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Lisa Bella's Bistro & Java Bar

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5009 State Highway 361, Cinnamon Shore, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4832
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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University Park, Texas
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59 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice spot in Cinnamon Shore resort. We had reservations and were seated inside in a nice corner table. Food was good. Not a great kids menu. Bathrooms outside - no big deal - not room for them in the overall, small restaurant. If you travel to Port A, I recommend eating in or eating here.

Thank dixierooster01
San Antonio
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All excellent except for one thing. We ate at a table outside, which was fine except that we were placed on the path to the restrooms. Annoying to have to be distracted by foot traffic. Otherwise food is excellent, service is great, only recommend staying inside for dinner.

Thank thirdcoastyachts
Fort Worth, Texas
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lisa Bella's is located in the Cinnamon Shore Resort. The atmosphere is great, it is a little house that is very beachy inside. The waiters were friendly. Only complaint really is that it was not open daily which is important if you are staying there. The warm goat cheese was almost like a dip and came with toasted bread and... More 

Thank LMA323
San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Had a delicious dinner here. Ordered fish and it was very fresh. The ambience, food, and staff were all great. The drinks were fabulous!

Thank Lisa B
Brackettville, Texas
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182 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Made a reservation for family with 5 small children. Arrived on time. On arrival and not any other time we were told that our table was on the patio. That would be out there with the swarming mosquitoes, 100+ heat and no shade. This place is located within a resort that is supposed to be "family friendly". Ha. I wish... More 

1 Thank Dd S
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87 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

We came together with our extended family (6 adults and 3 children). They seated us outside. It was windy and flies were attacking us and our food. That made is hard to enjoy the meal to the fullest. The food was good, everything tasted well, but I'm not sure that I will be rushing back. It was a bit overpriced.

1 Thank Natasatx
Fort Worth
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Will not be back, so disappointed.... food was mediocre, service was terrible.... perhaps a very off night, but the final off night for us

1 Thank DawnFortWorth
Brenham, Texas
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67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

We had an excellent meal here. I had grouper and my wife had crab enchiladas. We had a crab cake for an appetizer. The atmosphere and the service were ok but not really all we would expect for the price which is pretty high.

Thank jimcab2
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

We were on a girl's trip to the coast and were told we had to give this place a try. Between the 4 of us, we ordered a pretty large variety from the menu. I had the duck. It was perfectly cooked and had excellent flavor. It was one of the best meals I've had in years. We all tried... More 

Thank caribbeanqueen1907
Laredo, Texas
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

Last night was our 3rd visit to Lisa Bella's and I was so disappointed ! Our hostess also was our server and it was obvious they were very short staffed. The poor lady was running around , sweating and looked like she was going to collapse . Meanwhile the "man-bun" pompous maître d did nothing! We were sitting in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5009 State Highway 361, Cinnamon Shore, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4832
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Aransas
  • Phone Number: 361-749-4222

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?