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La Perlita Mexican Food

901 Crossley Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92264-3713
760-778-8014
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Ranked #6 of 271 Restaurants in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Found this restaurant via TripAdvisor. It's not located on a major street in the Greater Palm Springs area, but well worth the journey in trying to locate this restaurant. Casual authentic atmosphere, as if you were eating in your grandmother's kitchen (if she were Mexican). Tried the Chile Relleno on the owner's recommendation. The meat of the peppers were tender... More 

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Calglary
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Love Mexican food and not a lot of choices where I live so when my friend and I travelled to Palm Springs I immediately went to trip advisor for Mexican restaurant recommendations and I found this gem. Kind of tucked away from the mainstream but well worth seeking out. I got to eat there twice that week but would have... More 

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Pleasant Hill, California
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I eat Tex Mex 3 or 4 times a week. This place had the best Taco salad. They season and slow cook the meat. The meat was very tender and tasty. This isn't a fancy place but the food is far better than most. Prices were reasonable. The rest of my group also enjoyed what they had. I defiantly will... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I have never been to Mexico; my idea of mexican food is mostly Taco Bell and Chipotle. While I'm a huge fan of Taco Bell, I enjoyed the food here more and I left feeling pretty good about myself, which is not how I feel when I leave Taco Bell. I don't know really know what to say besides: if... More 

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California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This is a great spot to relax in and just enjoy the food, served by a friendly staff. The chili rellenos are marvelous and food is served hot and delicious. If you love cheese you have come to the right place. They have margaritas & cerveza, so come on down! The mountain view, and that of the desert from their... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We went here at 4:30 one Thursday and we were the only people there. The staff were very friendly and it was clear this was a family run restaurant. Great food, I ate the tres amigos. Strongly recommend beef tacos and chicken enchilladas. Great meal and the price was low too. (P.s I rarely rate a place as 5 out... More 

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Brighton, UK
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We have been to La Perlita twice since we arrived in Palm Springs, which should say enough! The place is small, with a very modest exterior, but the staff are very friendly and the food is excellent We tried their signature Chill Rellenos with a house margarita and were not disappointed. The next time we had a couple of dishes... More 

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Colorado
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93 reviews 93 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Having sampled Mexican food religiously for decades, we have developed a taste for authenticity that is very hard to come by. La Perlita is a wonderful restaurant run by a remarkable family. The food is amazing, the service is top notch and the recipes are ones that absolutely must be cherished by family members for generations to come. After flying... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

Don't let the out of the way location turn you off. La Perlita sits in a strip mall with not much there and nothing else open but there were lots of patrons even before 6 pm - off season (late September)! This small family run restaurant reminded me of a diner. The service, by family members, was very friendly and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This is the best Mexican food we have had. Everything was cooked fresh to order and had great flavour. (Not the usual greasy chili flavoured slop that gets passed off as Mexican food.) The family who run the restaurant were friendly and helpful. We just wish we were in Palm Springs long enough to return. This is not a gimmicky... More 

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Address: 901 Crossley Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92264-3713
Phone Number: 760-778-8014
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Palm Springs
Cuisine: Mexican

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