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La Perlita Mexican Food

901 Crossley Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92264-3713
760-778-8014
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Ranked #10 of 268 Restaurants in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations

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English first
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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Stamford
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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
3 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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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 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
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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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Additional Information about La Perlita Mexican Food

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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