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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 #20 of 72 restaurants in Port Aransas
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Most recent review
- Jun 14, 2014
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Austin, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 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
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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