Took forever for Sarah to serve can beer. She walked off when my husband was trying to order. She acted like we were peasants bothering her.
Having lived in Austin for 5 years before visiting this fine establishment, I can fairly say Perlas is not overrated. It really is as good as everyone says. Now it’s cheap, but it’s worth every penny. Delicious and different seafood dishes!!
I'm a local, and Perla's is one of my go-tos. The food's great, service is friendly and professional, and they have one of the best decks/patios in Austin. I always have a fun, relaxed time there, and know there's going to be great food, a good wine selection (and knowledgeable servers) and tasty cocktails. It's one of those places where everything just clicks. Yay Perla's!
Great food, cool neighborhood
Outstanding flavors. Staff was like being served by friends.
Great service by Andy! Great food too!
We went on a Saturday at 6:00. Had a reservation and got right in...30 minutes later the place was packed. We wanted to sit outside but it was raining.
We had the crab Louie and fried green tomatoes, very good. Crab was fresh.
I then ordered the spicy lobster bisque. They split it for us and each came with a little piece of toast floating in it. I eat a lot of lobster bisque and I must say this was the best I ever had.
We wanted two entrees but after that we decided to just get one and split it because we were already stuffed. We had the Crispy Texas Snapper in a wonderful tomato sauce. Soooo good. The sauce was outstanding. We finished with the salted butterscotch toffee. As stated yummy!
Will go back next time we are in Austin.
Excellent brunch on the patio. Service was outstanding, food was done exceptionally well and the vibe was perfect for our group of four girls.
Laughs, conversation, observing and wonderful meal. Always very happy after a meal here.
Love the place, great atmosphere, and always solid. Overall worth it, but definitely a little pricey.
Terrific food and wonderful service. The people watching on the patio is wonderful.
Jesus I feel that spiced Ahi tuna was made just for me! Serrano’s, cilantro and tuna, all my fav things! Best meal I’ve eaten in awhile.
service was nice. but the decor feels outdated. the food was not good - lobster was super tough and fish special (collar) was full of bones. its a bummer.
Phenomenal service, from start to finish! Food was excellent. Oysters were on point, tuna was perfection, shrimp were nicely seasoned. Especially loved the brussels sprouts!
Great seafood! Great service!
Our server was amazing, but I had my heart set on a lobster roll... out of lobster?!? Out of scallops?!? All as early as 8pm. So sad... guess I’ll have to go back!
Lovely evening and Natalie was amazing! Everything we ordered was delicious~
Great service - great food. Our table was really close to other parties but, we were able to move our table a tad.
Visiting from NYC and this was our most notable meal in Austin. There was quite a lively outdoor scene even though it was rather chilly out, but we sat inside and loved the nautical decor. The French toast was amazing, and the seafood (lobster omelette, shrimp po boy, etc) were all fabulous. Our server was also extremely delightful. Would highly recommend! Bloody Mary was a bit too spicy, but that's my only complaint!
Awesome as usual, best seafood restaurant in Austin, Texas!
Lobster bisque is lobster bliss 😊 and so is lobster bucatini. Nice fresh oysters. Love this place.
Great service and great food! I would definitely recommend it to a friend. The seafood selections were wonderful.
The swordfish was divine. Best one I’ve ever had! The okra is spectacular, as was the cheesecake dessert. Yum! My husband normally loves the lobster bisque, but he was very unhappy with the bun or bread roll that was on the soup. Very unnecessary, or at least it should have been on the side, instead of in the soup. Jasón was a very good server, attentive and friendly.
Consistently have had fantastic meals and service at Perlas. We were a party of six and everyone enjoyed the food, drinks, and atmosphere. One of my favorite restaurants in Austin.
Great food. Server seemed a little put off that we ordered a variety of dishes to share rather than an entree for each person. The food was fabulous and everything else was great.
Service was exceptional and the food even better! The seafood was fresh and cooked to perfection. Our server was also great to our 2.5 year old.
This place is amazing. The food is impeccable and the staff is very knowledgeable. Have been for both brunch and dinner and both meals were excellent. Will definitely go back.
This is one of my absolute favorites! It's the perfect patio setting right on SoCo with large shade trees. Dog friendly.
Great food and service!
The food was absolutely delicious and the service was wonderful. However, the table next to us was having a loud unruly fight and brought a dog in that sat on the booth next to me. We spent over 200 dollars on food (as my husband and I don’t drink) to celebrate his admittance into a very selective alcohol and drug counseling program. We were having a great time until the table next to us got into a drunken fight, a mother screaming at her son and her son screaming back. We couldn’t understand why they were still being served drinks as it only fueled their fire. On the drive home we were grateful for our sobriety, but in order to speak to each other during dinner we had to basically yell to hear one and other. The last 30 minutes of dinner were horrible and we got out as quickly as possible. I write for a lifestyle/food magazine and will forgo putting this restaurant’s address in places to dine in our outdoor issue because of the lack of any help from the staff on our behalf knowing we were next to an all out screaming match.
Great venue with good patio and people watching. Enjoyed the oysters and shrimp cocktail. One of our group had the bouillabaisse which was very good as well.
I had a lovely lunch at Perla’s. The service was excellent and I am looking forward to having the grilled octopus appetizer again the next time I eat there. Yum!
Better than my last visit which was also quite good. Wine list still needs help. All the Food was very good. Oysters were fresh, cold and superb. Great place but overpriced.
Great place, service and food
My daughter’s 21st
It was my Son's birthday and this is our favorite place to eat. We go alot and it has always been
great food, excellent service and fun for anytime; lunch dinner etc. the prices are in line with quality of the food. Ken was our waiter and he was spot on with the service. Would recommend to anyone that is looking for a great night out or Happy Hour or lunch......
Came from out of state specifically to Austin for their Lobser Bucatini, and they had run out 5 minutes before I had walked in. The meal the server had suggested as a compromise was less than adequate. Very disappointing experience.
An absolutely delightful evening. Perfect food, precise and non intrusive service and lovely atmosphere. Cannot wait to visit again!
Had a great birthday dinner and dessert here