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Perla at La Concha, A Renaissance Resort
Perla at La Concha, A Renaissance Resort
  • Address:
    1077 Ashford Avenue
    La Concha - A Renaissance Resort
    San Juan, PR 00907
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

Perla at La Concha, A Renaissance Resort Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://perlarestaurant.com
  • Phone: (787) 977-3285
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Dayn Smith
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact Priscila at the restaurant or via email, priscilatrivera@gmail.com, for more information
  • Private Party Contact: Priscila Rivera (787) 977-3285

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking Tickets are validated so the guest only pays $10.00.
A word from Perla at La Concha, A Renaissance Resort
PERLA is a luxury seafood restaurant serving refined contemporary American cuisine with gracious professional hospitality located in the dramatic shell surrounded by a reflecting pool and beautiful ocean views.
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Diner Reviews
  • "We went to Perla for our anniversary dinner while in Puerto Rico, everything about this restaurant was spectacular. The hostess greeted us and sat us at our table which was nice but our waiter moved us to a nicer table knowing that it was a special occasion. Very nice wine selection and the food was excellent. When we finished our dinner our waiter (Miguel) brought out a complementary dessert with Happy Anniversary written on the plate. Perla made our special day even more special."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "The food was horrible and way over priced. You would think they would have rare wines as well... But no, they had wine I typically get from grocery store for $10 (14 hands). They wanted $50! That just topped it off. The chicken was worse I ever had n lobster was not good. I recommend choices restaurant at the sheraton convention center instead. No view... But wayyy better food"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "The atmosphere is surreal and the food is impeccable! You'll feel like you're immersed in the sea amongst excuisitly well thought out architecture. The food here is also phenomenal! I've dined at 5 star Michelin award wining restaurants and this place stands up to the competition. I highly recommend the sea bass and lobster, some of the best I've ever tasted on earth! Tip--> Early dinning is optional but to truly take in this experience I suggest a 7:15-7:30 reservation."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "We come to San Juan frequently on the way to our house on the Western side of the island. There are some truly innovative, amazing restaurants in San Juan. This is not one of them. It is a pretty space, no doubt, but the food was unimpressive -- typical, fairly mediocre big city U.S. fare, with no bites that oohed or aahed. We had the ceviche (fine, not great, and diminutive); curry shrimp (not bad, just not inspiring -- red curry shrimp flavor from a decent Thai place); scallops (again, not bad, just not wow); the sea bass (yawn, sigh); and the graham cracker ice cream dessert (less flavor rather than smore). Service was fine, wine list was okay for Puerto Rico. Honestly, just wanted more yum. Only go if nothing else is open."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Is the best restaurant, the food was delicius, the service was great, its the best steak i ever eat."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The service was great and the food was outstanding. The restaurant was very beautiful with a nice view if the beach."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The restaurant is very beautiful especially in the later evening. Our reservations were for 6:30pm which may have been a little too early. I think most people eat a little later there. The resort itself is beautiful and a nice place to hang out after the meal. The meal itself was very expensive."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Food and service were impeccable. Atmosphere is beautiful and romantic. My fiancé and I celebrated our engagement here and it was the perfect place. We were spoiled by the staff and blown away by the food. We highly recommend the curry coconut shrimp appetizer and the seabass entree. It was so wonderful that we went back for a second visit while on our trip and we experienced the same quality of food and service. Request Elaine. Hands down, the best server I've ever had the pleasure to dine with."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "The food is amazing, the building is beautiful and the service is top-notch. This really is an amazing place and I solidly recommend it. Perfect for a date night or just impressing guests."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Our server Miguel was wonderful and he had great recommendations. The rest of the waitstaff including Elaine were very friendly and helpful. Upon hearing that my husband and I were celebrating our 14th wedding anniversary, Miguel had a plate of dessert with the words "Happy 14th Anniversary" on it. It was a lovely touch to a wonderful evening. The view was spectacular and the food was delicious."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "I made reservations for my fiance about a month in advanced because I was planning to propose here. We were greeted by two beautiful and kind hosts. After being sat my fiance and I were greeted by a very professional and friendly waiter. After ordering two glasses of wine I excused myself from the table to give the host the ring as planned. After ordering, the food took awhile which we didn't mind but to my surprise two free appetizers and two more glasses of wine were delivered. The dinner came shortly after and we were very pleased. For dessert, the ring was in a clam shell with the words "will you marry me" written in chocolate syrup at the top of the plate. Everything was perfect we had a great experience."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "This "shell" shaped restaurant is super retro but to ask the wait staff about its history makes for a very interesting tale. The food is great and Ahmed at the bar is a fantastic mixologist who gives fantastic info on puerto rican run and other interesting local tidbits. It's pricey but well worth it"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I was celebrating my 40th Birthday and had my birthday dinner there, I loved everything about Perla"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Perla. The food was terrific, on par with upscale NYC restaurants with matching prices. Well worth it though. Be sure to be seated just before sunset."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The perfect evening with my wife!!! We love everything..."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!!!!!! The food, ambience, decor, view, service was all wonderful! Perfect place for a romantic dinner/ date night with your spouse :). We also went to several other notable restsurants, including Marmalade this trip but Perla topped even Marmalade for us!!!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Our experience was absolutely top notch!!! Our server, Miguel, was great and quite knowledgeable when it came to menu items. I had the snapper- DELICIOUS!! Kudos to the chef. The ambience was beautiful and relaxed. It's the perfect place to end your day. I can't wait to come back!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great view if you get there before sunset Too much butter and cream based sauces that smother already over cooked fish Inattentive service but polite when within shouting distance Overrated and not worth it...many better options nearby"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Healthy options, great service and atmosphere!!! Black rice on the menu and fish was cooked perfect"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Definitely visit for a special occassion. View is beautiful."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Staying at La Concha on a business trip, I grabbed dinner at the bar at La Perla one evening. At the bar, Ahmed provided great advice on the menu and prepared a wonderful martini based on my special requests. I had the sea bass over the lobster risotto, one La Perla's signature dishes. It was wonderful. Look forward to returning to La Perla again."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Celebrated our son's first birthday here and was treated like royalty. Everything from the food to the servers to the decor and ambience was first class."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Everything was wonderful with the exception of my lobster tail which was horribly undercooked to the point of being gelatinous. My steak was good and everyone else's meal was excellent. The lobster tail was removed from the bill. No harm no foul... "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I have spent the last 12 winters living in Puerto Rico, and can honestly say, that was the best dining experience I have had in all those years. Starting at the hostess station, and continuing throughout the evening, the staff couldn't have been nicer, or more professional. The decor and atmosphere are lovely. It's relaxing, and not too stuffy. The menu was diverse, and everything we had was delicious. Perla offers a large selection of nice wines, which is hard to find in PR. Our overall experience was a 10, and we'll definitely return next year."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "The service was horrible. We waited for at least 10 minutes to be greeted and the service for the rest of the meal was no better. I had the filet, which was very good. My dining partner had the lobster, which came out cold and tasted like it had been frozen for months. It was tough and flavorless. I wouldn't go back. There are better places to get steak and seafood on the island. You could also hear the nightclub like place in the hotel from the restaurant. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Everything about the restaurant was breath taking! From the reception to the food and exit!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Perla was the restaurant that I chose to celebrate a special birthday for my wife while in Puerto Rico and was very pleased that I did so. The overall experience was excellent from the ambiance to the food and wonderful service. I highly recommend Perla for celebrating a special occasion as well as a great dining experience in general."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "We made the reservation before arriving in San Juan. We walked by the beachside and loved the oyster shell appearance of the outside. The service, food and ambience were wonderful. We had a wonderful table and they were no negatives."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We had read many wonderful reviews of this restaurant, and I'm happy to say that I'm adding to the collection! The location (near Old San Juan) makes it easily accessible. The food was delicious! Started with bay scallops appetizer (shared) and had the arctic char entrees. Both were beautifully presented and adequately sized, not to mention yummy! For dessert, we had the most amazing chocolate souffle. Our waiter told us it would be 12 minutes for the souffle, but it was worth the wait!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I recently had my 50th birthday dinner at La Perla while staying at La Concha resort in San Juan Puerto Rico. Service and ambience were great, wine list fantastic. The portions were extremely small and very disappointing. Too pricy for a mediocre and average food."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Food and atmosphere were excellent. The hotel bar just outside the restaurant was fun too"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Everything was excellent. Highly recommended. The double cut lamb chop was done perfectly."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "This extraordinary architectural design allows for an elegant, quiet, and delicious meal. The servers were helpful and pleasant. The food was excellent, but not as wonderful as the space. Well worth a visit, however."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "This was one of the lesser dining experiences I have had for such a high end restaurant. The food was terrible - overly buttery and very bland. Of course the ambiance was beautiful. I recommend going earlier in the evening to appreciate the views. Food was extremely overpriced and absolutely not worth it - go to local places in Old San Juan instead."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "This was my third time eating there and it does not seize to amaze me how great it is. From the food to the attention and ambient. It truly is a GEM!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The food and service was outstanding we will come back when we return in august. Elaine and Latisha were great!"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Great service, food top notch-we were not disappointed"
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "And Oceanview, beautiful restaurant, great food,great service,great wine list… The smoked trout soup, the Seabass both wonderful!"
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "The server took forever to greet out table. The food was not that great. Could have been seasoned more. The ambiance was very nice. I love the scenery, but I will not be retuning."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "The restaurant itself is gorgeous with a great view of the water, but the food was bland and our waiter was unfriendly and rude. For a pricy place that looks this nice, the service should be out of this world (ie waiter should give recommendations, go over menu, introduce himself, smile, hand menus to the guests instead of throwing them on the table) and the food should be executed perfectly (risotto was mushy and bland; lobster was chewy). Overall, this place was tourist trap with a view. If you want real food done right, check out Jose Enrique."
    Dined on 4/24/2014