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Perlita's Authentic Mexican Restaurant

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297 US Highway 101 S, Crescent City, CA 95531-4409
+1 707-465-6770
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The service was very friendly and fast, unfortunately, compared to Mexican food I'm used to it seemed bland. My two friends enjoyed their meals.

Thank Thomas K
Gustine, California
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very good food at reasonable prices. Appears to be a family run business with very friendly and helpful staff. Would definitely return.

Thank Bill T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

On a rainy stormy night, we avoided the storm in the dreaded Siskyous by taking US 101 north to Oregon, which put us in Crescent City, CA, for the night. Right across the street from our hotel was a restaurant that made our trip even more memorable - a terrific Mexican restaurant. Small, packed with travelers, with a sweet and... More 

Thank Marga
Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been using Perlita's for some time now. Menu is good, food and service are great. Always trying to provide the best service for you at all time. If you love Mexican food this is the place to stop and refuel! They have beer and wine. In the summer it can get a bit crowed so try and phone ahead... More 

Thank JamesUKUSA69
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The portions were generous, however the quality compared to some other Mexican restaurants left something to be desired. I am not sure if it is normal in northern California to charge $1.75 for a tray of chips, but those from southern California are used to them being complimentary, which led to much confusion. The service was prompt and polite. The... More 

Thank Clint R
Kelowna, Canada
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was very good and reasonably priced with very generous portions. Staff was very friendly. Would definitely go back

Thank Al C
Kelowna, Canada
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40 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From a foodie this was one of the highlights of our trip, the food was HUGE and so great tasting. Such a treat from some of the heavy saturated fat meals your forced to be happy with in the small town "family" restaurants. And the bonus wasn't just the price, which was such a bargain for the taste and size,... More 

Thank Amy S
Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Run-of-the-mill Mexican place.. Nothing fancy or great..just ordinary food. Chile rellenos disappointing. Nice enough staff..

Thank maureen o
Half Moon Bay, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

This is within 1/2 mile of the other Mexican restaurant I enjoyed. Bot are on HWY 1 at the city's southern section, near the harbor. The interior decor is pleasing. The food preparation is good, as is the quality. If you like Mexican food, this is a "can't miss."

Thank hoku2016
Williamsburg, VA
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39 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Yes, the restaurant is run by a nice family and the food is a good, strong mediocre. The setting is bleak and the refried beans were soupy. Taste of the food was ok. Not a place I would stop again as I pass through.

Thank Traveler326

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 297 US Highway 101 S, Crescent City, CA 95531-4409
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Crescent City
  • Phone Number: +1 707-465-6770
A little Mexican restaurant we found driving up 101 from San Jose to Oregon. Food was great and service was good and fast. It was a nice lunch stop after a long morning of driving.

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