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La Perla Cocina

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745 Emerald, San Diego, CA
8582743038
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7:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner

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  • 13
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  • 2
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
My Favourite Walk Up

This place was an amazing find on our walk around the neighbourhood. The burritos are to die for and great value. Guillermo is super friendly and always welcomes his customers with a huge smile.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This place was an amazing find on our walk around the neighbourhood. The burritos are to die for and great value. Guillermo is super friendly and always welcomes his customers with a huge smile.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We walked to La Perla from Crystal Pier (just three or so blocks) and ordered take-out items. Based on other reviews, I ordered the California burrito. Not sure what the standard is for a "California burrito," ($6.50) but this one was very good although the guacamole had no taste. FYI: the "Oaxacalifornia" burrito is the California burrito wrapped in a... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This used to be my favorite place for a fish burrito. Unfortunately, the owner chose not to add grilled fish to the menu and whenever I come in, they don't have any fish on hand that has not been pre-breaded. I tried the fried fish burrito and it was very disappointing. I won't waste my time here any longer.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This small shop is easy to miss, but not easy to forget. The lobster tacos are some of the best I've ever had, and the staff is incredibly friendly. I highly recommend anything on menu. Everyone I was with tried something different, and then we immediately ordered more food to go.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I'm lucky enough to live around the corner from this little gem. Great menu, and lots of taco choices, including lots of great seafood choices as well! Homemade, fresh tortillas, and fresh vegetables in all the dishes, you can taste the difference! Friendly staff, great service and amazing Mexican food make this a great spot! Great prices too!

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We were traveling from LA to San Diego looking for somewhere to eat. Found La Perla and took a chance. We were so glad we did! The place was clean, service was quick. We had shrimp, lobster, and lamb tacos. They were all PERFECT! The shrimp was cooked perfectly, the sauce had some heat, but didn't overpower the other flavors... More 

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minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

For this type of restaurant (small, casual, family run business), it is excellent. This place is awesome! We ate here 3-4 times while we were in the area last week. Lunch once and breakfast twice. The place doesn't look like much from the outside but it is very clean and comfortable inside. We had breakfast here twice, the kids cleaned... More 

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Cary, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

My wife and I stopped by for lunch in mid-January. Wait staff was was very helpful with recommendations. I had the asada torta which was very good although it could have been a bit more spicy. My wife had the California Burrito which she loved. Kept complimenting the tortilla - how light and tasty it was. Highly recommended for good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I had my first California Burrito and it was delicious. My husband had a chicken quesadilla and he liked his as well. Just a small building, but was clean and friendly! Glad we found it!

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Whidbey Island, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We did take out and were impressed with the speed our order was done. La Perla has large portions, reasonable prices, and quick friendly service. AMAZING shrimp tacos. We can't wait to return to San Diego for more meals at La Perla. Makes me hungry just thinking about our yummy meal.

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Additional Information about La Perla Cocina

Address: 745 Emerald, San Diego, CA
Phone Number: 8582743038
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 745 Emerald, San Diego, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 8582743038

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm

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