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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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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
Authentic Mexican Seafood!! Lion Fish!

We visited Cozumel during our cruise through RC and came across this incredible authentic Mexican seafood restaurant recommended by our cab driver. We were specifically searching for Lion Fish which we learned on our scuba diving has to be hunted via deep sea spear fishing. Per the locals there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Evonne G
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Columbia, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We visited Cozumel during our cruise through RC and came across this incredible authentic Mexican seafood restaurant recommended by our cab driver. We were specifically searching for Lion Fish which we learned on our scuba diving has to be hunted via deep sea spear fishing. Per the locals there are only 3 restaurants that serve Lion fish on Cozumel island... More 

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Kennedale, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The food and service were excellent. They had several lionfish dishes. We had the coconut crusted lionfish with mango sauce and the spicy lionfish filet. Both were excellent. We also had the seafood chili relleno which my husband enjoyed very much. The food was fresh and nicely presented. The restaurant is pretty far from the beach so it is not... More 

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Revere, MA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I was hesitant about writing this review as I've had many great experiences at La Perlita. As someone who used to live on the island and still makes about 4-5 trips a year back to Cozumel for the last 12 years I have recommended La Perlita a lot. I still love the food there but will no longer go due... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The fish was so fresh and delicious here, can't wait to come again next time we are in Cozumel! It is also very affordable especially compared to the seafood restuarants in the US, which don't taste nearly as good. A must try!

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This was my second trip to Cozumel, and each time I try to find great local cuisine set in home-style atmosphere. La Perlita is a good ways from the waterfront and a bit difficult to find, so a cab is a good idea. The restaurant is indoor and open aired. It is comfortable, the service is friendly and fast, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

What a delicious meal! I had a seafood ceviche along with the biggest filet of red snapper I'd ever laid eyes on!!! Service was great and the restaurant was off the beaten path which I liked! They also serve lion fish there!!it might be one of the things they are known for. But this place seemed a little more local... More 

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Lancaster, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Just as the title says, best fresh fish in cozumel. We heard from some of the locals about this place. It's too far to walk to so I would recommend a cab($6). The prices were a little high but they brought out our fish before they fileted it. I would recommend asking the waiter for the daily special and not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Thom place serves fresh delicious fish and uses organic produce from the family's farm for all dishes. Try the Pez Leon 👌🏻

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Troy, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The seafood was fantastic. It is out of the way, so we did take a cab there, but walked back to the boardwalk. It was a hike. Worth it. Will be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Would never knew of tg his place bur our family took us to eat so we could try lionfish Must admit I was worried but it was fantastic we liked it so much we had to make a second trip before we left the island

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

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