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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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is a Puerto Vallarta institution. Be warned though it's always crazy busy and you will wait for a table. The place is a lot bigger on the inside than it looks from the outside, but be prepared for a noisy, crazy good meal.Everything is tasty, but go for something with seafood or fish which are their specialty here.... More 

Thank Jon L
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Food and service is always great every single time we dine there. That is saying something! Love their red snapper for 2 and the warm Brussel sprout salad.

Thank Cheryl S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Doesn't look like anything fancy, but oh my God, the food and drinks are to die for. Octopus, everything I have gotten in the states, rubbery. This was tender beyond belief. The flavor can't be described and tender! Our group of 7 got a large red snapper for the table to share. Also, fresh and delicious. Mohitos are yummy too!... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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136 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the ambience of this place. The service was fast and food came quickly. Everything was excellent and the home made chilli sauce was amazing. Look forward to going back!

Thank danielfernan7
Buda, Texas
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Joe Jack's has one of the best atmospheres in Zona Romantica. There will always be a wait during peak times and it can get loud, but it's a lot of fun. My husband had the red snapper and said it was delicious. The tiny toy mermaid in the top of my beer bottle was delightful!

Thank Katherine B
Phoenix, Arizona
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is my wife's favorite place to eat in PV. We eat here at least once during each stay. The shrimp tacos are great, and their fish and chips are traditional. The service is good. I highly recommend eating on the rooftop terrace.

Thank Jeff M
Montgomery, Texas
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the spinach and artichoke dip as an appetizer. It was fantastic and just enough. This was at lunch so we ate light. The wedge salad with crumbled blue cheese and the Shrimp avocado tostado was perfect for lunch. It was a big serving of shrimp on the tostada, more than I could eat. We sat upstairs on the... More 

Thank Stinalr
Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very popular restaurant with limited space. Best to go at off times, or you can wait a LONG time for a table. Excellent fish or shrimp tacos, and a very good hamburger (which is hard to find outside the USA). 2-for-1 Mojitos all day long!

Thank SheriTravelSmith
Markham, Canada
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The first night we went there I had a sea bass dish (special) and it was excellent. The second time I had the fish and chips and they were great too. A noisy place but fun. Very busy you might have to wait 15 minutes to get in. Service was top notch.

Thank Merrie Ann S
Bloomington, Indiana
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356 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our 3rd or 4th dinner. The owner is always very welcoming. Before the starter, they bring the delicious taro root- radishes-cucumber plate. For starter, we chose the wedge salad and the extra yummy arugula, fennel, parmesan salad(special for that night). Our main course was meatballs; again delicious, a little spicy. I recommend their passion fruit margarita. Our server... 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
USD 10 - USD 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
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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: 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?