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La Perla

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Walker's Point
Mexican
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734 S 5TH St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1705
(414) 645-9888
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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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
Tastes like food in Mexico

We have gone here a number of times when in downtown Milwaukee area. I enjoy it because the food tastes like the food in the little cafes in Mexico. The rice and beans are like what they serve in Mexico. In all of the suburban restaurants, they just simply are not the same. The reviewer who says... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2015
Marilinda69
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  • Dining on a budget
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Annapolis, Maryland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

For some reason every time I'm home my family takes me to La Perla. I'm not complaining! It's really one of my favorite restaurants but definitely my favorite Mexican place. The food it always outstanding. Last visit I had tequila shrimp and it was probably the best meal I've had here (which is saying a lot!). They are always friendly... More 

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90 reviews 90 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We have gone here a number of times when in downtown Milwaukee area. I enjoy it because the food tastes like the food in the little cafes in Mexico. The rice and beans are like what they serve in Mexico. In all of the suburban restaurants, they just simply are not the same. The reviewer who says they can't get... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I drop in there when I want to have a quick meal and get a drink. The food is always good and the staff very friendly. There are a lot of places in this area but I find this place is best for good food quickly

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Richmond, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I liked that the food was inexpensive and had decent portions. I was there for Cinco de Mayo so there was a great crowd.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

PLEASE don't go here if you know and like good Mexican food. They can't even get beans and rice right.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Service was very nice. My margarita tasted a little watery... I saw that it was poured from a pitcher. The food is just ok... for Mexican food, I find it a little bland and I'm not just saying that it needed spiciness. It needed flavor. I think it is a FUN place to go but maybe not for great Mexican... More 

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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Visiting La Perla, located in the Latin Quarter in Walker's Point is like taking a trip to Mexico without leaving the farm! Their spacious restaurant has many seating choices including a private dining area for parties, a quiet room for romantic dinners, or the roof top bar or outdoor patio. The food is exceptional with many interesting dishes such as... More 

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Los Angeles, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

La Perla catered a wedding I attended and it was phenomenal food and service. Would definitely go to the restaurant to experience their food again. If you're in the Milwaukee area it's a must try

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Greencastle, Indiana
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 

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Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
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115 reviews 115 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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.

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Additional Information about La Perla

Address: 734 S 5TH St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1705
Phone Number: (414) 645-9888
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Walker's Point
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Mexican

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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 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: 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

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