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Perlita's Authentic Mexican Restaurant

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297 Hwy. 101 South, Crescent City, CA
707-465-6770
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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
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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  • 52
    Very good
  • 19
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Pleasant meal, good price, friendly people

The first Mexican meal of our road trip - tasty and filling, probably not our best Mex ever, but certainly a pleasant experience, and very friendly servers.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The first Mexican meal of our road trip - tasty and filling, probably not our best Mex ever, but certainly a pleasant experience, and very friendly servers.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Ate dinner here after a long day's travel. The food was excellent. We had that night's special, mole; a burrito, and a tamal plate. All was very tasty. The tamal was a little dry but good overall and the burrito had a lot of veggies. The family that runs this place is very friendly and attentive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We really loved it here. Food was excellent and staff was very friendly. The place is very small so if you are a group of say 8 people then it might be difficult to find a place to sit in evening. Food was served quick and the quality of the food was very good. My wife ordered chicken mole and... More 

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Victoria, BC
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I'm not quite sure why this place is so busy or gets high reviews for 2nd rate Mexican food. Maybe it's the best Crescent City can produce. I was excited to finally find a place that served tamales and mine arrived so dry I could barely get it down. The waitress was very busy and needed help, perhaps why I... More 

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Bradenton, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My husband and I eat a lot of Mexican food in Florida and we're excited to try California Mexican food. Perlita's did not disappoint! The guacamole was great and both of us enjoyed different carnitas dinners. After seeing tons of tourist traps, this place was a great change! Great food that's east on the wallet, too!

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The food was very tasty and the service was outstanding at this family-run restaurant Prices were reasonable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Loved the food at this small and friendly Mexican restaurant. Had a taste of the chicken mole, enchiladas, tamales and chile relleno, and they were all tasty and authentic. Friendly staff. A bit outdated decor, but we really didn't mind.

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Eureka, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Myself and my wife stop on trips thru the area, we have always enjoyed the food and friendly staff best of crescent city

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Redding, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Very friendly waitstaff. Food was only ok. Small portions. Did not expect everything to be fried. Chips tasted like they were from a bag, salsa was good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

My husband and I have been eating at Perlita's for several years. Not only is the food delicious, especially the salsa, but we are treated like family while we are there. It is a small family-owned business with fast and attentive service. We eat there almost every week and are often joined by our family and friends.

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Additional Information about Perlita's Authentic Mexican Restaurant

Address: 297 Hwy. 101 South, Crescent City, CA
Phone Number: 707-465-6770
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Crescent City
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
Cuisine: Mexican

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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
  • Phone Number: 707-465-6770

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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