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Perlita's Authentic Mexican Restaurant

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297 Hwy. 101 South, Crescent City, CA
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
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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Visitor rating
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Authentic, quick and tasty.

I stop here every time I pass through Crescent City. The food is delicious and the service is friendly. Kind of a hole in the wall, but I feel the food is very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Trinidad
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I stop here every time I pass through Crescent City. The food is delicious and the service is friendly. Kind of a hole in the wall, but I feel the food is very good.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Started with chips & dip. Chips greasy tasting. Dip was garlic flavored spicy tomato sauce. Lunch portions were small, Carne Asada & shredded beef had no flavor.... very disappointing since Trip Advisor rated it high. Must've been friends of the owners putting good reviews. I'm from Arizona where Mexican food is spiced and tasty.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Locals love this place and it always gets number one ratings. It's just consistent and consistently good. It really doesn't matter what you order, it's all delicious.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 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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137 reviews 137 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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
82 helpful votes 82 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 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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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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