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$10 - $30
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Takeout, Serves Alcohol
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All reviews fish and chips peel and eat shrimp red snapper ceviche burger salad sea bass mahi mahi beans all you can eat sat upstairs passion fruit fun atmosphere old town great seafood open air great drinks
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Reviewed August 25, 2022

I spent 7 days in Puerto Vallarta! This was my first time visiting Puerto Vallarta. While making our plans, we decided to Google different restaurants that served fish. Joe's Fish Shack came up. We looked at the reviews, held our breath, and decided to give...it a try. Well, we were more than impressed! Joe's Fish Shack delivered everything that you could desire in a restaurant. The food was OUTSTANDING (Grilled Snapper, Mexican rice, green beans, and carrots)! Every dish was full of flavor and fresh!!! On top of that, the servers provide you with "refreshing clothes" that are cold and smell like lemongrass. The service is quick and friendly! We had a server named "J Ram"! Outstanding personality, was friendly, engaging, etc, etc, etc. We decided to go back a second time since the experience was so great! Again, the service and food were OUTSTANDING!! We saw J Ram again, had a great conversation with him, and received a new waiter who too was friendly and service-oriented!! When we return, we will visit Joe's, Fish Shack!!!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 13, 2022

it was a great experience and I definitely recommend it to fish lovers. they also have friend chicken some nights which is not very common in PV. worth a visit for sure.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 1, 2022

I am sure it is in an effort to provide attention to the customers, however, the entire staff will stand at the back of the dining room watching you eat. I was not the only guest who found this a little creepy. I had the...Dorado served on a bed of rice with re fried beans and it was tasty. What really burned me was the server helping herself to a 240.00 Peso tip, my change was not even offered to me. When I approached the server and said to her in Spanish "you don't take a tip you wait for it to be offered". She replied in Spanish "It's obligatorily". I was shocked, It's bad enough when they ask for a tip let alone help them selves to my money!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 24, 2022

What a great find in Old Town! So delicious! "Joe" the waiter was fantastic. The service was incredibly attentive and timely. We started with peel and eat shrimp-delicious! as well as seafood chowder-incredibe! For mains, we had 5 pepper steak (excellent), cheeseburger and fries (very...good), Mahi Mahi (excellent), shrimp and chips (very good) and two specials (stuffed pork chop and grilled sea bass-both excellent). The special Paloma drink was very tasty. We sat inside toward the back so it was cooler and a bit quieter. The rooftop area looked very nice. Highly recommend this restaurant!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 10, 2022 via mobile

Wow wow wow. Avocado shrimp tostadas are a game changer. Everything was delicious portions are very generous so maybe order 1 by 1 to avoid wastage. Passionfruit margs are great. We ordered a tequila alongside which seemed to be akin to half pint so make...sure you also order water! Fab place, exceptional food, fantastic staff. Overall a great evening out.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 10, 2022 via mobile

Fantastic fresh seafood, presented beautifully. We absolutely loved the Shrimp and Avocado Tostadas Louie. This was followed by the octopus, which was a real triumph. Staff are friendly and welcoming. They spoke perfect English, but allowed us the room to practice our Spanish. There is...a wonderful atmosphere here, especially on the roof terrace, above the city streets. This is certainly not to be missed. Definitely worth visiting, we'll be going back for sure!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 5, 2022

Please take a good look at the menu! This is NOT a fried fish dive, OK, they do have all you can eat Fish&Chips on Friday, but the restaurant is a gourmet find. It's not fancy, the food is fancy.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 1, 2022

I fell in love with this restaurant. From the time we walked in, to the time we left, the staff was friendly and welcoming. Our server explained the 3 course option and we loved it. Every single bite of our meal had a unique and...flavorful experience. We enjoyed being outside on the 2nd floor. It was my husband's birthday and our server brought him a delicious dessert with a candle. I highly recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed June 1, 2022

Enjoyed a nice lunch with friends and the seafood tacos were delicious. Service was quick and server friendly. There is a nice upstairs seating area as well.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 26, 2022 via mobile

I went here early with two friends visiting Vallarta for the first time. We asked the servers and managers if they were on the parade route for pride and were told yes. They even agreed to reserve some seats out front where we continue to...order drinks waiting for the parade. Well, they lied to keep us. The server finally confessed. So, they kept us and made us miss the parade so they could continue to take our money. I own a home in Vallarta and for many years I have recommended this place—never again. We missed most of the the pride and Joe Jacks took this away from us. This is so shady and greedy.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 24, 2022 via mobile

Ari is the best! Great service and always smiling. She recommends just the right balance for your beverage experience. The fried chicken is also to die for!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 24, 2022 via mobile

We loved our experience for Happy Hour at Joe Jacks the other day. Daniella was fantastic and so were the cod fritters and mojitos. Will definitely be back before we head home. Cheers The three sisters from Sidney BC

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 22, 2022

Food is absolutely delish! Great staff and outstanding service! Every dish we had was so tasty and portions are big! The peel and eat shrimp is a must and fish tacos is probably the best I’ve had! Great location in the romantic zone

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 20, 2022

Joe Jack’s should be a must visit on any trip to PV. The rooftop is lovely and the food and service is excellent.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 15, 2022

This was one of the best restaurants we ate at during our trip to PV. The fish was so fresh, cooked to perfection and so flavorfully seasoned. My husband was also very happy with his dish. Our waiter was friendly and attentive, and we enjoyed...the Mexican singer serenating some of the diners. We also loved the ambience of the upstairs patio. We definitely recommend this restaurant and if we're ever in PV again, this place will be in our itinerary. :)More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Clarence C
January 7, 2022|
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Hi Clarence….I’m so sorry…I just saw this. simple answer is yes, you can take anything on our menu and mix and match…many salads and appetizers to choose from as well….we deal with this question almost daily. Apologies for... More
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April 5, 2019|
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the underground parking is one block away, it’s twenty pesos per hour. sorry for the late answer, I just saw the question.
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Dianne E
February 22, 2019|
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I’m sorry we don’t....you could call and order, then pick it up....or you could call one of the delivery services...pvr xpress
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Yes, Joe Jack's Fish Shack offers takeout services.

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Joe Jack's Fish Shack is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5