on January 21, 2006
To call this a restaurant would be doing cooking establishments a disservice. This place is merely a bar with a slightly expanded menu. And only slightly.If you come to The Shrimp Factory, you're here for only one of three reasons: You like Shrimp, Lobster, or both. If none of those are true, run away, because there is REALLY nothing here for you.The specialty of the house is shrimp and lobster by the kilo. You can purchase large or jumbo shrimp, or lobster in 1/2 and 1 Kilo (that's 1.1- and 2.2-pound) increments, and they'll come to your table steamed and... well, that's it. Lobster's are split down the middle, shrimp are peel-and-eat. There is no discount for ordering larger quantities at a time, so order by the 1/2 and order as you go. That way your food never gets cold and you don't order too much.Oh, there are other things on the menu, sure, but they're inedible. Fish fingers? Feh. Salad? Not even. The beer battered shrimp is too salty even for me, and I once kept a jar of sea salt on my desk just to pick rocks out of to suck on.They have a full-service bar, but I've only ever seen beer and margaritas come out if it. Their margaritas are pretty good though - very strong but you can't actually taste it.If you go to this place and actually want to look at the menu, leave.I recommend this place to people who aren't allergic to shellfish and who have no qualms about getting a little bit messy over dinner. The cost is around $30 for a kilo of shrimp or lobster, and that should feed two people.Remember: Lobster in Cabo is all tail.
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