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La Perla Cocina

#258 of 3,875 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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745 Emerald St, San Diego, CA 92109-2405
+1 858-274-3038
07:30 - 21:30
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Portland, Oregon
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Out of the 77 mexican places in the local area, just go here. They have fresh Sea Bass tacos that are the finest. The menu may look like other places, but the food is just the next level up, won't disappoint, then head back to the beach, then back for more tacos.

Thank Kurt N
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you've ever heard of the amazing California Burrito, La Perla Cocina is the only place that does it justice. You won't be disapointed! We live in San Diego and have tried dozens of mexican restaurants and taco shops, and this is without a doubt the best!

Thank Ashley G
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164 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the tastiest tacos I've had in a long, long time. Service is quick and friendly, heaps of delicious food with quality ingredients at a great price.

Thank Jenny-Jetset
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Delicous tacos (carne asada and carnitas), very friendly service. Wish I'd had more time to go back several times so I could try more on the menu.

Thank Mac M
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Fantastic food, authentic, affordable and delicious! They will make anything to order! Eat outside or inside

Thank JCBadger
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

The only con of this place is - the place itself. Even before entering through the front door, one would never expect what GREAT food will be served. The place is clean but nothing special. It had a canteen spirit. Fish tacos were amazing. If you're very hungry, order three with a side otherwise two will be enough as a... More 

Thank Davi3e
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130 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We have been here several times, awesome food, great friendly staff! Breakfast, lunch or dinner. They now have online ordering, works great!Recommend you visit!

Thank bubfn
Calgary, Canada
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We eat at minimum, once a day at La Perla. We stuff our family of 4 for $50 and the Guacamole and the burritos (carne asado is my favourite) are the best I've ever had. Guillermo is super friendly and treats his customers really well and he delivers great food for a great price.

1 Thank vpfreedude
Anchorage, Alaska
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

By far best Mexican food in Pacific Beach. Really excellent fish tacos, a carne asada burrito bigger than my wife's head :) A great little hole in the wall that we ate at 3 times in a row--that's how much we loved it.

Thank Chuck B
Gloucester, Virginia
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99 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

What a gem of a place in Pacific Beach. The owner, his wife, and another helper worked relentlessly to fill our order. Everyone raved about the quality and taste when we delivered them to the motel. If you want authentic Mexican food this is the place to go. A small place on the Oceanside with a giant heart and a... More 

Thank kbunting

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 745 Emerald St, San Diego, CA 92109-2405
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-274-3038

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?