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Blue Lobster

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12th Street and 5th Avenue, Playa del Carmen, Mexico (1a sur y 5ta)
+52 984 803 1200
11:00 - 23:00
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All hours
Mon 11:00 - 23:00
Tue 11:00 - 23:45
Wed 11:00 - 23:15
Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 23:45
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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274 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is another great outdoor dining facility right in the middle of all of the action. It's great to sit outside and people watch. Their specialty is lobster and it is just great with many dishes to choose from. IO love just the lobster tail.

Thank sstexasham
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Saw this place online and decided to eat here whilst in the area. The manager came over to welcome us and thanked us for choosing blue lobster which was nice (made us feel a bit VIP) We had calamari for starters and the portion was huge. Thankfully me and my partner decided to share. They could have done with a... More 

Thank hayleyanne86
Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most expensive meal thus far and also the worst. 2 stars only because of location and price. However, the serious lack of flavor and poor service are enough to make me recommend seeking meals elsewhere. Not sure how this place gets such high reviews.

Thank Claire P
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388 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here and had a great surf and turf. Both the steak and lobster tail were very good. Playa is not a cheap part of Mexico - but for the area I thought this place was very reasonably priced. Service was excellent as well. An enjoyable evening.

Thank Bogotarocks
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here, be advised of the slick and deceitful ways that you will be overcharged. My wife ordered a meal for 389 pesos, bill turned out to be over 600. My advice is to go elsewhere, just as good and honest prices !!!

Thank Travelerkkg
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cocktails were well prepared and the food was delicious. We had avocado salad with shrimp, lobster tails, bananas flambe', and Mexican coffee. Bananas flambe' and Mexican coffee were prepared tableside, quite a show. Our waiter Jorge and his assistant Diego were very attentive and friendly. We look forward to dinner there again.

Thank MrsAstor
Coral Springs, Florida
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109 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice find in town - good food at reasonable prices and all in our group of 4 enjoyed our meals - 3 appetizers and 4 entrees with 4 soda beverages came to about $50 per couple that would have been much more in the states. If you come here for a meal you will not be disappointed.

1 Thank Howard K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were seeking a seafood restaurant and this was recommended by our hotel. Indoor and outdoor dining, superb service, extensive menu and excellent wine list. Also, there's a specials board they bring tableside which also shows what's fresh that day. Some of us had lobster which is priced by weight. Some had shellfish and one had "catch of the day."... More 

Thank David F
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love it sooo much! Best place in playa del carmen. The service is on point and the food just amazing! Please try it if you looking for very good places! You will love it Try the surf&turf 😻

Thank ojulie
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was fun from beginning to end. The staff was friendly and attentive. We enjoyed the variety of menu options.

Thank Tangenise P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 35
Mexican, Caribbean, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:45
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:45
11:00 - 23:15
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:45
11:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12th Street and 5th Avenue, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
    (1a sur y 5ta)
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 803 1200
In July 1996 Blue lobster opens in Playa del Carmen to become a favorite of locals and tourists to enjoy a delicious lobster, fish and seafood. Built with tropical wood, stone slab, thatched roofs and waterfalls that give an extra relaxation touch. We always try to satisfied and exceed our customers’ expectations. Excellent food, polite waiters and a fantastic view of the fifth Avenue will make you spend an unforgettable night.We have capacity for 130 persons on two levels and an air conditioning area to 22. Blue lobster makes a compromising bet on mexican wine and regional sea dishes that result in a perfect union. They have created perfect unions for their wines’ selection through a very special menu that proposes the perfect combination between their gastronomy and their wines. As three dishes’ menu with different wine suggestions in order to please every palate: reds, whites, roses and foamy wines.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?