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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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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 yesterday 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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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 2 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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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 4 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 

Thank TrWorldTraveler
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is great, service is great! We made a reservation for the rooftop balcony seating. We were seated at a fabulous table and enjoyed a great meal. This is an extremely busy restaurant and for a very good reason - the food is great! The only down side for us is that because it is so busy, the wait time... More 

Thank Vcmischkolz
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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow, these drinks are just so fresh and delicious. The food was also great the Brussels sprout salad was my favourite. Gets very busy so you may have to wait but it's worth it

Thank irishfemme99
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was amazed at the quality of fresh seafood available. We actually ate there twice because of the amazing fish. Thank you and a job well done!

Thank jeromethurmant

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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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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?