Very goooood place!!!!! Very tasty very beautiful! If You want have a good evening must come!!! 👍
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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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.
Wonderful lobster at reasonable prices.
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
Had a wonderful evening at the blue lobster, fabulous service and would definitely recommend a biait😜
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.\!
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!
Me gusto mucho solo que le dan preferencia a los que hablan en inglés
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!
Wonderful food and excellent service. Highly recommend.
Loved the lobster tails.
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!
There was not enough lobsters in a size compatible for one person. The lobster, though broiled, was a little dry.
The food was very good. Lobster, black bean soup, lobster risotto, bananas flambe.
Lobster was great. Steak was not.
Was just very average, both in terms of food and service.
Food was great but bread did have a string in it. Lobster was incredible and value was really good.
Great quality food
Lots of action....graat food...attentive service.
Perfect cooking for langoustines . The service is good and the personnels is smily.
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!
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.
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.
The seafood wasn't bad, overall it was an average dinner.
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!
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.
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!
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
Nice respite from the resort! Great food. It was nice they had a non-smoking section upstairs
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!
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.
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!
Grilled Lobster was great! The Roasted Pepper Tomato Soup had lots of flavour, the crab in the soup could have been better.
Excellent seafood and great service. Shrimp cooked to perfection and fresh fish. All around a great seafood option in Playa Del Carmen.
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.
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.
Always a treat to visit the Blue Lobster when in town. Boiled lobster tail outstanding .