The Blue Shrimp Puerto Vallarta

The Blue Shrimp Puerto Vallarta

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Hours
Sun
9:00 - 12:0012:00 - 16:0016:00 - 23:00
Mon
9:00 - 12:0012:00 - 16:0016:00 - 23:00
Tue
9:00 - 12:0012:00 - 16:0016:00 - 23:00
Wed
9:00 - 12:0012:00 - 16:0016:00 - 23:00
Thu
9:00 - 12:0012:00 - 16:0016:00 - 23:00
Fri
9:00 - 12:0012:00 - 16:0016:00 - 23:00
Sat
9:00 - 12:0012:00 - 16:0016:00 - 23:00
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
R 256.00 – R 664.00
CUISINES
Mexican, Bar, Seafood, International
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
meals, features
About
Our first restaurant in town, The Blue Shrimp Olas Altas. Find the best of the coast, including ceviches, Baja tacos, and a wide selection of shrimp recipes. You MUST try our popular Blue Shrimp, the biggest of the bay. The Blue Shrimp is not your average seafood restaurant, it's a whole new experience of the cuisine. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and beach club. Located a few minutes from Puerto Vallarta’s Malecon, in the Romantic Zone.
PRICE RANGE
R 256.00 – R 664.00
CUISINES
Mexican, Bar, Seafood, International
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront, Beach, Dog Friendly, Family style
Top 3 reasons to eat here
Sponsored by: The Blue Shrimp Puerto Vallarta
1. Great in every way!
"This was a beautiful and wonderful experience"
5.0 of 5 bubbles388caseya
2. Love the beach club
"Amazing food! Beautiful beach views"
5.0 of 5 bubbles573dylani
3. Fun and great food
"Great food, very tasty. "
5.0 of 5 bubblesTrail07204328902
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles5,346 reviews
Excellent
4,225
Very good
600
Average
259
Poor
144
Terrible
118
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Tokengayguy
Seattle156 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
Service was fun for the most part. Certainly efficient. Had the carne esada and the shrimp. Restaurant is right on the beach. This is my second time here. We ordered virgin drinks and the waiter thought it would be funny to say there is vodka in them. Beyond that we had a wonderful time. The steak was cooked medium and came with tortillas (not pictured). The shrimp was tasty and had an almost sweet like flavor to the sauce. We ordered lunch, but I think these are actually the dinner portions. The charge was also for dinner and not lunch on the bill. If we go back I’ll be a bit more forward with which meal we are ordering whether lunch or dinner because we didn’t expect that much food and didn’t expect the higher bill at the end. All in all wonderful atmosphere, almost jovial in spirit.
Written 6 February 2020
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guestrelationspv
Hi Tokengayguy, We are very thankful to you for your excellent comment and for sharing your experience with The Blue Shrimp. We are proud to know that you received an excellent service. We hope you are coming back soon and be able to continue creating beautiful memories together with unforgettable and unique experiences.
Written 24 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ginette P
Toronto522 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
We had stopped in earlier in our visit for drinks here and had been impressed with the service. The meal we enjoyed last evening surpassed our expectations. Again, service is excellent! Ivan looked after us so well. As newbies in PV, we were also impressed with his command of the English language. The guacamole prepared at the table is a veritable art form. Crunchy chips locally prepared are served in a basket along with a bag of chips and crackers in case more are needed. The menu is extensive with something for everyone. I chose from the daily special Sea bass & 3 butterflied shrimp served with steamed vegetables & rice. Hubby chose a shrimp dish that he adored. For dessert I selected the lava cake served with ice cream & whipped cream. We could hear the waves lapping at the shore and live music. Highly recommend this quality establishment!
Written 16 February 2020
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guestrelationspv
Hello Ginette, We thank you for giving us the opportunity to be part of the evening and allow us to pamper you with our service, it is an honor for us to know that our hard work has positive results. We look forward to seeing you again soon to provide you with the best service you deserve"
Written 24 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Trista L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 family
Aside from everyone giving 10/10 reviews, we also had the most wonderful waiter named Pedro. Pedro has wonderful English and is great at giving ordering advice. This is our third visit to a blue shrimp restaurant but was our first time at this location. We felt welcomed from the moment we walked in to the moment we left. Not only do they serve fantastic food but they create a wonderful dinner experience with their interesting serving style, such as lighting the food on fire in front of us or their gorgeous plating. There was live music that we enjoyed as spectacular background noise. Thank you again blue shrimp and Pedro for the outstanding evening!
Written 20 February 2020
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guestrelationspv
Hi Trista We are very thankful to you for your excellent comment and for sharing your experience with The Blue Shrimp. We are proud to know that you received excellent service, especially from Pedro. We hope you are coming back soon and be able to continue creating beautiful memories together with unforgettable and unique experiences.
Written 24 February 2020
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Natalie P
Kitchener121 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 none
For some unknown reason, my father in law was talked into taking my family and I to the Blue Shrimp for what was supposed to be an authentic Mexican meal. Turned out to be a huge disappointment for everyone. My father in law and my husband both ordered clam chowder, which contained no clams, only broth. My son and I were going to share a shrimp platter, however, the server suggested we try the blue shrimp for a "few extra pesos". What turned out to be 8 pieces of "blue" shrimp that were mediocre ended up costing an extra $20 US at the end. None of the food tasted authentic. The server forgot to bring us our drinks and needed to be reminded. Unfortunately, this was not a good experience. Next time we will opt for something of a more traditional nature as we did not get it at the Blue Shrimp.
Written 17 April 2020
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grmvilladem
Dear Natalie First of all, we would like to thank you for your comments and for taking the time to let us know your disappointment. Your opinion surprised us because our quality in food is always the highest. We hope you will give us an opportunity to host you in the future and meet your expectations. Many thanks for your valuable feedback.
Written 21 April 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

John J
Chilliwack2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 family
Honestly the food is garbage. It’s greasy and tasteless. I shed out 180$ CAD for three people for a simple meal and one drink each.. they put it on a metal boat that had fire underneath it looked impressive .. the menu makes it sounds so good, you get to choose four different kinds of shrimp. We chose coconut shrimp (disgustingly sweet I couldn’t even eat them), shrimp stuffed with cheese wrapped in bacon ( the bacon was raw, not crispy at all and couldn’t even tell there was cheese in there.. ) I spat it out, some other one that had guajillo Chile’s (the flavour was so plain it just looked like they used food colouring on the shrimp ) and garlic butter shrimp (the only TOLERABLE one)!! I also ordered oysters rockerfellar and asked the server if it was good he said yes but prefers them raw so he offered me half and half. The rockerfeller oysters were crap ( you couldn’t taste the oyster at all it was just cheese). The one thing that was good was the raw oysters!! Seriously all they had to do was shuck them and plate them. Everything else was horrible. The service was good, the server was polite and attentive there was a drunk couple a few booths down and the girl was puking everywhere and they offered to move us to a different table although I think they should have been kicked out. This restaurant is a tourist trap because of its location on the beach.. it has a nice view. I will never go back and feel scammed for losing all that money! I went there to treat my fiancé’s mom and my fiancé and none of us liked it. I wish I spent the money at the grocery store... I want a refund!
Written 25 June 2020
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grmvilladem
Dear John First of all, we are very concerned about what sounds like a disappointing visit to our restaurant, the dishes that you mentioned are our top selling dishes, including our Shrimp Boat. Our Coconut Shrimp as you said is sweet because they are covered with coconut, if you’re not a sweet fan we could recommend you other recipes (garlic, newspaper, arriero, etc.). Also we want to clarify that The Blue Shrimp is a family restaurant with a relaxed and fun atmosphere but always respecting each guest. We hope you will give us an opportunity to host you in the future and meet your expectations. If you have further comments please contact us via our official channels. Many thanks for your valuable feedback.
Written 26 June 2020
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Gino
Farmington Hills77 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 couples
The Blue Shrimp is a fun place to grab a meal while at the beach or walking the boardwalk of El Malecón. The staff is super friendly and the food is quite good. As you might imagine, they do a very nice job with seafood, and the Carne Asada is also very tasty. The food is definitely tourist friendly, so do not come expecting a 100% authentic experience. This does not make the food bad, but it does mean you can find more authentic flavors elsewhere. The prices are also far more expensive than your average restaurant in PV, so expect to pay more to have the experience and the beach view.
Written 24 January 2020
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guestrelationspv
Dear Gino First of all, we would like to thank you for your comments and for taking the time to let us know your disappointment, your comments are highly appreciated since they help us to improve our areas of opportunity. We are very concerned about what sounds like a disappointing visit to our restaurant, we would like to apologize for the inconvenience during your visit. We hope you will give us an opportunity to host you in the future and meet your expectations. Many thanks for your valuable feedback.
Written 26 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

wicked51
Pasadena32 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 none
We went to the restaurant based on all of the good reviews. Parking was hard to find on the nearby streets, but there is an underground parking structure nearby. Ordered the avocado shrimp as an appetizer. That was the only tasty item out of all the things we ordered. We sent back the fish sticks because it was undercooked so we ordered something else. When it came time for the bill, I noticed the fish sticks was still on there. My wife explained to the waiter that we had sent it back and the other server picked it up. The waiter argued with us and insisted we ate it, until we told him to ask his coworker. He told us that he had to pay out of his pocket for the fish sticks. Once we paid, the other waitress had the audacity to ask us if we were going to leave a tip and how much. We told them based on their crappy attitude, nothing. There are many other options around the area.
Written 13 June 2021
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Guest Relations Manager
Dear Wicked First of all, we would like to thank you for your comments and for taking the time to let us know your disappointment, your comments are highly appreciated since they help us to improve our areas of opportunity. We are very concerned about what sounds like a disappointing visit to our restaurant, we would like to apologize for the inconvenience during your visit. We hope you will give us an opportunity to host you in the future and meet your expectations. Many thanks for your valuable feedback.
Written 15 June 2021
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KWAJT
336 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
Passing lots of 2x1 places we selected a fancier blue shrimp restaurant Chicken fajitas were served flambe, spectacular. Octopus was gooked just right, tender and served in a small molcahete pot.t.
Written 16 January 2020
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guestrelationspv
Hi KWAJT, Thank you very much for taking the time to write to us, it is exciting for us to know that you enjoyed our seasoning and we are sure that our other options will surprise you during your next visit. We are pleased that we have been able to offer you an unforgettable evening and it is a pleasure to continue evolving so that each client has the best experience.
Written 24 February 2020
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Julio Silvas
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 friends
Hands down the best margaritas I’ve ever had. My favorites were the passion fruit and mango margaritas. The coconut shrimp is also excellent. Ask for Manny! He treated my friends and I like family. The service was excellent, drinks were excellent, and atmosphere is relaxing. Pricing is also great for the quality of the food, drinks, and service. Definitely will be returning when I come back to Vallarta!
Written 13 August 2020
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grmvilladem
Hello Julio Thank you so much for sharing your opinion, we are glad you enjoyed your evening with us. Our entire team works hard to give you the service you deserve. We hope to see you soon on your next trip to Puerto Vallarta.
Written 15 August 2020
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Smith@YYZ
Medellin1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 none
The good: The service was attentive (I will say more of this later) The bad: Most everything else. The waiters upsold the meal from the start, convinced us to have the blue shrimp.We all had shrimp, neither my son or my could eat the shrimp. The Negroni was water down. The wine list limited and $$$ All three of tasted each other’s meal, none of us could eat any of it. We returned it, they asked how it was I said “terrible” , my wife said “ inedible”. They offered to cook something else. We had the best what was the point. I did tip for service because they were attentive! They brought us Black Russians and took my shrimp off the bill. It was still $300 US No mention of this has never happened before,sorry. They whisked us out quickly and then did get us a Taxi promptly. The bad reviews did not seem to make the top of the list,I suggest you read them too
Written 28 December 2021
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Guest Relations Manager
Dear Glen, We truly regret that we did not fulfill your expectations this time. We hope you will soon give us the opportunity in the future to show you that each of your comments is considered to improve our services every day. Best regards!
Written 29 December 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Robert D
Toronto185 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
We went to this restaurant without a reservation, which meant we did not get one of the best beach front tables. I would make sure you reserve in advance to get one. The location and the view on the beach is among the best. The food was very solid and the owner is attentive and friendly. The service was a bit slow but that does not really matter that much. If you want to eat on the beach, this one is one to try.
Written 22 February 2020
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guestrelationspv
Hi Robert, Thank you very much for taking the time to write to us, it is exciting for us to know that you enjoyed our seasoning and we are sure that our other options will surprise you during your next visit. We are pleased that we have been able to offer you an unforgettable evening and it is a pleasure to continue evolving so that each client has the best experience.
Written 24 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kyle O
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 friends
With water front views, amazing atmosphere and incredible food and drinks this is everything you could hope for. I ordered the bacon wrapped shrimp stuffed with cheese and it came out with a decorative fire! It was amazing, and the drinks were even better. A must go to. Pedro, our server, was very quick with our orders and made sure to give us a laugh. For sure check it out!
Written 2 November 2020
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grmvilladem
Hello Kyle Thank you so much for sharing your opinion, we are glad you enjoyed your evening with us. Our entire team works hard to give you the service you deserve. We hope to see you soon on your next trip to Puerto Vallarta.
Written 3 November 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

MexicoDawn
Reno125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 couples
Amazing service food and view, we had crab tacos, table side made guacamole, coconut shrimp, news paper shrimp, tequila shimp, Portuguese shrimp, garlic and butter shrimp. Everything was amazing, great taste plenty of food wonderful atmosphere. highly recommend
Written 19 March 2020
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grmvilladem
Hello Mexico Dawn We thank you for giving us the opportunity to be part of the evening and allow us to pamper you with our service, it is an honor for us to know that our hard work has positive results. We look forward to seeing you again soon to provide you with the best service you deserve.
Written 20 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

beaucaboo
Montreal130 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
We were four adults that had lunch at this restaurant on February 27, 2020. Fortunately, we had reserved the day before as we wanted a table on the beach. It was very busy. Two of our guests, whom live just outside of Toronto, we had not seen in 10 years. They are very busy people. Since then, they had given up eating fish-seafood. A bit bizarre we found as more & more people are doing the opposite. We did not know that they had changed their habits. . However, The Blue Shrimp had enough meat dishes to satisfy them. They only ordered the chicken fayitas. They loved it and the presentation was well done. We, ordered two starters only. We each started with the Oysters Rockefeller. We have ordered Rockefeller Oysters in Montréal many times but this dish was amazing. What a beautiful presentation and so delicious. Next we shared a tuna tartare dish. Superb! In terms of wine, our guests from Ontario ordered a Cabernet (red) wine. They are fussy wine drinkers and they enjoyed the wine. We ordered a Pinot Grigorio (white), which we too enjoyed. Our waiters were Miguel & Pablo. Miguel was the principal waiter & Pablo was his assistant. They were efficient, friendly and they had a good sense of humour. First class waiters! These guys are NOT amateurs! Washrooms were clean. We hope to eat dinner here before we return to Canada 15-03-2020.
Written 27 February 2020
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grmvilladem
Hello Beaucaboo It is a pleasure to know that you have enjoyed the quality of food and had great service, especially from Miguel and Pablo. Thank you so much for your excellent comments! Best regards!
Written 1 March 2020
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Marc H
Chicago2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 family
My girlfriend and I had a fantastic experience! Stumbled upon on accident and decided to give it a try. The beach view seating was beautiful with views of the water and mountains in the background and a comfortable oasis from the heat. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful, especially our server Carlos. He poured our margaritas table side and brought out fresh fish options to show the specials, explaining each flavor in detail. We’ll definitely be returning with my girlfriends parents that are visiting in a few weeks.
Written 28 August 2020
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grmvilladem
Hello Thank you very much for taking the time to write to us, it is exciting for us to know that you enjoyed our service, especially from Carlos. We are pleased that we have been able to offer you an unforgettable evening and it is a pleasure to continue evolving so that each client has the best experience.
Written 31 August 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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