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“Simply Perfect !!” 5 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: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Groups, Romantic
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.
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Simply Perfect !!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2013

We went here for our 2 year Anniversary Dinner and it honestly was the best meal,service, atmosphere I have ever had and I have been to plenty upscale restaurants but this place is just simply perfect . You will never see a decor/design of a restraunt like this and the service was perfect they even suprised us with a Anniversary dessert.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Chalqueent
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Hockessin, Delaware
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68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Eating in an oyster shell”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2013

The construction (looks like an oyster shell) and atmosphere is awesome. This is the best looking restaurant I have ever been in. The food was presented as it should be in an exclusive restaurant and was delicious, however, the portions were too small for the price of the dish. The service was very average for an exclusive restaurant like this. The bill for four with no drinks or wine at all was $250.00 including tip. This is a restaurant you should try but once was enough for us. The value just was not there.

Visited November 2013
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Thank John P
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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Poor service, steak overcooked, nothing special”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2013

Overall, not worth the price. Service was slow, waiter kept mixing up plates (only two of us). Ordered steak medium rare and it was completely overcooked - no pink at all. Oceano's a better choice

Visited October 2013
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Thank Mile T
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Ponte Vedra Beach Florida
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Just Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2013

Let me preface this review by stating that I expect to pay a lot for great food, especially in resorts and even more on an island. And I do so gladly. So, if you are looking for a reasonably priced meal or high prices ruin your taste buds, this is not the restaurant for you. There is simply nothing reasonable about these prices.

That being said, the food was exquisite. Their signature Sea Bass with lobster risotto and a lovely sauce was one of the best dishes I have ever eaten. The arugula salad was plenty to share and was peppery and well-dressed. It was a lovely, slow paced evening, and well worth every single penny.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Tigpvb
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Boston, Massachusetts
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636 reviews
430 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
“Rememberable.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013

This was a cool experience. The atmosphere was really amazing, the 50's architecture and the Jame Bond-esque jazz music made you feel like you were back in time. The food was very good, we had the sea bass, truffel soup and chicken. I’d have to say the service was really only so so. I felt like the waiter skipped us over and he addressed my girlfriend as “Lady” like, “Lady are you done.” Cocktails weren’t very good either. Maybe its just the off season. I highly recommend it for the atmosphere and a nice date night.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kipp7272
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