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“Fabulous”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of LATERAL seafood & steak - CLOSED

LATERAL seafood & steak
Price range: US$5 - US$80
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

We were so disappointed to learn that John Gray's had closed until we tried Lateral, the new restaurant that took over the same location. We actually went there with friends who had been there the night before and couldn't wait to go back! The service was outstanding and the food was fabulous. Our husbands had the short ribs (melt in your mouth) while we had the catch of the day grouper and a perfectly cooked pork loin. The fresh made bread was still steaming as we cut it up to share. The curry sauce for the bread was a big hit. My only complaint would be the size of my martini...let's not scrimp on the alcohol especially when serving nice size portions for the meals. Will be heading back to Lateral a few more times before we head home.

  • Visited February 2012
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2 Thank stewie01
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Playa del carmen
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141 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

This place is part of a group of restaurants owned and managed by the same and I have to say they have a way of putting the right concepts together. I recommend all of them: Mi Pueblo, Aldea Corazon, Sur and Lateral.
The service is very attentive and friendly, they have a way of making you want to come back.
In Lateral I recommend the cod croquette, the onion soup, the duck and the giant shrimps.
The only negative is that I find their wine list not varied enough and they should try to expand a little more their menu. You will enjoy this place.

  • Visited February 2012
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2 Thank Guy-Luc
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best Food EVER!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2012

This is the absolute best restaurant in Playa del Carmen!! Really...it is one block off 5th avenue so its easy to miss...we had the catch of the day and the filet. The grouper was in a light cream and mushroom sauce which was not poured on the fish it surrounded it so you could have as much or as little as you wanted. The filet was cooked perfectly and both dishes melted in your mouth! The service was outstanding and not overboard..a little pricey but well worth it!

  • Visited February 2012
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1 Thank Ramy67
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2 reviews
“Its not worth the money!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2012

Spend your money elsewear, they dont care, n know your a tourist, bad timing in price fix dinner!

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Thank Ajsarre
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Glovers Reef Atoll, Belize
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Playa!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2012

Best meal in years!  Located just   3/4 block off fifth.  Quiet, romantic, with  charming soft tree lights, architecture  and design is fresh and inviting. Food was amazing, I wanted more but was too full. We will have to go back next time in Playa! We had the asparagus with fresh parmesan cheese, yum!!! And had the Pork with citrus glaze, Jim had beef ribs that the beef just fell off the bones. It was the most amazing meal. The Service was spectacular, Frederick was our waiter, and amazingly the prices were about 1/2 of what we had been paying at other dinner restaurants in Playa, yet this meal was by far twice as good. We highly recommend it. Our waiter said they just opened in September, I wish them all the good fortune and success possible in these difficult economic times. We went back for a second meal on our last night,  Alex was our waiter, and the experience and food was just as amazing!

  • Visited January 2012
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1 Thank offthewallbelize
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