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La Perla Cocina

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745 Emerald, San Diego, CA
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7:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 9:30 pm

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
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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
Most recent review
Very Good

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
Jim M
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Cary, North Carolina, United States
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Cary, North Carolina, United States
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74 reviews 74 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The food was excellent and the staff was very friendly. Loved the enchilada taco combination plate. Great place to eat!!!

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La Mesa, CA
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139 reviews 139 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This is just a small streetside Mexican restaurant where you expect to pop in and get your food in 10 - 15 mins.. When my husband and I went in today, there was only 1 person ahead of us, and just a few others sitting at tables. It wasn't crowded at all. We had a simple order - one taco... More 

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Northern California
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132 reviews 132 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

When you see the locals workers (landscaping, construction, etc) coming in, you know you have a good spot. The food was really good and conveniently located near the gorgeous Pacific Beach. I walked around for about 30 minutes up and down the beach and finally decided on this location for lunch. The food was fresh, although it did take way... More 

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Milwaukee, WI
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

La Perla was recommended to my friends and me as a restaurant we MUST try while vacationing in Pacific Beach. It did not disappoint! The fish tacos were amazing! Shredded beef taco was good too. The place is very casual with really no ambience, but the staff is friendly and the food is great.

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San Diego, California
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148 reviews 148 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I'm lucky to be right around the corner from this little gem. If you didn't know it was so good, you would just think its just another taco shop since we have so many in southern CA! The menu is huge, unique and well priced. The first thing you will notice is how nice the staff is, they are busy,... More 

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Phoenix
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Love this place. Fresh food cooked to perfection each and every time. When we are in Pacific Beach we eat her almost daily, it's that good. You will feel welcome here.

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Phoenix
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I have eaten breakfast and lunch at almost all the restaurants within 1 block of the beach. This is now the only place I eat. My wife and I both just crave the shrimp omelette - comes with red or black beans and potatoes. All meals are cooked by the same chef every day each and every day. The people... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?