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The Blue Shrimp

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El Camaron Azul | Plaza Ixtapa, Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
553-3303
Today
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

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Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    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
Most recent review
Seafood Restaurant

This restaurant came highly recommended. I would not return!!!!! The service was poor! The food was ok so it was very disappointing. Very small portions for the price.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Winnipeg, Canada
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62 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Winnipeg, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This restaurant came highly recommended. I would not return!!!!! The service was poor! The food was ok so it was very disappointing. Very small portions for the price.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is a staple for our visit to Ixtapa every year and if you are looking for a good price and flavor on grilled shrimp go no farther than the Blue Shrimp if you are staying in Ixtapa. The Blue Shrimp is located right across the street from the Ixtapa resorts. The menu has many items to choice from but... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I really like the shrimp flambe. They make it right at the table and I find the theatrics entertaining as I love to cook. It is a hit and miss when it comes to service anywhere in Mexico but considering we were the only couple dining at 3 pm I'd say it was alright. I would recommend trying other stuff... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We have been going to the Blue Shrimp for many years. Sure there are times when a meal might be better than other times but it is pretty consistently very good fare. The prices are very reasonable and the staff is the most accommodating of any place we've been to in our 18 years of coming to Ixtapa. We were... More 

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Wahpeton, North Dakota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

If you go to the Blue Shrimp you must try the shrimp flambe! They make it at your table. Also while we were there we were able to enjoy the street performers. Very enjoyable time.

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St Louis Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Last visit to Ixtapa Blue Shrimp was barely functioning (2013) now up and running with nice ambiance....twinkly lights and a few tvs with sports programming running. We had two different entrees and both seemed slightly underdone. Not the best visit. Too many other great choices to bother going back.

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Naramata
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

If you like shrimp this is the place to eat!! make sure its the one in ixtapa which is just behind the strip with the other restaurants, the food is AMAZING!!! soo good have been many times and would go back again

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Toronto
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Lots of positive reviews for this restaurant in Ixtapa, but that was not our experience. Service was very slow. We arrived before 6:00 p.m. for dinner, which was at least half hour before the dinner rush. We ordered two margaritas to start and waited well over 10 minutes before they were served despite the fact there were no other customers... More 

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Swift Current, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We ate here twice as my son is fussy but since I wanted him to try Mexican food we opted for this place.

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sstrich100
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We haven't been in a while, but, as before, very personable wait staff, really good food. The shrimp flambe was both fun and delicious. As is most everything in Mexico these days, very, very inexpensive with this exchange rate.

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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?