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“New, intimate and tasty” 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.
St. Paul
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“New, intimate and tasty”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

We always look for a good new restaurant when we go to Playa each year. This year the winner was Oh Lala. The owners are very friendly and willing to talk to their customers. The outdoor seating works well most every night in Playa. We tried the two curry dishes; one was chicken and one was fish. They were the best tasting dishes we had all week. Prices were reasonable. Give them a try and keep the buzz going so we can return there next year.

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Superior, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beyond FABULOUS”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2012

16th of Feb Anniversary Dinner was absolutely Fantastic. The owner went out of his way to provide an amazing meal with superb service. Worldwide travel experienced with this being one of my top picks ever!!! Best in every way. DON'T MISS

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great great restaurant, do not miss.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

I have been in Oh lala after reading so much great review about it on Trip Advisor.

Food: It was really good, we had the Mushroom with a creamy sauce and we had some pita with raw tuna on it, both were totally delicious. And as a main dish I had the Lobster with a cream lemon butter and my boyfriend had the Filet Mignon. Everything was fantastic. One little thing, the Filet mignon could have been cook a bit more, we asked for medium rare, but it was pretty rare. But the sauce was excellent.

The service: Mikaela was wonderful, she was so attentive to us and always smiling and helping us with the menu and the wine list. It was the best service we had in Playa. And even the chef, he actually he is actually Mikaela's husband, Jorge, he came at the end of the diner to chat a little bit. This is great, the kind of detail I really enjoy.

The restaurant is really small, we were on the terrace which was great. But I wouldn't mind to eat at the bar, inside, right in front of the chefs!! Next time, maybe. I like the fact that it is NOT on the 5th. Too busy sometimes. 1 block away from the growd.

Do not miss that little hidden gem, it is fabulous.

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1 Thank Karine78
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Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

Fantastic food, having the personal attention of chef George makes all differences in the culinary experiences. Excellent attention

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Tiny little place, great food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

We showed up out of the blue on valentines day and there was one table for two left. The place is very small, only about 7 tables or so (all outside).

The food was excellent, not overpriced, and the service was great.

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1 Thank Brian T
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