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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 #35 of 265 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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Saint Louis, Missouri
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Local place -superb fresh fish! Moderate prices. The atmosphere is quaint and truly Mexico. Our server was friendly and precise-not only in his description of the dishes ordered but also in his discussion of the history of the restaurant . Get off the beaten path find this place!

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McDonough, Georgia, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We found this place searching for good seafood and we were amazed. The food was excellent, the portions were huge and the price was well worth every penny. This place is a must for fresh seafood!!!

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Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Came here on the recommendation of a local and we were so glad we did! We had the octopus, shrimp, and conch civic he, followed by grilled lionfish (their specialty). Everything was so fresh and flavorful... we couldn't get enough! It's a little off the beaten path, but that allows for lots of exploring the local culture as you wind... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We wanted to try the famous lionfish and it didn't disappoint us. Excellent fish is a plain butter and garlic sauce. Go to the restaurant on thursday when they have two lionfish plates on the price of one.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We came probably more that 5 times at this place! Always support the quality of the food and the good service! The food is great! The place is secluded and not many tourists are seen, unless they have a recommendation or guided by a local. Internet is good speed and the prices for the flavors are very nice. Kudos to... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

La Perlita quickly became my favorite restaurant on Cozumel during my recent stay on the island. I ended up visiting with my honey for dinner twice and breakfast once. Firstly, it is not in the touristy downtown area, so it has a real local neighborhood vibe. I was able to walk from my hotel, but I imagine most people would... More

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