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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 #33 of 251 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
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Lexington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We found this restaurant thanks to our cab driver. As divers, we were looking for a place to get some great Lion Fish. There were 6 of us, and we had appetizers and meals. The guacamole was the best I've ever had. We had seafood ceviche, and requested lion fish ceviche for a couple of the group that were allergic... More

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San Diego, California, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Our divemaster Blanca (BLUE Project) told us that we could eat lionfish prepared well at La Perlita, and it is half price on Thursdays, so we went there for a mid-afternoon lunch after diving. The lionfish was good, the waiters were friendly, and it was a great deal!

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Muscatine, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The coconut crusted lion fish is fantastic! Light, crunchy batter, buttery fish. We enjoy the ceviche as well. La Perlita is always on our must-go list. It might be good to call ahead, we were disappointed on one trip as they had run out of Pez Leon. Everything we've had there has been fresh and well prepared.

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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We had a late lunch here yesterday (9/22/2014) and were impressed with the place. We shared a small shrimp cocktail, and coconut lionfish. I was a little concerned about eating a fish that has poison spines on it (that's where the "lion" part comes from, it looks like it has a mane), but they are only on the outside and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Recommended this place by a local while hanging out in a touristy bar. Great relief to get away from the cruise ship hell of most restaurants (usd prices and just generally average American style food) along the main street. We had ceviche, shark empanadas then shrimp fajitas and fish casserole. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE CEVICHE. Not only was it fresh and... More

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Missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 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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Additional Information about La Perlita

Address: 10th St. Between Ave 65 Bis and Ave 70, Cozumel 77620, Mexico
Phone Number: 869-8343
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cozumel
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: Mexican, Seafood

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