The Blue Shrimp Nuevo Vallarta

4.5
29 Reviews
MXN310 to MXN500
Seafood
For a taste of the sea, set your sights on the al fresco eatery in front of a beautiful lagoon with crocodiles, herons, turtles, iguanas and more. Here you can find the best of the coast, including zarandeado fish, seafood creations, and a wide selection of blue shrimp recipes made with the biggest shrimp of the bay.

*This website is exclusive for reservations at The Blue Shrimp in Nuevo Vallarta. If you want to book at our sister property The Blue Shrimp, Olas Altas in Puerto Vallarta please call: 322 222 4246

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 29 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Very good food. Service was a little slow but the food was worth it

The Blue Shrimp Nuevo Vallarta
Responded 3 days ago

Hello, thank you for your review. Regarding your comment about service, we recommend for big groups to arrive on time to serve your food at the same time. We hope to welcome you again.

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KCole
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food, and drinks were amazing!

The Blue Shrimp Nuevo Vallarta
Responded on January 11, 2022

Thank you for your review.

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DeeDee
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good except for smoker at another table.

The Blue Shrimp Nuevo Vallarta
Responded on January 10, 2022

Thank you for your review.

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vipPepe
Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

El servicio terrible. Mala actitud

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RicardoC
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todo muy sabroso y un excelente servicio

The Blue Shrimp Nuevo Vallarta
Responded on December 31, 2021

Muchas gracias por tu reseña.

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vipwakesurfingdoc
Seattle
37 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEST grilled shrimp in a very long time. Sat outside-had the Guacamole made tableside- it was delicious.
Ordered Tamarind and Passion Fruit margaritas -something one could never find in the USA-out of this world
We then had the jumbo blue shrimp(presume if you are going to call your eatery something with 'shrimp' in the name- it better be good. We were NOT disappointed
Churro's with ice cream just topped off a night to remember.
We will definitely be back

The Blue Shrimp Nuevo Vallarta
Responded on December 28, 2021

Hello Wakesurfingdoc It is a pleasure to know that you have enjoyed the quality of food and had great service, especially from Antonio. Thank you so much for your excellent comments. Best regards!

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GingerS
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely nights service was great.we enjoyed the saxophone player.

The Blue Shrimp Nuevo Vallarta
Responded on December 31, 2021

Thank you for your review!

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LauraS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you love seafood, this place is a must-go-to in Nuevo Vallarta. Service was excellent, and the food definitely didn't disappoint! Easy cab ride, and pleasant atmosphere. Nice to get off the resort for a change of scenery and menu options. Highly recommend.

The Blue Shrimp Nuevo Vallarta
Responded on December 27, 2021

Thank you for your excellent review!

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ChristyH
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Would go back and recommend to others.

The Blue Shrimp Nuevo Vallarta
Responded on December 28, 2021

Hello Christy, We thank you for giving us the opportunity to be part of the evening and allow us to pamper you with our service, it is an honor for us to know that our hard work has positive results. We look forward to seeing you again soon to provide you with the best service you deserve.

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Kiki8411
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I booked the Blue Shrimp as a Christmas Eve dinner with family and friends in Neuvo Vallarta. The ambiance was very fun. The restaurant was done up as one giant palapa and there were fun lights and great oldies music playing to pump up the vibe. The food was well done. My dish (the sea bass) came with a lot more seafood things than I expected, which was a nice surprise but also the scallops and sea bass were a bit over cooked. Regardless the rest of the meal was amazing and the portions were large. Everyone enjoyed the drinks and service. Would highly recommend!

The Blue Shrimp Nuevo Vallarta
Responded on December 27, 2021

Dear Kiki, We appreciate very much the time you took to write us, your opinion is very important to us, as it helps us improve our service, we apologize for the bad time, we are sorry that our dishes have caused problems. We would love to have you back and show you the quality of our food.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food4service1ambience4

Aniversario

The Blue Shrimp Nuevo Vallarta
Responded on December 27, 2021

Hola, nos gustaría conocer más detalles de tu reseña. Por favor contáctanos con más información.

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vipCatHerder
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

I think they had a bad night in the kitchen which led to problems in service as well as food quality. The kitchen was extremly slow and I heard multiple complaints from other diner's tables. There seemed to be quite a bit of confusion among the servers even though the restaurant only had about 8 tables seated while we were there.

Our bread and lobster bisque which was good but, not great came out on time. The bisque was not overly creamy (good thing) and had flavor but, would have been better if some bits of lobster were included like many other restaurants do with their lobster bisque.

After the bisque, things broke down. We waited about 40 minutes after for our main courses. We had a 700 gram lobster tail that was beautiful but overcooked and tough. We also had Jumbo Shrimp Arriero which was good but, again not great and lacked presentation. It appeared as a blob of stuff on a plate. I believe that our opinion of the Shrimp may have been shaded by the long wait. Our mixed vegatables that came with the meal were plain and unseasoned. Certainly not inspiring for such an expensive (by México standards) restaurant.

Service disappeared after the bisque. I had to ask several times to passing waiters for an additional bottle of water. My wife asked twice for a second glass of wine which never appeared and we finally gave up asking (it did not appear on the bill). The waiter who I believe felt sorry about the evening did provide us with a free desert as an apology for the evening. We hadn't asked for any compensation and had not complained so, they knew they were having problems that evening.

While our night was not the best, I will select "yes" on whether I would recommend to a friend. The potential was there for a great meal. Based on the numerous 5 star reviews they have, I believe we just hit a bad night which can happen to even the best restaurants.

The Blue Shrimp Nuevo Vallarta
Responded on December 23, 2021

Dear Cat, We appreciate very much the time you took to write us, your opinion is very important, as it helps us improve our service, we apologize for the bad time, we are sorry that our dishes have caused problems. One of our main pillars, is to have delicious food and excellent service. We would love to have you back and show you the quality of our food and service. Thank you again for writing us.

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Chanda
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food and service. Very expensive. Paid $100 (US dollars) for lobster, it was fantastic. Guacamole was made fresh at the table was excellent. Would recommend.

The Blue Shrimp Nuevo Vallarta
Responded on December 23, 2021

Thank you for your excellent review!

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SteveG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food and service were great. We’ve been here on each of our trips to Vallarta.

The Blue Shrimp Nuevo Vallarta
Responded on December 22, 2021

Thank you for your excellent review.

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Cars
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was by far our best experience in dining in PV. The food was incredible & very fresh. The staff couldn’t of been more accommodating & fun. Definitely put this restaurant on your list!!

The Blue Shrimp Nuevo Vallarta
Responded on December 20, 2021

Thank you for your excellent review.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience5

My friends and I ate here last night.
Ordered “House Margaritas” the server came back with Cadillac Margaritas instead. Adding tequila and other shots to the top knowing it was not a house margarita- we let that go.

Ordered 2 appetizers to start the bacon wrapped shrimp and calamari (was very delicious).

When it was time to order my fiancé and his friend both wanted the special (lobster tail and steak).
Ask the waiter 2x the price - $55 for lobster tail and steak - $49 for shrimp and steak. They both got the lobster tail and steak. My girlfriend and I got the “catch of the day” mahi-mahi. It was okay - kind of tasted like rubber.
While we were waiting for our dinners the brought us 4 “drinks on the house” which was a bit weird to me?
The meals came and the steak & lobster was just alright. It just seemed very rubbery and steak was overdone. Nothing special.
Received the bill and it was $275.00 …… never was that the price upfront. Extremely disappointed. The waiter knew what he was doing. It was a lie and trust me definitely wasn’t worth $275.00 for that dinner.
They also scammed us into buying top shelf margaritas when the waiter knew we ordered 4 house margaritas. Will not be back. Talked with the manager - that was useless.

The Blue Shrimp Nuevo Vallarta
Responded on December 10, 2021

Hello, First of all, we would like to clarify your review -Respecting house margaritas, our waiter told you about an upgrade with top tequila adding $5 USD per margarita, you accepted -We have never had a lobster & steak special for $55 USD nor shrimp and steak for $49 USD -Food was excellent, we didn’t receive negative comments from your table -When you talked with our manager, he gave you a special discount even when we always told you our prices Please don’t spread fake information about us

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Cheryl
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was over the top. Wait staff was superb attentive and gracious. Food was flavored perfectly. Save room for churo desert it’s a must do. Tortilla soup us authentic. Blue shrimp is a must

The Blue Shrimp Nuevo Vallarta
Responded on December 6, 2021

Thank you for your excellent review!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, cocktails, great beer selection, fresh seafood. Table side Caesar salad was ahhhhhmazing!!! Excellent service too!

The Blue Shrimp Nuevo Vallarta
Responded on December 4, 2021

Hello, Thank you very much for taking the time to write to us, it is exciting for us to know that you enjoyed our service. We are pleased that we have been able to offer you an unforgettable evening and it is a pleasure to continue evolving so that each client has the best experience.

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FoodFan
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Good food. Spectacular Ceasar Salad made by Victor. Overall a place we will return to again and again.

The Blue Shrimp Nuevo Vallarta
Responded on December 4, 2021

Hello FoodFan, Thank you so much for sharing your opinion, we are glad you enjoyed your evening with us. Our entire team works hard to give you the service you deserve. We hope to see you soon on your next trip to Nuevo Vallarta.

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Djabacus
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great anniversary dinner. Thank your everything was fantastic. Lobster Chili Rellenos and the fillet mignon with that giant lobster table. Service was top notch and the anniversary desert was great.

The Blue Shrimp Nuevo Vallarta
Responded on December 4, 2021

Hello Djabacus, We are very thankful for your excellent comment and for sharing your experience with The Blue Shrimp. We are proud to know that you received an excellent service. We hope you are coming back soon and be able to continue creating beautiful memories together with unforgettable and unique experiences.

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SandyC
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall it was a good first experience. The only complaint is that they forgot 1 order out of 4, stated confusion in the kitchen. My meal arrived after everyone’s else. However they provided an extra pour of wine for myself and my husband. Very classy.

The Blue Shrimp Nuevo Vallarta
Responded on December 4, 2021

Dear Sandy, First of all, we would like to thank you for your comments and for taking the time to let us know your experience, your comments are highly appreciated since they help us to improve our areas of opportunity. We hope you will give us an opportunity to host you in the future and meet your expectations.

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JackieR
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wait staff very attentive. We had the lobster and shrimp combo. So good! I can not wait to go back when I am back in the area.

The Blue Shrimp Nuevo Vallarta
Responded on December 6, 2021

Thank you for your excellent review!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love dining at the Blue Shrimp. Our waiter, Pablo, was very good

The Blue Shrimp Nuevo Vallarta
Responded on November 8, 2021

Thank you for your excellent review!

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OpenTable Diner
Puerto Vallarta
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Súper agradable el lugar integrado con la naturaleza inmediata (la laguna) el servicio u cómoda muy agradable. Definitivamente volveremos.

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Arthurs
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good food. Service is good but they stall between servings trying sell more alcohol. But over all nice expensive but nice

The Blue Shrimp Nuevo Vallarta
Responded on October 25, 2021

Thank you for your excellent review.

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nickname
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to the Nuevo Vallarta location which was a pleasant surprise...while it looks benign from the road, it sits on a small lake and was actually quite scenic. The service was impeccable and the food was outstanding. You'll likely find the prices are on the high side of many restaurants in the area but still cheaper than what we normally see in the US. Either was, the food and service made the pricing well worth it.

The Blue Shrimp Nuevo Vallarta
Responded on October 26, 2021

Thank you for your excellent review.

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GaryC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place, food is excellent service was great. We remembered Victor from three years ago he is a nice guy and fussed over us for the whole meal

The Blue Shrimp Nuevo Vallarta
Responded on December 6, 2021

Thank you for your excellent review!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A very nice lagoon to sit by and watch the turtles and a lone crocodile while dining. Our waiters did an excellent job of caring for us. Food was very good and enjoyed the Caesar salad made at the table. A heavy rain came and the staff was very supportive of moving to a drier spot in the restaurant.

The Blue Shrimp Nuevo Vallarta
Responded on August 16, 2021

Hello, Thank you very much for taking the time to write to us, it is exciting for us to know that you enjoyed our service and food.

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vipChris
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good seafood restaurant in Nuevo. Beautiful setting and high standard of food. They seem to take COVID seriously and we were happy to see them constantly cleaning.

The Blue Shrimp Nuevo Vallarta
Responded on August 2, 2021

Hello Chris, Thank you very much for taking the time to write to us, it is exciting for us to know that you enjoyed our service.

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You can order delivery directly from The Blue Shrimp Nuevo Vallarta using the Order Online button. The Blue Shrimp Nuevo Vallarta also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 322 297 8117.

The Blue Shrimp Nuevo Vallarta is rated 4.5 stars by 29 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.