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Rubio’s calls this a “Classic Grilled Shrimp Burrito”. I call it a “Rice” burrito with a little bit of shrimp! Despite the disappointing proportions, it was still tasty.

The Par Lounge

Exquisite “California Cocktail” at The Par Lounge in Ramona, CA! I don’t think it’s on their menu anymore, but the shrimps were excellent.

Chicken Charlie’s Table

Tasty fish and shrimp basket at Chicken Charlie’s in Rancho Bernardo!

Pizza Nova

Excellent Tomato Basil Angel Hair with shrimp at Pizza Nova in San Marcos!

Marinade on Main

Excellent Shrimp Scampi at Marinade on Main in Ramona, CA. This dish is not part of their normal daily menu, but is a regularly featured “special” item. I have always been impressed with their composed pasta dishes here – perfectly al dente, thoughtfully prepared and such a combustion of flavor. If you’re a fan of garlic, you would love this dish. Plus their “Marinade’s Alfredo Pasta” which is very popular. Highly recommended!

Outback Steakhouse

Terrible “Kingsland Steak & Shrimp Pasta” at Outback in Poway! I’m not sure what I was thinking ordering this, much less even eating here. Pasta was overcooked and the dish served nearly room temperature. The white sauce was quite bland and rather pedestrian.

The Par Lounge

Excellent Shrimp Capellini at The Par Lounge in Ramona! This is one of their more exquisite dinner dishes and one of four composed pasta dishes on the menu. The shrimps (4) are always plump, succulent and perfectly cooked. The pasta is usually fairly close to al dente, although not quite. It’s hard to nail angel hair just right. The delicate garlic white sauce with lemon, capers and tomato is delicious. Comes with bread! Highly recommended.

Miguel’s Cocina

Excellent Mexican-style shrimp cocktail at Miguel’s in Coronado!

The Par Lounge

This new Shrimp & Chips dish at The Par Lounge is outstanding! Better than I was expecting. The horseradish sauce (aka cocktail sauce) was remarkably good. Seemed house-made and had a nice horseradish bite. Anyway, highly recommended, only $14.

Thai 9

My first foray into shrimp in Ohio was with this excellent Pad Thai! Located in downtown Dayton’s historic Oregon District is Thai 9. Dayton’s premium Thai and sushi restaurant. Probably the most stunning Thai restaurant I’ve been in across America. The place is beautiful and cavernous with an old world Asian charm.

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