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“A special place”
Review of Perla

Perla
Ranked #40 of 1,075 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$85
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 21 November 2013

Staying at this hotel, we thought we would try this restaurant with all the great reviews previously posted. We were not disappointed. The environment was beautiful, set in what feels like an oyster shell. Very unique. The menu is limited but gourmet. My husband and I enjoyed sea bass while our friends enjoyed scallops and beef. They have a very extensive and expensive wine list. The restaurant was quiet and slow, but it was a mid week night. Server was very attentive and helpful.

Thank 1122Cheryl
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

This is such a stunning restaurant that just dining there is a special thing. But the food is so wonderful that that is enough for high praise. Finally, the service is truly extraordinary, we had a memorable meal there. The waiter gave great recommendations when asked, and our meal was delicious. Try the smoked trout soup. It is so rich, we were glad we shared a cup. Excellent chef! The lighting at night . . . Magical.

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Thank Dave A
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

We booked a later reservation on a Monday evening based on a recommendation from a San Juan local.

The atmosphere is really unique, the architecture is intended to look like a shell, floating on a pool of water. Everything inside is white/cream colored and the ambience was really inviting.

My husband and I enjoyed several seafood selections, including (for entrees) the spiced tuna steak and the establishment's signature dish, the sea bass with lobster risotto. Everything was delicious, and the only thing that stood out more than unique menu and cocktail offerings, was the outstanding service from our server (Esteban).

Overall, a great evening in a really lovely restaurant.

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Thank nella0601
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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.

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Thank ProvidencePrunie
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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.

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Thank StevenS441
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