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Perlita's Authentic Mexican Restaurant

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297 Hwy. 101 South, Crescent City, CA
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11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Description: A little Mexican restaurant we found driving up 101 from San Jose to...
A little Mexican restaurant we found driving up 101 from San Jose to Oregon. Food was great and service was good and fast. It was a nice lunch stop after a long morning of driving.
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  • 58
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  • 45
    Very good
  • 16
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  • 4
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Small place with good food

We picked Perlita's after reading the reviews from TripAdvisor. We were not disappointed even though the place didn't look that nice or inviting from the outside. Once inside the place was busy, locals it seemed like, which is a good sign! The gentleman who served us was eager to please. We had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Chino Hills, California
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Norfolk, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Best tamales I've had north of the border! Fried tacos are yummy! Great and friendly service! Everyone in our group came back the next day for more.

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Chino Hills, California
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134 reviews 134 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We picked Perlita's after reading the reviews from TripAdvisor. We were not disappointed even though the place didn't look that nice or inviting from the outside. Once inside the place was busy, locals it seemed like, which is a good sign! The gentleman who served us was eager to please. We had the following food items and all were very... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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169 reviews 169 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The service was very good, and the food was good enough. I had an al pastor tostada (great), and my hubby had a chile relleno, which was pretty good. Salsas not quite hot enough, but flavorful.

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Midland, Michigan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The service is consistently good here. Very friendly and quick. Its small do no long waits. The food is excellent, my favorite in Crescent City, especially when you can get two meals with tax and a hefty tip for well under twenty bucks.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Was looking for a dinner to take a break from our rehydrated hiking dinners and stumbled upon this place. Very affordable and extremely friendly staff. Food was superb-had the beef tacos in homemade shells and my wife loved the fish tacos. If you need a place to eat in town and as long as you aren't looking for a fancy... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Real Mexican food, down to earth staff, and good prices made this my favourite dining experience in Crescent City. Went for a late lunch after hiking in the redwoods. The food is very tasty, and portions are generous. Try it, you will not be disappointed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We were told that we would have authentic, family style Mexican food and that is exactly what we got! Great flavor, inexpensive, and very authentic! A must to visit!

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Crescent City, CA
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We love Perlita's. This is a small restaurant, run by a local family. They are super friendly, fairly priced and the food is always tasty. There are many local Mexican food options, this is definitely one of the "go to" places.

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This small restaurant serves authentic Mexican food, but the quality of the food is unfortunately just average. Their house-made salsa is excellent, though.

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Eugene, Oregon
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Pertlita's has friendly staff and attentive waitresses. The food is good. Not the best I've ever had but way better than Taco Bell and the other Mexican food options in Crescent City. Our fajitas were good but not amazing. No fresh lettuce or pico de gallo was served with it. Rice was pretty flavorless. Chips and salsa are mediocre. It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 297 Hwy. 101 South, Crescent City, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Crescent City

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

A little Mexican restaurant we found driving up 101 from San Jose to Oregon. Food was great and service was good and fast. It was a nice lunch stop after a long morning of driving.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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