Perla at La Concha, A Renaissance Resort
Perla at La Concha, A Renaissance Resort

Perla at La Concha, A Renaissance Resort

  • 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 7879773285x

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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Perla at La Concha, A Renaissance Resort reviews from OpenTable diners
62 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelQuiet
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (54)special occasion (49)scenic view (46)notable wine list (29)fit for foodies (23)neighborhood gem (10)hot spot (8)good for groups (8)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Expensive mediocre food
    Sak1VIP
    Dined on 11/26/2014
    Not worth the price. My food was cold in the middle and tasted like it was frozen and reheated. Service was slow and our server forgot to bring out the wine. Skip this place and opt for other good restaurants nearby within a few minutes walk.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and beautiful setting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Loved the experience in this restaurant located on the beach side of La Concha. Very interesting architecture and layout, and the food and service were both excellent. Would recommend to anyone.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for that special occasion!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    The night and dinner could have not gone more perfectly. The service was excellent right from the hostess at the door to the waitress who served us. The restaurant was beautiful and I'm quite sure that had we arrived on time for the sunset the water would have been even more so. The food was excellent! The portions and taste, perfect. They also have a huge selection of wines for you to enjoy from. Everything was perfect. Simply perfect.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rimantic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Elegant place and awesome staff! Its pricy but its worth every cent you spend ! Chiluan bass is the best entree!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening at Perla
    Phillyguy81
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Took my girlfriend to Perla for her birthday and thoroughly enjoyed it. Luis our server was great and the scenic view really set the mood for the night. I had taylor bay Scallops, bacon chutney filet mignon, and strawberry shortcake that were excellent. I would definitely recommend this restaurant if your looking for a romantic evening. Be sure to get there before 7pm if you a scenic view as the restaurant seems to get busy around 7pm.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fabulous!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Perla at La Concha was a fabulous restaurant. The architecture and acoustics were spectacular! Elaine was our waitress and she was so knowledgable about the food and the area! Her tone was so soft and gentle when speaking to us it was so soothing! The food was very tasteful and perfect portion! You get what you pay for, and this place has the utmost service and quality all around.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    407dinemachine
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    My wife and I were on our honeymoon and had a romantic dinner at the Perla. The cuisine was awesome and we would recommend it to anyone who is staying at the La Concha, or if you are in Puerto Rico period. We definitely will be back...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Service
    Worthwhile
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    First time at Perla, truly an amazing experience, loved the menu choices, wine list was spectacular, service was beyond professional. My 5 1st birthday dinner while on vacation in Puerto Rico, truly recommend the Perla at La Concha Resort.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • In a perle in a shell
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    The ambiance is fantastic, enjoyed the background music, and the view is awesome. We were greeted quickly and taken to our table. The service was outstanding, very attentive. The order consisted of the lobsters bisque and it was delicious, beat salad and fillet mignon. It was cooked perfectly with the delicious sauce. The pan seared fish was average, the cucumber, mango, pineapple chutney gave it a tropical flavor. For dessert the orange creme Brulé and orange sorbet was very good and the right size for two. It was a romantic evening and we left very content with our new found pearl.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, quiet dining
    jonack
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    The food here was fantastic and the service was great. It's quiet inside but there is nice music playing and good views of the ocean.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect evening
    jaydeeVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Incredible views and food .. Only thing better was the service... Thank you miguel ... You made my wifes 40th birthday for the fifteenth time... Very memorable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice atmosphere
    dcmgr
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    food was bland but others might enjoy...great service...limited selection on menu
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING must visit GORGEOUS VIEW
    yannielee
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    GREAT STAFF!!! Best food in PR. Staff was AMAZING FOOD TO DIE FOR visit PERLA AND you won't be dissapointed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary date
    Foodiespartyof2
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    My husband and I dined at Perla for our anniversary dinner. We were staying at La Concha also. I ordered the snapper and he had the swordfish. Both were fantastic! Great staff and an overall special experience. A bit pricey but definitely worth it for the quality of food and service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anniversary dinner
    freddiewawa
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    service was excellent tony helped with recommendations food was very good and not as expensive as I thought it would be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing views with food to match
    JAMKC
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    My wife and I had an excellent dinner here while on a cruise. It was a short cab ride from the Port at Old San Juan. The views and ambiance were amazing. I had the tuna steak which was terrific. My wife had the filet with the bacon encrusted coffee jam and it was exceptional. Not usually a fan of sauce on a steak but this sauce was to die for. Great romantic mean with a fantastic view!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome experience
    Liz11
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    My birthday celebration was amazing, the food and service made the evening much more special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Off Menu
    KBletshavefun
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    After reviewing the menu, which had great options, I asked Miguel, our waiter if the Chef offered a prefix menu. Chef Lendel offered a 6 course dinner with a wine pairing. So, for my 60th birthday, I accepted the 6 course tour of the menu with the wine pairings. Each course was beautifully presented and a continuous surprise of flavors from the cold pea soup with lobster and risotto accompanied by a light crisp white wine, to the sea bass with Pinot noir to the white coconut flan with cafe con leche, and a candle, of course. What a superb dining experience! Miguel and his assistant, Nicole made sure all our needs were met and expectations exceeded. To my surprise but not disappointment, there was no beef in any of the 6 courses. Five Stars!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fatally Flawed
    eager2enjoy
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    My wife and I went to celebrate an anniversary and her entree was served cold---cold as previously frozen and not properly prepared before serving. Waitress made reasonable effort to make this misstep right, but my entree was left with me while hers was removed and, by the time I was finished (can't leave fish waiting too long) her entree was still not served. Not only was I surprised that they would but a frozen entree on the menu, but that on a night when there was but a few tables of diners in the whole restaurant, that they would serve it without proper care and attention. Oh well, one of those things, but once things got out of sync, it just didn't work out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • La Concha
    LuvConcha
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Excellent service. Beautiful restaurant. Food was awesome.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing ambiance and service
    Debosimz
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Our dinner at La Perla was amazing, the was definitely amazing and our waiter Miguel was awesome. The price are on the high side, so plan to spend... A lot!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Food was very tasty, wine chilled properly, and the ambience very quiet and fantastic view of the ocean and great sound of the waves crashing on the beach below.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My review
    SHin
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Atmosphere of this restaurant is outstanding. That must be suitable for a couple or business dinner. However even though it is expensive, it does not taste outstanding but it is ok taste.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • La Perla has excellent service.
    Nothappy
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The pan seared sea bass was recommended by the waiter and he was right. It was delicious! The lobster broth was light and tasty. Very rich. Our waiter Luis was the best waiter we have ever had. Great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Seafood Restaurant
    IrisVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We went for a very late dinner. It was very quiet but the service was impeccable- From the bartender to our server. The menu items sounded delicious. It was the 4 of us so we decided to order many different dishes to try it out. Honestly, this is the best seafood restaurant with an amazing view of the beach. You can hear the waves. Scallops and sea bass were my favorite! Definitely need to try their dessert. They have an awesome ice cream and sorbet menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect experience!
    TheTruthBTold
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Everything was great. The restaurant is beautiful. The service and the food was outstanding. I ordered a bottle of wine and when tastes it, really didn't care for it although there was nothing "wrong" with it. They said no problem and just brought me a different bottle. Outstanding! I would recommend the restaurant and will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Made Anniversary Special
    JimiG
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terrible
    Horrible
    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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Welcome to Atlantis!!!
    ThePerfectPalate
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice space; mediocre expensive food
    Mach
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The best restaurant
    Tsantiago
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Is the best restaurant, the food was delicius, the service was great, its the best steak i ever eat.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Heather
    HeatherVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perla is beautiful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Place
    Jennifer
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Rest was nice but the food portions were a bit to small but it did taste good. I would go back for the view it was amazing and the place is pretty nice!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 28 ratings-only reviews submitted since August 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 411 reviews are from the Perla at La Concha, A Renaissance Resort reviews archive.
  • Simply stunning...
    MountaingirlVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phenomenal food, phenomenal place
    Smithy
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service
    NicoleMG
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic
    jkmanleymarco21
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • History and view
    Jrofromtheburgh2014
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    OUTSTANDING
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I was celebrating my 40th Birthday and had my birthday dinner there, I loved everything about Perla
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.