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La Perla Restaurant


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La Perla's cuisine is inspired by dishes in Spain and Latin countries all over the world. Our menu changes frequently; we have featured Paella (Spain), Feijoada (Brazil), Mofongo (Puerto Rico), Cochinita Pibil (Mexico), Chupe (Peruvian Seafood stew), Pinxos, Huitlacoche Hanger steak, Peruvian chicken, and ceviche (Peru and Panama). The wine list is focused on the regions of our food and most of our wines hail from Spain, Chile, Argentina and Portugal. Our fish specials change depending upon what is caught locally and we are committed to serving only local sustainable seafood. We source ingredients from local farms and our own garden whenever possible. Reservations are recommended - we are a
$30 - $60
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, International, South American
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed January 1, 2019

Our family of seven visited for a holiday season meal. Two of us had been to their old location in Morehead City and had enjoyed the food immensely and were looking forward to the new location in the old Cedars Inn. Bottom Line: Unbelievable!! Between...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Dennis B
Reviewed December 22, 2018

On a rainy, cold, mid-week evening we had dinner at La Perla Restaurant in Beaufort North Carolina. La Perla is located in the dining room of the old, elegant Cedars Inn, on Front Street. The location and the dining room are elegant, without being stuffy...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Richard K
Jessica M, Owner at La Perla Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 23, 2018

Hi Richard, Thank you for taking the time to give us such a nice review! We enjoyed having you and look forward to seeing you again, when you can make the drive from Harker's Island. Much appreciated! - Jessica

Reviewed December 11, 2018

What a fine experience in venue, food and service. This is a must-go-to restaurant for a relaxing, romantic ?, small group venue. The food is excellent and the service is even better. On the higher side of the budget but well well worth it.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank walkerusa
Reviewed December 10, 2018 via mobile

We finally visited la Perla at their new location on Front St. The menu and food was just as impressive as on our previous visit to the restaurant in its Morehead location. The fresh Atlantic snapper was amazing. The NC shrimp and dirty rice was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank S7091USbrianh
Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

This is a restaurant where you want to share. Whether it local seafood or humanely raised pork chops, the real treat is thoughtful, creative preparation. Even the black beans made me smile. We are going to visit this restaurant again.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kenn4
Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

We have followed this restaurant from morehead city to Beaufort. We regularly travel 38 miles one way just to eat here. Excellent food with Caribbean flair. I can not single out one dish because everything we have eaten here has been wonderful. If you are...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Frtonys
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner with two friends there on a Friday night The food and the atmosphere were great. I’ve always had a good meal here and this night was no exception. The menu is always changing because the chef is always making...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank captainsteve2016
Jessica M, Owner at La Perla Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2018

Hi Captain Steve - Thank you so much for taking the time to write a lovely review! We look forward to seeing you again. Jessica (owner)

Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Our last night on an extended summer road trip ... could not have made a better choice. The dining room is several small rooms in the first floor of a beautiful B & B. Elegant and intimate, yet casual. Excellent wine list with selections from...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Kathykoer
Jessica M, Owner at La Perla Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2018

Hi Kathy - thank you for your great review and wonderful compliments. Our wine list is pretty eclectic and I love to let people experience exciting and different wines (like the Papa Figos from Portugal, or the Raventos from Spain). Super happy that you enjoyed...More

Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

After riding our bicycles all over the fun village of Beaufort and going into every restaurant we rode by this little yard sign that read; LaPerla in this charming historic Inn. We are so thankful that we stopped in and asked for dinner reservations for...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank DanielB695
Jessica M, Owner at La Perla Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to give us an amazing review! We are so happy that you found us and we enjoyed meeting you. Our little yard sign is a bit embarrassing - the real sign will go up next week. We did not...More

Reviewed August 17, 2018

We are long time summer people on the Crystal Coast and are always delighted with La Perla's outstanding offerings! The chef has a unique and imaginative take on Latin cuisine that he applies to local seafood and other fresh ingredients. The new location in the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank JoAlMc
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