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Oh lala, Playa del Carmen, ROO
Oh lala, Playa del Carmen, ROO
Oh lala, Playa del Carmen, ROO
Oh lala, Playa del Carmen, ROO
Oh lala, Playa del Carmen, ROO

Oh lala

4.9
4.9
1019 Reviews
Mex$310 to Mex$500
International
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.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    Mex$310 to Mex$500
  • Cuisines
    International, Mediterranean, Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon–Sat 6:00 pm–10:45 pm
  • Phone number
    984 127 4844
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Chef George
  • Neighbourhood
    Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya
  • Cross Street
    Between 10a Y 15a AV. #147
  • Parking Details
    Estacionamiento Publico, Via Tendenza ubicado en frente a la entrada de Oh Lala - (alrededor de $20 pesos la hora)
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,019 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cancun / Riviera Maya

    Best Overall

  • Cancun / Riviera Maya

    Best Food

  • Cancun / Riviera Maya

    Best Service

  • Cancun / Riviera Maya

    Best Ambience

  • Cancun / Riviera Maya

    Best Value

  • Cancun / Riviera Maya

    Good for business meals

  • Cancun / Riviera Maya

    Good for business meals

  • Cancun / Riviera Maya

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Cancun / Riviera Maya

    Great for fine wines

  • Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya

    Best Overall

  • Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya

    Best Food

  • Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya

    Best Service

  • Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya

    Best Ambience

  • Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya

    Best Value

  • Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya

    Good for business meals

  • Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya

    Good for business meals

  • Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya

    Innovative

  • Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya

    Healthy

  • Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya

    Great for fine wines

  • Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya

    Romantic

  • Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya

    Good for special occasions

1,019 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the pan seared scallops, mussels, filet mignon with béarnaise sauce and then the apple tart. All food items were divine! I am a repeat customer and will continue to be one. So lovely!

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  2. MontseF

    Cancun

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Como siempre estuvo todo muy bien.Y Clarita super amable. Es un restaurante al que nos encanta ir. Gracias

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An excellent dining experience. Amazing food and service. It is fine dining.

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  4. ConnieH

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was fabulous, as always. We go a couple of times each year. Brought friends for the first time. They also loved it.
    Oh lalaResponded 5 days ago
    Hi Connie Thank you so much for your feedback, our customers opinión is very important. It was our pleasure to recieve you and your friends. See you soon hopefully.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They did everything right !! The food, the service and the setting . A very memorable evening

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  6. Louham

    St. Louis

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my first visit to the restaurant in two years and I was more than pleased by every level of the experience. The ambience is cool, comfortable and very understated but chic French inspired. The waitstaff was attentive, but not overbearing. They were efficient and friendly, made good suggestions and answered finally when I had questions about a less than stellar review I had read prior to booking. The food was excellent, the portions perfect, and the entire evening was a delight. To the previous naysayer I would say that you should speak up when you have an issue and not wait until the anonymity of a nameless review gives you cover to criticize without the restaurant having an opportunity to explain or correct whatever slight you felt. I highly recommend oh la la! I will not wait two years until my next visit! ,

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  7. Datenight

    Greensboro

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just as awesome as we remembered. Small gem with great food and cool vibe.

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  8. BrianR

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Vegetarian options are extremely limited. This is the first time I have ever had fois gras served at room temperature, as opposed to warm or hot. I don't recommend room temperature. I had the filet mignon. After a discussion as to how I wanted it cooked, I wanted it rare, it came slightly more cooked than medium rare, i.e, medium`. I expected more in quality for the hype and the cost. Also, no chocolate for dessert.

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  9. ElizabethZ

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic all around with service and food both exceeding expectations. A must in the area!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I came here every time I’m in Playa del Carmen. The food and service never disappoint. They even had a birthday surprise!

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  11. CharlesR

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The reservation was for 7PM and OhLala was fully occupied. With the convenient parking garage literally right across the street, arrival was super simple. OhLala is a small, unpretentious venue which you could easily miss just walking by. There are two tables out on the veranda and maybe a half dozen or so inside with a total seating capacity of maybe three dozen or so. Very cozy and intimate! The Only Bad : One thing that was seriously subpar was the seating. It sucked. For such a wonderful high-end establishment, their seating is crap. Plastic lawn chairs from Walmart of varying sizes and shapes, some with arms and some not, mostly white but other random ones too. For a 2-hour dinner service, it was not comfortable whatsoever. Three dozen or so decent new chairs of the same uniform style bought in bulk would be a small investment for years of a better and more refined Mediterranean restaurant image. The Service : The service itself is what I call a refined casual... perfect service points but not stuffy or arrogant like in Macao or NYC. There is absolutely no rush whatsoever during the dining experience. Each course is individually ordered at various times, not all at once. Sometimes, the waits can be a bit longer than some may be used to, but with a staff-to-table ratio of at least 1-1, you can't go wrong. The Kitchen : Plus, I just absolutely loved my view into the kitchen and watching the chef do his thing in style. It looked just like a kitchen in Italy with non-commercial appliances, big flames, an unrushed chef, and a great staff camaraderie that was so evident. The Experience : The hostess greeted me at the door with a pleasant, if not very warm, greeting and rez info was given. She quickly seated me in the back in a nice, more-private, area. She also may have been a manager or proprietor as she was doing every job in the front of house. A server approached and offered a choice of waters and then took the drink order on his return. He was not familiar

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  12. SarahS

    Calgary

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent place to celebrate a special occasion. Excellent food and service always

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have the most amazing time here. The food, service, EVERYTHING, is always so good! We will be back in a few days for our last dinner before we leave!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The experience was Devine. The service impeccable and the food was great! Had a fantastic happy birthday meal with friends.

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  15. ILMFood

    Wilmington

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a favorite of ours for my birthday. Great flavors.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very quiet peaceful place to have quality food and service

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La comida está deliciosa, la amabilidad del staff excelente, al ser una joya escondida en Playa del Carmen el ambiente es más íntimo y acogedor, sin el bullicio de la 5a avenida. 10 de 10.

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  18. SeanS

    Naples

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a small gem hidden on a side street. This was the best meal I have ever had in 20 years of coming to Mexico staying at all the finest hotels and eating at the highest rated resturants. Don’t over look this opportunity For an outstanding meal !!

    1 person found this helpful

  19. DonnaB

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy the servers friendly and outstanding service. A special thank you to Clara. Always makes our dining experience special.

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  20. K9Krazy

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    In our opinion this is the best restaurant in Playa del Carmen. I’m hesitant to say that because it’s a small restaurant and I want to make sure I’m able to get a reservation there the next time we are in town! The food is incredible and the service is wonderful.

    1 person found this helpful

  21. FredT

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife, son and I seek out and enjoy true dining experiences. From Michelin star, chef’s choice at Nobu in Las Vegas to chef’s choice in Seattle Washington to invited Michelin star chefs at Edwin’s Leadership & Restaurant Institute in our home area of northeast Ohio to now the elegant crafting, design and presentation of Oh lala. We ended our 2023 culinary delights with nothing less than a spectacular experience with the guests, staff and delicious flavors of Oh lala. We hope someday our travels return us to experience more. Well done Oh lala. A very prosperous 2024.

    1 person found this helpful

  22. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was an incredible dining experience. Way exceeded, and far beyond what I thought for Mexico. We loved it so much and thought the menu caught our attention enough that we are coming back tomorrow for New Year’s. We had to beg for that reservation. But it was worth it. Don’t miss this cute, impressive, delighting restaurant.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in Playa Del Carmen!! And the staff is exceptional. That was one special evening. So glad we found this hidden gem

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hands down the best restaurant in Playa for a quality dinner and nice quality ingredients. Theres too many burrito and guacamole places in playa so a nice dinner is always appreciated

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  25. ZeberskyE

    New York City

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the better restaurants anywhere. Food is refined and excellent. Service is perfect. My family and I say this restaurant would have a Michelin star if not is such a causal environment. Not what you would expect in Playa Del Carmen. Not cheap but always worth it.

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  26. RichardP

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hidden gem! Forget the big, expensive Anderson group restaurants - this place is much better. Every one of our meals was excellent as was the service.

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  27. TimE

    Dallas

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the food was fantastic! the service was on point. They have a nice wine selection and we enjoyed a very nice pinot. We will definitely be back!

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  28. Corky

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Maybe the best restaurant in playa or anywhere! Phenomenal in every respect. A must if you come to playa and you don’t mind spending a bit more for a great culinary experience.

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  29. MattW

    Cancun

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service as always. It's one of the best in Playa.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fabulous food, service and ambiance. We would highly recommend.

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  31. mdmorrison

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oh La La is by far one of the best restaurants I have ever had the pleasure to dine in. We are food people and appreciate taste, preparation and plating. It is a fine dining experience that will never disappoint. It is a little expensive but worth every penny. The service is top of the line. We frequent this little gem of a restaurant.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best experience in Playa… absolutely amazing food, service and environment

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  33. Watsobd

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and wine. Nice spot off the beaten track where we could enjoy a quiet dinner.

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  34. CarlosJ

    Cancun

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excelente servicio muy atentos y amables. La comida deliciosa

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  35. JohnV

    Tulsa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great espresso martinis and wonderful wait staff.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oh Lala was everything I remembered—but even better! I dined here a couple of years ago and had been dying to go back but hadn’t returned to Playa del Carmen. A couple of friends had to go PDC for an appointment and I used it as an excuse to return and take them to Oh LaLa. They said it was one of the best meals of their lives. We shared four appetizers and then had filet mignon for entrees. Everything was cooked to perfection and the flavors were amazing . Service was also impeccable.

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  37. Alexandra

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Oh La La. We have eaten there several time and have always been impressed by the food, the service, the staff and the ambiance. If you want an elegant quiet delicious dinner, choose Oh La La!

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  38. DanH

    Cancun

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Probably our 30th time there, absolutely enjoyed everything.

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  39. GinaM

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    For the past 4 times I’ve been to Playa Del Carmen I’ve always made reservations at this hidden gem .. Small and cozy space, service is off the charts fantastic. The food is the freshest you can find in Playa..Not only has it always been great it continues to improve…year after year….My advice is make reservations early on…A must restaurant while in Playa

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  40. EricaD

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food are absolutely amazing every time.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Oh lala offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 984 127 4844.

Oh lala is rated 4.9 stars by 1019 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Oh lala

CALLE 14 BIS NORTE, ENTRE 10a Y 15a AV. #147, Playa del Carmen, ROO 77710

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Between 10a Y 15a AV. #147
  • Neighbourhood
    Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon–Sat 6:00 pm–10:45 pm
  • Price
    Mex$310 to Mex$500
  • Cuisines
    International, Mediterranean, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Estacionamiento Publico, Via Tendenza ubicado en frente a la entrada de Oh Lala - (alrededor de $20 pesos la hora)
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Chef George
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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