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La Perla

1231 Pipestone Rd, Benton Harbor, MI
(269) 934-8813
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Cuisines: Mexican
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- Mar 8, 2014
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South Bend, Indiana
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

the food is amazing, the tacos, the enchilladas, the burritos, gorditas!! everything..i dont believe anything on the menu is not amazing. Even the fish tacos are yummy!! the salsa and chips they give you upon arriving is amazing..nothing but greatness from La Perla!!

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Belleville, Michigan
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107 reviews 107 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

La Perla is a cafeteria inside a Mexican grocery store. There is no waitress service, instead you walk up to the counter, place your order, and they will bring the food to your table when it's ready. The Tacos Mexicanos are exactly the same as the ones I had in a Mexican grocery in Dallas, TX. Have no doubt this... More

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Hopefully this review comes out right: La Perla isn't the sort of place that pokes its nose so high in the air it trips over its feet, with linen tablecloths, choice of napkin colors or even glass drinking glasses. Could you impress your date with a meal here? Well, that depends on your date, now doesn't it? I'd be impressed.... More

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Benton Harbor, Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

On the outside La Perla appears to be just a simple neighborhood Mercado, but once inside you will find an ample supply of goods and services to include the best kept secret of authentic Hispanic cuisine. I recommend the the taco mexicano or the carne asada burrito. What ever you choose, you won't be disappointed. To add compliment to great... More

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Suburban Detroit
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6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

We were on a long drive and wanted something other than fast food. Found the reviews on trip advisor and set our gps. A little while later we were sitting in a noisy booth in the back of a Mexican grocery store eating piles of authentic Mexican food, made to order. This is not a place to take a date... More

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West Lafayette, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

La Perla is a great (and cheap) place to get awesome Mexican food. The burritos and enchiladas are highly suggested.

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Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

This is a gem of a place. The food is authentic Mexican and delicious-fresh, spicy and unique. It is literally in a Mexican grocery store. I have eaten there many times and have never been disappointed. You can even get a soft drink bottled in Mexico. But go early. They have a small seating capacity and the menus are in... More

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Benton Harbor, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

Absolutely the best Mexican around. Not only is the food the best tasting it is the best value. It's the most authentic and tucked in the back of a Mexican grocery store it has real uniqueness. However, it gets very busy so best not to go at peak times. They have very limited seating. A family member of mine has... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Really good Mexican food at the back of a Mexican grocery store. As authentic as it comes. Clean with quick service. If you don't mind eating in a restaurant at the back of the store, you can't do better than this. Ok guacamole, great salsa with the chips, and the chicken fajitas, while very tasty, were far less greasy than... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

love the food, authentic.. great flavor My co-workers and I stumbled on this hidden treasure while in town on business

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