Mexican Shrimp Cocktail Recipe

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This delicious Mexican Shrimp Cocktail Recipe is a huge favorite in our home. Filled with amazing taste and flavors you won’t be able to just have one cup. 

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail Recipe

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail Recipe

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail is one of my favorite summertime treats. It reminds me of growing up and enjoying this on special occasions or when we would go visit coastal towns in Mexico like Veracruz or Acapulco.  I figure because of the cost of shrimp it was probably something that was a special treat to make although it’s incredibly easy to do. My husband and I have even incorporated this treat for Christmas Eve Appetizer and for a special treat on a Friday Night.

Even the kids love eating it so I bring down the spice level a bit for them as well. This will probably take about 20 minutes to make with chopping and mixing and it’s recommended you child for an hour to blend the tastes together. However, there have been times we dig in as soon as it’s made. You can eat it alone or add Tortilla chips to make it an even tastier delight. You will find many variations to this recipe that include Worcestershire sauce or Tabasco, this is how we enjoy doing it here in our home.  Enjoy!

What you’ll need to make Mexican Shrimp cocktail



Additionally a cup of Ketchup


Begin by chopping all the vegetables except for the Avocadado(this includes Tomatoes, Onions,Cilantro and Jalapeno pepper) and Mix with Shrimp.


You can adjust spiciness of dish by removing the seeds in the middle of  the Jalapenos. I usually just do it to one and leave the other one whole if it’s just me and hubby. If the kids will be eating it I will remove seeds in both.


For the Ketchup sauce you will mix the 1 cup of Ketchup, Lemon and about a teaspoon of salt.  Then mix in shrimp cocktail.

IMG_0455     Finally Add the avocados. I don’t include them in the beginning because they will become extremely mushy if you mix it in from the beginning and it will be more guacamole than anything else.


You *should* chill for an hour but it will still taste delicious if you eat it right away. Garnish with Tortilla chips and enjoy!

Pair it with some Beer or White wine and you have a delectable treat!


Looking for a yummy dessert to go with this? Check out my Cuban Flan Recipe


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  • Reply Lauryn R

    This sounds like a recipe that my husband would absolutely love! I was against even trying seafood until I met him. 🙂 I will definitely be making this for him soon, thanks for sharing!

    September 4, 2017 at 12:59 pm
  • Reply Leigh Kitchens

    I LOVE everything in this recipe. I’ll have to pin it so I can find it later! It would be a great appetizer for company.

    March 20, 2017 at 4:25 pm
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  • Reply Matzsmith

    Love this recipe, we have had it often. Great tip to add avacado at the end, it does tend to spread. We add ours just prior to eating and do not chill, but leave to marry at room temp. Thanks much!

    September 1, 2015 at 10:08 pm
  • Reply krista williams

    I love Mexican food, so this cocktail is something I would love to try.Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

    August 2, 2015 at 6:15 pm
  • Reply Angela Warren

    This look so delicious and light. I will most definitely prepare this dish for my family soon

    August 2, 2015 at 7:14 am
  • Reply Sandra Watts

    That looks really good with all the fresh veggies mixed in it.

    April 1, 2015 at 3:23 pm
  • Reply ellen schull

    I love shrimp, and tomatoes, and cilantro. I will definitely try this recipe soon.

    March 31, 2015 at 10:53 pm
  • Reply Marnie G (Derrick Todd)

    This looks fantastic! Of course this should be accompanied by a margarita!

    March 30, 2015 at 2:23 am
  • Reply Joanne Gregory

    This looks and sounds wonderful! Definitely something to make with spring coming up!

    March 29, 2015 at 10:13 pm
  • Reply Jo-Ann Brightman

    This is a delicious recipe and I shall rambler not toads the avocado until the end.

    March 29, 2015 at 6:46 pm
  • Reply terry myers

    Love the recipe i am going to try it but no chips hurts my gums love shrimp

    March 29, 2015 at 6:32 pm
  • Reply Rosa

    Oh my I am defonitely going to make this! I love the avocado in it too! Yum!

    March 29, 2015 at 12:47 pm
  • Reply Deborah D

    I love shrimp! This looks so good

    March 29, 2015 at 7:57 am
  • Reply Dana Morin

    This is fabulous! Thanks so much for the recipe! I can’t wait to make it!

    March 29, 2015 at 6:25 am
  • Reply Michele Ash

    Thanks so much for sharing your delicious recipe on Mexican Shrimp Cocktail! It looks very pretty sitting in the nice dish! I think I’ve told you before that I was brought up by a mother who didn’t like much of anything! She served us kids the way she cooked and how she liked things, plain! So, we grew up not eating an awful lot of things! Since I’ve grown, I’ve tried an awful lot of the things we didn’t get as kids. A few of them I like, however, there are more that I do not like! Seafood is on my list. I mean, I can eat Tuna & Flounder. However, lobster and shrimp notta! Just can’t do it! We never ever had any hot (spicy) stuff growing up either. I’ve learned to eat some things that are spicy enough for me, however, Jalapeno peppers are a definite no go! Way too hot for my taste! We grow them in our vegetable garden every single year and they are to give to my father and to a few friends that love them! Anyway, I know how we eat all depends on what we were brought up on and everything. I guess I’m pretty much a plain Jane! I do envy you for loving all the spicy stuff in life! I wish I could be that way! This dish looks terrific! I do appreciate your recipe and I know that my father would love it! Thanks so much for sharing it! I truly do appreciate it! Thanks again, Michele 🙂

    March 29, 2015 at 12:20 am
  • Reply krystel

    this looks so delicious i love shrimp

    March 28, 2015 at 7:19 pm
  • Reply Cynthia Knisely

    Love your Mexican Shrimp Cocktail Recipe. Sounds great and easy to make.

    March 28, 2015 at 7:02 pm
  • Reply Amber Ludwig

    Loved this so much in Mexico! Can’t wait to make it at home!! One of my absolute favs and so refreshing!

    March 28, 2015 at 6:47 pm
  • Reply susan king

    I don’t care for shrimp cocktail but my husband loves it ! I think I’ll make it for him during one of the sports games he’s watching. It would be something different and he’d love it. Thank you !!

    March 28, 2015 at 6:34 pm
  • Reply laura rubenstein

    OMG This looks amazing!! I love shrimp! I am going to have to try this.

    March 28, 2015 at 4:20 pm
  • Reply Terry Madden

    I Am going to try this it looks Yummy! Thank You for sharing this.

    March 28, 2015 at 1:49 pm
  • Reply Noelle Lamb

    This is a perfect recipe for my family! We just started eating clean but we’re finding it difficult on what to serve only have people over who are not into such clean eating. Thanks for the tip

    March 28, 2015 at 1:28 pm
  • Reply Lesley F

    Looks delicious! I know the family would love

    March 28, 2015 at 10:58 am
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