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The Blue Shrimp

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Calle Olas Altas 366 | Col. Emiliano Zapata. Zona Romantica, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
+52 322 223 1840
09:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 23:30
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Grass Valley, California
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice restaurant on the beach at the Malecon. The Portugese shrimp, served in a flaming papaya is out of the park. Ask for Bruno. Service and atmosphere are great. Highly recommend.

Thank Shady G
Leeds, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Recommended here by Thomsons rep.and was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. As we fancied all of the menu the waiter and chef came to the table to suggest what dishes to eat. We ordered a sort of meze sharing 3 starters and 3 main dishes between 4 of us and there was plenty to eat. During our meal the "Catch of... More 

Thank Lynne R
Vernon, Canada
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

jhad a lunch and beer and it was just okay I have had better salsa.I think this place is overrated with a large menu and they do lots of advertising but it is not the best as we tried several and they were much better

Thank barbara154946
Oakville, Canada
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57 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Only stopped here for a drink and appetizers though we found our hosts to be very welcoming even though bigger meals would have clearly been appreciated on what was a quiet day. The popcorn shrimp were very good and more like shrimp tempura with a dipping sauce. The nice touch was the guacamole which was prepared right at the table... More 

Thank NLfoodie65
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great location, service was outstanding. Food was average, price is high. For half the price you only need to go one to two blocks from beach. If you wanna pay the price for the view this place is for you.

Thank Richard T
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like having good food, cold drinks and watching palm trees and waves, this is the place for you. When we went, the lunch special was 1/4 kilo (over 1/2 lb) of shrimp, soup and a drink for $330 pesos (less than $17 USD). The drink choices included beer or liquor. While we choose frozen margaritas our friends opted... More 

Thank vjohn2000
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Exceptional service from Julian and Christian. Tableside guacamole, actually saw the fish of the day be bought in, great meals and pleasant overall experience. This was a great way to start our vacation.

Thank cindy f
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Atmosphere: 9/10-Nice beach seating which is where we sat. Food: 5/10- Coconut shrimp and Bacon wrapped shrimp- solid size, weird presentation (Served vertical on sticks lol) Kinda expensive for the quality and taste of it. Staff: 6/10 Probably slowest service because he was busy, was friendly though. Just not up to par with the service we had the rest of... More 

Thank Nick P
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was a bit pricey and we weren't impressed at all. Our server was amazing and attentive but the food just didn't live up to our expectations.

Thank Lexi R
Nottingham, New Hampshire, United States
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151 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After walking around the boardwalk, we noticed several eateries that we might like to try. Using the near me now option on our TA app, we saw that the Blue Shrimp was high on the list of places to eat. We found out why. We were seated, at our desire, at one of the tables outside on the beach. Drinks... More 

Thank Matt R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$24
Mexican, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Olas Altas 366 | Col. Emiliano Zapata. Zona Romantica, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 322 223 1840
The Blue Shrimp Restaurant in Puerto Vallarta is the best seafood restaurant in the area, long time established. Situated off Olas Altas Beach, on the ocean with spectacular daily view of the sunset, The Blue Shrimp Restaurant is a fun atmosphere with occasional live entertainment, under a large palapa roof and ‘boat-deck’ feel. Open for lunch and dinner, The Blue Shrimp Restaurant serves mouth-watering seafood and shrimp concoctions that you cannot find anywhere else! The restaurant is a great place to bring the family, celebrate a birthday, romantic dinner, or special event. Come sit down with us, right at the end of the Malecon and feel the breeze of the Banderas Bay, it’s Shrimply The Best!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?