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Joe Jack's Fish Shack

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Basilio Badillo 212, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
+52 322 222 2099
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Westchester, NY
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a relaxing special treat. Service, food, setting very good. We were seated upstairs and with a full restaurant had great service and food came on time. Not too noisy, atmosphere lovely and really fresh, home made food. Will definitely recommend and return on next visit.

Thank ll5401
Portland, Oregon
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Perhaps we were there on an off night. We had been to Joe Jacks on previous visits to PV and it was always...fine. Cute t-shirts, good cocktails and ok food although always a bit spendy. This time we went with my inlaws. My mother in law didn't get all of her food order even after asking the waiter, I never... More 

Thank Rhonda D
Lakewood, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent both times we visited! I had the peel & eat shrimp and warm brussel sprout salad, both to die for. Super fresh. Love this place!

Thank CarenSue
East Hampton, N.Y.
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Usually a wait to get in and a little on the tourist side (sell TV shirts, Etc..) but worth a try. Fair prices. We had brussel sprouts app and a whole Snapper filet and 2 vinos for $32.00 US. I felt our food was too salty, all dishes. However, the setting is nice and the service was excellent and prompt!

Thank RoosEastHampton_N_Y_
Saratoga Springs, New York
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Professionally run and organized..we stopped in late on a mid week night after a show at the Act 2 theatre up the street..(which also deserves a stellar review!!) Short wait but who cares...where were we going? Hostess procured a drink for us on the sidewalk ..dined upstairs (try for that if you go)..great app of roasted Brussels sprouts and of... More 

Thank Aaron S
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The fish are fresh, the vegetables plentiful, and everything was delicious. The margaritas are REAL - no mix - just fresh fruits. And our server was so helpful and positive. We recommend this place as a must!

Thank CanadaGeeseVancouver
Picton, Canada
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Whether it's the fish tacos, the burger or fish and chips, you just can't go wrong at Joe Jacks. The food is consistent and well prepared. I do however have a coupe of comments ... things that irk me. I don't drink alcohol so always have a soda with dinner. It comes in a can, warm as toast, then poured... More 

Thank simpstra
Chicago, Illinois
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This small but perfect restaurant keeps getting better & better. Things to try;guacamole & chips, fish & chips, perfect burger, brussel sprouts salad w/lardon & egg, fish tacos & amazing mojitos served in big Ball jar glasses. Buzzing today at lunch with not a seat to be had...Joe is amazing...keeps improving every year as do his cooks & wait staff.

Thank Sparky399
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We started off with 2 for 1 mojitos which were very refreshing and probably the best I've ever had. Our table tried the fresh fish sandwiches, portobello quesa dilla, and fish and chips. All got rave reviews except for the fish and chips which were just average. Good service and a willingness to split our checks between the 3 couples.

Thank Marcy T
Puerto Vallarta
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104 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great-to place for out of towners... Something different and always great! We've had two dinners here in the last month and both times couldn't have been happier with the food or the service. It's always crowded, usually a line but it moves quickly and is indicative of the high demand this restaurant receives and gets.

Thank Gingerita

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Mexican, American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Basilio Badillo 212, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 322 222 2099
Fun, casual place with an obvious emphasis on seafood and an eclectic mix of great cocktails.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?