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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, 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 Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "Delicious food, great gluten free options, perfect portion sizes, and gorgeous setting. The service was prompt and flawless. We loved it!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The quality of the food is only match by the quality of service, the ambiance is beautiful."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Started off terrific, great drinks, good bread, perfectly prepared filet Then our drinks were empty, we sat and watched as our server fawned over the two adjacent tables that had purchased several bottles of wine He never came back to our table, another server came to ask if we wanted desert, we then told her of the problem Our server then came back and said he had been looking over at us and we seemed to be content, wrong"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "It was our 42nd anniversary. The staff went out of thier way to make this a perfect evening. The food was terrific. Presentation was beautiful. It will be a meal we will remember. Thank you"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "...the ambiance is exceptional. The conch-like room, large windows overlooking the surf and tasteful decor & lighting all combine to give an unforgettable impression."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Been here several times and find the quality of food is outstanding. The servers are friendly and helpful and they are there when you need them but do not intrude. I had a wonderful sea bass and my wife likes to select several appetizers and mix them into her own dinner. She really liked the choices. Overall we were extremely pleased with every aspect of our dinner there."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "This is my sencond time visiting Perla and I find its perfect for a special occasion. Love there extensive wine list and service herestaurantsbsts perfect. Food late time was exquisite but this occasion I went with a Groupon and menu selection was very limited and did not represent the restaurants best selections....to sum it up I enjoyed more their bread, chowder and desert which was a gourmet smore."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Had a delicious Duck entree. Service was excellent. ambiance is lovely."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The food and service was excellent. We will go back and would stay at the hotel Next time also. Highly recommend dining here with a great view of the beach!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Decided to get the 5 course tasting menu and wine pairing. The waitress kindly explained to us each other 5 courses beforehand so we knew what we'd be getting. Unfortunately, we were told no substitutions, even a request as simple as "we don't like olives" for the salad was disregarded. Sure enough, as the first course was delivered (soup), the chef made his own substitution and we were brought out something different and less than advertised. Set a bad tone early. The wine pairing was tasy and affordable and the sweet rolls fresh out of the over were delicions."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We were pleasantly surprised by the chic decor. The view is gorgeous, and the food is excellent!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "First night in PR with my family we dined at La Perla. Though a repeat visit for me from two years ago this was first for the rest in my party. We sat at a table by the windows overlooking the ocean - highly suggested. The decor is nice but is appearing a bit dated (as mentioned by another OT reviewer). Service was top notch. Very attentive and pleasant. Dishes ordered included sea bass and snapper - both of which were tasty and enjable. If one is seeking a subdued find dining experience then La Perla should be visited."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We went to Perla to celebrate our 5th anniversary, the wine list was really impressive and the service was excellent. The ambience was very romantic and the view was spectacular. Now, the food was not what we where expecting, we started our dinner with some shrimp for appetizers and they where not clean properly, we needed to take the veins out of the shrimp and that's something I can not deal with. My husband plate was Tuna and he said it was great, but I ordered the filet mignon which was really good but the mashed potato that comes with it was toooo salty for my taste :-/. For the price of the restaurant, I was expecting exceptional taste on the food and it wasn't met!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "It's a very beautiful and romantic restaurant, unfortunately food and service could have been much better."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dinner at Perla - it has an elegant and friendly atmosphere, very good service and delicious food, and some reasonable wine options. As requested through Open Table we were seated by the window with a wonderful view of the beach/ocean. The outdoor lighting allows the view to continue after sunset which was very nice. Each dish was very well presented, and prepared well. Slight disappointment: Beet salad, 'beet' portion was rather small. Scallops (4 large) were perfectly cooked and a generous portion. Duck was also prepared very well. (Did not rate 5 stars: restaurant seemed slightly dated, although unique. Food presentation/plating were done very well but nothing extraordinary.) Definitely worth a visit!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "This restaurant held up to all the on line reviews. Beautiful, unusual design. Great tables at the windows overlooking the beach. Fabulous service. Food exceptional - I went with the filet, my wife with the lamb chops - both perfect. Between this, Yantar and Santaella we had three fabulous dining experiences on our mini-holiday."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Perla is very nice! Good food and nice wine list. Fancy restaurant so wouldn't recommend for a casual dinner. Pretty expensive and I feel like you could get similar food somewhere else way cheaper with the same quality. Beyond the price the restaurant is very very nice and a beautiful restaurant. Plus the customer service and staff is exceptional!!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Some of the best lobster we have ever had. Scallops were also great! Beautiful location and very romantic!"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Awesome atmosphere! The meal was delicious, service 1st class, all around a great experience. They know what they are doing. A all around beautiful property."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "La Perla is simply the best. Their offering is very, very diverse and refined versions of Puerto Rican cuisine. I highly recommend this restaurant to couples looking for a very romantic ambience or to make your dining experience extra special. That said, it is surprisingly affordable fine dining. You can also opt to do the 'Chef's tasting' option (three courses or five courses; with or without wine pairing), which we did, to have guranteed amazing meals throughout your stay. The staff are educated and well trained to meet all your needs and requests. Overall, La Perla is definitely a wonderful restaurant that gives me only happy memories when thought of."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Fantastic service and food. The strawberry shortcake is a must."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The restaurant had a cool atmosphere - in the shape of a calm shell on the ocean. Unfortunately, we arrived when it was already dark out, as I would assume the view would have been beautiful. The food was o.k. - the prices very high - not worth it. Ordered the seared tuna and it was very cooked - nothing to write home about."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The tables at the window offer a great view to the ocean - the architecture makes you feel you are the "Perla". The food was good but you pay the price mostly for the ambience. I can recommend the Shrimp appetizer. It was very cold inside - I was freezing with a long trousers and a shirt."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I wanted my actual bday dinner in PR to be nice. My friends and I were a few minutes late due to traffic but from the time we step out of the cab everyone we ran across was very helpful. The ambiance of the hotel is gorgeous all around. It is a very sexy but upscale looking scene. Great for photo ops. The restaurant staff was prompt, and helpful. I was brought the wrong appetizer initially but it worked in my favor because is was delicious and I was still given my correct order. Every thing was really tasty and we'll prepared. I think if every u are looking for a place to create memories u should definitely try this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I visited Perla after many years' absence, and it is gratifying to see that it has been restored to its original splendor--as is the case with La Concha, the hotel in which it operates. If you are in Puerto Rico, this is definitely one of the top spots to visit for excellent dining and a truly unique ambience. Where else does one go to eat inside a shell! The food was first rate, the wine list was copious and easy to read on an ipad, and the wine itself was not overpriced. Make it your business to visit this pearl of a restaurant. I doubt you will be disappointed."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Had to have a least one dinner here while in PR. It's a pricey place but the food is very good and the service matches the price - spot on. It is right on the water but not much of a view at night. Definitely a romantic dinner kind of place."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Love the look. Not so much the food. Bass was overcooked. No one liked the risotto. If you are staying at La Concha, it is a good choice for a meal. There are MANY great restaurats in Puerto Rico -- so don't settle for "good""
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Perla was amazing. The food, wine list, ambiance, and service exceeded all expectations."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Worth visiting if you're looking to have a nice meal. Couldn't really see the sea at night when looking out the window from where I was sitting but it was ok because the restaurant is nice enough to look around."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The restaurant has an incredible view and has the potential to be very special. The sea bass entree was great but the lobster bisque was terrible. It seemed like there was only one waiter working the whole restaurant and the wine list was sub par. They had run out of every bottle of wine that I was interested in ordering."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "After reading many positive reviews we were completely disappointed with Perla. The restaurant is unique and beautiful, the staff was excellent but the food was sub-par. Maybe the chef was having a bad night, but literally everything we eat was bland and boring. We will stick to restaurants that never disappoint like Il Mulino and Pikayo."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "The main course was very good. The salad needs great improvement. The salad was suppose to have blue cheese I could not see any in the salad."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Great vacation dinner experience. Service outstanding. View amazing and wonderful food."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Beautiful restaurant, excellent service, definitely for couples"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Who could resist dining in a giant clam shell-like atmosphere? Delicious food, perfect service job by the staff and a beautiful view. One of our 2 favorites in San Juan."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Well prepared food with minor changes cheerfully accommodated. Nicely done!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Beautful setting with wonderful service. The dishes were well prepared . Lamb chops perfect andsea bass with risotto was excellent.Value was ok .it's expensive. The bottles of wine at the lower end were fairly priced but watch out for the rather high cost of a 5 oz pour of wine. ...about 15 dollors for pinot grigio. I would give this restaurant 4 1/2 stars really, only because of high price relative to inventiveness."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We have been here before, and we were not disappointed this time. For me, it is such a special place, the food is absolutely delicious, and the attention from the waiters is outstanding. We will continue to return to this restaurant."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "My husband and I made reservations at the hotel restaurant for the last night of our stay as it had exceptional reviews. Dinner was off to a great start, the service and ambience were impeccable, the moment a glass was empty it was refilled, a dish finished it was removed. My only complaint was the lobster was over-salted, almost to the point where I could not eat it and I adore salty foods. Was it my fault for not alerting our server? Probably, but it was bearable and I am not the one to make a fuss. The rest of the plate was perfect – potatoes and veggies, as was my husband's sea bass and finally dessert."
    Dined on 1/22/2014