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Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar

1400 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-2487
+1 512-291-7300
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (42 reviews)
“oysters” (151 reviews)
Opens in 16 min
All hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1400 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-2487
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The star of the show was the lobster mac and cheese. Everything else I would consider average. The Cajun oysters were good and well flavored but very over cooked. We should have just had raw oysters and the lobster Mac

Thank Meagan H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just wanted to say definitely best local seafood restaurant. Been dinning here for years. Patio is great

Thank jwilsontravels1962
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a good experience and good food here. My only alert would be that it is quite pricey. The service was friendly and helpful -- I wasn't terribly hungry so the waiter helped me select a lighter meal (the wedge salad with crab -...More

Thank gayeswan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is busy so make a reservation unless you'd rather sit outside on the patio. They had at least a dozen different types of oysters from around the country. We ate 4 dozen from PEI, MA, ME and elsewhere. All were fresh shucked and...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Perla is my favorite restaurant in Austin. The food is absolutely amazing. Everything is perfectly cooked and is mouthwatering. There is a good variety of things to try.

Thank John T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had 8:00 reservations and they were crowded until we left. Everybody enjoyed their meal. Need cold mugs for their beer other then that no complaints.

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful meal with excellent service. The atmosphere was inviting. We look forward to going back soon!

Thank Jessica T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I haven't been to south austin in a few years and the changes are obvious and positive. What was once a tad seedy is now a bustling area to enjoy life. Per;a's is in a typical austin setting. Lots of room to sit outside with...More

Thank Gerald G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perla's food is very good. Sadly the portions are extremely small. The fish portion was more on par with a child's size Dinner, about half the size of other high end seafood restaurants we went to while in Austin. The prices were high and sides...More

Thank Mae4545
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a fabulous dinner here. Our server was fantastic, and I wish I could remember her name because I would mention it here! The atmosphere is fun and hip. Since I am originally from New England, I really enjoyed the Cape...More

Thank newhampshire411
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there a dress code??
19 June 2016|
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Response from hbrown1025 | Reviewed this property |
Not really, I saw shirts n pants, shorts, summer dresses.
noticed many seafood and fish options, but do not know about the choices of sauces. My wife and I like a not very spicy accent to the fish without the typical added salt or butter. Can you accomadate us? We are traveling from Baltimore, need to plan ahead. Thanks, Bruce
20 February 2015|
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Response from ALAN W | Reviewed this property |
Although I certainly can't answer for the restaurant, I'm sure they can accommodate your tastes & needs.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1400 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-2487
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-291-7300
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