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“A Repeat Performance”
Review of Melissa's

Melissa's
Ranked #58 of 1,014 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Dear Custoers and Friends:Melissas's Restaurant is sorry to say we will be closing our doors for the summer season.We will reopen in the Fall.Looking forward to seeing you all again in the Fall,Warm regards,M & J.
Pacheco
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A Repeat Performance”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

We are a family of five. We visited in December of 2011, and just had to return. We met a new server there named Jose. He was very good and helpful. My wife is fluent in Spanish and she loves to visit with all the staff. We felt like family when we left. The food was just fine. I enjoyed Mussels that were tender and flavorful with a great sause. Dinner was topped off with an, "en la case" tequila. The brand was "Castillo". It was very smooth and rich. Melissa's offers a small menu but one that will please all who are looking for great seafood. The dining room seats about twenty to thirty in a comfortable living room/cantina setting. This should be an eating stop on every trip for everyone. Melissa's is open from 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank David P
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San Francisco, California
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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Good food but way overpriced”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

We looked so forward to finally trying this place but left sort of disappointed. The food was good, but wasn't great. The service and staff very friendly and kind, like most places we've found in Mexico. The problem was that they charged prices you would expect to pay from places right on the water with beautiful views.

Although I wish them well, there are far too many much cheaper places with better food and much more beautiful places to eat with prices comparable to here. Bench seating on a busy side street for Monterey, CA wharf prices doesn't make sense to us.

  • Visited November 2012
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Edmonton, Canada
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“Amazing food”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

A few blocks of the malicon, we were so happy to find this quaint little restaurant. In the evening, very romantic. The staff were very friendly and the prices were more than reasonable. The food was EXCELLENT. The seafood is fresh and finished to perfection. MY wife had an authentic Mexican dish that was also excellent. If you are looking for something that is not commercial, this place is for you.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank JasonL23
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Edmonds, Washington
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A Real Mexican Restaurant”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

Wonderful place , very attentive staff, more so than many high-end places, i had large shrmp stuffed with cheese and wrapped in bacon, awesome. only 6 tables in the place would definitely return

  • Visited January 2013
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2 Thank BobSuzy
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Worth a stop”
Reviewed January 16, 2013 via mobile

Melissa's staff is attentive and welcoming. Our group had two whole snappers, which were fried and then placed on the grill. We prefer a grilled fish but this was well executed. The restaurant is small and the ambiance is warm. We will go back but it is not a "must go" place in my book.

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