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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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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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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
ALT75006
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Paris
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New Braunfels, TX
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Great service, atomosphere, food and menu. Been a couple of times with no disappointment. Nice wine selection. Conveniently located in Cinnamon Shores.

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Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

We had dinner at Lisabella's when we stayed at Cinnamon Shore for Fall Fest during the Labor Day weekend. Radney Foster and Mark McKinney were the featured bands. Lisabella's was packed. The Mermaid soup, scallops, and shrimp dishes were all excellent. They did a great job of handling the demands of the busy night. One of our favorite places to... More 

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Thank frty3r7
The Woodlands, TX
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Food was decent if a bit on the high side. Roasted oysters were delicious. Service was efficient and waitress pleasant. We would go back.

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Thank Macree
Houston, Texas, United States
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We went to Lisa Bella's on Saturday night to celebrate my MIL's 60th birthday. We wanted something nice and tasty, but had to be family friendly for the 2 yo and 3 yo we had in tow. Lisa Bella's hit all the marks. The food was delicious (I had the mixed grill, so yummy!) and the staff was super attentive.... More 

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Thank Jessica M
Lincoln, Nebraska
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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Thank jojoiswandering
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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Thank ALT75006
New Braunfels, Texas
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170 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 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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Thank David H
Brussels, Belgium
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95 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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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54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 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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Thank Tgrl_7
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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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: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

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