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Joe Jack's Fish Shack

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Mexican, American, Bar, Seafood
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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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  • 810
    Excellent
  • 342
    Very good
  • 89
    Average
  • 33
    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
GREAT FISH AND CHIPS

Always a crowd at dinner time, so we went about 4:00. Great food without so much time spent in line.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Gus826
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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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Fairbanks, Alaska
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Always a crowd at dinner time, so we went about 4:00. Great food without so much time spent in line.

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Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Excellent fish and chips, can have long line ups, but worth the wait, try and get a table on the roof.

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

An aptly named restaurant, it truly is a beach type of place. Do not go there if you are looking for a fine dining experience. You won’t find linens or fine cloth napkins. What you will find is good food and drinks served by friendly waiters and waitresses, and the owner is an engaging personality. If it is on the... More 

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Leawood, Kansas, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Great location, wonderful staff and a burger to die for!! If you do not like fish do not rule out Joe Jack's Fish Shack. Granted, the fish is the star whether you like is fried,grilled or sautéed! However, you can also have steak, chicken, numerous sides and great salads. Mojitos are the signature drink. I had the Fish and Chips......yuuum... More 

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Chicago, IL
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81 reviews 81 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Good food (we had fish tacos and shrimp aguacaliente?), lively atmosphere. We ate at the bar since it was very crowded and there was a wait for a table. Next time I think I'd either wait for a table or come back when they are less crowded.

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We loved this place. It was right along Basillio Badillo, which has tons of restaurants and bars all along. Came back for the guac as a mid-late night snack. Good food, good drinks.

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Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Great fish and chips and mushy peas. Best bloody caesar in Puerto Vallarta. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Would definitely go back again.

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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

After years of visiting PV finally got around to trying Joe Jack's. My parents always talked about how busy (but good) the 'all-you-can-eat' was - but too chaotic for them. There for dinner the other night we were seated up on the roof terrace after a twenty minute wait. My mother had the combo ( fish, shrimp & chips), my... More 

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Washington,DC
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Ate here as the owner of the condo we rented gave us a certificate to dine here. Was very happy with our choice to dine here. Highly recommend the broiled Brussels sprouts with a Thai dressing. They were so good we ordered a second helping. Shared the whole rockfish, which was very moist with just the right hint of chili... More 

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Chicago
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This restaurant is seriously underrated for dinner. Forget about the "all you can eat" lunches (which I'm sure are fine). Try this place for dinner. I've been here 3 times in the last 2 visits to PV and have never been disappointed. The waiters are really helpful if you need help. My wife & I usually split the large snapper... 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, Bar, Seafood

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?