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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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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Joe Jack's fried shrimp is the best in town, maybe all of Mexico. The "Shrimp & Chips" cannot be surpassed in flavor, freshness, or any other measurement. The service is excellent as well. Try it, you'll love it. Use. Your coupon after your first for a 50 peso discount on your 2nd visit.

Thank marshingle
Chicago, Illinois
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our Michigan friends suggested we stop by this place. We tried it for lunch and it was excellent! The service was perfect and the food was very good. I had a caprese-like salad that was so filling and fresh I didn't need to have the fish I ordered. (They cancelled it without any complaint.) My partner had a salad with... More 

Thank RobDargel
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58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a smallish restaurant off the Malecon you might otherwise walk right by and wonder why people are waiting outside for a table. The answer is the great food and staff who bring it to you. The prices are very reasonable and the food and drinks are delicious. This is a treat not to be missed.

Thank Travelgroup-CanAm
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had to wait about 1/2 hour even at 5:30pm. Was crowded and not quiet but food and service were excellent. ...even as busy as they were, we had good service. Prices are very reasonable and they also served a good healthy martini!

Thank Valerie G
Kansas City, Missouri
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a hot and happening place. The menu is genuinely diverse and may seem to adventurous; however, all of the dishes we had were great. The winner by far was octopus a la plancha. The table next to us were regulars; we ended up having a nice friendly conversation and sharing food impressions. Made for a great evening.

Thank vchernet
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really fun atmosphere! Excellent service, excellent food and drink. Would go back again and would highly recommend.

Thank Laura L
Wheeling, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The best fresh mojitos in Puerto Vallarta. The whole red snapper is a must! Great service, sit on the terrace.

Thank Stephen62862
new york
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Everybody's favorite isn't mine. Too crowded with tables on top of one another diminishes the experience for me. The food is good though.

Thank newyorksteve
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Over the last 25 years we have been to Joe Jack's for many meals, we find we cannot go to the Friday eat all you can anymore, to much food and gets very busy, we take an off day to go there. THE FOOD IS NO GOOD.

Thank robertharry
fargo, nd
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is great! We ate there twice during our week long stay in PV. We started with the mushroom quesadilla. It is amazing! The seafood is fresh and perfectly prepared. I had the Sea Bass special and my husband had the fish tacos. While he loved the fish tacos he had major food envy when he tasted my dish.... More 

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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?