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La Perlita

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Mexican, Seafood
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10th St. Between Ave 65 Bis and Ave 70, Cozumel 77620, Mexico
869-8343
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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we love eating authentic food from every country we visit and we love our Mexican food, this place La Perlita is very local not touristy at all the employees there are so beautiful you get to choose the fish you would like and the lobster too and they ask you how you would like it cooked they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
livelovepray
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

we love eating authentic food from every country we visit and we love our Mexican food, this place La Perlita is very local not touristy at all the employees there are so beautiful you get to choose the fish you would like and the lobster too and they ask you how you would like it cooked they prepare everything to... More 

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Magalia, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We went to La Perlita for dinner. It is in the middle of town and you need to take a cab or you will never find it. We had recommendations from people that live in Cozumel. The food was excellent and the service was great. We ordered a platter of seafood including lobster, octopus, fish, shrimp and squid. The price... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I recommend you the food is very good is a very simple restaurant is a Region 4 but you will like the food, ask for the

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Sandy, Utah
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Amazing food, and a great atmosphere. The staff is very helpful and friendly, the food is delicious. Seafood is the absolute best here. Fresh and perfectly prepared. Chips and Pico are to die for!

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Tyler
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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

A little off the beaten path is a place where the catch of the day is brought in everyday around 4:30. La Perlita is the place, and is by far the best grilled fish I've probably ever had. My wife and I ate every bit and wanted more! It was a little pricey for the island, but was still cheaper... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We have a home on the island and spend 6-7 weeks a year in Cozumel. One of the real treats we enjoy is the coconut breaded, fried lionfish. As a diver and spearo, I always enjoy hunting these invasive fish. I enjoy eating them even more. We went on a Thursday night when they have a 2 for 1 lionfish... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Sought this place out due to TA reviews. It certainly didn't disappoint. Taxi driver smiled when we told him where we were going so we knew we were making the right choice. The venue offered a few ceiling fans to fight off the heat. As we are divers, we were more than happy to taste the lionfish in a variety... More 

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Erie, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We ate here last night with 14 divers and friends in our party. It was an amazing dinner. We started with some ceviche then Most of the party had Lionfish or Lobster. I had the chili relleno stuffed with seafood and it was amazing. Wonderful service, delightful food and off the beaten path made for a fantastic evening. It was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

Ate here last week. The service is great, the octopus ceviche and coconut lion fish are absolutely delicious... The flan is homemade fresh! Great authentic Mexican restaurant for seafood. You cannot go wrong here. Our party also had grouper and lobster, which were impeccable as well. Would recommend to everyone!!!!

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Chantilly, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

True feel of Cozumel! Very authentic local dining. Not easy to find, but well worth it. I found it with my smartphone after only one trip down a one way street (wrong way)! The boys loved the lobster...even brought out the tail to show the size. Great service too.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10th St. Between Ave 65 Bis and Ave 70, Cozumel 77620, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cozumel
  • Phone Number: 869-8343

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups

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