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Melissa's

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Mexican, Seafood
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Josefa O. De Dominguez, No. 223-A,, Puerto Vallarta 48350, Mexico
322-2230766
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Dear Custoers and Friends:Melissas's Restaurant is sorry to say we will...
Dear Custoers and Friends:Melissas's Restaurant is sorry to say we will be closing our doors for the summer season.We will reopen in the Fall.Looking forward to seeing you all again in the Fall,Warm regards,M & J.
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    Very good
  • 32
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great seafood and welcoming service

We are visiting from Vancouver and were welcomed like family into this charming restaurant. The guacamole was as fresh as possible and the Portuguese shrimp and coconut shrimp were delicious. We can't wait to come back! Thanks for the complimentary tequila!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
Sleamon
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Vancouver, Canada
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

We are visiting from Vancouver and were welcomed like family into this charming restaurant. The guacamole was as fresh as possible and the Portuguese shrimp and coconut shrimp were delicious. We can't wait to come back! Thanks for the complimentary tequila!

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Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We were looking for a new place to eat. I have been to Puerto Vallarta 16 times and eat at most of the local spots off the beaten path. The food was fantastic the service excellent and the atmosphere was perfect! I do have to say that we would not have found it if it was not for Jessie. He... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Food was absolutely delicious. best meal I had while in PV. Red Snapper was huge and presented well on the plate. Had a bacon wrapped shrimp (monstrous shrimp) stuffed with cheese, seasoned spicy and baked to a crisp. It was outstanding. Drinks were cold, cold cold!

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Orange County, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Wonderful food at Melissa's in PV. The restaurant is family owned and they really care about their customers! I loved my red snapper and the mango margarita...I will go there again the next time I am in Puerto Vallarta!!!

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New York City, New York
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Small family owned restaurant that cares! You can keep the busy trendy or high priced restaurants..we get enough of that in NYC. I come to Puerto Vallarta for the warmth and hospitality of the local people and we like to support their restaurants. Melissa's didn't disappoint. We had a wonderful meal served by her son. See you next time!

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We went there over 3 years ago now, and I still tell everyone to go there. Not only was the food simply fantastic but the service was incredible, right down to the complimentary tequila shot at the end. I still remember having the civeche for the first time there and falling in love... and the coconut shrimp!!!! And best yet... More 

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63 reviews 63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This wasn't bad - but I just expected more. First, the good. We got the mahi mahi which was a big piece of fish and cooked well. The beer was cold and there were fresh tortillas. But... That was it. The rice was plain and the vegetables it came with were carrots and broccoli, and all but one of the... More 

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Lethbridge, Canada
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

stumbled onto this place while looking for something else. Great food and great service the restaurant is comfortable and bathrooms are clean, half a block east of Juarez on J. Dominquez

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Nevada City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We eat here every time we go to P.V. Small family restaurant. Mellisa meets you at the curb with a smile and "welcome". Food is the best (the ceviche is my favorite appetizer). Can't go wrong with anything on the menu and they top the meal off with shooter of very smooth tequila.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We were enticed into this restaurant from a street handler on the boardwalk of Puerto Vallarta. Glad we did! Excellent service, friendly owners and staff. They gave us free tequilla shots, which was very tasty indeed. We had it all - steak, chicken, seafood and vegetarian. High marks for all. Excellent value to taste ratio!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Josefa O. De Dominguez, No. 223-A,, Puerto Vallarta 48350, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: 322-2230766

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Dining on a budget

Description

Dear Custoers and Friends:Melissas's Restaurant is sorry to say we will be closing our doors for the summer season.We will reopen in the Fall.Looking forward to seeing you all again in the Fall,Warm regards,M & J.

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