15 Best Mexican Shrimp Recipes You Will Adore

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When it comes to flavor, Mexican cuisine is up there with some of the best food ever made.

Tacos, enchiladas, and burritos all come to mind (let’s also not forget salsa) – staples that are enjoyed all around the world.

15 Best Mexican Shrimp Recipes You Will Adore

But not only does it taste great; Mexican food is also fun to make!

So if you love shrimp, you’ll want to try these 15 best Mexican shrimp recipes that you’re sure to adore.

These are the best Mexican shrimp recipes that you need to try ASAP, so what are you waiting for?

Gather your chili powder, cumin, cayenne, and paprika and cook these up today!

1. Mexican Shrimp

First up, a must-try Mexican shrimp recipe that’s healthy, packed with flavor, and easy to make.

It also looks incredible, so it’s one you can definitely serve to guests. On top of all that, it only takes 10 minutes to prepare and 50 minutes to cook.

To make this recipe, the main ingredients you’ll need are jalapenos, bell peppers, black beans, long-grain brown rice, diced tomatoes, green onions, and fresh cilantro – plus your usual Mexican seasonings.

Oh, and shrimp. Don’t forget the shrimp!

2. Quick + Easy Mexican Shrimp Skillet

Ready to serve in just 20 minutes, this is a great Mexican shrimp recipe to whip up if you’re strapped for time.

It’s gluten-free and low in carbs too, requiring just 11 ingredients and five simple steps to make.

For this recipe, you’ll need shrimp, extra-virgin olive oil, onion, jalapeno peppers, red bell pepper, garlic, chili powder, cumin, coriander, salt, and black pepper.

With just 10 minutes of prep time and 10 minutes of cook time, this recipe is about as quick and easy as it gets.

3. Ranchero Style Shrimp

This ranchero style shrimp (camarones a la Mexicana) recipe is the perfect dish to put together for any weeknight dinner.

It’s also eye-catching and ideal for serving to guests, as the ingredients are purposely the same color as the Mexican flag!

What you’ll need for this recipe are raw shrimp, smoked paprika, salt, pepper, garlic, butter, olive oil, sea salt, white onion, tomatoes, jalapeno, lime, and cilantro.

So if you already cook a good deal of Mexican food, you’re sure to find all these ingredients already in your pantry.

4. Mexican Shrimp Diablo

If you enjoy spicy food more than most people, then this Mexican shrimp diablo recipe will be right up your alley.

It’s not too spicy, though, as the main flavor here is chipotle. Overall, it takes just 30 minutes in total to make, so it’s well worth trying.

The main ingredients in this recipe are shrimp, chopped chipotle, cilantro, diced tomatoes, zucchini, onion, garlic, corn kernels, and avocado.

Yep, it also includes avocado, so it’s perfect if you love avocado as much as shrimp!

5. Delicious Mexican Style Garlic Shrimp

We can vouch that this recipe is delicious.

Garlic and shrimp is a match made in heaven, after all, and the other ingredients in this recipe only make it that much more delicious.

The best thing? It only requires 22 minutes of your time before it’s ready to serve.

With just 11 ingredients—shrimp, butter, olive oil, onion, garlic, parsley, lime, cumin, paprika, salt, pepper—and 10 minutes of prep time, this Mexican shrimp recipe is another one that’s quick and easy. It’s even low in calories!

6. Air Fryer Mexican Shrimp

Got an air fryer? Then this Mexican shrimp recipe is a no-brainer.

And since it’s ready in 15 minutes (5 minutes of prep time, 10 minutes to cook), it’s one of the best recipes on this list if you’re someone who can never find enough time to cook.

The main ingredients here are shrimp, olive oil, cumin, chili powder, paprika, garlic, powder, dried oregano, salt, pepper, and cilantro.

So it’s mostly seasonings, which also makes it ideal if you like to keep things simple. Serve it with salad, rice, or a classic Margarita!

7. Camarones Al Mojo De Ajo

While it might sound exotic, this Mexican garlic shrimp recipe is simple enough to prepare and cook.

It takes just 20 minutes to make, for one, and involves only a handful of ingredients – many of which you’ll probably find in your cupboard.

These ingredients include olive oil, smoked paprika (or ground chipotle chile), sweet paprika, ground cumin, garlic cloves, red onion, butter, lime juice, cilantro, and, of course, shrimp.

You can serve it with Mexican rice or tortillas – the choice is totally yours.

8. Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Who doesn’t enjoy a light, refreshing cocktail? This recipe is a nice twist on a virgin Bloody Mary, with shrimp thrown in!

So what’s not to love? It’s a Mexican shrimp cocktail that’s perfect for sipping on in the sun and, of course, sharing with friends.

If you enjoy Bloody Mary cocktails, you’ll already have some of the ingredients at home: ketchup, hot sauce, cilantro, cucumber, celery, jalapeno, tomatoes, salt, lime juice, avocado, and shrimp.

In around 30 minutes, it makes up to 6 servings!

9. Mexican Shrimp Skewers

Barbecued shrimp? While it might sound Australian, these Mexican shrimp skewers are far from it.

The recipe is bursting with juicy Mexican flavors, and yet it only requires nine ingredients in total.

So what do you need? Medium-sized shrimp, white onion, guajillo chilis, garlic, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, oregano, salt and pepper, and water.

It might take just over two hours to make, but it’s definitely worth it!

10. Mexican Style Shrimp And Rice

You just can’t go wrong with Mexican shrimp and rice.

It’s a class Mexican dish, and this recipe is about as authentic as it gets.

It takes 30 minutes in total and requires just eight ingredients for the shrimp and four ingredients for the rice.

All in all, you’ll need large shrimp, garlic, onion, salt, pepper, chili powder, grapeseed oil, lime, long grain rice, roma tomato, jalapeno, and water. It’s high in protein, filling, and low in fat and sugar!

11. Mexican Shrimp With Fresh Tomato Salad

If you’re watching your carb intake, this Mexican shrimp and fresh tomato salad recipe is one you should definitely try.

Even if not, shrimp salad is always a great combination, and adding Mexican flavors only gives it more of a kick!

For this recipe, you’ll need corn, cherry tomatoes, red onion, avocado, cilantro, olive oil, lime juice, salt, black pepper, shrimp, chili powder, flour, cumin, garlic powder, smoked paprika, powder, oregano, and ground cayenne pepper.

Once gathered, it only takes 20 minutes!

12. Spicy Mexican Street Shrimp

If you really want to impress your guests, why not serve them some authentic Mexican street shrimp?

This recipe blends Mexican diablo and Mexican street corn, resulting in a unique Mexican street food-style dish that’s sure to get mouths watering.

The main ingredients are shrimp, chipotle puree, garlic powder, Kosher salt, black pepper, lime, and canola oil, with toppings that include Mexican crema, smoked chipotle mezcal, grated cotija cheese, cilantro, and lime wedges.

A must-try!

13. Shrimp Fajitas

It’s always a good time for fajitas – they’re versatile, easy to make, and super tasty.

And if you’ve never tried Mexican shrimp fajitas, you’re simply missing out.

This recipe is the perfect introduction, requiring just 10 minutes of prep time and 15 minutes of cooking time.

What you’ll need are shrimp, cilantro, sliced bell peppers, vegetable powder, and your usual seasonings: salt and pepper, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, and chili powder.

Just don’t forget the fajita wraps!

14. Mexican-Style Shrimp Casserole

Ever tried using shrimp in a casserole? If not, here’s your chance.

This Mexican-style shrimp casserole recipe involves just a handful of ingredients and only 10 simple steps to follow.

The result? The perfect Mexican dish to serve for dinner! 

All in all, you’ll need enchilada sauce (or red or green salsa), corn, jalapeno chile peppers, kalamata olives, shrimp, corn tortillas, white pinto or black beans, shredded cheese, cilantro, and poblano cream.

It’s also perfect for sharing, as it makes up to eight servings.

15. Mexican Shrimp Soup

Last but not least, Caldo de Camarón – Mexican shrimp soup.

Yep, Mexican-style shrimp is also perfect when added to soup, especially if you follow the instructions on this recipe!

This one’s tasty and comforting, and also high in protein, potassium, and fiber.

The main ingredients here are shrimp, guajillo peppers, chipotle, tomatoes, onion, potatoes, carrots, cauliflower, garlic cloves, black peppercorns, oregano, cumin seeds, and olive oil.

It makes four servings in total, which you store for three days or freeze!


So there you have it: the 15 best Mexican shrimp recipes that you—and any guests you’re serving—are sure to adore.

Mexican food is loved all around the world, after all, so you simply can’t go wrong with any of the above recipes.

Needless to say, they all look great, and you simply can’t cook them all at once (unless you’re a machine in the kitchen).

So make sure to save this page for future reference!