The Blue Shrimp

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Experience seafood like never before at the Blue Shrimp! Ocean views, carefully crafted dishes, and tropical vibes await under their palapa-style roof.

How To Get To The Blue Shrimp

Located in bustling Zona Romántica, this central seafood spot has a prime location just steps from the sand. Enter the palapa style restaurant and you'll be surrounded with natural decor, welcoming staff, and a strong mix of both locals and tourists. You can find the breeze from the beach and smell the salt in the air as this is an open-air restaurant. At night, enjoy the string lights and more intimate setting with a dinner visit.

Highly Recommended Menu Items

The menu here offers a great selection of Mexican classics, tasty shareables, and of course, seafood. The Blue Shrimp takes pride in using only the highest quality ingredients. The care and passion they have for their food is clear in the way each and every dish is presented. Here are some of our favorites on the menu!


Kick off your meal with your choice of over a dozen appetizers! They've got a little bit of everything to offer and many of their starters can actually be ordered as a main dish. Such as the Ribeye, Crab, Shrimp, or Baja Style Fish Taco plates, each coming with 3 pieces. Some popular choices are the famous Romana Calamari, Popcorn Shrimp, Tuna Tartare, Peruvian Ceviche, and Oysters Rockefeller. Alternatively, if you want to experience table-side service, they make both the Guacamole and the Caesar Salad right in front of you!

Shrimp Boat

Looking to splurge with your group? Order the Shrimp Boat! Coming in at around $100 USD, this is the best deal to get the most bang for your buck. Also, if you want to taste test some of their most popular flavors, this is the perfect table centerpiece. It consists of 1 full KG (over 2 lbs!) of jumbo shrimp. The recipes include Coconut, Newspaper, Portuguese, and Tequila - each one making up a quarter of the boat. In addition, you get some of their most popular sides including Fish Ceviche, Romana Calamari, and Garlic Bread.

Surf & Turf

Something from the sea and something from the land await in the Chef's Specialties category. Though they don't offer a true "Surf & Turf" menu item aside from the Filet Mignon with Lobster, we recommend ordering both a seafood and steak dish with your party. They are especially known for their Caribbean Lobster Tail and Catch of the Day. As for steak, you can't go wrong with the Filet Mignon.

Lobster Enchiladas

There is no better place to enjoy saucy seafood enchiladas! Inside the enchiladas is a festive combination of ingredients including various vegetables, lobster stew, and chipotle cream. On top, it's drenched in green chile morita sauce.

The Blue Shrimp Group

The Blue Shrimp Group is a highly respected restaurant group, popular among tourists, locals, and even celebrities! As of 2022 they have five locations throughout the Vallarta region, though you may recognize their restaurants by other well-known names. In Puerto Vallarta, they own two Blue Shrimp locations, two Si Señor restaurants, and Lobster Paradise in Punta de Mita.

What makes their group so successful? They have a strong commitment to their vision, values, and mission as restauranteurs. Aiming to provide excellence in all aspects of the business - from customer service to food quality, they've set the bar high. Thus, turning their restaurants into a "Must Visit" for all, near or far! We highly recommend making a reservation for this popular restaurant.

Local Tips

  • There are two Blue Shrimp locations - one in the Zona Romántica and the other in Nuevo Vallarta.


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