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El Shrimp Bucket

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Olas Altas 11, Mazatlan, Mexico
(669) 982-8019
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7:00 am - 11:00 am
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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Love this place

Great eats & drinks. Fantastic service...one waiter makes balloon animals/hats :) And the sunsets are beautiful from the front patio. Great karaoke on Sun and Thurs and good place to people watch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Comox Valley, Canada
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New York
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were taking in the historic city center of Mazatlan and needed a place for lunch. We wanted a place that was on the water and this establishment fit the ticket. It is just across the street from the Malecon (walkway along the shore) with a wonderful view out to the Sea of Cortez. Just after we sat down, the... More 

Thank TravelingChefNewYork
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the Shrimp Bucket very much! Waiters very friendly,food good and prices great! Seems very popular and portions are plentiful! We had the shrimp of course and loved it! Even took our pictures in fish bodies! Will come again!

Thank Barbara L
Comox Valley, Canada
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great eats & drinks. Fantastic service...one waiter makes balloon animals/hats :) And the sunsets are beautiful from the front patio. Great karaoke on Sun and Thurs and good place to people watch.

Thank MsXnr
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125 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is good but the staff is what makes the place. They were super friendly. We came as part of a bar crawl and had a blast. It was a big group and they took care of us quickly and easily. While it is part of a bigger restaurant chain, it has been there for 50+ years.

Thank Bintheloop
Shawnee, Kansas
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a shrimp bucket of peel and eat and the other couple had shrimp bucket of shrimp cooked in a variety of ways. All were excellent and Very Affordable. We shared a mixed salad which easily feeds two with delicious mango dressing.

Thank Judy K
Seattle, Washington
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177 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The food is okay. The atmosphere is ok. The wait staff is average. No one good sick. The prices are ok. It's just very average.

Thank RyanMaz
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Had to wait for a table 20 or so minutes, staff is always bilingual and happy to serve you. Our party 3 adults 1 noisy toddler and 1 infant. Staff had a ballon-clown eagerly to help us with baby, waiter took our order fast and had lots of recommendations on the menu. Place finally had an interior decorator help with... More 

1 Thank Cocopuffs2000
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66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

I've been coming to Mexico for thirty years. I've never experienced the level of bad service, watered down drinks, and rudeness that we underwent at this place. Mazatlan is positively teeming with fun, delicious restaurants. We stopped here on a lark after a fun day in old town. Ruined the whole experience. Never again...

1 Thank Carl R
Lloydminster, Canada
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93 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

The food here is amazing! Try the mixture of shrimp in a bucket! Awesome service, lots of waiters speak good English. Free Wifi (ask for code). Awesome drinks!

Thank RodeoFoto
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293 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

If you're staying on the Malecon, you can't miss El Shrimp Bucket, and you shouldn't. In the 24 hours that I spent in Mazatlán I had three meals there and enjoyed them all. The staff are friendly and attentive.

Thank jamesdoc16

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Olas Altas 11, Mazatlan, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Sinaloa  >  Mazatlan
  • Phone Number: (669) 982-8019

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 am - 11:00 am
7:00 am - 11:00 am
7:00 am - 11:00 am
7:00 am - 11:00 am
7:00 am - 11:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am

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