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    The 15 BEST Mexican Shrimp Recipes

    We love Mexican cuisine, with all of its bright, bold flavors. That’s why we compiled this list of the best Mexican Shrimp Recipes from GypsyPlate and around the internet.

    There’s such a variety of dishes here, it’s just a matter of what you’re craving. From tacos to soups, and so much more, you’re going to love these recipes.

    Cook your way through all, and give your seafood night some Latin flair!

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    The Best Mexican Shrimp Recipes:

    1. Tacos Gobernador

    Tacos Gobernador, aka Governor’s Tacos!! Have you ever taken a bite into these crazy tasty shrimp tacos? They are irresistibly delicious and messy to start with.

    They are kind of a cross between a taco and quesadilla, with crunchy inviting bites with ton of melty cheese. 

    Get the Recipe: Tacos Gobernador

    2. Surf and Turf Nachos

    Up your appetizer game with these Surf and Turf Nachos. They’re sure to be a big hit at game day parties and get togethers!

    Get the Recipe: Surf and Turf Nachos

    3. Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos

    How about some Taco Time? Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa… Sweet and savory, these tacos are so tasty you will want to go back for seconds, maybe thirds!

    And they are so quick, they just might become a weeknight staple. Whenever you see a mango, think about these colorful tacos!

    Get the Recipe: Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos

    4. Camarones a la Diabla

    Perhaps the Mexican cousin of Shrimp fra Diavolo, this Camarones a la Diabla, or deviled shrimp, is going to have you breathing fire.

    Shrimp are simmered in a tomato sauce that has two types of chili peppers.

    Get the Recipe: Camarones a la Diabla

    5. Shrimp Fajitas

    You’re going to love these Shrimp Fajitas. Just a brief marinade, a quick toss in the skillet, and you’ve got a restaurant-quality meal the whole family will love.

    Served with your choice of corn or flour tortillas, they can be your easy weeknight dinner or special Sunday meal.

    Get the Recipe: Shrimp Fajitas

    6. Caldo de Camaron

    Caldo de Camaron is a slightly spicy Mexican shrimp soup with a tomato base, a variety of veggies, and plenty of flavor.

    It’s one of our favorite Mexican shrimp recipes!

    Get the Recipe @ palatablepastime

    7. Ceviche

    Ceviche is a famous Mexican appetizer of raw fish marinated in lime juice with onions, tomatoes and plemty of cilantro. This recipe replaces fish with shrimp and the result is amazing!

    Get the Recipe @ lemontreedwelling

    8. Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa

    Make it a great taco night with this easy and delicious recipe. The tacos are filled with spicy grilled shrimp and an amazing avocado salsa. So good!

    Get the Recipe @ thegirlwhoateeverything

    9. Margarita Grilled Shrimp Kebabs

    These Margarita Grilled Shrimp Kebabs have great Mexican inspired flavors, and cook up in no time. They’re perfect for when that shrimp taco craving hits!

    Get the Recipe @ afarmgirlsdabbles

    10. Mexican Shrimp and Rice

    This Mexican Shrimp and Rice is a fantastic one pot meal. It has great Mexican inspired flavors, and goes especially great topped with avocado and sour cream.

    Get the Recipe @ wellplated

    11. Chunky Shrimp Guacamole

    Upgrade your everyday guacamole into this Chunky Shrimp Guacamole! This super easy and super quick recipe is loaded with extra flavors that make this guacamole extraordinary.

    Just mix all ingredients together and you are ready to relish it with your favorite chips, veggie sticks, or just anything.

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    12. Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

    This elegant Mexican Shrimp Cocktail will become the center of attraction at your next party!

    This phenomenal dish is packed with flavors from fresh crunchy veggies and a creamy and bright sauce. It’s like a huge party of flavors in a glass.

    So if you want to impress your family and friends, then make this Mexican Shrimp cocktail, you’ll surely not disappoint.

    Get the Recipe @ theanthonykitchen

    13. Shrimp & Mexican Corn Foil Packets

    Another cute and convenient way to eat and hold your food is shown off with these shrimp and Mexican corn foil packets. The foil packets act as a bowl or container, and they’re filled with terrific Tex-Mex ingredients and flavors.

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    14. Shrimp Taco Bites 

    These Shrimp Taco Bites look pretty and taste absolutely divine! This easy and quick recipe is like a small tasty bomb that’ll explode in your mouth, it’s spicy creamy deliciousness.

    Serve them at your next event and see them disappear from your table in no time. Simply enjoy…

    Get the Recipe @ favfamilyrecipes

    15. Shrimp Enchiladas

    We’re wrapping up our list of Mexican shrimp recipes with one of our favorites, shrimp enchiladas!

    They’re super cheesy and smothered in a homemade salsa verde. YUM!

    Get the Recipe @ muybuenocookbook

    So many different Mexican shrimp recipes to try! Which one will make their way into your regular rotation?

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    Check out these other great recipe collections!
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    15 BEST Mexican Shrimp Recipes

    This collections of easy Mexican Shrimp Recipes includes plenty of delicious meal ideas for you to try. We love these easy nachos:


    • 1 Tbsp cooking oil
    • 1lb flank steak steak, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
    • 1/4 cup fajita marinade
    • 12oz shrimp
    • 10oz tortilla chips
    • 8 ounces cheddar cheese, grated
    • 3/4 cup frozen corn, thawed
    • 1 cup pico de gallo
    • 1 avocado, diced
    • 1 jalapeño, thinly sliced
    • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped


    1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
    2. Toss with beef chunks with marinade.
    3. Heat oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add steak, along with marinade. Cook, stirring often, until steak has browned up, about 5-6 minutes. Remove to a plate.
    4. In the same skillet, give your shrimp a quick sear, about 1-2 minutes per side.
    5. Top nachos with cheese and corn, then bake in a preheated oven for 8-10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.
    6. Arrange the steak and shrimp on tortilla chips and add all the remaining toppings.

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