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La Perla Cocina

#267 of 3,734 Restaurants in San Diego
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745 Emerald St, San Diego, CA 92109-2405
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Eaten here at some point every day during our 5 days in the area be it for breakfast lunch or late afternoon snack! Fish aor shrimp tacos are our favourites and they always taste so delicious with fresh ingredients. Ideal for a takeaway lunch if you're on the beach for the day as its only 50 yards from the beach... More 

Thank Crusty1967
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

We ate two burritos there and they was great and big! Tasty and crusty chicken. The guacamole was very good too. We recommend this place!

Thank Enora A
California, United States
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

We read the reviews, the hotel staff recommended the place and we were ready to have some fantastic Mexican food. The chips and salsa were good. The carnitas tacos we had, while it was a large portion of food, there wasn't a lot of flavor.

Thank Alycia W
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Nothing fancy. Quick but good beach fast food. Torta was excellent. Fish and lamb tacos were good. Order at counter and they bring it to you. No alcohol. They were selling a lot of carry out orders. Seating limited.

Thank Patrick H
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149 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

We had a group of 9 so we had a sampling of a bunch of food. Carne Asada nachos were great! California burrito was great!! Cheese quesadilla was also terrific. Fish tacos were average, some in the party enjoyed the fish tacos. Overall excellent place to eat! Everyone was very happy with their food!

Thank Mbulhoes
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite restaurants in San Diego. It's a simple very clean cafe in PB close to the beach. There are tables inside & on the patio. The owner is very sweet & friendly. The carnitas are seriously the best I've ever had. My husbands chicken tacos were also yummy. Really love this place.

Thank terilk
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Good mexican food for anyone on a budget. The owner is very nice. Not to mention they have the best nachos!

Thank Laura B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Everything from the service to the food was great! Big portions. They even had pastor which was really good. We will come back

Thank Frank E
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

A little pricey, but the tacos are big and the fish tacos are amazing! The staff is nice and the restaurant is kept nice and clean.

Thank surfyblonde
Amherst, New Hampshire
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67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Friendly Husband and wife team who are there from opening to close working hard to deliver consistent and delicious meals. Breakfast Burritos for $5.79 (including adding avocado which is a must) would easily feed 2. I could not finish and it was so delicious I felt guilty for not being able to finish it. They offer a variety of tacos... More 

Thank james l

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Latin
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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: 8582743038

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