We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

La Perla

$$
Walker's Point
Mexican
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
734 S 5TH St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1705
(414) 645-9888
Website
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Outdoor seating
Dining on a budget
Lunch
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 73 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice time , Average food

Made reservations for 11 based on a recommendation from a friend. Seated immediately and had good service. Reasonably priced and the looked like a fun place and had one of us "ride the pepper" . Food was ok although my meal was not as heated as I would have expected. We were there on a Sunday night... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 5, 2014
pjlew71
,
Greencastle, Indiana
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
Add Photo Write a Review

73 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Greencastle, Indiana
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Made reservations for 11 based on a recommendation from a friend. Seated immediately and had good service. Reasonably priced and the looked like a fun place and had one of us "ride the pepper" . Food was ok although my meal was not as heated as I would have expected. We were there on a Sunday night and there was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Decent food, fun place, but nothing great. We are use to some great Mexican food in California and this does not compare, although, it was pretty good for Mid-USA Mexican food. Friendly service, but nothing great. Probably the best in the area.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Havertown, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
215 reviews 215 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

THis was in a very nice old area. The ambiance was very nice. We were seated and served the quickly. My friend ordered a rainbow margarita- the coolest looking thing i've ever seen! It was pink, blue and white and it looked like sand art. hahahaha. She said it was delicious. I keep trying Mexican food- and I keep trying... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
447 reviews 447 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
303 helpful votes 303 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

They had specials for the week and we tried the 3 course selection for $21. Guacamole was made fresh. Fish tacos excellent- didn't taste fishy. Everyone loved the drinks. The younger set rode the chili pepper. Fun place to celebrate a birthday! It is kind of loud in there though- difficult to have a quiet conversation. Outside patio is nice.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manitowoc Rapids, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

My wife and I ate lunch at La Perla yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We ordered Patron Silver Margaritas (exceptional), guacamole/chips/salsa, cold shrimp (camarones) soup and chicken in mole, with rice and beans. The drinks were perfectly prepared, the soup delicious (the sweet onions had been soaked overnight in ice water with lemon), avocado and tons of tomatoes. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I ate at LaPerla today and was given food that contained chicken although I explicitly ordered vegetarian. I have been vegetarian for almost 25 years. They brought me another plate. No apologies were offered by the waitress or management. When I was give the bill, I asked to speak to the Manager. It took him over 30 minutes to come... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Racine, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

Been going to La Perla for years but had not been in a while! They apparently changed the menu and must have a new cook! So very disappointed!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

The guacamole was delicious, a little over priced and could be spicy but very good. The one refill policy is annoying but acceptable. The marinated steak tacos we we'll worth the $14. Staff was friendly and manager made it apparent that she cared a lot about the customers.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

When we travel to Milwaukee's south side we often go to La Perla. The food is always good. I like the fact that they do not use lard in their beans and no chicken stock in their rice. We like the enchiladas a lot. The salsa is hot enough for our tastes (we like nuclear hot sauce). The margaritas are... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We enjoyed our dinner at La Perla. It was an early evening and a last-minute decision, but a good decision, considering the weather and approaching storm. Nic, the owner, is always very hospitable, greeting patrons individually at their tables and inviting them to a complimentary shot of tequila. It was New Year's Eve after all!! My ONLY regret was not... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed La Perla also viewed

 

Been to La Perla? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 734 S 5TH St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1705
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Walker's Point
  • Neighborhood: Walker's Point
  • Phone Number: (414) 645-9888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from La Perla staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?