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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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  • 839
    Excellent
  • 356
    Very good
  • 90
    Average
  • 34
    Poor
  • 12
    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
Joe is Great!

But then everyone there is named Joe! Love this place, great food, seating upstairs, small place don't know how they put out so much, good food. I always have the fish & chips - there were 6 of us there and everyone had a great time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Stranders
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

The passion fruit mojitos and margaritas are amazing! We ordered the traditional ceviche, fish tacos on the grill both of which I highly recommend. As a main we split the garlic shrimp which was under seasoned, overcooked, and left a lot to be desired. The service was amazing, they even split the main dish for us but I do think... More 

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

But then everyone there is named Joe! Love this place, great food, seating upstairs, small place don't know how they put out so much, good food. I always have the fish & chips - there were 6 of us there and everyone had a great time.

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I love seafood and I love Mexican tacos. This place makes some of the best seafood tacos in Vallarta for sure! While there, they were offering a special dish of cooked Brussels sprouts - very good.

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Seattle, WA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Ate here three times (2 dinners, 1 lunch) over a 6 day stay in PV. Food was wonderful, accommodated our group of 12 without much of a problem, and the upstairs seating area was perfect. Highly recommend the shrimp and fish tacos (went with battered), but everyone in our group was really happy with what they ordered. Would definitely go... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

excellent drinks and fish&chips. quality has stayed consistently good since 2008. Very friendly attentive waitstaff for woman on her own. not always so in restaurants.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Fantastic food, good location, fun decor and amazingly great staff from front door hostess to a servers and helpful owner :-) Definitely one of the best places to eat in PV, upstairs patio great for evening drinks...

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76 reviews 76 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We had a very good meal there . Friendly staff and nice ambiance. Good location from the beaches. I wouldn't say it was the best restaurant I experienced in PV, but you are going to get a good meal there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Great food, and a perfect spot to escape the afternoon heat. A short walk from the beach. Be sure to check out the rooftop deck!

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London, Canada
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Dropped by for drinks on the rooftop bar one night. Menu seemed great but mostly seafood items. Staff was amazing. It isn't a wonder this restaurant makes it in the 100.

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Montreal. Qc., Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

If you want to relax around a glass of beer and a good lunch this is the place to go. Service is friendly and pleasant with no formalities and the price is a good value. French fries are delicious.

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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?