Perla at La Concha, A Renaissance Resort

4.4
909 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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.

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(787) 977-3285
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Lindell Smith
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Private party facilities
Please contact Priscila at the restaurant or via email, priscila@perlarestaurant.com, for more information
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Private party contact
Priscila Rivera: (787) 977-3285
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Valet Parking Tickets are stamped and guests get a discount.
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Special events & promotions
Please contact Priscila at the restaurant or via email, priscilatrivera@gmail.com, for more information
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

On New Year's Eve Perla will only be offering a special 4 course menu between $100-$115 per person. The menu will be available 2 weeks before the date. We look forward to having you as our guest.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 909 People Are Saying
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T
Dallas
35 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific appetizer: curried prawns
Awesome entree: skirt steak
Beautiful presentations. Perfect service.
The most beautiful restaurant in San Juan.
It all makes for a perfect evening.

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M
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service in an elegant modern environment.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Food!!!!

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SP
Washington DC
80 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The ambience is beautiful and the service is fantastic. We both ordered salads with Serrano ham and olives. They were delicious with a light dressing. We each had one little slice of olive. We would have preferred more olives for sure, as a counterbalance to the heaviness of the ham. I had sea bass. It was good, but tasted fishy like it wasn’t exactly fresh. All of the fish I have eaten in Puerto Rico has tasted very fresh so I was surprised at this. The risotto was OK. My husband really liked his steak. We ordered dessert. The coconut custard was very bland and did not taste coconut. The apple cobbler was very good. It is an expensive restaurant and overall good, , but a few blips. The wines by the glass were wonderful.

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DD
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Professional & Knowledge staff deliver impeccable white table cloth service.

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JA
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Although our food was average, compared to past fresh seafood dining experiences, we enjoyed our time. The menu items were not exorbitant in cost, considering what we were served and how it was prepared. We had probably set our expectations too high based upon reviews online, as this was supposed to be our “fancy date dinner” while on vacation and it simply was just ok.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service and variety of the menu. The taste of the food was excellent.

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K
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Three times in a row. This restaurant is fabulous. Each course is carefully prepared and presented. Shout out to Austin, Ricardo, and jousie. Hope to be back soon

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K
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. I don't think there is a better restaurant in all of San Juan

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GN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Service from beginning to end was impeccable. Does was delicious. The lights were so bright for dinner service and took away any romantic vibe and the glare made it impossible to see the ocean. Beautiful decor. Overall good experience.

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WR
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Perla. Our waiter (Ricardo) provided us outstanding service, explained the options and was very attentive during our meal. The serving of the different items in our meal was like clockwork and the food, including dessert, was exquisite.

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KK
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined at Perla the evening of 11/16/18. Our experience was excellent! The food, the service, atmosphere, and ambiance exceeded our expectations. Our table for two was perfect, overlooking the water, and beach. Unfortunately due to hurricane damage the reflecting pool was drained. However this was a minor detraction compared to the overall experience. We had the Sea Bass and Dorado entrees and they were both excellent. The highlight and show stopper though is the architecture and Conch shell design of the structure itself. It is worth the trip to see! Two thumbs up!

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AK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were excellent. They even surprised us with a special note on our dessert for our anniversary. The view is also amazing

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DV
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A visit to la Concha and specifically the clam shell-shaped restaurant has been on my bucket list. The initial impression is white tablecloth refinement. Don’t be surprised to find you dressed for a posh night out only to find patrons in swimwear complete with their towels draped over their shoulders being seated for dinner. Quite the turn-off.

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RH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Great views but otherwise it's pretend fine dining. Service unsophisticated and food OK but not great. The coconut cream desert was tasteless. Many better options in San Juan

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Caribbean
18 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Good service. Food was Just Ok. We expected some ‘WoW’ factor that never happened. Food portions extremely small for the $$. That was our first and last visit. Won’t recommend to our friends.

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g
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love it!! We went for our 32 wedding anniversary!!The view the food was excellent!!!

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L
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great service, quiet enough. :) It's also a beautiful reataurant.

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PD
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a wonderful gem within La Concha Hotel. The service and food was amazing with an outstanding presentation. Let’s not forget you are dining within a conch! Beautiful architecture!

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GA
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, great food and beautiful architecture. They could dim the lights just a pinch. Located in the fun and trendy La Concha Hotel in Condado, the restaurant allows for plenty of entertainment before and after dinner. The lobster is a must, as well as the pumpkin soup.

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CG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The menu we were offered was very limited and nothing like what was posted online. The portions were a bit small.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Iconic Perla at La Concha Resort in the Condado section of San Juan is still great! Beautiful mid century architecture and Murano chandeliers with delicious menu--try the Bacaulitos--lovely service and unique ambience....

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IK
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very great food and excellent,staff. The view is amazing and the overall set up was grand!

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MH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Love Perla for its iconic and historical appeal, and its personal significance to our family, but it's very pricey and the food is really just ok. Go for the inside ambience and time it so you can see the beach views, so an early dinner, 6/6:30 is best.

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CH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is such a beautiful restaurant with delicious, immaculately-presented food, and top-notch service. The view is stunning. The ambiance is lovely, with just the right volume of music. The food is exquisite.
My husband and I hosted our wedding reception there six years ago. It’s still magical.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, incredible environment

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C
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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OT
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Javier was amazing!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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Caribbean
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great, service outstanding and hihly personalized.

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JG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelent & memorable! Beautiful architecture & decor. Highly recommended

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NC
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I cannot, in good conscience, recommend Perla. While the dining room was pretty, we expected far more from food and service at this price point. The salad was overdressed, the Caesar dressing tasted primarily of lemon, and it was served on a warm plate. The cauliflower soup was wonderful, rich and flavorful and the crumbled chorizo in it added a nice counterpoint. The butter for the yeast rolls was cold and rock hard. The truffle risotto was overcooked, mushy, and gummy, with no sign of the sauce created by properly cooking the rice. Truffle oil had been added with a miserly hand, leaving the dish basically a cheesy rice casserole and not a risotto. Both of our entrees were garnished with cold, doughy onion straws. My skirt steak with chimichurri came more medium than medium rare, but it was far more edible than the risotto.

We ordered the wine pairings with each course, and we had to inquire as to where our wine was for the first two courses (the wine properly arrived slightly before the dessert course). The wines, however, were excellent and served at the right temperatures.

As for desserts, my boca negra was delicious, while the carrot cake, a dessert renowned for its moistness was actually dry and crumbly with little to no carrot flavor.

All in all, if you’re planning to spend a few hundred dollars on a meal, you would be much better served by going to another restaurant. We came away deeply disappointed that we had spent our time, money, and anniversary night at Perla.

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L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, delicious food, and an outstanding view, by the beach. The Concha
/la perla restaurant its a beautiful place to eat. Quiet, romantic, with elegant taste.

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JC
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great a experience! Luis the bartender is the greatest!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful and classy. Nice for special occasions.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was good but the desserts were very poor.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

The grande dame of Condado is showing its age.
We arrived to celebrate our 35the anniversary and another visit to Perla on May 26. Early arrival in a less than crowded was handled haphazardly and our occasion was not (ever) acknowledged throughout the evening. We were also left with an impression that young, inexperienced staff were recruited for cost savings by the operators of the venue 9it is not run by La Concha). Our cocktails were ordered first and never arrived by the time the appetizers arrived. My wife’s cocktail arrived and missed lime, a key ingredient, and only tasted of jalapeño. She returned it and and asked for a wine spritzer. Any guess when this simple combination arrived ? It was well after our entrees arrived ! No credit was offered and we were told that my wife’s cocktail cost the same as the spritzer so here was no need to credit it. Needles to say, this service cast such a dark shadow over our experience that our meal was clearly underwhelming.
We’ll not return on future visits and look to filling the void with a second night at Santaella.

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A
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was above and beyond! The food, ambience and staff just perfect.

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BS
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I propose to my future wife in this restaurant and it was perfect! All the waiters were available to help with my plans for the night!

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M
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

La comida tenia un sabor muy simple tuve que colocarle sal y pimienta para mejorar su sabor.

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