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“The real deal”
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: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, 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.
Marina del Rey,CA
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“The real deal”
Reviewed November 28, 2013

A few blocks off the Malecon and worth the short walk. Our family of 5 (adults) enjoyed everything especially the deep fried huachango which I order whenever it's on the menu. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The opposite of a touristy restaurant.

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SeaTac, Washington
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Okay”
Reviewed November 20, 2013

Went because of the review but no that impressed.

The waiter brought out a plate of raw fish to show us. Big shrimp, snapper and lobster.

I ordered the snapper, my husband ordered the shrimp - three ways, my son had the mahi mahi, and his grilfriend had salad and tortilla soup.

Everything was good but not as much as I thought from the reviews.

Service was fine.

Food okay.

Just not worth the 20 minute walk to get there.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank robin m
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Salmon Arm, Canada
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great Food, Family Run Mexican”
Reviewed November 20, 2013

We walked by looking for a restaurant in mid-town PV, having totally forgotten what a good meal we'd had there two years ago. So, this time we went twice. Super food - as good as you'll get anywhere in PV, especially the care with which they prepare fish and seafood. The owner Melissa is always there - she and her staff are very welcoming and efficient. They make you feel at home, and the prices of course are reasonable. We'll see you again in February, Melissa and Jose

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank nuttynash
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Wilmington, CA
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Nice stop in the center of town”
Reviewed November 15, 2013

We were looking for a nice and clean place in the center of town with easy access while using public transportation. Melissa's was not disappointing. The food was great and I recommend their fajita mixta (chicken, beef and shrimp). The good this about this place is not only the good low cost food is that you can choose your side dishes that include a good portion of Guacamole. This is a good spot to try if you in the centro area and work up an appetite.

  • Visited November 2013
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Go where the locals tell you to go and you will not be disappointed!”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

We were in PV for our anniversary, and even though we were staying at one of the best resorts with delicious food, we wanted to venture out for that special night and really go some place off the beaten path that was highly recommended. Well for two days around the pool and resort we asked many locals where they thought we should go and we decided on Melissa's.

I emailed them to ask if there was anything special they could offer us for our occasion, and quickly got a response of what could be done. Cyndy loved the menu selection so we accepted their offer for dinner, which was very reasonable to say the least.

So we feasted on mussels, lobster, shrimp, and mahi mahi plus they baked us a cake and gave us two shots of tequila for around $85! Pleasant atmosphere and wonderful service, we could not have asked for more.

Thank you so much for helping make our anniversary a truly special occasion with some of the best food we ate all week!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Paul O
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