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Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar

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1400 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-2487 (Gibson)
512-291-7300
Today
8:00 am - 11:00 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, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 28
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  • 13
    Poor
  • 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
Creative, unique, popular

Perla's was highly reviewed on TA, so we took a chance and were blown away. The menu has several options between $16-50. Asked plenty of questions from our patient waitress, and even with the large, busy crowd, she was very good. Our meals of drum fish, fresh and fruity escolar and a very spicy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Pueblo, Colorado
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Ate at Perla's on a recent Sunday night...sat in the bar area. Server acted annoyed we were there. Took forever to take our drink order. Wine was pricey and pours were small. Finally took our dinner order. Food took a very long time to come out. So long that the manager finally brought it out to us and was profusely... More 

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Pueblo, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Perla's was highly reviewed on TA, so we took a chance and were blown away. The menu has several options between $16-50. Asked plenty of questions from our patient waitress, and even with the large, busy crowd, she was very good. Our meals of drum fish, fresh and fruity escolar and a very spicy bouillabaisse were impeccably flavored and phenomenally... More 

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Austin, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The food is quite good. Fried calamari is a good starter to share. Lobster bucatini was quite pricy at $43 but seemed to have a whole lobster. Most fish dishes are in the $33-$35 range. My grilled redfish was quite well prepared but at $34, a little over priced. Drinks are all about $12, boy can that add up quickly.... More 

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Denver, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Went to Perla's for Brunch. Waiting list to set outside; so, we opted for inside seats. The food was tasty, but pricey. However the brunch selection was somewhat limited. The service staff were very attentive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Ok - there is so much to try here but I can't get past the Shrimp Caesar Salad. This is twice I have had it and it is delicious! I made a reservation for noon and we were seated immediately. This place has a great outdoors area but it was just too hot today. This is rather pricey but excellent.... More 

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Had some very excellent sea bass and scallops. Reservations would be helpful but we were able to have a table without them. Very good service. The grilled corn was amazing. Drinks were strong and delicious. Would definitely go back again

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Arrived here for dinner about 5 pm to get a table. By 5 30 pm, dinner menu became available. I particularly liked the British Columbia oysters, Royal Miyagi. The swordfish was overcooked, I asked for medium, but still taste great. The lobster was also overcooked, but the pasta sauce was very nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Family outting to Perla's while visiting Austin. Upscale and pricey but servers dressed in jeans and wearing red Vans. Food was excellent. Tuna steak was perfect, Salted Butterscotch Pot is a sin. Red Snapper dish excellent. Not one thing served to us that we did not enjoy. It's not cheap so be prepared. A few kids dined with parents but... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Stopped in here for some appetizers , oysters & beer. We thought it was more of that type of place but it is more of a restaurant. Server seemed disappointed thats all we wanted. We had a dozen oysters, calamari & the ceviche. The oysters were delicious but pretty expensive. Calamari was pretty good it also comes with some fried... More 

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Austin, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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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

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business, Bar scene
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?