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Joe Jack's Fish Shack

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American, Chowder, Bar, Seafood, Barbecue, Hamburgers
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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: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, 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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    Very good
  • 92
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  • 35
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  • 12
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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
Great vibe!!!

We visit Joe Jack's every year while in Puerto Vallarta. It's such a high energy fun place to eat. The menu is varied and has something for everybody AND the food is really GOOD!! We've been with couples and with babies and loved it every time. It's one of those "feel good" places. Put it on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
jhcCalifornia
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California
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Entertaining clients
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California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We visit Joe Jack's every year while in Puerto Vallarta. It's such a high energy fun place to eat. The menu is varied and has something for everybody AND the food is really GOOD!! We've been with couples and with babies and loved it every time. It's one of those "feel good" places. Put it on your list of "dinners... More 

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California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has fresh food, great flavors. Everything we tried, we loved. When we came back to Puerto Vallarta a year later, we had to make sure that we ate here again. Get the Red Snapper. They will de bone it for you at the table. Thankfully the second time we went back, we had a group of friends with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Fun atmosphere....Outstanding Staff... Always great food...A must eat place in Puerto Vallarta. Not your ordinary resturant. We go back time and time again for the relaxed feel, yet the food is AWALYS outstanding. Look for the shrimp bucket if you want a quick lunch. In January, try the roasted brussel sprouts....amazing. Best fish in town if you are looking for... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Fun night out with family, this great restaurant with an open roof overlooking a traditional Mexican city neighbourhood has a great casual atmosphere. Loved the vintage decor. Delicious fish tacos, very fresh. Try the Ginger Mojito...wonderfully sweet and spicy :)

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Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Busy little restaurant. Apparently quite popular. We had the fish and chips and were not disappointed. The tarter sauce is homemade and is so delicious you could eat it with a spoon. I took a look around to see what others were eating and everything look so fresh and well prepared. If you are in PV for only a short... More 

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Snohomish, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

After sun set crowd gets big. But the wait is not to long, worth the wait. Mojito drinks are awesome . Try the blue cheese salad.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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93 reviews 93 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This restaurant is on the same street and block as our hotel, Posada de Roger, so walking there was a breeze. We chose to be seated upstairs because it had electric fans (not ceiling fans) bolted to overhead beams on an open air patio decorated with hanging plants. We were comfortable, had a great view of the sun going down,... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We stumbled upon Joe Jack's the first night in PV. Lucky us! The food was amazing. My husband and I shared the tuna poke, farmer's market salad, and red snapper. The tuna was so fresh that it melted in your mouth. The mozzarella in the farmer's market salad (caprese) was so creamy and the tomatoes and basil were so fresh... More 

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Laguna Woods, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

You have to be pretty good to get people to come back for fish at an ocean side restaurant but Jack did it! We ate upstairs, it was a little crowded but we knew if we went right at the dinner hour it would be; this didn't decrease the level of service, they got us what we ordered in a... More 

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North Bay Area ,California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

A have to try at least once while your in PV... A bucket of peal shrimp great drink deals and the fish tacos are the best... If you get JAVIER as a waiter you have the best! We went back twice...

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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, Chowder, Bar, Seafood, Barbecue, Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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