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“Excellent food , Family owned and operated”

La Perlita Mexican Food
Ranked #28 of 319 Restaurants in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent food , Family owned and operated”
Reviewed February 19, 2014

Reasonable prices, family friendly, great service, allows substitutions for us finicky eaters, the family could not be any friendlier.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank georgeandpat1
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St. Louis
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Good service, good food, a good find”
Reviewed February 12, 2014

Looking for a solid restaurant for a late lunch. Lots of choices and used Tripadvisor to sort them out. A little off the beaten path out by the airport in a newer area we found La Perlita. Could not have been happier. Not fancy, not ostentatious, just really friendly with really good food. Portions were appropriate, prices were reasonable and the drinks were well made. As one reviewer put it, "Good Mexican Joint". Put it on your list, you will not be disappointed. They seem to enjoy having customers and make you feel welcome. By the way, far enough out that parking is a breeze. We shall return.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Snidle
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Aspen, Colorado
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“MORE THAN A RESTAURANT”
Reviewed February 6, 2014

As a former maitre d' and sommeilier at a French restaurant in Aspen, CO, I have a professional perspective when I am dining out.

I have been to this restaurant many times over the last few years. On each occasion the experience was exceptional, both in terms of hospitality and quality of food.

Yesterday, I called the owner Angel de la Torre in the morning to ask if they would be open when I picked up my cousin at the airport a few minutes away who was scheduled to arrive at 7:51 PM (just before closing). My cousin arrived a few minutes late and we did not get to the restaurant until 8:20.

NOT ONLY did Angel, his wife Maria (the chef) and their two sons, Jose and Diwan welcome us saying they had waited for our arrival, but they regaled us with a delicious dinner and stories about their family.

Their generosity of their time and caring is UNHEARD OF in this day and age. Kudos go out to a one of a kind family and a one of a kind restaurant.

BRAVO!!! May we all be the benficiaries of the de la Torre family for years to come.

  • Visited February 2014
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3 Thank Neil R
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Beverly Hills, California
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72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“**GOOD MEXICAN JOINT NEAR THE PALM SPRINGS AIRPORT**”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

PARKING
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Plenty around, it's in a strip mall with NOT a lot of action.

AMBIANCE
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Clean, A/C, and friendly family staff.

FOOD
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A complimentary basket of fresh chips and a bowl of salsa.

ORDERED:
*HORCHATA ($2.75) - Fresh and refreshing.
We were told by a server that this drink did not contain milk. Odd.

*LA PERLITA ($10.95)
Shrimp in chipotle cream sauce, extra hot, rice and beans, served with flour or corn tortillas. Sauce was amazing. Good kick with the spiciness. The rice and beans were no joke. Perfect.

*CHILE RELLENO ($3.50)
Wanted to know what the hype was all about. It was indeed very good. Loved the oozing cheese.

My darling had a bite of my LA PERLITA and he liked it more than his chicken fajitas.

OVERALL
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Solid Mexican food and good prices in Palm Springs. Will return.

RECOMMEND.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Betty N
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Excellent Food”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

Bottom line: The main courses here were fantastic and the prices are extremely reasonable. Our party of four ordered tacos, fajitas, shrimp, and spicy shrimp, and all four were excellent! No one went home hungry.

But I gave La Perlita four stars instead of five for a few minor reasons. First, our guacamole was rather bland, and the chips that came with it were thick and dry. Next, the service was a little on the slow side. Finally, the restaurant closes at 8 PM. This may be typical for this area, but it struck us as very early.

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank Brandon K
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