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Restaurant Big Lobster

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5ta. Av., Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 147 3438
Today
09:30 - 23:45
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 23:45
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Phoenix, Arizona
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83 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another one of dozens of restaurants along the main tourist drag in Playa del Carmen. Good food, friendly staff, fairly quick service, reasonable prices. Nothing to set it apart from similar places but no complaints either.

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Thank fist64149
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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Oh dear ! Possibly the worst restaurant I've ever eaten in ! We waited nearly an hour for our food to arrive and wished it hadn't ! I ordered Cesar salad it was literally a few leaves of iceberg lettuce chucked on a plate, with a few bits of chicken a couple of tomato slices and a splat of sauce.... More 

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Thank Debbienics
Citrus Heights, California
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100 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

I went here for my birthday dinner and can't say enough about how good the food was, the service and the drinks. My friends enjoyed the 'show' presentation of the mexican coffee. I can't wait to come back again. The largest lobster tail of my life!!!!

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Thank Kim B
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Run by a Mexican family (let's support the locals) this was an unexpected gem of a place. It looks very basic, and yes, the wooden chairs would benefit from a cushion to sit on, but we had a ball of a time here, in fact visiting three days in a row. Cocktails, flambe dessert all served Gueridon Style (prepared and... More 

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Thank Noah A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Fantastic fish, fantastic service great value for money. A small family run business Alex Jamie and Juan offer very friendly top quality service. Once found never I haven't left. Undoubtedly the best food for price on the whole strip.

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Thank Richard J
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Worst lasagne ever along with smallest nastiest wings dipped in awful barbecue sauce and adding tax to.the bill total like no other restaurant in Playa, avoid at all.cost!!!

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Thank Kamila P
Winnipeg, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Had some lobster buritos and they were tremendous Staff very fun and comical Worth checking it out !!!

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Thank Shawn S
Atlanta, Georgia
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

The staff was very attentive and friendly.. the food was authentic and good. The atmosphere needs some improvements it's literally a hole in the wall there is an iguana he who lives there (literally) he crawled around then proceed to the kitchen to go to sleep. I asked the staff about him he stated he has been here for 10... More 

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Thank JChimere
Palmer, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great place to people watch BUT difficult to get what you want. Asked if there was onion in the Chimichanga? Was given the price. My wife ordered the enchilada without mole sauce. They missed the order. By the time I was done we told them of the mistake. Twenty minutes later the waiter delivered enchiladas in mole. The highlight of... More 

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Thank SteveSora
Ft Myers Beach, Florida
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183 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I am giving the eatery a 3 rating for just its food and location Only. With that said, here is my experience with this rip-off establishment. We arrived around 8:30ish and decided to treat the birthday girl to a dinner. They offered us 2 x 1 Margaritas and a seat looking out at the famous 5th Ave. They took our... More 

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Thank Anthony S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$70
Cuisine
Mexican, Seafood
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 23:45
Monday
09:30 - 23:45
Tuesday
09:30 - 23:45
Wednesday
09:30 - 23:45
Thursday
09:30 - 23:45
Friday
09:30 - 23:45
Saturday
09:30 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5ta. Av., Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 147 3438

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