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La Perlita Mexican Food

901 Crossley Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92264-3713
760-778-8014
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Ranked #13 of 263 restaurants in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Phoenix, AZ
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Palm Springs, California
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I have been eating Mexican food, tex mex, and all sorts of variations around for 50 years including mexico. This little off the main track was un like any I had ever eaten in. Simple décor, run by the whole family which makes you feel like a personal guest and serves the finest Mexican food I have ever had. Not... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

My partner and I went to La Perlita recently based on Trip Advisor reviews, and found it to be a very good value. The service was very friendly and efficient -- according to reviews, La Perlita is a family-run business, and everyone was very friendly. The house maragaritas are delicious, and the salsa really good (and spicy). We both had... More

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London
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

I went with my partner to this restaurant because of the great reviews on trip adviser. Thank goodness for that, it was an amazing culinary experience. I have tried many of the other "rated" Mexican restaurants but the food here was the best. It is cooked fresh to order and it is so simple to tailor make your favourite meal... More

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Newark, CA
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

First of all, I'm not a huge fan of Mexican food. I only go cuz of hubby. We picked this place due to the high ratings on both TripAdvisor and Yelp...and La Perlita did not disappoint!! In fact, it's one of the most delicious Mexican meals I've had. I don't know what it is, but everything tasted good, from the... More

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Looking for good Mexican food in the Palm Springs area is complicated, because there are so many places! La Perlita is where the locals go for authentic cuisine. It's hidden, but worth the ride because the food was decent. The chips were OK and the salsa was spicy. The chile telleno is apparently something to get, they were OK. The... More

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Palm Springs, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Second time I've been to this restaurant and only because it is a little bit out of the way and hidden on the side of a new but not busy strip mall behind Walmart. The service is great and the food is top notch. The place is very clean and you can tell the owners take pride in everything. This... More

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Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We stopped by for lunch after a round of golf and were pleasantly surprised by the excellent quality of the food. What a gem!!!

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Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I really liked this place. We went based on some friends' recommendation. I had the Chile Verde plate, which I sort of use as a test of how good a Mexican restaurant is. It was very good. And the flan I had for dessert was excellent. The service was very good, attentive and friendly. I would definitely recommend going here.... More

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