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“Quality and Price...and fun” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Joe Jack's Fish Shack

Joe Jack's Fish Shack
Basilio Badillo 212, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
+52 322 222 2099
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Ranked #35 of 697 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Mexican, Seafood, Bar
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
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 of great cocktails.
ashland, oregon
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Quality and Price...and fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Recommended by many locals and it was worth the 1/2 hour wait for a roof-top table. Excellent value for the amazing calamari appetizer and the garlic shrimp and perfect sea bass entrées. Ginger mojito and classic margaritas were great and strong. We didn't need the second round but they tasted so good! All for a remarkably reasonable price. We'll be back!! Only wrinkle was when they brought our "to go" box with the shrimp I left over, it was someone else's leftovers and not discovered till the next day. Oh well!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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wisconsin
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60 reviews 60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Still the best in town. Somethings change (the menu) but the food remains wonderful, all of it.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Who would go to a fish shack to order a burger, but one in our party did, and loved it. We stick with the fish since the red snapper is the best ever! We always get more than we can eat, and believe me, we try. It is unequaled in Vallarta. That's not to say we don't love the octopus cocktail, served anyway they decide to serve it. The portobello quesadilla, wow, you will be pleasantly surprised. The chowder, still the best ever and many folks go for the all you can eat fish fry. We choose to start with 2 for 1 mojitos, always good. Oh, and if you have room, or not, try the salted carmel, very sweet, very different and guaranteed to fill you up, served with cookies and bacon. Need I say more? Well, I can, I can mention that the staff are very well trained, and so much fun! It's just an amazing experience that you won't find too often, if at all.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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8 restaurant reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Best BBQ chicken in PV”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Best "non-greasy" BBQ chicken we have had in PV. Great service !!! Try it !! You won't be disappointed.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lantzville, Canada
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12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“best fish & chips ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

I come from the west coast of Canada and I have never had a better fish and chips than here. The batter on the fish is wonderful with a very different tartar sauce that's very good.The service is friendly and efficient. I look forward to my next visit.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco, California
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Love this place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Excellent ambiance, food and service.
Second visit during our one week stay in PV.
If you like octopus, theirs is moist and tasty. Also loved the papaya salad, ceviche and Baja fish tacos.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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