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Perlita's Authentic Mexican Restaurant

297 Hwy. 101 South, Crescent City, CA
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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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.
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Hilo, Hawaii
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183 reviews 183 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This restaurant serves authentic Mexican food. We had a tamale stuffed with pineapple and raisins that was an excellent dessert that was more savory than sweet. It was delicious. Seemed to be a family run restaurant, and the family hospitality was evident. This was an excellent find in the Crescent City area.

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Windsor, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The service was good and the staff friendly. They had horchata, but it was a little too sweet. The beans and rice were good. The tamale was small with a mystery sauce and their pico de gallo was warmer than the salsa - but I live in an area where there is great Mexican food and so my opinion is... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I think this is family owned. Good prices. Friendly staff. The food is authentic and better than your "run of the mill" Mexican restaurants. Good for families and the restaurant is right on 101. Good portions of food.

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Crescent City, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This place is a little ramshack of a place, but has delicious traditional Mexican foods my whole family loves. The place is clean, but old, however the locals all flood here, take food out from here, and my family loves it. They have great pineapple empanadas - one of a kind!

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257 reviews 257 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We are from Arizona and have lots of Mexican restaurants. Went to Perlitas only because it was suggested as being OK and within walking distance of our motel. We were blown away by quality food prepared in a mild Sonoran style. Good sized portions and bargain priced. Perlitas seemed to have mostly locals eating there and for good reason -... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Excellent food in a location with a decent amount of options. There isn't a lot of atmosphere, but we were overly surprised with the quality of the food and the service. We ordered chimichangas with extras which were excellent and full of flavor. My grandson had the chicken corn flautas and he mowed right through them and he is a... More 

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Crescent City, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My partner and I like to visit after church on Sundays and have lunch. We think they are serving nice meals at a reasonable price. Highly recommend.

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New South Wales, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The food in this restaurant is the best Mexican food we have ever tasted. A great selection of dishes we had numerous dishes over a number of different nights loved it every time

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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102 reviews 102 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This well-priced place serves authentic Mexican dishes that we enjoyed quite a bit. The only thing we didn't like that much was the flour tortillas, which were almost transparent and a bit greasy, not the typical flour tortillas we are used to (even in Mexico).

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This was a $ price list with a $$$ taste. We had the chicken ajitas, supreme chicken burrito and veggie quesada. The veggies were cooked to perfection, the guacamole was fresh, and lettuce crispy. The tortillas were warmed and yummy. We felt this was a great value. The restaurant was clean, and basic. We would like to have this in... More 

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Additional Information about Perlita's Authentic Mexican Restaurant

Address: 297 Hwy. 101 South, Crescent City, CA
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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