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“The best”
Review of Melissa's

Melissa's
Ranked #75 of 1,032 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“The best”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

We discovered Melissa's three years ago & make a point of going back every year. The food and service are top rate. My favorite is the giant shrimp stuffrd with cheese and wrapped in bacon. YUM! This is what I consider a true family owned typical Mexican restaurant. If you find yourself in Puerto Vallarta, do not miss eating at Melissa's!

  • Visited February 2013
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vancouver, wash.
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good food.. higher than normal prices”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

We have been going to this rest. for over 4 years and had been one our favorite places to dine.
We have always enjoyed the food, atmosphere and watching the family grow.
One of my favorites was the portugese shrimp but this last visit they raised the price 100 pesos.
We asked why the prices have gone up so much and they said the rent went up.
We found this hard to believe that the rent increase would have caused the food prices to have risen 30 percent.
If you have a large wallet you will enjoy the food but we have found
other local places that have just as good atmosphere and food quaility at more reasonable prices.
Summary... food and atmosphere is good but prices are very high compared to other rest.

  • Visited March 2013
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Los Angeles and Zacatecas, Mx
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Melissa's is a wonderful place!!”
Reviewed March 1, 2013

We have traveled to Puerto Vallarta over 8 times in 25 years and consider ourselves very familiar with the location. This was our first time visiting Melissa's and know it will not be our last. Their service is outstanding and very personable. It is not a large restaurant but provides the true charm of a traditional family owned Mexican restaurant. Their menu is comprised mainly of seafood and it is DELICIOUS. At the end of the meal they gave our party of four a free shot of Tequila (they said it helps with digestion-Cool!!). It's located about two blocks off of the Malecon on Josefa O. De Dominguez St. Their prices are very reasonable

  • Visited February 2013
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Lorain, Ohio, United States
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“OK place, won't go back”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

Friends rerouted us to return. Doesn't compete with other restaurants. Service is very fine, but not my first choice.

Visited February 2013
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Winnipeg, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Most amazing restaurant”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

The first time we walked by, we noticed the long line of people waiting to get in. We both figured this was a hot place to eat. After walking around on the Malecon, we decided to go back and see if we could get in. They quickly set up a table for four, and welcomed us to their restaurant. I ordered the Portuguese shrimp, which were about the size of my hand, stuffed with cheese and wrapped in bacon. Unbelievable!!!! My husbands Mahi Mahi was also excellent. The restaurant is small, family run, and you can usually find Melissa greeting people at the door. Dinner ends with a free shot of tequila, and you will want to come back the next day. Do not miss out on this fantastic fare!!!

Visited February 2013
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