In the late 1990s, a good fish taco was hard to come by, but we wanted to create a casual dining experience with quality food inspired by the beautiful Ventura County coastline we call home. We decided to fuse coastal and Mexican cuisine in the headliner of our new restaurant's menu, and thus Snapper Jack's award-winning fish taco was born.

With the help of family, friends, and dedicated employees, we opened the doors of the first Snapper Jack's Taco Shack in 2000. We developed our menu with "Cal-Mex" flavors in mind, combining fresh local California produce with traditional Mexican dishes. Along with an innovative menu, we developed a unique salsa bar that grew and transformed until it reached its wildly popular end result: nine savory and original salsas that perfectly complement all of our menu items, plus the star of the show -- our Secret Shack Sauce.

We are continually working to improve the quality and appeal of our food. Everything -- from our salsas to our taco salad shells -- is made fresh daily. We offer weekly specials that include unique and seasonal ingredients.

Our Healthier Options Menu includes items geared toward multiple facets of nutrition and health. We offer whole wheat tortillas and several options for vegetarians and vegans. There are gluten-free items on our menu, as well as many that can easily be modified to accommodate a gluten-free diet. Our battered fish tacos are made with homemade batter and fried in canola oil. We recently developed our own organic horchata (traditional beverage) recipe, and we offer organic milk and organic apple juice options with our child's plates. We do not, and never will, use lard or anything with trans fats or MSG.

Our philosophy has always been to forego advertising in favor of donating to local community projects. We rely on word of mouth and outstanding customer service for repeat business. This has turned out to be very successful for us. With our Ventura restaurant thriving, we opened our second Snapper Jack's in Camarillo in 2006. We opened our third restaurant in Thousand Oaks in 2011. We are looking forward to launching our fourth Snapper Jack's in downtown Ventura in the spring of 2015.

Since the beginning, we have adopted business practices that emphasize respect and responsibility. We have endeavored to support and harmonize with our local communities. We are passionate about providing people with a positive experience, and we strongly believe in the pay-it-forward philosophy. We are eternally grateful to our hard-working employees and, above all, to our loyal customers.


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Stuff Lawyers Make Us Say

Individuals with food allergies, gluten intolerance, or strict vegans should note that our kitchen uses the same cooking & prep surfaces for all our items. We also rely on information provided by our suppliers and therefore cannot guarantee that any item is free of gluten or other allergen and cannot assume responsibility for guests with allergies or sensitivities. Please use your own judgment when eating out.

No personal checks, please.

Not responsible for lost or stolen items.

The restaurant reserves the right to change the menu and prices.

We reserve the right to refuse service when deemed necessary. We also follow strict ABC guidelines when serving alcohol.