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Joe Jack's Fish Shack

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Mexican, American, Chowder, Bar, Seafood, Barbecue, Pub, Soups
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Basilio Badillo 212, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
+52 322 222 2099
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Fun, casual place with an obvious emphasis on seafood and an eclectic mix...
Fun, casual place with an obvious emphasis on seafood and an eclectic mix of great cocktails.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food/service

Good food, good service, nice touch with the towel. My tacos were fantastic, the mojitio was second only to the cigar shop off the malecon (which I cannot find to review..it's fairly new). My husband's fish was cooked perfectly but a bit too salty. Overall, I would come back and recommed to others

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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GypsyinGypsum
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Good food, good service, nice touch with the towel. My tacos were fantastic, the mojitio was second only to the cigar shop off the malecon (which I cannot find to review..it's fairly new). My husband's fish was cooked perfectly but a bit too salty. Overall, I would come back and recommed to others

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

My bf and I visited Joe Jacks twice while in PV. Personally, I could've eaten here for every dinner during our entire 7 night stay. Awesome food. Amazing refreshing drinks. Great service. There are different dinner specials every night of the week: all you can eat fish and chips, $5 burgers and ff, etc. The classic margarita was the best... More 

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franklin, TN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

i wasn't feeling like eating fish the night i went to joe jack's fish shack, so i ordered a bacon cheeseburger instead. this thing was huge -- and i mean, huge. the fries were so plentiful that they were nearly falling off the plate. plus the burger was cooked correctly, which i sometimes have trouble getting, because i like meat... More 

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Kildeer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Joe Jack's is a must when visiting Puerto Vallarta! The food is delicious and the atmosphere is filled with excitement. Any entrée would be delicious! A must is the shrimp in the bucket.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This place is awesome, though not a lot of seating. They can accommodate parties of 6-10; just make sure you call first! The upstairs is nice, especially when it rains with the retractable canopy so you can stay dry but enjoy the sounds and smells! The pepper steak is awesome, and the fish/shrimp tacos are always fresh! Margaritas are creative... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

An excellent find on "restaurant row". Very good food and drinks. Great for fish. Easy on your wallet. Seats large parties easily. Great staff. Manager went out in the rain to get us a taxi van so we wouldn't get wet.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This popular restaurant is located in the heart of the Zona Romantica. It has a limited menu, but the food is good, and the prices are reasonable. It's a good place to have a casual meal and drinks. It's relatively small and has a fun atmosphere. If you have a car, there is usually street parking on the nearby blocks.... More 

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Delray Beach, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Creative menu, exceptionally fresh food. Staff was very friendly and made excellent suggestions. My friends loved their fish tacos and their octopus apps, but there are lots of options other than fish. I loved the bruschetta and their HUGE delicious burger. Went back the next day and had a wedge salad and their Mac & Cheese, delicious.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Since moving to Puerto Vallarta last October, Joe Jack's is our go-to place for fish & chips, a great burger, peel & eat shrimp, salad nicoise (served both with grilled mahi mahi or shrimp) and on and on and on! The service is spot on, including ice cold towels when you sit down. Very nice touch. Go and enjoy! You... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The food is good although somewhat "safe". Not really authentic cuisine. More like a Mexican/American type of fare. The service was good, but kind of pushy. Our waiter tried hard to oversell us on appetizers, dessert, etc. This is very different from my usual Mexican experience. It is something that I am used to in the USA, but in Mexico... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Basilio Badillo 212, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 322 222 2099

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Chowder, Bar, Seafood, Barbecue, Pub, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions

Description

Fun, casual place with an obvious emphasis on seafood and an eclectic mix of great cocktails.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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