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Caribbean, Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, South American
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Reviewed April 15, 2022 via mobile

Wonderful restaurant! Everything was absolutely delicious, especially the sliced fish appetizers, the salmon with squid ink rice, and the tuna steaks. Light, well seasoned, perfection!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 23, 2022

This restaurant was very conveniently placed near our hotel in the old walled city and highly recommended in a blog we read beforehand. We were not disappointed. The staff were hard working, efficient and very friendly with some good recommendations. We visited twice on our...3 night visit to the city! Ceviche starter was to die for, as were the mains of stuffed squid and beef with a mushroom rice. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed January 2, 2022 via mobile

This restaurant had a great vibe and the ceviche and seafood dishes were spectacular! Would recommend to anyone coming to Cartagena who wants to have fresh seafood at a hip spot!

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed March 1, 2020

Delicious seafood, great service. The shrimp ceviche was our favorite. The octopus and fish were excellent too.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 1, 2020 via mobile

We had a very good surprise once we get in this sushi bar as the food was delicious. All plates and sushi rolls were excellent and very very tasty

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 24, 2020 via mobile

We went to La Perla one night to get away from red meat. Called them literally 2 hours prior and got their last table - not without effort as the person I first spoke to said they did not understand English but referred me to...someone else when I said reservation. So we arrive and could tell we got the last table because it was small, towards the back and closest to the kitchen and bathroom and next to the stack of stackable chairs. No biggie - that's what happens when you don't plan all your dinners prior to going on a trip. So we sit and peruse the menus and get drinks. I got a pisco sour-like drink and Abe got a martini-like drink. Both good. We then ordered dinner and got the ceviche and an oyster app. Both were delicious - tangy and zesty. Abe was on a vegetarian kick so he ordered the soup and I got the catch of the day which came with some local shrimp. Food was good and service was good despite the language barrier. Will it be the best meal of your life? No. But do I recommend? Yes.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed February 15, 2020 via mobile

This was one of our best Restaurants in Cartagena been their twice, because it was so good. Please try the prawns with Argentinien Sausage with Yucca mash its just amazing Food. Also sliced fish peruvian style is unbeatable. Service is so friendly, sweet and helpful...just love the vibe!!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 12, 2020 via mobile

Our meal at La Perla was, without a doubt, one of the best meals we’ve ever had!!! We started with the grilled octopus appetizer, which was so tender and tasty. For our entree we had the seafood ravioli. The ravioli was was perfectly cooked. The...sauce amazing! Cannot say enough about how absolutely superb this meal was. We had to speak to the chef to thank him. The drinks were good, the service was great, and waiters very attentive. The prices reasonable. Highly recommend this restaurant!!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

My wife and I had a lovely dinner at this restaurant. We started with the tiradito, which was sublime. The shrimp raviolis were also very good. The slow-cooked pork was very flavorful, though the skin was a bit tough. The service was excellent from start...to finish.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 30, 2020

This is a relatively small restaurant that specializes in fresh fish. Service was attentive and helpful. Our fish was very tasty, definitely recommend the stuffed squid.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 24, 2020

La Perla was the best meal we had in Cartagena. This lovely restaurant has amazing fresh fish options. I wish I could remember what I had but I can't find a menu on line. I do know they have meat options for the non-fish eaters....The words I would use to describe the whole experience, great location, lovely restaurant, great service, interesting dishes.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 18, 2020

This restaurant has lots of good reviews for a reason. The food is absolutely delicious!!! We enjoyed it so much the first time, we came back again. The staff here is also very very friendly and very accommodating as well. This was our favorite of...all the places that we ate in Cartagena.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed January 8, 2020 via mobile

Could not have been happier with our meal. Perfect, American style martini started the evening off right (although the olive accompanying it was not to my taste). Ceviche (fish and shrimp combo) was firm and tasty. A dinner special (forgive my ignorance and bad memory...for not remembering what it is called) was sort of a Peruvian paella with great seafood. Wine by the glass was extremely limited but my red was fine.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 2, 2020 via mobile

Came here looking for nice restaurant offering local but good quality food and were very happy. The menu choice was very good for a small restaurant, the service was really excellent and the food was absolutely delicious.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 1, 2020 via mobile

As it was claimed in their website (mediterranean cuisine with Peruvian influence) I expected a bit more. The ceviche as just ok (compared to the La Cevicheria). The squid filled with risoto was not tasty. The Lomo Salteado with tacutacu was really good. Try the...Chicha morada with lemon (corn based drink with lemonade). Freshy and tasty. If you are not experienced with Peruvian food it worths a visit. But if you are, go there with low expectations.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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No, there is not a dress code. Almost all restaurants in Cartagena do not have a dress code. You can go even wearing shorts or bermuda shorts.
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La Perla is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4