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.