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La Perla Restaurant & Bar- MOVED

1103A N 20th St, Morehead City, NC 28557-4407
+1 252-838-9032
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good8%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, South American
1103A N 20th St, Morehead City, NC 28557-4407
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Reviewed March 22, 2018

What a truly wonderful culinary experience! My husband and I (both from the foodie Pacific Northwest) came to Beaufort for a week-long getaway and searching out for a restaurant to eat at. We discovered La Perla while walking around the historic downtown district and were...More

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Reviewed December 31, 2017

Had our last meal at this fabulous last night. Hopefully not the last meal I will eat prepared by Kevin. Over the past year since discovering this hidden gem, I've tried most everything on the menu. Never been disappointed, and relish the fact that the...More

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Reviewed December 22, 2017

My wife and I travel to the Crystal Coast at least three times a year, for the great beaches, friendliness people and the excellent dining. Just off Arendall street is a unique restaurant you need to try. Its Latin American style and creative menu makes...More

Thank Dan H
Reviewed October 28, 2017

We waited more than an hour for our food and the restaurant wasn't even busy. The food was very bland and overpriced. Very disappointed.More

Thank Rachel G
Jessica M, Owner at La Perla Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2017

Hi Rachel G, We are so sorry that your experience was disappointing. Would you do us a favor and email us and tell us more about your experience; for example what dish you had, so that we can make any improvements or changes. You can...More

Reviewed October 8, 2017

If you frequent Morehead and haven't heard of La Perla, that's because the regulars are hiding it from you. They don't want to share. Chef and maîtresse de salle are both North Carolineans, we understand, but the menu is not the bulked-out tome you see...More

Thank AJaneMad
Reviewed October 5, 2017

We had heard great things about this place; tried to eat there last year, but they were booked for a rehearsal dinner. So, we got there this time, being the last couple in the evening. I had the shredded pork: very forgettable. Deviled egg (one-half)...More

Thank John C
Jessica M, Owner at La Perla Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2017

Thank you so much for coming to the restaurant and trying us out. We are so sorry that you were disappointed with your meals and we would hope that you would give us another try and see if some of the other dishes, like Kevin's...More

Reviewed October 3, 2017

This is an out of the way, and small location. The food is prepared with love, and talent. Unique and absolutely delicious. Freshest ingredients prepared in a creative and tasty way. I cannot say enough good things about this place. I hope they will be...More

Thank bee093
Reviewed September 25, 2017

If you are looking for fried fish then there are many places to choose from in Morehead City. La Perla has great local seafood. There Ceviche was fresh, local and very tasty. The steak was cooked to perfection and presented with leeks and a rich,...More

Thank Kenn4
Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

Our dinner was simply amazing. The shisito peppers were one of the best things I've ever eaten. We ordered roasted pork, lamb, and a fish special. All were perfectly cooked with layers of flavor. And, yes, we went for dessert too. The chocolate tort was...More

Thank Karen L
Reviewed September 8, 2017

Ate here recently as part of a group of five. It took quite a while to order and receive our food but they were very busy. When the food did arrive we were all very pleased. The dishes were inventive for this area and well...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$40 - $75
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1103A N 20th St, Morehead City, NC 28557-4407
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Morehead City
  • Phone Number: +1 252-838-9032
  • E-mail
La Perla's cuisine is inspired by dishes in Latin countries all over the world. You will find a broad assortment on our menu; we have featured Paella (Spain), Feijoada (Brazil), Mofongo & Pastelon (Puerto Rico), Cochinita Pibil (Mexico), Chupe (Peru), Churasco steak (Argentina). Our chef Kevin Davis is a restless chef. He is self taught, and he continues to learn, challenging himself to be better with every dish. The menu at La Perla changes 3 - 4 times a year, and with every new menu Kevin improves his skills. Desserts are all made in house by Kevin, and most days we have house made ice cream in surprising flavors - Mexican chocolate, honey fig, balsamic strawberry, even corn ice cream with candied bacon. From October to April we offer 4 Course Wine Dinners every second Wednesday. The dinners can feature any kind of cuisine - Italian, Spanish, French Polynesia, or all seafood. These dinners are family style and happen at one large table with everyone sitting together. Reservations are highly recommended in the summer months.
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