Big Lobster

At Big Lobster, guests participate in the creation of their meal by selecting exactly which lobster they want to dine on from the large tank inside the restaurant. From that point on, the restaurant serves as a relaxed place to enjoy a meal, as the waitstaff tends to your every need.


As the name implies, Big Lobster focuses on lobster dished, with a specialization in their own lobster bisque. However, they do also have shrimp and chicken entrees and small appetizers for you to enjoy with a drink.

Big Lobster is a grill where they proudly serve their take on Mexican cuisine. When it comes to the level of formality, the setting here is informal. This dining option is on the table during dinner only, so be sure not to miss their open hours.


At Big Lobster, you have the option of dining at one of their outdoor sidewalk tables set under palapas, or in their dining room. The indoor dining area is decorated with Maya figurines.


Located near the middle of downtown Playa del Carmen, Big Lobster is a tempting choice for those lodging in the area.

Enjoy merging dining experience with excellent local sightseeing options by heading to one of the many nearby area attractions, such as El Faro Lighthouse.

Families and couples alike are also drawn to a full selection of fun activities located around this district. Those who've only dreamed about playing in such a beautiful location can host a relaxing or serious round at this restaurant's closest golf course, Playacar Golf Course, which is located within traveling distance of Big Lobster. While you're in town, also check out Playa del Carmen, which you will find to be the most convenient beach and is only about a hundred yards away. Also in the area, you may encounter other beaches and at least one more golf course, if your itinerary permits.

Nearby Restaurants

If you're in the mood for another restaurant in the region with similar menu items and/or a similar ambiance, there are several nearby dining spots to consider, including Los Rancheros. You can find it less than a hundred yards from Big Lobster.

Then again, if you're looking for a change of pace, this region of Mexico features an impressive range of dining places that will satisfy all types of diners. For instance, you can try some different food served at a proximal dining destination, like Las Mananitas, which is less than a hundred yards west-southwest.

The majority of their entrees will cost above 100 pesos, and some select dishes may cost above 300.

Contact Info

Location: Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Phone: (984) 137-9547




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