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La Perla

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First Restaurant on the Left of the Beach, San Francisco, Mexico
+52 311 258 4334
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food and good drinks. Especially Pina Margarita, made with fresh pineapple instead of cheap fruit syrups, as in many restaurants. Inconvenient beach beds. Also did not like that for every single beach bed you must spend a minimum of 200 pesos, that is, if a family of 4 people, as I have, we must spend a minimum of 800... More 

Thank Julia K
Seattle, Washington
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146 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Hard to beat the location right on the beach! Fun people watching and relaxing! Friendly service, good chips, beer and margaritas!

Thank zzzster
Los Angeles, California
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We came down to the beach after lunch to enjoy the waves, some beers, some chips and people watch. We met a beach kitty that was very sweet and treated her to a fish lunch. I think the staff thought we were crazy but they happily complied with our request. LA Perla is a wonderful place to watch the sunset... More 

Thank littlemomma_1955
Duvall, Washington
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128 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Went and saw alot of great food but we only had beers. We will be going back as you can't beat the location. The service was great! Nice breese from the ocean and some surfing too!

Thank jimandsusan
Victoria, Canada
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A restaurant on the beach and friendly service. The servings are big and the food selection is a plenty. The best place to watch the sunset.

Thank abks
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Delicious authentic sea food. Highly recommended. I meet Perla the chef. Wonderful and amazing woman. Very friendly and she cooks amazing! =)

Thank Dulce D
Portland, Oregon
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85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

Had huge, tasty shrimp watching the sunset, with a beautiful girl seated next to me. What could be better? But watch out, as soon as the sun sets, the mosquitoes come out of the sand and eat you alive. Timing is everything.

Thank donscotti
Kansas City, Missouri
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

Good guacamole and okay service here on the beach. The guac has cucumbers here... which seems to be the norm in the area. It's quite good.

Thank wreednelson
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

My boyfriend and I were called ‘ladies’ and asked to leave. If you care about equality and human rights, do not visit this bar. We stayed in San Pancho – a rather nice, liberal and open minded town near Puerto Vallarta – and visited La Perla, which is right on the beach. We turned up one day and sat on... More 

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Victoria, BC
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170 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

The service was very slow both for drinks and food. Enquiries as to the ETA for our drinks/food was met with a distinct "chill out" attitude conveyed without a word of English. Considering how dependent they are on gringos, it would be helpful if the servers at least had what I call "menu English" - we certainly attempt to have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Seafood, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Pub
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: First Restaurant on the Left of the Beach, San Francisco, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Nayarit  >  Riviera Nayarit  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +52 311 258 4334

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