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Lisa Bella's Bistro & Java Bar

5009 Highway 361, Cinnamon Shore, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5124
361-749-4222
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Ranked #14 of 70 restaurants in Port Aransas
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Most recent review
- Sep 24, 2013
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
San Antonio, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

This little gem is hidden inside the Cinnamon Shores development in Port Aransas. It boasts a wonderful selection of seafood entrees and out of the ordinary culinary experience including catch of the day and specials featuring fresh catch. The restaurant is small so it's really a good idea to make a reservation before you try to go for dinner. It... More

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Wimberley, Texas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

Shawn,our waiter was wonderful! The food was Spectacular! The setting, Fresh and "beach upscale"... The only "drawback"... Feeling like you are Going to the "outhouse" to go to the bathroom... HIGHLY reccommend: go sit on the outside patio to watch the sunset, with a ""favorite beverage", after dinner...

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Lampasas, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Yes, it's expensive for Port A, but if you want something a little different and really special, this is the place. More than worth the short drive. Reservations a must on weekend nights. We prefer to sit outside, and there aren't many outdoor tables, so you must ask when you make your reservations. The service is slow, but you're on... More

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Went to dinner about 6:30 PM with a group of 8; (family members and a dear friend) with advance reservations, and everyone in our group had a wonderful meal and good service. We were seated immediately and had our drinks shortly thereafter. The soup and salads came timely and the Mermaid Soup was to die for I was told by... More

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Austin, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Front of the house problems. After three separate issues with the hostess - lost reservations, hour wait with a reservation and general unfriendliness- we won't be coming back.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We had reservations for 9:00 on a Saturday. When we arrived it was full and the hostess proceeded to seat us at a table near the very crowded bar. It was very loud in that area so we asked to be moved to an open table we saw in another area. The hostess said it wasn't available. The other table... More

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Dallas, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

For sure one of the best meals I've had on the island and I have eaten at almost every good restaurant here BUT oh my gosh it's expensive. REALLY! The décor is very nice which yes is very hard to find in Port A as most places are truly hole in the walls or "rustic". BUT again you pay for... More

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Austin, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

This place was so good we made another reservation before we finished our first mea! The Chef at this restaurant is creative and very talented at mixing flavors. The mermaid soup and scallop special (stacked w/ sliced potatoes & watermelon wedge) were both fantastic. The soup had a lemongrass flavor w/ seafood. The scallops were large and seared perfectly. Loved... More

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Coppell, TX
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

My family had a great meal at LIsa Bella's. Having the restaurant located across from our condo was very convenient and the food was much better than I had anticipated. Our server was knowledgeable and quick to take care of us. My wife had the Mermaid soup for a starter, it had a very nice depth of flavor. She and... More

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Kalamazoo
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80 reviews 80 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Had dinner here while staying at a condo down the road. Really cute setting, and we were near the end of dinner service. The food was very good, and the menu had a good variety of things. Good presentation and well prepared dinner. Server could have been a little more engaging. She looked either tired or a little nervous, but... More

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