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“An Awesome food experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Oh Lala!

Oh Lala!
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Ranked #1 of 1,217 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“An Awesome food experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

Great food.. that is 2 words i can describe this place with.. the food was amazing.

the host was great.. it was my birthday and i wanted to reserve a table on 24th, but they were closed and they promptly emailed us back and so we went for a 2nd birthday dinner on the 27th (thanks to my wife).

they had Indian curried lobster special with Mango chutney.. was delious...

The waiter was very very friendly.. to an extend over friendly..(one thing we didnt like where he was trying to say "we want your experience to be good .. so we will make it right..etc., i think you do things that way but dont say it.. but we werent bothered.. i am just attempting to overthink it)..

the guy and i had english issues.. i wanted "Mussels"..he heard it as Mushrooms.. for starters..

He did repeat the entire order and when i heard it, i felt something was "wrong".. but didnt ask him to repeat as i felt it was english accent of his...

we got the mushrooms and looked very tasty.. so we didnt want to make a big scene or get angry.. bcos we always know when we get angry we will spoil our entire evening.. so we said no problem and took the mushrooms.

the waiter was very keen to take to the kitchen and cook a new starter (mussels that we ordered).. but we were too easy and said no problems..

later, in 10-15 minutes, the guy got "mussels" also.. he said that if we wanted to taste mussels we should get mussels and profusely appologized.. (it was like half order- a smaller plate)..this was perfect..

the funny thing was.. the mushrooms were so good that we finished it in no time.. then we got the Mussels also

IMPORTANT: THE RESTAURANT DIDNT CHARGE FOR THE MUSSELS AND SAID IT IS ON THE HOUSE.

The wine was awesome.. the food, the friendliness of the people - the host came and talked to us for a while.. helped take pictures etc.,

finally - they even bought a "free" birthday cake for me.. the cake was so so so so so delicious..

overall- this was the best restaurant we went to in PDC.. price was very very cheap..

dinner for 2, with 1 bottle of wine was around $100.. good dinner...

thank you guys.. you made our evening wonderful.

  • Visited May 2014
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Cancun, Mexico
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“Like no other in Playa!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Unique restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Five stars top to bottom”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Wilson, North Carolina, United States
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“Lovely way to spend an evening”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Natalie S
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