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La Perlita Mexican Food

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901 Crossley Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92264-3713
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sitges, Spain
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food was so good we ate at La Perlita twice while in Palm Springs for a week. EXCELLENT home-made salsa and chili rellenos! Be aware that La Perlita is closed on Sundays and at 8:00 P.M. during the week.

Thank Jim_Curt
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Hands down excellent Mexican food in a very clean nice space. The servers and the man I think is the owner are very nice and friendly. We've been traveling throughout California these last 2 weeks and found the best Mexican restaurant at our last stop in Palm Springs. Very fresh fish taco with crisp vegetables lightly seasoned. Chili relleno was... More 

Thank Jcg2313
La Canada, California
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637 reviews
369 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 420 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has absolutely no ambience...it's a longish room (no sit-down bar) with tables lined up and a few booths. There is a serape and a sombrero on one wall. Other than the mexican food offered it looks like a regular America food cafe. The food was OK...nothing outstanding or special...drinks were OK...I had a El Patron Margarita while my... More 

Thank Rogerdob
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited La Perlita because we were in the area and are always looking for a good Mexican food. We loved this place! Delicious food, great service, and the owner made it a point to personally go to each table and make sure everything was prepared to our liking. I had the barbacoa. It was made to perfection. The barbacoa... More 

Thank Elisa G
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have never been too much of a fan of the Mexican restaurants in Palm Springs, they all seem a bit too tourist orientated for my liking. Someone recommended I try La Perlita, and boy what a find. We ended up going back twice during our stay. Excellent food, friendly service and fairly priced. A couple of miles from downtown... More 

Thank Bobbybear69
Hawthorne, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great restaurant for authentic Mexican food with kind service. We loved this restaurant. I had the Barbacoa and it was excellent. What a hidden treasure this place is. We will definitely return every time we are in Palm Springs.

Thank David N
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were looking for some good Mexican food while visiting Palm Springs. We live in San Diego so we are very familiar Mexican food. Don't be fooled by La Perlita's location. It is a little off the beaten path. The staff was very friendly and attentive and the food was excellent. The portions were large and the... More 

Thank jdorschel
Texas, United States
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were visiting relatives in Palm Springs and this one of their favorite places. Tamales were excellent, enchiladas good and the guacamole just so so (seemed more like avocados just put in a blender rather than freshly mashed avocados.) The pico was flavorless--just chopped onions and a few tomatoes. Chips and salsa were great. I'd definitely go back--just wouldn't get... More 

Thank Kathy W
Las Vegas, Nevada
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78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

My wife and I ate here when on vacation. The following was notable: -The food the day we were there was a bit dry (though crispy) and not as flavorful as we had hoped. However, we were there on a slow week day and we not the bevy of great reviews. -A gentleman (perhaps the owner) was very attentive and... More 

Thank Rock_of_Boston
Whittier, California
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I am lucky my grandma in Mexico does not know about this website because she will be heartbroken when I say that La Perlita's Chile Relleno is better than hers!! This place is great! we stopped before we back to LA after a night away at Agua caliente resort and we were very pleased!! My wife said the beef taquitos... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 901 Crossley Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92264-3713
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: 760-778-8014

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?