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Joe Jack's Fish Shack

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Mexican, Bar, American, Seafood, Barbecue, 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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Dining on a budget
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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  • 41
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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
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If numbers count, this place is exceptional! Seafood was delicious. Service was friendly, prompt, and efficient. We'll be back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
JGedir
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Saskatoon, Canada
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Saskatoon, Canada
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If numbers count, this place is exceptional! Seafood was delicious. Service was friendly, prompt, and efficient. We'll be back.

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Van Buren, Arkansas, United States
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stumbled upon this restaurant walking one evening. The red snapper was incredible, as was the tuna belly bruschetta appetizer. While waiting for our table we enjoyed a gin margarita with cucumber and mint. Soooooo good!!!! You have to eat here!

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Thank SKclark
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is our go to place for lunch downtown. The specials are good, the staff are friendly and the ginger mohitos are very good.

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Thank Duncan J
Seattle, Washington
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were staying just down the street, so passed Joe Jack's most nights as we headed up Basilio Badillo to one restaurant or another. We always remarked on the long lines jammed around the entrance. We've been to PV many times before but had never tried what seemed like a pretty standard gringo-style restaurant. We finally went ourselves to see... More 

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Thank Vagabondage
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Any wait for a table is well worth the wait. The seafood soup is out of this world - full of seafood! The fish dishes are just the right size, well cooked - I do not know how they do it in such a small kitchen. The service is very good and unobtrusive and the prices are reasonable for a... More 

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Thank John M
Vancouver, Canada
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were tired and just wanted a place we knew would be good. We had been to the fish shack last year and it was exactly the same. We always sit upstairs. The fish tacos are excellent and plentiful. The price is fair and the staff are all very attentive. Perfect for our first night back in Puerto Vallarta.

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Thank Syl D
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91 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is our go to place for lunch! Best Burgers with bacon around! We usually get no bun as they are SO BIG and perfectly done. Wedge salad is amazing and filling. The mojitos traditional are delightful and delicious. The bacon pudding is just down right wrong in a good way. Always excellent food and service here.

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texas
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362 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We weren't expecting such delicious fish tacos. My husband and I ordered the mahi mahi and shrimp tacos. The best we have ever eaten. They had a nice bite to them and the cabbage was crunchy and complimented the taco. You get 3 tacos each and we had a buy one get one free mango mojito that was delish! GO.

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Thank wwjd1947
Reston
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113 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place for lunch especially, when it is not as horribly crowded as for dinner. Nice view if you eat upstairs near the street. Very friendly wait staff, tasty drinks, and good fish dishes. If you eat at lunch you might get lucky and get a 50 peso coupon off another lunch.

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Thank tresdar
Northern California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We've been here three times over the years, usually enjoying the whole grilled red snapper. This time we opted for a bay scallop and garbanzo bean appetizer, quite tasty; fish tacos, ok; and garlic shrimp with green beans and rice, very good. Margaritas excellent, and we always enjoy the festive atmosphere in the upstairs dining room. Reservations recommended as there's... 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, Bar, American, Seafood, Barbecue, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, 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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