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La Perlita

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

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  • 213
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  • 21
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  • 3
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  • 6
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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
Great Local Restaurant

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Chris T
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Chantilly, Virginia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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Chantilly, Virginia
2 reviews
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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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Great seafood restaurant on back streets of Cozumel. Feature many Lionfish dishes. All superb! Many other seafood dishes. Not fancy but clean. Great service. Coconut battered lionfish filets are amazing!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We were trying to go to a different restaurant. But, as fate would have it...it was closed. Our cabbie say's in broken english..I have a better place. He couldn't have been more right. A must off the beaten track dining experience. Lionfish ceviche, shark empanadas, and seafood stuffed chile pepper, with a side of modelo especial. Highly recommended.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Get off the malecon and enjoy some real Mexican food. All the lionfish dishes are delicious. We all loved this place.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This is the place to help battle the non-native menace of the Caribbean. This place does not seek to attract the tourist trade. They just serve up great food at great prices with no frills. The only down side is that it will cost you for a taxi or rental car. We will be back here next trip.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

the draw back is it is off 65 avenue, so definetly you will need to take a taxi, most people don't even know this resteraunt exists, they have fresh fish every day caught by fisherman from Cozumel, and fresh lobster, different sizes, and they will even show you the lobster for you to pick, it does not look like much... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

we went there for the first time tonight, and will certainly go again. they are known for their seafood and especially the LION Fish! Was so great!

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Evergreen, Colorado, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Ask for Victor! It's family-friendly & off the beaten path of endless people coming off the crew ships! Once won't be enough in a week you'll have to come back again!!! I actually got to see & meet the grouper that I had for dinner this evening! Mom had the knockout coconut shrimp with fresh mango salsa! Sunday were coming... More 

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New York City, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were headed to a different restaurant and our cab driver convinced is that this place was so much better so we gave it a try. Shrimp dishes were really strange and had almost no flavor. People were nice and friendly but prices were high for the ambience and I was really sad that we had a meal that was... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Very nice out of the way restaurant.Well worth finding. We had the lion fish that was excellent and the lobster was also fantastic. The wait staff was great and the prices were very reasonable. we went back 3 times it was so good.

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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: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?