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“Great waiter and Great food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar

Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar
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Ranked #29 of 3,668 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Gibson
2 reviews
“Great waiter and Great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

First visit and based off feedback from site.
Very pleased but think $$ should be more like $$$. Our waiter made great recomendations and we were not let down. Will be back on mext visit.

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Houston
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“The best oysters I've ever eaten!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

This place is great! Friendly knowledgeable staff, great patio and fresh seafood... Order a variety of the raw oysters! Simply amazing!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Spring Branch, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great for fresh Oysters and Sparkling Wine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

Outdoor seating under a hundred + year old oak tree on the SOCO drag in the middle of all the fun. Great people watching perch.

Visited June 2013
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Castroville, Texas
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Seafood at its best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

Lunch today at Perlas, Diana Kennedy and I stopped today at Perlas for lunch and to see our friend Natalie who works as a Pastry Chef. When we go to eat Diana and I prefer to have from 5 to 6 appetizers as we are looking for the 360 spin on our taste buds. The place is very nice with outdoor seating under giant trees or indoor seating. We chose to sit next to the oyster bar as we love to be close to the food action. I can tell you that they have the best oysters with 17 types of oysters on the menu and they are the freshest oysters almost like they just pulled them out of the sea and here are the other 5 we ordered and it got better& better as our fine San Miguel server dropped them at our table Fish and Shrimp Cerviche with killer home made tostaditos,pan roasted crab cake, grilled octopus,Jumbo Shrimp cocktail,Roasted beats warm cambozola cheese. Sorry order the bread to soak up all of the juice you will leave the plate very clean when finished.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Austin, TX
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“My favorite seafood restaurant in Austin”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

If I want great fish and oysters, this is my go to place in Austin. The staff knows the menu very well and actually get excited when answering questions about it. I have never had to ask for water or any follow up issues. The flavors of the special fish plates are always light and complex never losing site of the fresh fish. It is a little on the pricey side so this is more of a special occasion kind of place. I highly recommend.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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