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La Perla

734 S 5TH St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1705 (Walker's Point)
(414) 645-9888
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Ranked #407 of 1,391 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Price range: $1 - $20
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Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Walker's Point
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48% Recommend
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English first
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
411 reviews 411 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
271 helpful votes 271 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.

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Manitowoc Rapids, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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

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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

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Racine, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 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!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 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.

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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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102 reviews 102 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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

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Madison, Wisconsin
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

My wife had the Chicken Verde enchiladas and I had the Carne Verde, both were amazing and huge plates of food. Their homemade salsa has a little bite that will make you happy you ordered that margarita! Staff was outstanding.

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De Pere, Wisconsin, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Margaritas, salsa, guacamole, lunch. All perfect. Would recommend over and over. Perfect for family, friends for lunch or dinner. Friendly service and prompt.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

Food was outstanding. Service was wonderful and atmosphere too! We are not familiar with Milwaukee and ran into this place, crossed fingers and went in, glad we did!

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