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La Perlita

10th St. Between Ave 65 Bis and Ave 70, Cozumel 77620, Mexico
869-8343
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Ranked #38 of 264 Restaurants in Cozumel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Our taxi driver recommended this place for seafood. We happened upon the Thursday night special, half off the lion fish. Excellent food and service. Reasonable prices. Not a lot of English spoken here but you can manage easily. You can see the cooks prepare your food, the lion fish was delicious.

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McKinney, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

My wife and I have dinner at this place twice. The food and service is great. If you like seafood this is a must in Cozumel. Fresh Red Snapper, shrimp and shark empanadas! Really good and reasonable prices.

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Get a cab to La Perlita for a special night out in Cozumel. I always make it a point to drop once every trip. If you like your seafood, then you really can't go wrong at this gem of a place.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a well-known spot away from the touristy part of Cozumel. Lion Fish dishes are one of their specialties and you know your are helping the reefs by eating these delicious, yet reef destroying, creatures!

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Kansas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We hunted this restaurant down because of the TA reviews and our desire for fresh lion fish. The seafood selections are great, all three of us tried the delicacy prepared differently and ended up eating off of each plate. The service was terrific and the atmosphere is for true travelers. One warning, there are few options if someone in the... More

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We were staying in a hotel nearby (close to the airport) and we happen to have this place recommended. It is a small place in a distant part of Cozumel but food was quite good and service was nice. They specialize, in between a nice offer of fish, on Lion Fish which is a bit different

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We ate here solely to try the Lion fish. Its a very good mild tasting fish. The service and value was good. The best dish we had though was the grilled octopus. Cooked to perfection (not chewy in the least).

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los angeles
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We were told to go here by some locals, and were not disappointed. For those of you staying in Cozumel, that have never ventured more than a few blocks from the shore, be warned, this place is nestled inland, and surrounded by some shady areas. That being said, it also was charming, and we felt perfectly safe. Cab Drivers wait... More

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Islamabad
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

this is what seafood is all about, we had the grilled platter. nothing too much was done to it, as it should be with excellent quality fish. very nice service, a great experience.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We went here because a local at the resort we were staying at suggested it. Holy cow! Absolutely amazing food! Try the Seafood Tostada's or the Shrimp Ceviche...my mouth is watering as I type this.Everything is incredible.

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