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La Perla

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1231 Pipestone Rd, Benton Harbor, MI 49022-3845
+1 269-934-8813
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Royal Oak, Michigan
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

We've traveled around looking for the best Mexican food in the area. We've been to several restaurants in Mexican Town in Detroit and in Mexico. La Perla is good, probably the best in southwest Michigan. But it's not the best we've ever had. I think it's personal preference. I don't like a creamy sauce on the chicken tacos. Just give... More 

Thank Sparty1023
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

I have been going to La Perla since I have had the ability to drive. The steak tostadas are my favorite, and the staff are fantastic. I could drink the salsa right out of the bowl if I had to it's that good! This place brings me back from East Lansing to enjoy the quirky atmosphere and stellar food. A... More 

Thank Ayla L
Pune, India
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

Best Mexican food restaurant in Benton Harbor. I like fish tacos very much. The taste is awesome here. Other items also good. Visited 3 times in 2 weeks. You should try here if you are in BH.

Thank reacharun2005
Patterson, New York
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

Get the tacos of 'lengua' (tongue) which is hand cut for taste and size. Get your tacos in either corn or flour and 'con todo' for the works. We've been coming here for years and love the food.

Thank JHarris124
Eau Claire, Michigan
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Really good Mexican food. Informal dining setting with attached grocery. Authentic. The marinated pork is my favorite.

Thank Mark C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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348 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

A line forms at lunchtime because loyal customers know the food is good and so are the prices. Not fine dining or high cuisine, the portions are big and the atmosphere is unique. It is located in a grocery store. They may offer kore than what is on a board above the cashier, but we too the fish taco special... More 

Thank Susan S
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Best authentic Mexican food at incredibly reasonable prices... OK, so it's not a fine dining establishment, but you're coming for the food :)

1 Thank Bruce J
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

La Perla has a few locations in SW Michigan. The one in Benton Harbor is great. It's a small restaurant in the back of a hipanic grocery store. They have some fairly standard items, but also some very traditional items like medudo. The salsa and sauces (red and green) are home made and are fabulous, all have a nice roasted... More 

1 Thank kingok
Sawyer, Michigan, United States
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72 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

The price is right and the Mexican tacos are on point. Anything you order from La Perla is going to have you leaving very happy and satisfied. We get Airbnb guests just about every weekend and we tell them about this place and David's Delis

1 Thank PrestonBradleyStell
Chicago, Illinois
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351 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016

The first thing to know is this place is a grocery store and restaurant in the back. You order from hanging menu at the counter, then go grab a seat. The food comes fairly fast. It is good and authentic. Prices are average, no cheap eats here. La Peria not to far off the highway either. Plenty of parking and... More 

1 Thank B W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1231 Pipestone Rd, Benton Harbor, MI 49022-3845
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Berrien County  >  Benton Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 269-934-8813

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