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Blue Lobster

12th Street and 5th Avenue, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
+52 984 803 1200
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lobster tail” (145 reviews)
“seafood” (110 reviews)
“surf and turf” (41 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.All hours
Mexican, Caribbean, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12th Street and 5th Avenue, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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1 - 10 of 983 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Ate supper with friends here. Chose this restaurant based on reviews and was not disappointed. Fresh seafood with a great atmosphere. Decent prices compared with what you'd pay for lobster back home. A must visit!

Thank Cat T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My family, 17 of us had a wonderful experience at The Blue Lobster...something for everyone, wonderful service and quality was top notch. Will be back in Playa Del Carmen next week and can’t wait to go back here for more lobster!!

Thank 101,467
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First off, the calamari is THE BEST we have EVER had, and we order it whenever it is offered on a menu. I want to go back and just have two servings of calamari all to myself!! We then ordered lobster thermador and we’re given...More

Thank Cheryl D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I chose this place walking by for his birthday dinner. They had a lobster special for $365 pesos, which is really a great price. It came with rice and vegetables as well. The lobster was more than enough, cooked right and on...More

1  Thank April B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived for a late lunch/early dinner. The service was top notch, they brought out a tray and you were able to select the perfect size Lobster tail. It was by far the best lobster we have ever had. We ate here several years ago...More

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lobster served in many different ways with delicious side dishes. They know exactly how do cook lobster on point without covering its typical taste. Good cocktails!

Thank Sandro C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether it's for the romantic ambiance, the enormous selection of lobster-based dishes, or the finest broiled lobster tails ever (huge, and sold at market price, but worth every peso), this restaurant has it all. Located just off La Quinta at Calle 12, this restaurant also...More

Thank Polishqueue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We try to get to Playa del Carmen at least every couple years and the Blue Lobster is one of our favorites. They have great atmosphere, wonderful location on 5th Ave and great staff. We've been 4 or 5 times and the food has always...More

Thank jeweljem
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They offer a bunch of combination of steaks and seafoods or you can choose seafood platter for an affordable price, staff are very attentive and the food are delicious

Thank Benjamin V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointed with lobster tail tough and tasteless poor service staff to busy watching super bowl

Thank kath0704
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Questions & Answers
24 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Holly G | Reviewed this property |
We were served right away and the mean took about 15 minutes, maybe less.
29 May 2016|
Response from Robkal2 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for delayed response. This would not be considered a budget place.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:15 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
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
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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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