My wife and I visited Perla
My wife and I visited Perla our last night in Puerto Rico to celebrate our honeymoon. We were guests at La Concha. From the moment we walked into the restaurant until we walked out, the staff was friendly and helpful. The atmosphere was beautiful but very comfortable, and the view of the Ocean was spectacular. We ordered drinks and dinner and were thoroughly impressed.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is one of the most beautiful restaurants and is now on my top 3. Everything is amazing - the atmosphere, food, scenery, wait staff and drinks. Sitting inside a large conch shell is spectacular. The food presentation is exquisite and delicious. You don't feel rushed. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion or a nice night out.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
The staff remembered my comment
The staff remembered my comment note on my open table reservation & brought my parents out a beautiful dessert to celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary. I found that very impressive. Our waiter was very helpful in explaining the menu items and how they are prepared. Food was delicious, the restaurant is beautiful and the wait staff so polite while providing exceptional service. Just an overall wonderful dining experience.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great tasting menu
Went for special celebration. Had five course tasting menu with wine pairing which was exquisite. Chef came to greet us making this a special night. Enjoyed hotel amenities afterwards. Great choice if you can afford it.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was afraid the restaurant might be a bit cheesy since it is shaped like a clamshell and is on the beach. But it was fantastic! The food was the best we had in Puerto Rico. I had the lobster and steak and my husband had the lobster for main courses. I had the tuna tartare for appetizer which was delicious. But the shrimp appetizer my husband had was incredible.
The service was excellent. The clam shell effect once inside the restaurant was simply magical. Very elegant and not cheesy or touristy at all!
Overall a very memorable dining experience. It was a bit pricey but no complaints on quality of good, service or ambience.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very expensive. Very good.
This venue is great for special dates and dressing up; but too expensive for anything else. I would recommend Perla to anyone able to afford a $100 plate. It is nice to be able to get dressed and not have to worry about kids or someone with flip-flops at the next table. Excellent service. Excellent ambiance. Great for foodies. I found the menu difficult to figure out without a culinary degree.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the best
This was definitely one of the best meals we've had in a long time.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food & a beautiful atmosphere
This was our third visit to Perla and there's no denying that the dining room at Perla is one of the most unique and sophisticated in all of Puerto Rico. The "clam shell" restaurant appears to float on a pool of water with stunning views of the beach and ocean. Try to make your reservation so that you arrive while it's still light out and time your dinner through sunset and into the evening so you can fully appreciate the views. ALWAYS request a table against the windows. About a third of the restaurants tables sit in a sunken part of the dining room with no view at all. Food overall was great. Only complaint was that it could have been hotter (temperature wise).
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Memorable night out
On outlet last night in San Juan, we enjoyed dinner at the Perla. I had the cod and my husband chose duck. Both were delicious and left us wanting to try more. The setting is beautiful although I was cold most of the dinner because I was seated near a ac vent. Get reservations early so you can get a table right next to the ocean glass.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
There's nothing negative I can say! The food, service and view were amazing. I will definitely go back when I visit Puerto Rico. They have an extensive wine list that they present to you on an iPad.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have eaten in some of the
I have eaten in some of the best restaurants at the island but this is my absolute favorite, it's elegant, sophisticated and romantic 10/10
5/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Words cannot describe how incredible this meal was. From the incredible ocean views to the fantastic food there was absolutely nothing to fault. Presentation was fabulous and the dinner choices exceeded all expectations. Fish was as fresh as could be and the chicken was tender and exploded with flavor. Didn't have room for dessert but based on everything we ate prior we went for it. Again, outstanding! Great venue for a romantic special occasion. Can't wait to go back next time we are in Puerto Rico.
5/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I often eat out and this is hands down the best restaurant in PR.
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best restaurant experience in PR. The ambience is from a Hollywood movie and every dish was prepared to perfection. The staff was professional and friendly.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Best Lobster!
The Lobster is amazing! The tenderness of the lobster is memorable. Beautiful decor, excellent service! Simply delicious!
5/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great all round
The food, the service and the ambiance, all score 100. Since opening we waited to see if the hype would wear off and the quality sustain. We were not disappointed, our server Ricardo made sure that our experience was top notch, along with the quality choices of cuisine and wine, coupled with the unique design, awesome view and relaxing environment. This definitely put Perla on our list of preferred places to enjoy an evening.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The resturant looks great. Our waiter was great also and very helpfull. I like that he brought out a dessert that he recommended and added the Happy birthday and the candle which was a very thoughtful idea. please thank him for me. I reccommended your resturant to a few friends, Food was good and the presentation was nice. Overall I would comeback the next time i stay in PR.
Thank you for a memerable night. You have an amazing staff and I hope you appericiate there efforts in making people that come to eat at your resturant feel comfortable and happy with their service.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
I just want to say...IT IS AN EXCELLENT RESTAURANT!!!
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had an excellent time. The food quality, taste and presentation were superb! Excellent place for a romantic dinner with an ocean view.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Service and Beautiful!!!
La Perla was an excellent experience. I had a big group of 10 people and the staff was so accomodating. We received all of our orders in a timely fashion and, admittedly, although we were loud, we weren't treated rudely at all. All our waiters were fun and respectful and everyone was so polite. The food was also delicious. I wouldn't say the best food I've ever had, but still very well made and presented nicely. I will definitely be going back to La Perla upon my return to P.R.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
spectalur dining experience
The ambiance, atmosphere, service & the menu were superb. The service was outstanding & the Chef was personable explaining the concept of his dishes & wonderful creations.
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perla, a Must Experience
Perla is an outstanding place to enjoy a very wonderful meal. Their location, scenice view and superb service are second to none. They are extremely accomodating and the food and wines are exceptional.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We loved the beach view from our table...the "Grilled Prawns in Coconut Curry Sauce with Risotto Cake" appetizer was like a party in my mouth, the "Creamy Lobster Broth" was delightful....sooo good! The Pan Roasted Sea Bass was excellent as was the Surf and Turf! Loved the shape and ceiling of the restaurant, shaped like a seashell, and the decor was elegant. Our waiter was kind, friendly and knew the menu, service was excellent ...Our dinner here was lovely and we highly recommend it to anyone looking for something special...
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Absolutely Great Restaurant in PR
Abosolutely great service and food, decor was amazing, beach front, if you arrive to late in the day, you can't see ocean so much but the restaurant was amazing, service was exceptional, and pricing was just right. Definitely a recommendation for anyone to enjoy a special night in Puerto Rico.
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband & I had dinner at Perla for our 14th wedding anniversary. Each staff member that we had contact with was extremely friendly, warm, inviting and helpful. My husband and I loved our entrées and sangria. I had lobster and my husband had lamb chops. Everything was delicious. We didn't order dessert because we were full. Perla remembered our online reservation stating that we were celebrating our 14th wedding anniversary and we received a complimentary dessert with Happy Anniversary written on the plate. The dessert was custard with granola and fruit. The dessert was also delicious. All of the food was outstanding and the presentation was gorgeous. We loved everything about our experience at Perla and we definitely plan on returning.
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for a romantic dinner
Amazing, unique food. I got a delicious entree that included rice with squid ink, yum! The restaurant is gorgeous on the inside, too, and has a wonderful view of the Atlantic. Their wine list was extensive; so much so that it's actually on an iPad that you scroll through. The waiters were very friendly and attentive. Highly recommend!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Jaw dropping experience
I went with my boyfriend and it was an amazing experience. We went for my birthday and I was blown away by the experience and the ambiance in the place ... The food was nothing short of exquisite and I can't wait to come back to Puerto Rico just to come back here and dine. Highly recommended for adults on a special occasion or just a romantic evening .
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Night Out
My wife and I came here for our one year anniversary. Everything was great! Service was prompt and the meal was fantastic. Having read reviews on help people mentions portions seemed small. We thought the portions were huge, my wife and I both left completely filed. We both ordered filet and the meat was Cooked perfectly. A great restaurant!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed our visit to Perla very much. The food was great as was the service. The wine list was outstanding and the restaurant is very pretty. Overall our experience was great from beginning to end. we will definitely return.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Retro Vibe, Excellent Service
The food at Perla is pretty good, but the real perk of the restaurant is the retro vibe of the restaurant. The service is impeccable. I'm not certain that I would go back, given that the food is pretty pricey and not excellent. However, I do think it is a worthwhile visit if staying at the Marriott Renaissance La Concha.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous for special occasions!
We spent our last night of vacation dining at Perla. We were also celebrating my boyfriend's birthday, which had been mentioned when I made our reservation. The restaurant is absolutely gorgeous and it has a wonderful view of the ocean. The food was fabulous and the service was excellent! To our surprise, they even remembered that we were celebrating my boyfriend's birthday and wrote "Happy Birthday" on our desert plate in chocolate sauce. To top it all off, they put a lit candle into the cake. I definitely didn't expect a restaurant to remember such a small detail, but they did! It was a wonderful last dinner in Puerto Rico!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
worth a try
As a "chef" in my kitchen it has become relatively harder and harder for me to go to any restaurants and eat. I enjoyed La Perla... If you're in San Juan, it's one of those "have to try" places. It's beautiful... the decor is everything. As far as the meal is concerned - if you are hungry and just want to dig in, well skip it. If you want to go have a nice, elegant romantic dinner I say go for it. Overall, everything was A+. I had the lamb, which could of been up to part, but was a little too salty for my liken. Tony, my waiter was kind enough to remove it from the check. Overall, I would recommend this place on the basis I stated above.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were in PR celebrating my boyfriend's 44th birthday. Everyone at La Perla made sure we enjoyed our evening. Our servers Elaine and Letitia were outstanding and very attentive. We even ran into another couple from our college days. My boyfriend enjoyed the Chef's tasting menu, which was reasonably priced. They even sent us complimentary dessert for our anniversary, even though it isn't for another two months. It was a nice surprise. . Overall I am very pleased! Thanks La Perla!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was on vacation with my girlfriend and we booked a dinner here. The food was amazing we were both blown away
by the amazing flavors everything had. The interior is spectacular and once the lights come on it really shines. It's definitely a place for a quiet romanctic dinner, our table was the best seat in the house overlooking the beach and ocean at sunset. I would definitely reccomend this restaurant and would definitely return.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Truly Fantastic Restaurant
I had my 15th anniversary at La Perla, and what a 'gem' it really is! The food is really great, the ambiance is likely the best on Puerto Rico, and the prices weren't all that bad!
First, the food was fantastic. We've both had better food in our lives, but not often. Second,, Incredible building, shaped as if you are inside an oyster. The decor and the service - perfect. The pricing, though by no means inexpensive, was absolutely acceptable. We've paid more many times on this island for places that are not even close to the calibre of La Perla. I highly recommend it, and go at sunset as the view at night disappears into the night.
Also, the Italian place next door worth investigating, it is beautiful and is very inexpensive.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The meal itself is an event
Excellent excellent excellent. Do not go here for a quick bite or just an entree. This place is for a full dining experience. Appetizer, wine, main course, dessert. Would have had the soup too if we thought we could have fit it in! Super friendly and knowledgable staff, beautiful space - a must for any gourmet or couple looking for a special night out!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall top class restaurant , great view, great service
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
very very good - but too cold!
A very good overall experience. Unfortunately we went on a very slow,evening so the ambience was,a bit too restrained. Also the aircon temp was much too low.
apart from that very good food, attentive service and a very good wine list in a strikingly beautiful restaurant.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Intimate diner heaven
I had diner on a busy Friday night. The service was excellent. The Chef's
three course diner was a perfect choice. It was an experience, a journey
I'm hard to please- this restaurant deserves a four plus star rating.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Anniversary dinner !!!
Perla is the most beautiful restaurant I have been to . The food ,service ,view is remarkable .
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful romantic restaurant
Excelleent, romantic restaurant. The beef was tender and the lobster was huge. Only problem was a large roup of 9 peope that were a litle loud at times. The service and food make La Pera a winner.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The setting is unreal - you truly feel like you're in a giant oyster shell, but in a beautiful and whimsical way! The food and service were amazing!
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Definitely want to try it
Food was very good and service beyond expectations.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to the Perla on our first night of stay at the La Concha Resort. As the title says, it was an absolute gem. The servers were fantastic and accommodating, the food was perfect, and the ambience created the romantic vibe we were seeking as we kicked off our honeymoon. Overall, I give it 5 stars.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant was amazing. Besides the fact that it's a bit pricey, the food and service were exceptional. From the appetizers down to desert I really couldn't stop eating.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perla tries to bevthe best place on the island. While it is good, it is not as special as the price suggests. It has very unusual architecture but the food was just above average. We travel a lot so I could be under-rating.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing in every way
This is one of the most beautiful restaurants that I have ever eaten at. The photos don't do it justice. It was saved from demolition in the 50's and thank GOD. This perfect oyster shell, sitting on a blue pool, overlooks the ocean, through large windows formed into the curves of the just open shell.
The lighting, is magical, silhouettes on the walls and ceiling. It's larger than it appears and yet intimate. Where we were by the window, it seemed we were in the middle of a beautiful dream.
The food was very good, especially the appetizer, Coco-Curry Shrimp. We had Champagne and it was wonderful.
Take my advice, I am a New York snob and I wish I could steal this shell away to manhattan and plant it in Central Park, on the lake.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great atmosphere and food was wonderful. But, portions were too small for the prices charged and the service was very average.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
another great meal!
Second visit here. Loved it. Food was imaginative and (more importantly) tasty. My lamb was cooked exactly as I wanted, the scallop entree was full of flavour. Dessert was fantastic - the sorbets were just right and the ice cream was rich and creamy. Just one downside - the 'espresso' was just hot coffee in a small cup (it got sent back and returned as an espresso a few moments later) - I suspect staff error, but they were very apologetic and quick to put it right.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Service Good Food
It's on the ocean (in a hotel) so ask for a table by the window.
The service was absolutely outstanding.
The food on the other hand was good, at best. What they call risotto, we just don't. It's a clump on a plate.
My tuna tartar app was good. My cod was cooked very well and it was moist but I didn't like the flavor profile of the dish.
The coconut shrimp app was very good. The pepper encrusted tuna was very good.
We skipped on dessert but Tony brought us a cake and ice cream dessert to celebrate our special occasion which ended the evening on a high note. Thank you Tony, you should be the standard for the entire waitstaff.
12/8/2013 4:00:00 PM