bad, overall it was an average dinner.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 3, 2017

Great food and friendly staff. Surf and turf (Fillet and Lobster) was prepared just right. We didn't know about the monster lobster tails until we saw one when leaving. Huge! Will have to try that if we are back in the area again.

Overall, highly recommend this place!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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food4
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 21, 2017

Food was great. Only regret was not splitting the lobster we each got one and we were stuffed walking out of there! Reasonable prices for what you get.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on February 14, 2017

This was seriously some of the best lobster we have ever had. Super succulent, cooked perfectly. We both had the broiled tails thanks to our waiter's recommendation. Everything was fantastic. We ended up having a bad bottle of wine (not the restaurant's fault) and the sommelier was quick to provide us something else and never made us feel badly about having to order another bottle. It was overall a very fun and delicious meal. Thank you!

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We found this Gem on-line, we wanted a special place with good Lobster for my
Birthday which also fell on Valentine's Day! From the wine to the waiter to the fabulous LOBSTER, we had a wonderful and memorable Dinner

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 1, 2017

Nice respite from the resort! Great food. It was nice they had a non-smoking section upstairs

Tags: Authentic, People Watching
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 19, 2017

If you love Lobster and Seafood.... this is the place to be! Great service and freindly people! I wish I lived in Mexico so that I could eat there more often!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on December 29, 2016

We went here on others reviews. The seafood, and the lobster in particular, are the main draws and they don't disappoint. Both the lobster (lobster tails) and the shrimp were excellent, succulent and full of flavour. Good service although the restaurant can get crowded. well worth a visit and we will go back next time we are in Playa.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2016

Awesome dinner. Lobster tails were fresher than fresh. Service was excellent and price was ridiculously reasonable. In the US we would have paid over $500 for the same quality of service and food. Drinks great too!

Tags: People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Grilled Lobster was great! The Roasted Pepper Tomato Soup had lots of flavour, the crab in the soup could have been better.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 30, 2016

Excellent seafood and great service. Shrimp cooked to perfection and fresh fish. All around a great seafood option in Playa Del Carmen.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on May 29, 2016

We dined here based on recommendations on social media. We found the restaurant to be very dated in look and in food - felt like we had stepped back into the 80's. I am really surprised by the amount of good reviews noted by others, there are definitely nicer eateries in the 5th avenue precinct that I would try before this.

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 (Cancún)·Dined on May 29, 2016

The service was slow at first , but after we order everything ran smoothly. three diferent waiters tended on us and they were friendly an efficient. we had a great time.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 14, 2016

Always a treat to visit the Blue Lobster when in town. Boiled lobster tail outstanding .

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 31, 2016

Our evening consisted of 10 people, 5 adults, 5 children with the youngest being 4 years old. From the time we arrived to the time we departed we felt at home at the Blue Lobster. Our server was stupendous and attentive to our needs, the Lobster Special was excellent as was everything else that we ordered. The one dish that really stood out overall is their Goat Cheese Salad, it is absolutely to die for, we have yet to experience anything like it. This is a MUST GO when in Playa Del Carmen!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2016

The seafood had seen better days. I ordered the ceviche and the fish was fully cooked- which I thought was strange. We also ordered the shrimp which wasn't fresh. The service was great though and they did their best to make us feel welcome.

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