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“Good cocktails and food but” 3 of 5 stars
Review of La Perla Bar and Grill

La Perla Bar and Grill
28 Maiden Lane | Covent Garden, London WC2E 7JS, England (Charing Cross / Trafalgar Square)
020 7240 7400
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Ranked #2,075 of 16,877 restaurants in London
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Charing Cross / Trafalgar Square
Description: Just two blocks from Trafalgar Square, La Perla is a bright Mexican bar in Covent Garden at the heart of London's West End, listed in Square Meal's restaurant guide. Close to Covent Garden tube station and ideally situated for pre or post-theatre dining and drinking, La Perla's dining room is simply eye-catching. With a large skylight and a fantasy mural of La Perla's mermaid on the wall, it is the perfect ambience for enjoying a range of classic Mexican dishes and char-grilled courses. From Fajitas and Enchiladas to Burritos and Jalapenos, there is something for everyone to tuck into! The selection of premium tequilas and rums is considered the house speciality, and the drinks list also offers a tantalising choice of tropical cocktails for you to enjoy.
Cowbridge, United Kingdom
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Good cocktails and food but”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Overall had a good evening with reasonably priced cocktails, tasty food and generally good service with attentive staff. However, why do you rush every course! No need to reply. I have eaten here on a number of occasions but not sure I would rush back again.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“La Perla is a must when in Covent Garden.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Great place to go for a cocktail, especially a margarita. Sit at the bar, talk with the bartenders making the drinks - I have found them very helpful in talking through various drinks and making my margaritas just the way I like them! Very accommodating.

Great atmosphere and nearly always busy. Not tried the food but always looks/smells good.

If you're pining for that holiday feel, especially during the muggy depths of winter - this is the place for you!

Happy hour is between 1600-1900 every day.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oslo, Norge
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“Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

had dinner at La Perla Sunday night. Wonderful food, margaritas and great service on top of that. For Covent Gardern - inexpensive as well.For someone who has lived In California and that is used to good mexican food this is a treasure!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Drinks great, food average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Great Happy Hour at this place but food is pretty basic. We ordered a burrito and fajitas and I definitely could have made both better myself at home. The fajita tortillas were served cold, chicken was very average with not much flavour and the refried beans looked like they were microwaved straight out of a tin. However the guacamole was delicious and the salsa wasn't too bad either. Service was a little rushed, we were served within minutes of ordering and then felt like they were in a hurry to get us out to seat the next people. Overall a bit disappointing but it was only £20ish each so maybe OK for a cheap meal and a drink. I would return for the drinks, just not the food.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Always good to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

It is one of those little restaurants that never fails when going out with friends. All my friends who have been there for the first time, make sure they keep note of the name to go again. The atmosphere is generally lively with friendly staff and the service is generally prompt.
As the concept is to have multiple dishes, (a bit like a tapas) it's great for people who don't want a huge meal as one dish is a small meal while two will fill most people. There are some larger meals on their own.
Generally, it's not too busy which on Villiers Street is saying something, so a good place to drop into.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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