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Joe Jack's Fish Shack

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American, Mexican, Seafood, Bar
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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 785
    Excellent
  • 317
    Very good
  • 83
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Joe Jacks

One of our favourite places to eat during our winters in Puerto Vallarta. Great service, sometimes noisy but always fun, the fish and chips rates high

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
juliasauter
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Nelson, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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1,227 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Nelson, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

One of our favourite places to eat during our winters in Puerto Vallarta. Great service, sometimes noisy but always fun, the fish and chips rates high

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Edmonton, Canada
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our first visit i 2014 so much we came back in 2015. Late lunch in mid-afternoon. Sat upstairs. Had the whole pacific red snapper ( head and tail on) with a shared salad (warm brussel sprouts with ham, egg in a red wine vinagrette dressing. Well prepared and served, Great ambiance with old Mexican movie posters and lively... More 

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New Glarus, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We love Joe Jack's! The food is great. The seafood is always fresh and the dishes are tasty. The service is always outstanding. Take a seat on the upper level for a nice, relaxing environment.

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Casper, Wyoming
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was recommended by a friend. From the street this restaurant looks as if it only has a few tables. The Hostess walked me up stairs to the roof top seating where several tables had a wonderful view. I ordered the Seviche app, the best I have tasted yet. Bass Seviche in a parfait glass, almost a meal in... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Joe Jack's is the place to go for fish in Puerto Vallarta. Friendly staff, great food and fun atmosphere. Don't miss the fish and chips - they are great!

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We looked forward to having dinner here all week.Asian salad wonderful,large! Chowder soup,delicious! Friday Fish special, let down!! Soggy greasy fish. Can't understand the following,other places in town better.

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Columbia, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

You must get there early if you want a seat for lunch. I don't think they open till noon. We fortunately were in the area and noticed they didn't open till noon and put our name in. We had 10. We did some shopping then came back about 10 till and beside us there were 20 or more folks waiting... More 

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South Dakota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I had great fish tacos here and their mojito! Both delish! It has a fun, and authentic feeling Mexican atmosphere. We were able to dine upstairs which was great. They were very busy when we were there and while upstairs is in open air, they have it devised that should it rain, we would be covered as well (something I... More 

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Puerto Vallarta
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The fish and chips were almost too greasy to eat. Must say some of my friends like it. They olike the hamburger but I don't thing the hamburger compares to some other restaurants.

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Maple Creek
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We ate at Joe Jack's while in PV over Christmas. What a meal! Everything was so tasty and fresh. And the best part? The Chocolate Dessert! A cool pottery cup full of the most amazing melted chocolate I've ever tasted! And to go with it? Fresh ice cream with rum poured over it! You pour some chocolate over that and...oh... 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: American, Mexican, Seafood, Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

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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