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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 #39 of 266 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
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Saint Augustine, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We were staying in a hotel nearby (close to the airport) and we happen to have this place recommended. It is a small place in a distant part of Cozumel but food was quite good and service was nice. They specialize, in between a nice offer of fish, on Lion Fish which is a bit different

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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