We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Like no other in Playa!”
Review of Oh Lala!

Oh Lala!
Reserve with OpenTable
Oh Lala! is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Ranked #1 of 1,255 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The cuisine at Oh Lala! Is a refreshing change from that of other, more conventional restaurants. Guests are treated like good old friends in a relaxing atmosphere coupled with personalized service and good food. Opened in January, 2011, by co-owners George and Mikaela, Oh Lala! Offers personalized experiences for its guests, ranging from a laidback sampling of hors d'oeuvres and wines, to a leisurely look at the full menu. With a total of 9 tables divided between the indoor and outdoors seating, and an open kitchen, Chef George, Mikaela, and their staff, make sure that every visit to Oh Lala, International Cuisine by George, Is a unique and a delicious one.
Cancun, Mexico
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Like no other in Playa!”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

From the moment you step foon in the restaurant you know you are about to have a great dinner. Impressive quality in every dish, the service was amazing, the interior design of the place is fantastic and the kitchen is worthy of a contemporary architecture magazine. The prices are higher then in many restaurants in that area but worth every peso!! I will eat there again next time I visit.

  • Visited June 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Miguel R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

1,869 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    1,623
    170
    57
    13
    6
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Durham, North Carolina
Level Contributor
145 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Unique restaurant”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

I was visiting the restaurant after reviewing Trip Advisor review and I agree with it top place on Playa del Carmen restaurants. I had a blasting experience with my wife.

The menu provides several options for the dinner guest and provides typical dishes with an excellent preparation showing innovative cooking skills. The service from the waiter and both hostesses was incredible, they were checking our table all night but they were always very respectful.

The only recommendation is to make a reservation at least two days before because the restaurant have only 9 tables considerig that they are focus

  • Visited June 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Andres V
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Kansas City, Missouri
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Five stars top to bottom”
Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

Given all the hype, I wasn't sure if Oh Lala would live up to expectations, but it did. First off, the service was just excellent. We dined late and were the last table in the restaurant, but never once felt rushed. The food was amazing. And it's all about the food. Butter tuna was the best thing on the table, and the mushroom appetizer is a must. They only have beer and wine, but might have something stashed away for a cocktail if you ask. Sadly, it was too late and we were too full for desert, but I'm sure it was fabulous.

Helpful?
1 Thank cjstulip
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Wilson, North Carolina, United States
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lovely way to spend an evening”
Reviewed 11 June 2014

My boyfriend and I ate at Oh Lala on May 22, and were astounded by the cuisine as well as the service. As small as the restaurant is, one would expect they would be eager to "turn tables" and squeeze as many diners in as possible, but this couldn't be farther from the truth. The waiter and hostesses urged us to take our time and sit and enjoy our meals, deserts and espresso, which truly made the meal a wonderful experience that we savored from start to finish. The lobster and swordfish specials were fantastic.
We enjoyed it so much that we arranged to buy dinner there for two newlywed friends of ours that would be in Playa for their honeymoon three weeks later as their wedding gift.
Make a reservation several days ahead of time to be sure you can get a table!

  • Visited May 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Natalie S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level Contributor
19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Absolutely sublime!”
Reviewed 11 June 2014

We had our last dinner in Mexico at this absolute gem of a restaurant... thanks to Trip Advisor reviews! Everything was perfect - from the wine and food to the service and ambience. I wish this place was just around the corner from me, so I could go there every week!

  • Visited June 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank aneliadeklerk
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Oh Lala! also viewed

Playa Maroma, Playa del Carmen
Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya
 
Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya
Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya
 
Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya
Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya
 

Been to Oh Lala!? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing