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La Perlita Mexican Food

901 Crossley Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92264-3713
760-778-8014
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Ranked #14 of 265 Restaurants in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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56 reviews 56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

In a strip mall on the outskirts of Palm Springs, this is some of the best Mexican food around. Perlita's is apparently known for their Chile Rellenos so that is what I had and it was good, really, really good. The owner and his daughter take care of customers and his wife is the good, a really, really good cook.... More

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London
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

We saw the review on Tripadvisor and they were right. Not much from the outside because it's in a strip mall but the food was excellent. Family owned and run. We heard about the family, the artifacts on the walls and the ingredients. Delicious meal...and tasty margaritas.

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Really wanted to try this place, based on the reviews… but unfortunately it is closed for the whole month of August! :( boo. Oh well, next time I guess.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We've been eating here since its conception and never disappointed. La Perlita is family operated and they are friendly, courteous and accommodating. The best pico de gallo, guacomole and salsa (all fresh). The food is clean and not greasy. We are glad we found this gem in the desert. Highly recommend this establishment!

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Atlanta
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We found the reviews to be convincing. Who can ever resist Mexican food on vacation? We enjoyed the friendly service. The margaritas were a great size and price. Even the chips and salsa were top notch. I spilt the Tres Amigos with a friend. We got one chile relleno, beef taco and chicken enchilada. At the end of the meal,... More

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Laguna Niguel, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Went in with family not sure what to expect from the outside looked like a fast food restaurant. From the very start the family atmosphere was very welcoming. The meals are prepared with that authentic homemade flavor. Everyone in our group was pleased with their order. We just weren't sure which was better the hospitality or the taste of the... More

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San Francisco
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134 reviews 134 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This family run establishment is worth going to find in an out of the way strip mall. Delicious food served with a smile and good prices. I had the Barbacoa and it was delicious, so good that I slurped up all the braising liquid and then mopped up what I could with the tortilla. Good size portions and reasonable price.... More

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Phoenix, AZ
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Had dinner this evening, The fish tacos were delicious, Breaded pollock with pico di gallo, cabbage and their special sauce. Barbacoa, pork and beef stew with onions and cilantro and corn tortillas. The meat was very tender and flavorful. Service was prompt and courteous. They have several glutin free meals on the menu. Wish we could have stayed another night... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Food is authentic, well priced and served by individuals that like what they do. It's a family restaurant and it certainly feels like it. The food they serve is as go as it gets.

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