Blue Lobster

4.3
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MXN310 to MXN500
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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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OT
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great

CR
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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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OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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!

DH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

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.

CS
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

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.

NS
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very goooood place!!!!! Very tasty very beautiful! If You want have a good evening must come!!! 👍

HW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fun place amid the bustle of Playa del Carmen. The fish al pastor was a feast of Mexican specialties, and the ceviche was delicious!

E
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El menú de especialidades está esquisito

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PO
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

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.

M
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Wonderful lobster at reasonable prices.

OT
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Wales
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful evening at the blue lobster, fabulous service and would definitely recommend a biait😜

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.\!

VZ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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!

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Me gusto mucho solo que le dan preferencia a los que hablan en inglés

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OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

D
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and excellent service. Highly recommend.

M
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Loved the lobster tails.

i
Austin
34 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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!

JL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience4

There was not enough lobsters in a size compatible for one person. The lobster, though broiled, was a little dry.
Excellent service.

OT
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good. Lobster, black bean soup, lobster risotto, bananas flambe.

R
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lobster was great. Steak was not.

D
Manchester
30 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Was just very average, both in terms of food and service.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was great but bread did have a string in it. Lobster was incredible and value was really good.

OT
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great quality food

CL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots of action....graat food...attentive service.

OT
Cancun
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

s
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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!

OT
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Anniversary

DC
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

SD
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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

BJ
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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!

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

D
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

f
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

BK
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

PJ
London
25 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.