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El Shrimp Bucket

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Olas Altas 11, Mazatlan, Mexico
(669) 982-8019
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 1:00 am
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Wheat Ridge, CO
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Wednesday night is the rock & roll band and it is very pleasant to sit outside with a view of the beach, good food and live music.

1 Thank Zoyote
Gilbert, Arizona
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Had lunch here for three people. Lots of Pacifico Lights and bacon-wrapped shrimp. Nothing better. Nice atmosphere sitting outside watching people and the ocean. We were there during a "marihala", I think it means "rough ocean", because the waves were huge and smashing against the seawall. Cool sight to see.

1 Thank Steven B
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40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

On a previous trip to Mazatlan, we ate at their breakfast buffet, which was excellent, so on this trip we decided to try it for supper. Several of us ordered the shrimp bucket, which comes with a choice of 3 kinds of shrimp, with fries. The coconut shrimp and breaded shrimp were delicious, but the beer battered shrimp were soggy... More 

1 Thank TaxLady30188
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

It doesn't get much better than this. Good food with an ocean view. El Shrimp bucket has been around for many years and I can definitely see why. Its located in my favorite part of town Olas Altas, right in front of the malecon. Its a great place to people watch and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere. It is family friendly... More 

1 Thank Ingrid J
Edmonton, Canada
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

We had shrimp wrapped in bacon, fried in garlic and butter, to die for. The beer was cold, the service was just over the top. We were here on an evening tour of the city, this tour is worth it just to eat here. If I ever go back to Mazatlan, I will go here again.

1 Thank Timothy Erwin S
Mazatlan, Sinaloa
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2016

Yesterday I went for lunch, ordered a drink and waited......waiter asked for my order and I waited.......waiter came and asked if I wanted another drink, no, I want my lunch........and waited. Waiter came and I asked again, " where is my order?" And waited. To cut it short, I was the only customer, ordered shrimp tacos (!) and after half... More 

1 Thank Hollanda2013
Hubbard, Oregon
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016

Shrimp cocktail was refreshing. Extremely busy street can be either annoying - horns, buses, motorcycles, loud brakes - or entertaining - young people somersaulting, dancing, families walking by. I call it etertaining.

1 Thank happytobehere73
Mazatlan, Mexico
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2016

The music man was talented, but not as much as he thought. Way too loud, the volume destroyed any musicality that he had. Letting customers sing was not too successful either. Then he insulted us, instead of staying clear because we were clearly trying hard to ignore him. Serving staff tried. Free appetizer was a half cup of non-descript soup... More 

1 Thank 617home
Longview, Washington
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225 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2016

Good food, great service, beach view, live music. We love this place. The Shrimp Boat for two is amazing, but all the shrimp dishes are good. We also like the chicken wings, marlin dip, and guacamole.

Thank melindamccrady
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2016

Wait staff not helpful, looks run down and food is below average in taste and presentation. There are so many more restaurants in Old Mazatlan. I would rather take my chances eating from a local street cart than eat at the El Shrimp Bucket.

1 Thank Jacqueline B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Olas Altas 11, Mazatlan, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Sinaloa  >  Mazatlan
  • Phone Number: (669) 982-8019

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