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La Perla Cocina

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745 Emerald St, San Diego, CA 92109-2405
+1 858-274-3038
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“lamb tacos” (4 reviews)
“guacamole” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
745 Emerald St, San Diego, CA 92109-2405
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Out of the 77 mexican places in the local area, just go here. They have fresh Sea Bass tacos that are the finest. The menu may look like other places, but the food is just the next level up, won't disappoint, then head back to...More

Thank Kurt N
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you've ever heard of the amazing California Burrito, La Perla Cocina is the only place that does it justice. You won't be disapointed! We live in San Diego and have tried dozens of mexican restaurants and taco shops, and this is without a doubt...More

Thank Ashley G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the tastiest tacos I've had in a long, long time. Service is quick and friendly, heaps of delicious food with quality ingredients at a great price.

Thank Jenny-Jetset
Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

Delicous tacos (carne asada and carnitas), very friendly service. Wish I'd had more time to go back several times so I could try more on the menu.

Thank Mac M
Reviewed January 25, 2017

Fantastic food, authentic, affordable and delicious! They will make anything to order! Eat outside or inside

Thank JCBadger
Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

The only con of this place is - the place itself. Even before entering through the front door, one would never expect what GREAT food will be served. The place is clean but nothing special. It had a canteen spirit. Fish tacos were amazing. If...More

Thank Davi3e
Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

We have been here several times, awesome food, great friendly staff! Breakfast, lunch or dinner. They now have online ordering, works great!Recommend you visit!

Thank bubfn
Reviewed December 30, 2016

We eat at minimum, once a day at La Perla. We stuff our family of 4 for $50 and the Guacamole and the burritos (carne asado is my favourite) are the best I've ever had. Guillermo is super friendly and treats his customers really well...More

1  Thank vpfreedude
Reviewed December 14, 2016

By far best Mexican food in Pacific Beach. Really excellent fish tacos, a carne asada burrito bigger than my wife's head :) A great little hole in the wall that we ate at 3 times in a row--that's how much we loved it.

Thank Chuck B
Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

What a gem of a place in Pacific Beach. The owner, his wife, and another helper worked relentlessly to fill our order. Everyone raved about the quality and taste when we delivered them to the motel. If you want authentic Mexican food this is the...More

Thank kbunting
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 745 Emerald St, San Diego, CA 92109-2405
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-274-3038
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