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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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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 21
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  • 6
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  • 7
    Terrible
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
EAT HERE IF YOU NEED FOOD

My boyfriend and I were driving through the Redwoods when we felt the stabbing pain of hunger as it can only come when you've been in the car for countless hours with no snacks and you find yourself literally in the middle of the woods. As we drove south we passed through Crescent City and after... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I were driving through the Redwoods when we felt the stabbing pain of hunger as it can only come when you've been in the car for countless hours with no snacks and you find yourself literally in the middle of the woods. As we drove south we passed through Crescent City and after a quick browse through... More 

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southwest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We love this place for value and excellent food. Combo dinners are very good. Flavors similar to Mexican dishes had in San Diego and Tucson.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I'm really just adding to the chorus: great food, great price, great staff. As others have said, it's not a big place, so if your timing is off there can be a wait (but they turn tables quickly).

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Portland, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I read the reviews and decided to try this place!! The food was wonderful and the portions were huge! the service was fantastic, I left wishing the Mexican food restaurants in Portland were this good.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Pretty good classic Mexican food menu. Food was good for price. Staff was very friendly. . Restaurant was very busy but service was still fairly quick and accurate. .

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Livermore, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We were looking for a good place to eat. Crescent City didn't seem to have much to offer but I found good reviews on this place so we stopped. My daughter was a little afraid by the appearance from the outside but I told her some of the best restaurants and those little "whole in the wall ones". We really... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We had to have dinner in the area and ate here based on reviews. It is really basic inside. The meals were overall satisfactory, but the chips were not good, the guacamole was premade, and the coating on the fried ice cream was awful. The fajitas were ok with alot of peppers and onions and my daughter liked the taco... More 

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This little hole in the wall does a bustling business, and puts out food you'd get if you were truly in Mexico. It is run by a family from Mexico who make annual trips back to get spices and ingredients for the restaurant. There were dishes on the menu I've never seen before. Friendly and efficient service.

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Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

My family and I eat a LOT of Mexican food because of my kid's gluten-free diet. This place was one of the best places we have ever eaten. I had the chicken mole and it was the perfect blend of sweet and spicy - PERFECT for mole! The staff was extremely friendly and the food was amazing. I highly recommend... More 

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Roosevelt, Utah
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The food arrived quickly. The waitress was efficient and attentive. The food was excellent not too spicy. They can take care of large families with no problems and the order was correct.

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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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