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Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar

#30 of 2,966 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
American, Seafood, Oyster Bar
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1400 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-2487 (Gibson)
512-291-7300
Today
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 26
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  • 13
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Place to Chill for with a Drink

I have to admit, I did not eat here although it looked delicious. My wife and I headed to Perla's after dinner at another SoCo restaurant. We love sitting outside at Perla's on their couches while enjoying some drinks. They have great shade from some huge oak trees and fans to keep a breeze on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
David P
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Austin, Texas, United States
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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Austin, Texas, United States
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I have to admit, I did not eat here although it looked delicious. My wife and I headed to Perla's after dinner at another SoCo restaurant. We love sitting outside at Perla's on their couches while enjoying some drinks. They have great shade from some huge oak trees and fans to keep a breeze on you. The wait staff if... More 

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Plano, Texas
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Seafood was incredibly fresh and wonderfully prepared. The oysters were amazing and we were told they were flown in fresh daily. Awesome service and terrific location right in the heart of the Soco district. Hold onto your wallet though. The lunch bill for two with a couple glasses of wine came to almost $200.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Recently returned to Austin after almost a year absence the found memory of an outstanding evening under the old tree with a fine dinner with friends at Perla's. So I was anxious to return and I was not disappointed. Started a selection of 8 oysters recommended by the server with a nice glass of champagne. They were served with a... More 

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tampa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Perla's was really good! I'm a bit of an oyster mayven. They have a nice selection of oysters. Tasty cocktails & wonderful side dishes. We sat on the patio. It was lovely. ps...there is a crepe trucked parked across the street. We went there for dessert. It was awesome.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Although the patio is quite renowned, our reservation was for inside, which suited us on this busy, slightly rainy Saturday night. Our spectacular dinner began with an assortment of oysters served with a Mignonette sauce, fresh horseradish and a fantastic green sauce. Our server was happy to point out the different types for those sharing. Entrees--all fabulous-- were scallops, redfish... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Dined here during a recent business trip to the city. We sat out on the deck, which was quite comfortable despite the warm temperatures (the restaurant has fans spaced out throughout their outdoor space, which helps keep air moving). I ordered the scallops, which were done absolutely perfectly. My sister had the redfish, which neither of us had tried before... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Ok, so this place is amazing. California coastal chic in the middle of the hub of Congress Street. The service was fantastic. I visited alone while on a business trip and the bartenders took great care of me. The grilled octopus is incredible, don't miss it. The smell alone will stop you in your tracks. In fact, if you've never... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This is THE BEST place for dinner and drinks in Austin! The staff, atmosphere, and overall place is like no other and they have AMAZING food and mixed drinks! Went on a Saturday night around 9 and waited 15 minutes as well!!

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Stopped by for lunch on a visit to Austin. I had my heart set on salmon, but they were out. So I chose a Gulf Red Snapper instead. Very nice with lemon spinach. I hadn't planned on spending quite so much for lunch ($30), but I came away pleased with my meal. I imagine this would be a great place... More 

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Madison, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I visited this restaurant while on a business trip to Austin. It was recommended by a colleague. The food was delicious, but it was more expensive than I thought it would be. For me alone it was $45 with the tip. The area was nice.

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Additional Information about Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar

Address: 1400 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-2487
Phone Number: 512-291-7300
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Oyster Bar

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1400 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-2487
    (Gibson)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: 512-291-7300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Oyster Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Entertaining clients, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?