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The Blue Shrimp

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El Camaron Azul | Plaza Ixtapa, Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
553-3303
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
great tequila shrimp

We had dinner at The Blue Shrimp with Friends, we all went for the tequila shrimp which they do at you table. Comes with rice and veggies, service was slow but prices were reasonable and the shrimp was great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
snooky75
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West Kelowna, Canada
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Northfield, Illinois
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I and another couple ate dinner at The Blue Shrimp on our recent stay in Ixtapa. The menu looked interesting. However, after being seated we noticed that credit cards are not accepted. We decided to try it anyway. Everything is overpriced compared to other places. Pricing on the so-called two for one margaritas (which are very small)... More 

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Thank PSNfromNorthfield
toronto
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After thinking about what we ordered and what the menu price was, we were shafted. This is a place that charges upscale prices and provides a filthy washroom with no toilet seat. Food and service was good, but if you don't mind squatting over the toilet and getting raped on the bill, then eat here.

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Thank carole_kuhn
Sandy, Oregon
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love love love this restaurant! My husband and I went here on a lovely warm evening. The service was excellent. I had the house shrimp flambé. It was amazing. Huge tender shrimp served in the best sauce😍. My husband had the stuffed shrimp which was wrapped with bacon. He was in heaven. I dream of the day when I can... More 

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Thank LilyBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB
West Kelowna, Canada
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147 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner at The Blue Shrimp with Friends, we all went for the tequila shrimp which they do at you table. Comes with rice and veggies, service was slow but prices were reasonable and the shrimp was great.

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Thank snooky75
Saskatoon, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

I had the flambe shrimp which was made with a thick cream gravy and my hubby had the shrimp and lobster. Both really yummy. Two appies, two meals and six drinks about $80. Server was awesome! Very personable and answered all our questions.

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Thank Bjoyrolfe
Chicago
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Been going to Ixtapa since the late 90's,now I stay almost 6 months. Blue Shrimp is consistently good, made better by Lalo.He always has a smile on his face, and genuinely cares about the guests.

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Thank banned103
Saint Michael, Minnesota
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

El Camaron Azul (The Blue Shrimp) was recommended to my husband and me by another couple at our resort. It was the best meal we have ever had in Mexico and made my husbands top 5 all time favorite restaurants. He had the tequila shrimp which is flambe'd at your table. Prices are great as well. I believe with our... More 

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

Breakfast anyone? This is the place for great coffee, typical local breakfast, great service, and price. We tried other nearby places and decided to have breakfast at the Blue Shrimp about daily. It is clean, prompt, and located where you can enjoy your time. Visit once and most likely you will return.

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Thank Eye4dtails
De Pere, WI
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Nice place to eat indoors or outside. Lots of food at reasonable prices. I had the bacon wrapped shrimp and couldn't even finish half of the meal it was so large.

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Thank DePereDan
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

I was starving as my hotels food was way to repeated. So we stumbled in to this place and had an amazing meal with above extraordinary service and priced appropriately.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: El Camaron Azul | Plaza Ixtapa, Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Zihuatanejo  >  Ixtapa
  • Phone Number: 553-3303

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm

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