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“Ahmed the mixologist is fantastic!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Perla

Perla
Ranked #31 of 980 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$60
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Perla is a luxury seafood restaurant serving refined contemporary American cuisine with gracious and professional hospitality. DRESS CODE: No open toe shoes for men. No tank tops for men. No bathing suits.
Providence, Rhode Island
1 review
“Ahmed the mixologist is fantastic!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013

Visited Perla twice on our trip, once for drinks & the second time for appetizers & drinks. Loved the Che Che Cole & Sparkling Sky! Ahmed the mixologist was very personable & fantastic at his craft. Lobster broth is amazing as was the scallop & sausage appetizer.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Houston
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63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Very good food...just not quite as good as expected”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013

We held a fixed price dinner for 15 people last weekend. Food was quite good, and nice wine pairings selected. Expected just a bit better for the price and the hype. Even though we reserved 2 weeks in advance, we didn't get tables set by windows but close to entrance with limited view. Very disappointing. Had to remind waitstaff that wine was pre-selected and that we had paid a $500 deposit as well.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Houston, Texas
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185 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Perla”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2013 via mobile

Food was good. Service was attentive. Decor was odd. The flower lights, while beautiful, do not go with the scallop shell themed structure. It would have made more sense for them to be pearl looking. They aspire to be the best restaurant in town but are not. Again food was good but not special.

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Dublin,Ireland
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Beautiful food and ambience.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013 via mobile

One of the best meals I had in Puerto Rico. Service was excellent and the food was perfect. This is expensive so don't be misled by their promise of a 45dollar meal. There is no choice and, in my opinion, they choose the least exciting dishes on the menu. Go a la carte, splurge and enjoy!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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California
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Beautiful, unique dinning experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

The actual structure is a conch that mimics a similar interior. it is a 5 star restaurant with excellent food, service and friendly waiters. As evening falls the inside of the conch turns violet and pink hues. It gives the illusion of being on the water and the ocean view is outstanding.

Visited October 2013
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