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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
+1 361-749-4222
17:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

My hubby & I enjoyed a wonderful meal at Lisa Bell's on Friday night. We both had the Mermaid soup w/ a side of garlic bread (dunking permitted). He had the seafood Pasta Del Mar & I had the Seafood Enchilada's. My special cranberry martini was festive and refreshing. The nostalgic Christmas music and old movies playing in the background... More 

Thank frty3r7
Corpus Christi, Texas
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

A few days ago we went to Lisa Bella's with family and kids. We sat down and waited to be served. We had noticed that it was very understaffed so it took a while to get a waiter. We had ordered and we waited for our food. We waited for 1 hour until we finally got our food and when... More 

Thank WolfReviews
University Park, Texas
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61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

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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84 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 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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191 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 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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88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 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 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 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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74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
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: +1 361-749-4222

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