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Joe Jack's Fish Shack

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Calle 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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Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Judging by the crowds last night and the line up waiting out on the sidewalk, Joe Jack's must have got many many very good reviews. I am going to add to this. Despite a slight hiccup (the day before I had asked and was told that there would be no need to make a reservation - wrong - the place... More 

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San Francisco, California
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117 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fun place to eat and watch people. It was crowded but we didn't feel like we were overcrowded even sitting by the front door. This place is more of a tourist place than anything, although our local friends tell us they will eat here occasionally. The mojitos were very good and well made. We enjoyed the Calamar a la Plancha... More 

Thank 180michaelm
Calgary, Alberta
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130 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A group of us went here and had amazing service and delicious food. Every visit to PV I love to go to Joe Jack's. They have a large menu with authentically delicious local cuisine. Definitely a must when you're in the area.

Thank emailgreg
Thousand Oaks, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great staff and amazing fish tacos! We got lucky and slipped in before the crowd. We will definitely return next year.

Thank Paul R
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96 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

LOVED the food at Joe Jack's! I had the roasted brussel sprouts. Sooooo good!! Our waiter told me the recipe for the sauce, but alas, have not been able to duplicate it. Highly recommend. Oh, and ask to sit upstairs on the patio, if it's not too hot.

Thank SunniBWR
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Consistently good food and service. Tuna poke, salad nicoise, roasted Brussels sprouts and grilled whole fish the best I've eaten here. The 2 for 1 mojitos between 12-5 are delicious and strong! The only reason I didn't give Joe Jacks 5 stars is that sometimes it's a bit loud.

Thank axgray
Akron, Ohio
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told this was a must-do! I would say it's worth it, as the atmosphere is fun. I was disappointed in my meal, but everyone else in my party was happy. Service was very good. Drinks were good, too! Sit on the rooftop!

Thank FerrisWheel3
southern VA, USA
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Met a friend here for lunch at her recommendation. It was an enjoyable meal, the wait staff was maybe TOO attentive--but that's not a bad thing. The fish and chips were excellent, the place is known for that. The menu is a limited one, atmosphere is pleasant. Prices were good. I would stop by here again.

Thank dennis l
London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always busy but they managed to sit 6 of us at a great table near the front. Enjoyed the snapper which was cooked beautifully. Service was fast ands cheerful.

Santa Fe
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85 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been going to Joe Jack's for years. We usually dine there several times each visit. This time that was not the case. The quality of the food was, well, fading. It just wasn't as good as it used to be. Nothing was bad. Just not as good as in the past. The place is always packed. It's reasonably... 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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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: Calle 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?