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La Perla Cocina

#253 of 3,818 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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745 Emerald, San Diego, CA
+1 858-274-3038
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank JCBadger
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 you're very hungry, order three with a side otherwise two will be enough as a... More 

Thank Davi3e
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130 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Calgary, Canada
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 and he delivers great food for a great price.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Gloucester, Virginia
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98 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 place to go. A small place on the Oceanside with a giant heart and a... More 

Thank kbunting
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

Recommended by friends, we arrived at Mission Beach with mixed feelings. Having been spoilt by La Jolla, first impressions were not great. Thank the Lord for great Mexican food! Thsi is a hidden gem, with no "heirs and graces". Honest food, exceptionally tasty, with friendly service. What more can you ask? Best Tacos I had on my trip. If you... More 

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Milan, Italy
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97 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

We ordered a Chimichanga burrito, a taco and an enchilada.. everything was tasty and delicioous. We paid 20 dollars, beverages included.

Thank aledolly
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 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 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, 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, San Diego, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-274-3038

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