Joe Jacks Fish Shack

Joe Jacks Fish Shack is an excellent little restaurant on Basillo Badillo street. We stopped in here yesterday for a late lunch and had some excellent margaritas and fish tacos.


The restaurant has two floors. The bottom is great for people watching as it is open to the street. The second is like a little garden oasis and is also open to the sky. At night, it’s very romantic as they have lights strung across the open seating area that resembles a star filled sky. Although we have yet sat on the second floor, it looks beautiful.


Our server was excellent and had been working there for 5 years he said. A native Puerto Vallartan, he grew up in Zona Romantica and still lives in the original house his parents and grandparents owned. In fact, he is our neighbor! We were told as a child he played in the mango tree farm that used to encompass the neighborhood. I cannot remember his name but what a nice fellow with some great stories about the area.