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Joe Jack's Fish Shack

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Mexican, 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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, 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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  • 93
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  • 37
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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 Hamburgers on Wednesday!

Though it's known for seafood, Joe Jack's has a specialty of hamburgers on Wednesday and several friends and I met there for lunch. So large they can be easily shared, along with crispy fries, they come with a variety of toppings. If you like hamburgers, these were excellent, not too well-done... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Elena_WanderingMuse
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Though it's known for seafood, Joe Jack's has a specialty of hamburgers on Wednesday and several friends and I met there for lunch. So large they can be easily shared, along with crispy fries, they come with a variety of toppings. If you like hamburgers, these were excellent, not too well-done, not too rare.

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Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

JOE JACKS....amazing dinning experience. I haved lived in Vallarta for 16 years. The food is great...but joes daily specials are always creative and tasty. The drinks and food presentation always perect . If you like MOJITOS ...You went to the right place. You can have fish y chips or try more of joes great creative menu. GREAT SERVICE....seriously best and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We only had a few drinks and snacks as we were passing through, but the service was excellent and the little food we had was great. Ceviche sampler was awesome, and their specialty cocktails were well crafted and delicious!

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Pinellas Park, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Stopped in for lunch today after a three year absence to have my favorite salad. The Nicoise with shrimp. Normally the shrimps are served cold. This time my server asked if I would like them grilled. I'm so glad I took his advice. They were seasoned and grilled to perfection. Someday I will try something different on the menu...maybe.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Will not return, arrived five minutes before opening, asked if we could sit and wait, rudely told no, I'm elderly using a cane. After asking about nearby restaurants, he did move things from an outside chair, leaving my friend standing. The Cole slaw an fries were good, the fish, again, as last time I was there, they need to use... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Awesome food. It sounds like a sports bar selling pub food, but it's not. The drinks are well made and not watered-down, the seating comfortable and the food is fresh and amazing. I had the pulpo la plancha and my wife had the catch of the day. Both were cooked exceptionally well tasted great. I highly recommend this place.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I tried Joe Jack's several times. The fish fry is good, but it is better at Blake's or Eat At David's. The service is OK, but not attentive.

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chicago, il
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We visit Joe Jack's every year. Everything on the menu is great. Be ready to wait in line for a table unless you get there very early. The dessert is the best. Get the bacon on it. (you'll see ...) You can't go wrong eating at Joe Jack's.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Been coming here for years, they never disappoint. Had the octopus dinner, next visit fish n chips, the last of the trip was mahi mahi, very good, the shrimp & octopus ceviche incredible. Staff always friendly and very fast. Will go back for years to come.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We adore Joe Jack's Fish Shack. Don't be fooled by the unassuming name and casual atmosphere. This place has class! As soon as you are seated, you will receive a cold towel to wipe your sweaty brow and a plate of fresh veggies to munch on. The perfectly prepared 2-for-1 mojitos come in various flavours (ginger being my fave!) and... More 

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Additional Information about Joe Jack's Fish Shack

Address: Basilio Badillo 212, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 322 222 2099
Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: Mexican, American, Chowder, Bar, Seafood, Barbecue, Hamburgers

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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, Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

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