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Why We’re Wild About Red Argentinian Shrimp

We can’t help but get excited when we feature Wild-Caught Red Argentinian Shrimp on the menu at Rubio’s. This rich, fresh, sweet-tasting wild shrimp never fails to delight our guests, and we’re thrilled to let you know — it’s back!

Rubio’s culinary team has been busy whipping up some tasty new dishes to showcase this special shellfish, and we’re sure you’ll love them. Here’s what makes wild Red Argentinian shrimp a fan favorite and why you should try them on your next trip to Rubio’s.


What Are Red Argentinian Shrimp?

Red Argentinian shrimp are wild-caught shrimp that live and are found in the icy, pristine waters off the far southeastern tip of Argentina. They’re also known as:

  • Pleoticus muelleri (their Latin name)
  • Wild Patagonian Red Shrimp (or pink shrimp)
  • Patagonian King Prawn

These wild-caught red shrimp are unique compared to other varieties of shrimp because of their generous size, bright color, and exceptional flavor. As their name suggests, Red Argentinian shrimp are a bright, gorgeous red color even when they’re raw. That beautiful, deep color comes from their nutrient-rich ecosystem.

And because of their all-natural, cold-water habitat, they have a fresh, clean, sweet flavor. They’re known to be the sweetest shrimp in the world. In fact, many people believe their taste, as well as texture and appearance, are closer to lobster than shrimp.


A Responsibly Sourced Option

Rubio’s has always been committed to serving responsibly sourced seafood wherever