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El Shrimp Shack

De la municipalidad 150 Este, avenida 3, Punta Arenas 60101, Costa Rica
+506 2661 0585
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“shrimp burger” (4 reviews)
“fries” (2 reviews)
“great service” (2 reviews)
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Seafood, South American, Central American
De la municipalidad 150 Este, avenida 3, Punta Arenas 60101, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Service started well, with complementary starter and nice natural drinks, but we had to wait about an hour and ask them about it to hurry up. They mixed up half of my party's order (brought two orders of fish tacos instead of the shrimp ones)...More

Thank tharos13
Reviewed 4 July 2017

When taking care of business in Puntarenas we always look for a new restaurant to try and El Shrimp Shack did not disappoint. It's the launching point for the Calypso cruise. Very nice welcoming courtyard and inside was reminiscent of an East Coast seaside town....More

Thank TravelinGal147289
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We had a Costa Rican traditional breakfast that included scrambled eggs rice with beans and fruits. Also a corn tortilla. We then left for A boat tour to an Island.

Thank Chris T
Reviewed 19 April 2017

My husband found this restaurant on Lonely Planet when looking for things to do during a stop on a recent cruise. We like to experience the local culture and find this best done getting away from the vendors/eateries at the port. We arrived early on...More

1  Thank Beverley L
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

The food was phenomenal. From the onion ceviche to the buffalo shrimp, the fish ceviche, all of it. Delicious. The server has been with Calypso for over 16 years and was wonderful. The restaurant manager, Michael, gave us a brief tour of the wall of...More

1  Thank bfpcr
Reviewed 24 January 2017

El Shrimp Shack - owned by the tour company - set up to capture more dollars and serve as "breakfast". Lackluster unsmiling trio of women scoop out minute portions of plantains - and other items. I just want plantains - may I have a few...More

Thank skiparkcity!
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The food is simply spectacular. We order bufalo shrimps and got amazed by the blue cheese gravy. The service is according to the food and the place is cozy. The price ain't cheep but totally worth it

Thank Daniel C
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We loved our shrimp burgers, fries, and pineapple/mint smoothies. Nice atmosphere overlooking the water on the bay side. Great service, too. Find it on Av. 3 between Calles 3 and 7, but be advised it's only open between 11 and 3.

Thank oldhat21
Reviewed 30 April 2015 via mobile

We had a great lunch at this small restaurant, overlooking the bay and luckily with air conditioning (quite warm outside today). Had ordered the shrimp burger and this choice was far from disappointing. Would recommend it to every one and hope to be able to...More

Thank Ruth en Vincent M
Reviewed 12 April 2013

I have eaten here twice, both times it was a great experience. The dining area overlooks the bay opposite the ocean side of Puntarenas, a very nice view. The area is air conditioned, service was great, bathrooms clean, and I would definately order the SHRIMP...More

Thank margaritatica
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, South American, Central American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 5:00 AM
11:00 AM - 5:00 AM
11:00 AM - 5:00 AM
11:00 AM - 5:00 AM
11:00 AM - 8:00 AM
11:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: De la municipalidad 150 Este, avenida 3, Punta Arenas 60101, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Punta Arenas
  • Phone Number: +506 2661 0585
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