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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 #27 of 257 restaurants in Cozumel
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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  • English first
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  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
toronto
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Very clean and friendly, lots of English spoken. Prices were reasonable, but the value wasn't great. We'd hoped for more, but found the food a bit bland. The pico de gallo was fine, but the only thing with any heat on offer was insanely hot (and we don't generally have an issue with heat), which left us with few options... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a typical Mexican seafood restaurant. Nice décor, very clean but by no means luxurious. Just a simple restaurant where the food is the star. Prices are very reasonable and the food is great. No better value anywhere. Cozumel has great food, but if you're looking for seafood, this is the place. I have visited quite a few restaurants... More

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Bend, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

After several trips and many weeks spent sampling the many restaurants in Cozumel, La Perlita is our new favorite. Dinner last night with friends and the combination of service and quality of food and drinks was tops. Especially if you prefer non tourist, local type of place. We're here for the month and we'll be back more than once on... More

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Lodi
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

As has been noted elsewhere, this restaurant is a bit difficult to find but very worth the trouble! My wife and I had shrimp dishes and bother were outstanding. We will try the lionfish on our next visit!

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Scottsdale, AZ
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We used reviews on here to select our dining choices for our trip to Cozumel. After visiting many great restaurants, both upscale and local joints, we ate at La Perlita. It's a short cab ride from the downtown area and totally worth the trip. This place was hands down our favorite restaurant of the trip. The ambiance is cool and... More

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Bellingham, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We made a special trip out to the north east of Cozumel to eat here. They serve a large menu, but we went specifically for Lionfish. Diving in the Caribbean you see these invasive, nasty (although admittedly lovely) fish in great numbers around the Bahamas. They haven't embraced the culinary possibilities of it there as yet. Had they eaten the... More

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Miami, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We asked around for an off the beaten path seafood restaurant where we could have great lobster and found this gem! They had warm, welcoming service like you eating in their house, huge lobster tails at a great price and one of the best Cazuela de Mariscos (Seafood stew) I've ever had.

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Ventura, Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We stopped here for dinner one evening after asking locals where to go for the best seafood. It is off the beaten path, but only a short cab ride. Well worth the trip! The waiter showed us the lobster tails and fish before we ordered. We could even watch them prepare it! Amazing dinner!

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

We had dinner here the last night of Carnival after reading numerous recommendations online. It was also recommended by several locals we had met. It is off the beaten path but definitely worth the trip. We were a bit disappointed that there was only one serving of lion fish remaining when we ordered (eat it to beat it), however, it... More

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Newell, IA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Some friends who have a condo in Cozumel took us to this place when we said we wanted something a little authentic! IT WAS GREAT! The ceviche was really good. We wanted a whole fish but they were out the day we went (it was the day after their carnival/parade...I guess the local fishermen have a day off to recover!... More

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