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La Perla Cocina

745 Emerald St, San Diego, CA 92109-2405
+1 858-274-3038
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (13 reviews)
“guacamole” (7 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Hours
Mexican, Latin
745 Emerald St, San Diego, CA 92109-2405
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Friendly atmosphere, small place with simple inventory. The food is really good and the prices are quite reasonable.

Thank christia200145
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Try their Surf and Turf Burrito [carne asada and shrimp], or The Addiction [carne asada, bacon, melted cheese, guacamole, and grilled mushrooms..hope I didn't forget anything!]. The food is most excellent, and the staff is both helpful and friendly. Parking can be problematic but it's...More

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Delicious Authentic Mexican food for a low price. I tried one of the California Burritos and it was tasty and filling.

Thank BesttechComputing
Reviewed 30 December 2017

I'm still dreaming of the bean tostadas - crispy tortilla, flavourful pinto beans and plenty of fresh vegetables on top. They were kind and patient about my picky eater son and his version of what constitutes Mexican food.

Thank Lorena D
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

I have been here twice over the past 2 years while visiting San Diego & Pacific Beach from Pennsylvania. The restaurant is a smaller set-up and had decent crowds, but during my visits there were always an open table or two. There are two coolers...More

Thank Matt N
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Slow service, tasteless food and overpriced. Avoid this place! I tried the chicken enchiladas and their tacos and both were very bad

Thank Yazan H
Reviewed 30 August 2017

You can eat here for breakfast, lunch and dinner. All of the food is excellent. Staff is great and easy walking distance from the beach.

Thank tripping20166
Reviewed 3 July 2017

We both had the lamb burrito with a side of beans. Service is slow, but it was worth the long wait. The lamb burrito was excellent. Service was excellent as are the prices. On a small street, but make sure you find it.

Thank VinMar_10
Reviewed 30 May 2017

I love mexican food and sometimes I get sick of going places and expecting a real mexican meal then getting some western infused mexican inspired fusion gunk. Don't get me wrong, that has a time and a place but I really love REAL mexican food....More

Thank Chloé G
Reviewed 14 May 2017

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...More

Thank Kurt N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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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