Friday, July 16, 2010

El Shrimp Bucket

Well the World Cup final has come, and gone. WOW - it was great. Not necessarily the game, but the entire tournament, and atmosphere here in Mexico. However, I am not going to write another blog about soccer, I promise!! What I do want to write about is where we watched the final match - El Shrimp Bucket in the hotel zone.

I must be a terrible blogger as I didn't take any pictures of the actual restaurant itself, nor the food, but I do want to talk about how much fun we always seem to have there! I swear it is impossible to try and leave the place without having had a fantastic time. The staff is incredible, they greet you immediately, are attentive throughout your meal, and their prices are VERY reasonable. OH and the food!!!! The food is great. I highly recommend the Tuna Tostados, and what other than the Coconut Shrimp Bucket. DELICIOUS.

The Shrimp Bucket is located on the lagoon side, and has a beautiful view. There is both indoor and outdoor seating available. On a nice night we really enjoying sitting out on the patio, but on a warm day the A/C wins!!

Shrimp Bucket always serves a small cup of their shrimp soup and tostadas with dip(s) to start. It's very nice as you don't even need to order a starter if you don't want. If you do, I'd recommend their calamari, and/or guacamole. Realllly good.



Well, I'll let the few pictures I did take do the talking for me....  Next time your'e in Cancun I'd highly recommend stopping by the Shrimp Bucket for a bite to eat, and a nice drink on their patio!!! You won't regret it.

10 comments:

Leslie Limon said...

Life hasn't been the same since the end of the World Cup! LOL! The Shrimp Bucket sounds like a fun place! And I love that last picture, what a gorgeous view! :)

KfromMichigan said...

Great sunset pic .. I agree .. the Shrimp Bucket has good food.

On Mexican Time said...

Leslie - I think we will have to start a support group or something?? LOL!!! Ohhh...when you come to Cancun you will HAVE to try it ;)

KfromMich- Hahah, I am thinking you should just move here permanently?? LOL, you probably know more about these places then I do!! LOL!!! Gracias ;)

gringationcancun said...

Havent been there, but I've heard only great things!

I have to agree.. I SWEAR just yesterday I was thinking "Why doesn't KfromMichigan just move here?" Do it, K!!! :D

KfromMichigan said...

Thanks girls .. someday I'll be there with you and we can have a great time! Just need to get hubby to agree!

廖珮秋廖珮秋 said...

河水永遠是相同的,可是每一剎那又都是新的。..................................................

On Mexican Time said...

Gringation - amiga!!! You definitely need to go there! Maybe while your family is here take them!! They will looove it.

KfromMich- It`s a deal amiga!! Just convince hubby, and the rest will fall into place :) LOL!!

Midwesterner in Mexico said...

We spent one nite in Cancun on our recent 10-day trip to the area. We saw the Shrimp Bucket when were driving to our hotel, and then I read some good reviews online as we were sussing out dinner options for the night.

Despite my husband being slightly horrified at going to a cheesy-looking place called "EL" Shrimp Bucket, he acquiesced & we went, and shock of shocks-- it was really good! Service was great, food was good & not obnoxiously priced, which was an additional surprise. :) Who knew there are places in the Hotel Zone that are not a total rip?? ;)

Ashlie said...

Years ago we used to all go there after work (when I was still selling time share)and they had a great deal: beers, tequila and shrimp tacos and pescadillas (all you can eat and drink) for 99 pesos.I remember many a fun Tuesday afternoon sitting on their deck hanging with friends

On Mexican Time said...

Midwesterner - I know, right. It is one of those restaurants that is so cliche, but I love it. I am happy you guys gave it a shot! Heck, spend a day in Cancun and you have to do something touristy cheesy!! LOL!!!

Ashlie - That is too funny!! I remember, years ago heading to the old Carlos n´Charlies after work every day... How time flies when youre having fun ;) However,these days I doubt you can get anything in the HZ for 99 pesos all you can eat and drink! LOL!!!