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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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Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Patterson, New York
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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30 reviews
21 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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306 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 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 1 helpful vote
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 :)

Thank Bruce J
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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 

Thank kingok
Sawyer, Michigan, United States
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68 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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

Thank PrestonBradleyStell
Chicago, Illinois
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351 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 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 

Thank B W
SW Michigan
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016

As described elsewhere, you stand in line to order (pick a language, Spanish or English), often fight for a place to sit, and there is nothing haute couture about the whole thing. But...the food is cheap and plentiful, the service is as good as it could be in all the chaos, and the food is soooo goooood. Authentic Mexican? Dunno.... More 

Thank Jayboy4
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016

If you are looking for authentic Mexican food, this place can not be beat. From the Tacos to Burritos and everything in between its simply the best. Everything is cooked to order with the freshest ingredients.

Thank Atravelerinmichigan
Sawyer, Michigan
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74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2016

There's always a line. At lunch time you may have to wait for.a seat. That should tell you enough. If you like authentic Mexican, and aren't looking for ambience, this is your place

Thank drydink

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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, Kids, Families with children
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?