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Calle Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez No. 223-A, Puerto Vallarta 48350, Mexico
+52 322 223 0766
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mahi mahi” (76 reviews)
“seafood” (77 reviews)
“red snapper” (44 reviews)
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Mexican, Seafood
$$ - $$$
Calle Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez No. 223-A, Puerto Vallarta 48350, Mexico
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11 - 20 of 520 reviews

Reviewed 4 May 2017

Small family owned restaurant serving a variety of traditional and exceptional dishes. Seafood is a specialty and all that we tried was most enjoyable. Would definitely go back.

1  Thank Lois M
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Melissa's is a small family owned and run restaurant. The owners Melissa and Jorge are there and warmly greet everyone who comes here. Jorge cooks from his heart and it shows on every dish they make. Everything is fresh and made here. Nothing pre packaged....More

1  Thank Cathy W
Reviewed 25 April 2017

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...More

1  Thank Sara K
Reviewed 20 April 2017

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...More

Thank bkriley75
Reviewed 12 April 2017

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
Reviewed 11 April 2017 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...More

1  Thank limelitemach1
Reviewed 10 April 2017

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
Reviewed 8 April 2017 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....More

Thank BC T
Reviewed 3 April 2017

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
Reviewed 2 April 2017

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...More

Thank Elaine H
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gary e
3 June 2017|
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Response from stephen a | Reviewed this property |
It is my understanding that they close down June 1st for the rainy season. You may want to check. Most local restaurants are pet friendly.
8 September 2016|
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Response from 2,098,764,322,245 | Reviewed this property |
They're closed on Sunday's as well.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
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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