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Perlita's Authentic Mexican Restaurant

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297 US Highway 101 S, Crescent City, CA 95531-4409
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Half Moon Bay, California
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I were driving from Oregon down to the redwoods and stopped in Crescent city for lunch. We could not decide where to eat but we finally settled on this place. I'm not sure what there is not to like, the service is spectacular and the place is squeaky clean. It's definitely a family run establishment and it's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We'd reviewed Crescent City restaurants for our short trip here & Perlita's came up often and with great reviews. And for good reason: we had a really good dinner! And especially for me because I'm vegetarian, our waitress let me know the beans were vegetarian but their rice was made with chicken stock so she suggested a dinner salad in... More 

Thank Linda S
Salt Lake City
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120 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The chili relleno was very good. Small restaurant with only 13 small tables. Family owned. I would eat here again.

Thank jasatt
Bangkok, Thailand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simple and good! Super nice staff. Daily specials. Extensive menu. Don't hesitate if looking for simple and good food.

Thank Erik B
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a good dinner here - a party of 4 - after a long day on the road. Generous portions. Authentic.

Thank Kathryn D
Salt Lake City, Utah
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was not good, American/Mexican food. I was very disappointed. The looks of the restaurant I was hoping for authentic Mexican food. Sorry. Really nice man was our waiter, it was packed and he did a good job.

Thank Kristiptrsn
East Lansing, Michigan
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35 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was good but nothing exceptional. Prices were fair, service was good. The nachos were just okay, the burritos were good.

Thank michigantraveler35
San Clemente, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here for lunch after driving up from SoCal for a week of camping. It was my girlfriend, brother and myself who all had great meals. The chips and salsa they start off with is really tasty. The GF ordered two chicken enchiladas with green sauce I got the wet burrito with pastor and my brother got carnitas wet burrito.... More 

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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
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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: 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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