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All About Campeche Stone Crab

All About Campeche Stone Crab

Indulge in the succulent, rich flavor of Campeche stone crab

May 2024

a close up shot of stone crab claws on a bed of ice

When you have a taste for crab, there’s only one remedy: a visit to Truluck’s.

At Truluck’s, we pride ourselves on offering fresh, never frozen crab, bringing guests stone crab from trap to table in 24 hours. And though Florida stone crab season has ended, there’s good news: Campeche stone crab is available at Truluck’s from May to mid-October.

stone crab claws stacked on top of each other over a bed of ice with a wrapped lemon in the background

With Truluck’s delectable Campeche stone crab, guests can expect a delicious, flavorful and sustainably sourced seafood experience.

Here’s everything you need to know about Truluck’s Campeche stone crab.


What is Campeche stone crab?

Campeche stone crab is native to the Campeche Bay region in the Gulf of Mexico. It’s a separate species from Florida stone crab, which can be found in coastal waters from North Carolina to Belize.

Unlike Florida stone crab, which is only available October through May, Campeche stone crab is available year-round. That means that Truluck’s can offer high-quality stone crab to guests at any time of year.

stone crab claws stacked up on a bed of ice with a ramekin of spicy mustard and a lemon wrapped


What does Campeche stone crab taste like?

Campeche Stone Crab has a rich, buttery flavor with a hint of sweetness and a firm, succulent texture. In other words: heavenly.


How is Campeche stone crab harvested?

Stone crabs can regenerate lost limbs, which makes it possible to harvest their meaty claws without killing the crab. Campeche stone crab is harvested using traps that are designed to reduce bycatch and protect the marine environment while allowing crabbers to delicately remove a single claw and gently return each crab back into the ocean.

stone crab claws piled high on top of a bed of crushed ice with a sprig of parsley and a wrapped lemon

What is notable about Campeche?

The Campeche region of Mexico is famous for its seafood—especially its stone crab. The state of Campeche is also home to the ancient Mayan ruins of Calakmul and Edzná and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its rich history and cultural significance.

Indulge in Campeche stone crab at Truluck’s. Reserve a table today. Your table is waiting.