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La Perlita Mexican Food

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901 Crossley Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92264-3713
760-778-8014
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  • 106
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  • 39
    Very good
  • 15
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  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
Popularity Well Deserved

La Perlita is in a small plaza named the Oasis. The name seems appropriate as when you look out the restaurant's windows you see barren desert surroundings. Although isolated La Perlita has amazing business which I think is well deserved. Both the food and the service as indicated by other trip... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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La Grange, Illinois
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La Grange, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

La Perlita is in a small plaza named the Oasis. The name seems appropriate as when you look out the restaurant's windows you see barren desert surroundings. Although isolated La Perlita has amazing business which I think is well deserved. Both the food and the service as indicated by other trip advisor reviews are outstanding. Visitors to Palm Springs should... More 

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Temple, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This rather small, family-run restaurant is in an out-of-the-way location southeast of the Palm Springs airport. We had the taquitos and fish tacos. Portions were generous and the food was well, though not overly, seasoned. We normally like our Mexican food a bit spicier than this was. However, we did like the heat of the salsa that accompanied the chips.... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

My wife and I just had dinner at the best Mexican restaurant in Palm Springs and maybe all of southern California “La Perlita Mexican Food”. The place is family owned and operated with Angel (owner) working the front of the house and his wife doing the cooking their children working the tables. I tried the “Lengua en Salsa verde” Sliced... More 

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Minneapolis
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126 reviews 126 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Service was very nice and friendly. Food was fine, not outstanding, but a decent value for the money. Atmosphere was eclectic, really fit to make a good feel when inside.

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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140 reviews 140 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We drove a couple of extra miles to get there after seeing the good reviews here. Unfortunately, the place was closed on Sunday. Just a heads up to everyone planning on doing the same.

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Palm Springs, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

much better Mexican food in the valley. don't go. go to El Taco Asada. Food is much much much better.

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Boston
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Well worth waiting the 15 or so minutes for a table. The attention and pride involved in meal preparation is obvious. We shared the Trio Amigos (beef taco, chicken enchilada and chile relleno) and fish tacos after enjoying a $5 margarita. If we had more than one night in Palm Springs, we would have returned. I rarely write "You will... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Our son devoured two of the chicken soft tacos and was contemplating a third. My wife loved the margaritas. It was a good sign when we pulled up and the place was packed. We only waited about ten minutes for a table. Definitely a place to check out in Palm Springs.

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Eugene, Oregon
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102 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

Wow this is a great place to eat. Food here is outstanding. I had a chicken and a cheese enchilada Verde that was great. High quality ingrediants. Service outstanding. It was so good this will be only place we eat mexican the two weeks we are in Palm Springs. No reason to look for another place.

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Victoria, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We found this via tripadvisor and had excellent food. The service was good as well. This was definitely one of the best enchiladas I have had. Drinks were very reasonable as well. Not great atmosphere, but food worth the drive.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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