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“Wonderful romantic sunset dinner on the beach.”
Review of The Blue Shrimp

The Blue Shrimp
Ranked #51 of 1,028 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $24
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: The Blue Shrimp Restaurant in Puerto Vallarta is the best seafood restaurant in the area, long time established. Situated off Olas Altas Beach, on the ocean with spectacular daily view of the sunset, The Blue Shrimp Restaurant is a fun atmosphere with occasional live entertainment, under a large palapa roof and ‘boat-deck’ feel. Open for lunch and dinner, The Blue Shrimp Restaurant serves mouth-watering seafood and shrimp concoctions that you cannot find anywhere else! The restaurant is a great place to bring the family, celebrate a birthday, romantic dinner, or special event. Come sit down with us, right at the end of the Malecon and feel the breeze of the Banderas Bay, it’s Shrimply The Best!
Grande Prairie, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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“Wonderful romantic sunset dinner on the beach.”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

Our final meal in PV was at the Blue Shrimp Restaurant, and this was truly one of the finest dining experiences we enjoyed during our 3 weeks in Mexico. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed a Shrimp Lover’s Feast with Cranberry Shrimp, Tequila Shrimp, and Coconut Shrimp. The Guacamole that the boy (sorry, I forget his name) prepared was excellent. The Margaritas were fantastic and the ambience/music were terrific as well. This was a wonderful way to finish off a fantastic winter vacation.

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Langley City, Canada
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“Breakfast”
Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

You can't beat an average breakfast on a beach in paradise....well, ok... A good breakfast would be better. The staff is friendly and good at speaking English. The location is TOP NOTCH!

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Antioch, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“The Blue Shrimp was Blue for Me”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

The Blue Shrimp is a landmark drop off site in Old Town of PV - After 9 amazing dinners throughout PV, this restaurant was a disappointment. My coconut shrimp was tasteless and dry. The salad bar was unappetizing. The price was comparable to the finest dining in PVB, so I really felt cheated. The only saving was the great singer at the bar. Diners: All PV has many great eateries - do not hesitate to try them. All of PV is safe - hop in a taxi, give your destination, ask the price for the ride and go off the beaten path.

  • Visited March 2013
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Winona, Minnesota
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great Seafood!”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

This place had great seafood. My girlfriend and I stopped here for appetizers and it was fairly cheap. Only bad thing was that, the "sellers", got to be a little annoying. One actually didn't leave us alone until we became angry with him. Maybe get a table at the restaurant instead of the beach. Otherwise our waiter was great as well. We had the grilled octopus and fried calamari along with some cheap drinks! :)

  • Visited March 2013
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Level 6 Contributor
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“Disappointing”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

We have a couple of friends in town and they had,earlier, sampled the "freebie" coconut shrimps that the Blue Shrimps offers passers-by and wanted to take us there for lunch today.
Nice restaurant in a huge palapa, right on the beach.
The service was dreadful. We had to ask to order drinks! After another long wait we managed to give the waiter our food orders and, eventually, I questioned whether someone had gone to catch the shrimps that we ordered. It was soooo slow!
I eventually asked the waiter if we could get the usual salsa and chips to postpone our starvation and he said that the only free offering was some bread rolls and butter. What? No chips and salsa in a PV restaurant!
Two of us ordered coconut shrimp, my wife had Portuguese shrimp and I had a Caesar salad with shrimp. At the end of the meal we all discussed the food and unanimously decided that it was Ok but nothing special.
Ordinary food. Poor service and high prices.
Will we return? Why would we when there are so many more better restaurants here?

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank John W
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