Joe Jack's Fish Shack

Joe Jack's Fish Shack

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+52 322 222 2099+ Add website
Hours
Sun
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Mon
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tue
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wed
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thu
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Fri
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sat
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travelers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Details
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PRICE RANGE
$10 – $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
FEATURES
Takeout, Serves Alcohol
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles3,714 reviews
Excellent
2,405
Very good
919
Average
252
Poor
91
Terrible
47
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

karim a
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 family
Great food, excellent service and the vibes were great at midday. We ate upstairs and had a view of the street below, everything was perfect. The fish tacos are delicious!
Written May 13, 2024
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Ted Bradford
Minneapolis2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 couples
While staying in Nuevo Vallarta for an early spring vacation, my girlfriend was fondly remembering an exceptional fish chowder that she enjoyed at a cozy, second level restaurant somewhere in Puerto Vallarta years before. After some online research she believed that Joe Jack's was the place. It was a busy night and we were relieved when we asked if there was a table on the second floor and they said, "Yes." The second floor was even busier and we were seated at the only remaining table, a small two-top tucked into a corner near the back of the room, far away from the view. We were fortunate to get a table at all, but this was not the experience we were hoping for. The attentive waitstaff approached our table numerous times, but we kept asking for another moment while we pondered if we wanted to go somewhere else. And, without us saying anything to them, they picked up on our hesitation. Within minutes, they had us at a new table--which also happened to be at the front edge of the room, with the best view! In an instant, our night transformed from a disappointment into a magical evening. The lighting was warm and inviting, there were real plants hanging everywhere, and the energy from the Puerto Vallarta nightlife wafted in with the evening breeze. Our server was friendly and very patient with us while we struggled in the pleasantly low light to read the drink menu. With his help, we both settled on passionfruit margaritas. And they were delicious! Based on the presence of the slippery, crunchy seeds, the drinks were clearly made with fresh passionfruit. We wasted no time getting to what we came for, ordering a bowl of the fish chowder to share. We were not disappointed! It was rich, flavorful, and brimming with pieces of all kinds of seafood. We probably could have ordered more and made a meal of that one dish and been completely satisfied. But we wanted to explore more of the menu and followed-up with fish tacos and ceviche--both of which hit the spot as well. In fact, the fish taco that we brought home was just as good the next day. I was very impressed with the attentiveness and care we received at Joe Jack's. I imagine that they get their fair share of impatient and entitled gringos as customers, but we were treated like regulars celebrating a special occasion. And the food was everything we hoped for. I admit that, as an American, the name "Joe Jack's Fish Shack" conjures up certain images. And honestly, I think if you come expecting that kind of experience, I think you will leave just as happy as we did. But don't be fooled; Joe Jack's has been in business for a long time because they know what they are doing. There are a lot of options in the Zona Romántica in Puerto Vallarta. Joe Jack's deserves to be on your short list.
Written May 5, 2024
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sdolphin13
Seattle46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 couples
The “special” fried chicken rivals any we’ve had in the states. The shrimp tostados (Louie) were amazing. The fish and chips were good, although a bit heavy on batter (good fresh fish beneath). They have an amazing stout beer, which my husband raved about. And, the classico mojito was phenomenal!
Written May 3, 2024
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Cary B
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 couples
Our plane landed late Christmas Eve, and this place was one of the few that was open. We’d heard about this place many times, but this was our first visit, but will definitely not be our last! The ceviche was some of the very best we’ve experienced. Our server, Joe 13, was a friendly and funny guy who provided excellent service!
Written March 31, 2024
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BuckhornBaby
Whitby65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
Cannot say enough good things about our dinner at Joe Jack’s. We sat outside on the upper level. The service was welcoming and perfectly timed throughout. The food was absolutely delicious…we shared the papaya salad and then had sea bass and fish/shrimp tacos as our entrees. As much as the desserts looked tempting, we didn’t have room. Will be back for sure.
Written March 25, 2024
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shelleyk255
Montreal56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
This was overall the best meal we have had in Puerto Vallarta in the 2 weeks we have been here. We had an amazing waiter, Ivan, who suggested some local appetizers which were fantastic. Pumpkinseed dip, sikil p’aak was in the daily special menu and calamari from the regular menu. I had for a main the local Sea Bass which had a soft velvety texture with a lovely crunch one outside from being pan seared and my guy had a steak cooed Ned rare to perfection with roasted potatoes and caramelized red onions in red wine. I savoured every bite. I can’t say enough about the service. Ivan was so helpful in choosing our food, and wine and attentive with great humour and ease. Obviously a seasoned professional. We booked our table for 5:30 cuz there were no tables available later but it didn’t matter. By 6 pm the place was hopping and the bartender was animated and we were seated nearby and enjoyed all the interaction. I highly recommend this place. Make a reservation as we noticed people were turned away.
Written March 2, 2024
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bill f
Reno14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 family
We have been there twice. I loved their fish tacos, my wife had fish and chips. The first time her fish and chips were very oily but tried again same thing. We will go back just avoid the fish and chips. Great service and atmosphere. Fun little spot.
Written February 27, 2024
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Paula C
Rehoboth Beach197 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 friends
I really enjoy this place. Good food, good service and fun atmosphere. I brought friends here this time who hadn’t ever come and they really liked it too. Several of us had the garlic shrimp, ask for the bread to go with it as there is a terrific sauce to dip it in. We also shared a chocolate flourless cake that was terrific and a very good coconut cake. Not sweet like we would make in the States but really good.
Written February 25, 2024
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Erin C
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 family
Joe Jack's was amazing, from food to service to atmosphere this place is incredible. I know you're probably saying you don't want to go somewhere touristy, but trust me this place is worth the hype! Even when I messed up my order the server was gracious and kind and fixed it no problem. Reasonably priced and delicious. They also gave us directions, advice and even hooked up our kiddo with some coloring supplies. Couldn't have been a better experience, definitely check them out!
Written February 20, 2024
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La Costa Studio
Puerto Vallarta2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 couples
in love with the Baja tacos from here ! margaritas and the octopus are very good as well! I like to go for dinner is always a nice atmosphere.....
Written February 17, 2024
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Tlgirl
Novato64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
Consistently good. Been going for years and they are always fantastic. Fish and chips, mahi mahi and beans. And the best burger around.
Written February 15, 2024
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Woolywolf
Kelowna38 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
Food was not bad. Pretty expensive for the quality level. Very noisy. Staff were good, attentive. Second time there, probably the last with all the other options in the city.
Written February 7, 2024
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neenhilde
38 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 friends
I liked this restaurant. The staff is very friendly and it was quite full but not too noisy. I didnt much care for the shrimp in aquachili as it was really very watery[agua] which i suppose is correct but it was a huge portion and I didnt eat even a third. I also didnt feel so great later, so maybe so much raw shrimp isnt for me, even though I eat it all the time in italy. I did like the calamari which had an interesting sauce with garbanzos and grapefruit. My mezcal margarita was a bit watery. Guac was good. I will eat there again during my 2 week stay.
Written February 6, 2024
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JimG10-21
Orland Park46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 family
My wife and I have been going to JoeJacks for ever-----we have been in PV 35 times and joe jacks is always our first stop for dinner----can't beat the food or price and the service is always great.
Written February 1, 2024
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Amy
La Jolla39 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 friends
Restaurant has unfortunately turned into an American fast turn, average quality food experience. So disappointing as I used to love this place. Overpriced food and drinks that aren’t that great. Wait staff isn’t friendly and pressured us to give a tip when it wasn’t deserved.
Written January 30, 2024
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