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Lisa Bella's Bistro & Java Bar

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5009 Highway 361, Cinnamon Shore, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5124
361-749-4222
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good fish, overall little too pricey

The restaurant is in a plaza at the center of the Cinnamon Shores development. Nice decor. The fish was good, but overall the restaurant is a bit too pricey for its level. Good cocktails.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This place could be great. It's not. The trouble started as soon as we got there. Our large party was expected to sit at 2 separate tables. It was our mother's birthday, and we all came from across the country, so we kinda wanted to be together! No amount of talking could move them to get us together. (mind you,... More 

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Paris
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The restaurant is in a plaza at the center of the Cinnamon Shores development. Nice decor. The fish was good, but overall the restaurant is a bit too pricey for its level. Good cocktails.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We first visited Lisabella’s several months ago and were pleased to return last evening. On both occasions we had a terrific experience. The restaurant is a new building with beach décor, nestled amongst the condos and homes at Cinnamon Shores subdivision. Inside dining features bench and stand-alone table seating with linen on the tables. A large full-service bar highlights one... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

First of all this is Port Arkansas so not sure if your going to get really great food. But for what this place charges I don't want over cooked fish or shrimp! also the tomatoes on the Lobster caprese salad was so over ripped and mushy , just gross. Had to ask for bread and olive oil, bread was just... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We have dined at Lisa Bella's many times and have never had a bad experience. Once again, the Mermaid soup was a must have and the entrees were generous, creative, and consistent. We love sitting at the bar and conversing with the bartender, who by the way, is always cheerful and attentive. Love the bygone era jazz music, the retro... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We had a reservation at this place to celebrate our mother's 80th birthday. The problems were evident from the very beginning. WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT PRONTO. Problems 1 and 2: They had two tables set for us. This was a family dinner, and at least in my family, we sit together. The "manager" (the owner's son), was unmoved my our... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This restaurant could benefit from a visit from Gordon Ramsey. They were not at all prepared for our large party's seating needs even though the reservation was made well in advance. Drinks were mixed incorrectly. Orders were forgotten. By the time my dish arrived everyone had nearly finished eating (no apology made). My pasta was overdone, badly seasoned, and missing... More 

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Anniston, Alabama
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Eat before you go or you will leave hungry and broke. Tiny portions for outrages prices. We had everything set up in advance but they where 2 seats short. Charged $7.00 to exchange potena to mash potatoes. Owner said he didn't have time to listen to our concerns and Host threatened to call cops because we questioned the 20% gratuity.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Arrived on our first day, booked in advance and dressed up. Poor service, expensive bill and spent 10 minutes convincing them we actually had a reservation. Food on the other hand was better thumbs up, but overall it was a horrible experience. Do not have the large table next to bar. It looks nice but those bar guests just don't... More 

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Port Aransas, Texas
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Lisa Bella's is located in Cinnamon Shores, a little out of Port A proper. But this is a special place. The atmosphere is fantastic, the people friendly but you go for the food. The menu here is not very large but it is all prepared so well. They have pastas, seafood and always a catch of the day. My favorite... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5009 Highway 361, Cinnamon Shore, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5124
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Aransas
  • Phone Number: 361-749-4222

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

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