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“Great Mexican in a simple setting”

La Perlita Mexican Food
Ranked #10 of 350 Restaurants in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 12 January 2016

We were looking for a restaurant in close proximity to the airport and found La Perlita on a search. A no-frills, family-owned kind of place serving authentic Mexican food at reasonable prices. If you like the more commonly used Mexican cuts like tongue, they have that too. But the basic cheese/chicken/asado enchiladas, etc are there too and very good.

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Reviewed 9 January 2016

"Cadillac" Margarita was ordinary, and definitely not worth the "upgrade" price. Ordered lunch, soft taco, and side guacamole, with tip $19.50 for ONE. Pricey with no atmosphere, located in a strip mall next to a desert field. Service was mediocre. IMHO, there are far better Mexican restaurants within close proximity.

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Reviewed 31 December 2015

We've been in Palm Springs for a week this trip. Being from an area where options were limited, we were keen to find good Mexican food. We've traveled to Mexico a few times and have enjoyed more than the run of the mill Mexican specialties. This restaurant is off the beaten path ... lots of locals were there. We were hungry early .. thank goodness .. within an half hour of arriving the place was packed and there was a wait list when we left. It's not a big place nor does it have the typical Mexican ambiance one might find in a north of the border restaurant. But the food was fabulous .. we started with simple appetizers and then had both tacos and house specialties for main courses. Everything was delicious. It's clear this is a family run establishment where the owners take a lot of pride in their business. We recommend it highly! The amazing thing is that for one appetizer, two drinks each, 2 main courses, we dined (two of us) for less than $50.

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Reviewed 30 December 2015

Based on reviews I thought I'd try this restaurant for lunch. First, the food is "Americanized" Mexican, i.e., bland and almost tasteless. The enchilada sauce was so lacking in flavor they might as well have left it off. But the worst experience was realizing the total lack of hygiene by a female kitchen staff member. While waiting to use the "one-person" restroom, I never heard the water faucet turned on before the door opened. A woman wearing an apron came out and rushed into the kitchen. When I went in there was urine in the toilet-she hadn't even flushed. I WILL NEVER RETURN.

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Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

Four of us went for dinner. The restaurant was busy on a Sunday night but we were quickly seated. The good was very good. The Cadillac margarita a bit too sweet, the grapefruit margarita a bit too tart (it's hard to get sweet grapefruit this time of year), but some strategic exchanges made it all right. If be happy to go back again.

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