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“Spotty service, marginal food, not clean”
Review of LA Perla Cafe - CLOSED

LA Perla Cafe
Cuisines: Mexican
Restaurant details
North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
344 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
“Spotty service, marginal food, not clean”
Reviewed May 14, 2012

The service was slow and not responsive. The food was of marginal quality. But the real downside was stopping in the ladies room to wash up after eating. it was not clean and the sink was unusable. Reporting it to the serving staff got me a shrug of the shoulders. Not recommended.

  • Visited May 2012
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1 Thank cmcfong
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Portland, Oregon
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Very Good”
Reviewed May 7, 2012

Don't let the neighborhood fool you, very good food, large building with lots of parking. They bring 3 differant types of salsa for free, Monday-Wednesday they have .99 mini margaritas (in a tumbler glass).

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank Fun1209
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Palm Coast, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
570 reviews
525 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
“A Glendale Arizona tradition”
Reviewed January 25, 2012

This is the little restaurant that could. After starting out as a store front shop fifty some years ago La Perla as expanded to occupy the whole block. Enter any door it's all the same. Each room is a little different going from quiet dining to noisy dance hall with mexican mariache bands on weekends. The chimichangas are always a good bet. You are served 3 sauces to go with your chips. The sauces range from mild to not so mild but they are all worth a special trip.

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Thank denisx
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Prescott, Arizona
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great Mexican Food”
Reviewed January 19, 2012

La Perla has been there for a very long time. I used to go there when in high school in the 70's, and the food is still top notch. Hot, homemade chips with delicious salsa (very hot and salsa mix). Food is extremely tasty (my favorite is red chili burro enchilada style). Clean and good service. Has an extra large add-on room with big-screen TV's for football nights. Can't go wrong here if you are picky about your Mexican food.

  • Visited January 2012
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Thank Nancelle
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Victoria, BC
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Traditional Mexican Cuisine in Comfortable Surroundings”
Reviewed January 4, 2012

We had dinner at La Perla as it was conveniently located for us. We were quite happy with what we found in this sprawling restaurant/lounge which has lots of free parking behind it. The menu is extensive and covers all the bases of Mexican dishes. The food was bountiful and tasty with spicing to cater to individual tastes. The chips and salsa to start were very good. The only negative was the rather lacklustre pitcher of Margaritas which was lacking a normal lacing of Tequila. All in all a good place to eat.

  • Visited December 2011
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Thank WindshearDon
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