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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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Yatton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped off here recently on a look around the Malecon, and we're glad we did. With a fantastic setting right on the ocean front, good staff, excellent coconut shrimp and cold beers this is the place to be in the heat of the day! Recommended.

Thank Jonathan K
Loveland Colorado
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful ocean view at sunset. Wait staff was very attentive to your needs. The food was delicious. 4 of us wined and dined for around $35 US per person at least half the price of what we'd pay in Denver

Thank PraireFire
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A total tourist trap by the beach. An uninspiring meal cooked by a chef who has lost the passion. We ordered the fish tacos and coconut shrimp. The fish for the tacos were a soggy washed out mess. No seasoning or taste. The shrimp was coated with a thick batter of coconut and a very bland sauce. The positive was... More 

Thank Britmex59
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Like the title says, food was very good...hot, fresh, tasty and well priced. We arrived just before 5 pm and were seated at an ocean side table...what a spectacular sunset dinner. Yes, we were entertained by a less than accomplished singer, but we found his serenading more amusing than disturbing(as others have commented on). The service was bang-on...we were not... More 

Thank Cheryl D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been to PV many times but this was our first time at The Blue Shrimp...the staff was great and the food even better. Fresh guacamole made at the table and the large tasty shrimp did not disappoint. Nice decor and beautiful setting listening to the waves.

Thank Dawn P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I first visited this restaurant when it was a little place off the beaten track. Now it sits on the beach in the middle of romantica. The food is still great, the service is great and friendly. One may want to sit in the restaurant if the beach vendors bother you, otherwise sitting on the beach is fantastic!

Thank Corey L
Edmonton, Canada
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Check out if the "singer" is performing! Worst voice I have ever heard. Totally destroyed the evening. I would never ever have dinner at the Blue Shrimp again if he is the entertainment.

1 Thank gymdudeabs
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good food, entertainment in the evenings (not to my taste), service is excellent and the menu has a good variety of seafood.

Thank H Michael B
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful Views, great food, excellent vibe. Very well done. In the heart of Old Vallarta on the beach.

Thank SantaFeConcierge
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Blue Shrimp is a great seafood restaurant situated on the waterfront at the end of the Malecon. The food is first class and the restaurant sports a salad bar, something I did not see in any other restaurant in the area. The price is relatively expensive for the area, but the quality of the food makes it worth the... More 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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?