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Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar

#26 of 3,039 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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1400 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-2487 (Gibson)
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Paris, France
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18 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We try this restaurant yesterday with friends Honestly the food is really good however the service was not good - waitress was not able to advice is - we order 3 time because what we choose was not available - we forgot to order one side and as the kitchen were closes like 1 mm ago it was impossible to... More 

Thank Michaelberdugo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perla's has the hint of history yet is solidly positioned in today's world. Quiet enough for conversation yet alive with diners enjoying excellent seafood served in pleasant surroundings. Fresh seafood prepared well and a knowledgeable staff make Perla's a star.

Thank Fred F
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went with a bachelorette party group, and I think every single person ordered the shrimp Caesar salad. It was the best Caesar salad I've had! Our server recommended the Coromandel oysters, and they were the best oysters I've ever had, too. I've been looking for them everywhere & haven't been able to find them. Will have to go back... More 

Thank Amy R
Dallas tx
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3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked at Perla's based on reviews. We were in town for only 2 days and had planned to spend our one night dinner here. Boy, were we sadly disappointed. We ordered the PEI mussels and the dish was good, our waitress asked if we would like more bread (to soak up the delicious broth) and we happily agreed. After... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time in Austin and we visited this place. Nice setting we chose to sit on the patio. There are Misters outside when it gets hot. Try the halibut. It was most excellent! I'm a Seafood Chef from SAN Diego it was so good, I ordered another entree! By pass the scallops :-( I highly recommend this place.

Thank G N
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here with work colleague and highly recommend!! The food and ambiance was fantastic, to sit outside and enjoy a meal in the summer sunset was fantastic. I ate the grilled Escolar which was served with watermelon and cucumber and tasted amazing! Top marks!

Thank stevemcl10
Kansas City, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good place to spend an afternoon, good wine, fresh seafood, excellent service, love this place.

Thank Angel G
Cypress, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by between lunch and dinner and had appetizers and drinks on the patio. We tried the calamari and then the ceviche. Both were very good. It was a great atmosphere to cool off under the misting fans.

Thank Jancypress
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is smack dab in the middle of South Congress and the patio is a great place for drinks and food.

Thank WeIITraveIed
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great for a date night restaurant. I enjoyed the outdoor seating, excellent food and friendly staff.

1 Thank Kristin A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1400 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-2487
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: 512-291-7300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?