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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 #421 of 1,393 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Neighborhood: Walker's Point
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
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Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
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114 reviews 114 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.

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Havertown, Pennsylvania
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187 reviews 187 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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431 reviews 431 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
279 helpful votes 279 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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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.

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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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109 reviews 109 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 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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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 1 - 20
Cuisine: Mexican

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