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All 73 Port Aransas Restaurants

Lisa Bella's Bistro & Java Bar

5009 Highway 361, Cinnamon Shore, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5124
361-749-4222
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Ranked #46 of 73 Restaurants in Port Aransas
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Austin, Texas
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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San Antonio, Texas
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77 reviews 77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Address: 5009 Highway 361, Cinnamon Shore, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5124
Phone Number: 361-749-4222
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Aransas

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