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Calle Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez No. 223-A, Puerto Vallarta 48350, Mexico
+52 322 223 0766
Mon - Sat 14:00 - 22:00
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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed in Puerto Vallarta for our honeymoon. We were given a gift certificate to Melissa's as a wedding gift. We dined there for dinner one evening and really enjoyed all of our food. We even ended going back for lunch the next day. The welcoming staff, the food, and home made thousand island dressing make this a must try... More 

Thank Sara K
Kansas City, Missouri
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Discovered Melissa's a couple of years ago and is now a must have meal each time we visit Puerto Vallarta. Great family atmosphere where they ensure you have a great experience. The seafood ajillo style is a must and the best guacamole we've had. Avoid tourist trap restaurants and get to a great family owned restaurant.

Thank bkriley75
San Francisco, California
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great family run restaurant. The red snapper is our favorite. The owner and his sons are super nice and friendly. We tried this restaurant on our trip to PV last year and had to go back again this year.

Thank JE_SF13
Ulen, MN
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been going to Melissa's for many years now, and it has never dissapointed! Made 3 visits to Melissa's on my last trip to Puerto Vallarta! First night I had my usual fried shrimp while my fiance had the 3 seasons shrimp. We njoyed Octopus and seafood spaghetti the second night. Saved the best selections for our last night... More 

Thank limelitemach1
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All fine at the time but spoilt next two days holiday having had spaghetti marinera. Surprised as this not a cheap restaurant but appears to have hygiene or food sourcing issues.

Thank johnpwalpole
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tasty, happy, friendly, attentive, quiet-ish, and quick. These words some up my three dinners at Melissa's a family run dinner spot in El Centro. Try the whole grilled snapper. Be prepared to have someone help you home after a couple of their margaritas as well. They don't go cheap on the tequila here. This is a place I return to... More 

Thank BC T
Everett, WA
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great new find for us. We each had a shrimp dish. They were large prawns that were perfectly cooked. Our waiter was a delightful young man. Wonderful family run restaurant.

Thank lattegirl
Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On two recent occasions we chose Melissa's and each time we enjoyed our meals. I had the fried whole grilled red snapper that was cooked exactly the way I like it, crispy skin with tender fillet. My husband had the giant shrimp each time and enjoyed both. The Portuguese, stuffed with cheese wrapped in bacon and the second time, breaded... More 

Thank Elaine H
Denver, Colorado
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80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Coming back to Melissa's this trip was a treat! We really enjoyed our meal, red snapper and seafood soup, along with some interesting muscles for an appetizer. The whole meal was very good, the snapper served whole was very large, too large for one diner, I'd recommend you ask to see the size of the fish, we should have shared... More 

Thank Hoppia
Burlington, Washington
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

We love getting off the main walkway of the Malecon and found Melissa's. Priced very reasonable and amazing seafood. Great atmosphere and very friendly

Thank daveb123456

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic
Open Hours
14:00 - 22:00
14:00 - 22:00
14:00 - 22:00
14:00 - 22:00
14:00 - 22:00
14:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez No. 223-A, Puerto Vallarta 48350, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 322 223 0766
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?