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“Came away disappointed”
Review of The Blue Shrimp

The Blue Shrimp
Ranked #55 of 1,072 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $24
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, 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!
Reviewed January 4, 2014

We were intrigued by the option of ordering shrimp by the kilogram and having it prepared as you like (from a variety of options), plus with some good reviews here on TA, we decided to try this restaurant. We ordered 1/4 kilo of coconut shrimp and 1/4 kilo of Portugese shrimp (shrimp stuffed with cheese and wrapped in bacon). For both orders we received 6 Jumbo shrimp, which was actually quite filling and so the right amount, but only because there was so much stuff on the shrimp. The coconut shrimp was very heavily battered and was really way too sweet. The sauce that came with it to dip in to was flavorless. The Portugese shrimp was way too greasy from the bacon and just left you feeling like you had eaten a grease ball.
Service was wonderful and attentive.
Compared to other restaurants we patroned in the area, this one was very disappointing just based on food quality with what we ordered....perhaps some of the other shrimp preparations or other dishes were better.

Thank Grch
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

We have been to this restaurant several times. Always good food. Used to go there when it was just a little hole in the wall - now they have a great beach location. Only down side this time was the pushy guy selling photos. We wanted one taken (celebrating my birthday) - but did not want to buy 4 of them - just one. That did not sit well with him. But the food was great. I had garlic shrimp, I also love the scampi. My husband had all the spicy options on the menu. All were great. Great family owned place with a bit of ambiance. Try their sister restaurant too - Si Senor!

Thank Michelle K
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

The Blue Shrimp is one of the best restaurant on the Malecon in Puerto Vallarta Mexico, located right on the beach with a nice ocean view, the atmosphere is great, the service is excellente and the food is awesome. We had jumbo shrimp wrap with baccon on a stick served with rice, delicious!

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Thank Brigitte S
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Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

The blue shrimp is very very good they have good service good decor and most important good food I recommend the coconut shrimp!
But I have one thing to warn if you decide to go to this restaurant, it is very expensive!! I talked to a local and she said its one of the most expensive places in town!
But I recommend it:) very good!

Thank Rainbow7700
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

I loved this restaurant but the meal could have been better without the "Fine Young Cannibals" wanna be singer. He was so bad, that I thought it was a joke. Please, do this guy a favor and let him run a karaoke bar. The best part of his show, was that the songs were at least 2 minutes long. He kept promising a break, which we were always so excited about. The drinks were also excellent and made the songs a wee bit more tolerable. The restaurant has a beautiful view of the sunsets.

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Thank Joyce O
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