Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar

4.8
3111 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Perla's offers fresh fish and oysters flown in daily from both coasts with an emphasis on sourcing from the gulf and locations around the world. The bar makes delicious coastal cocktails and the wine list is stocked with fun sparkling, rosé & white wines.
Perla's has Austin’s prettiest oak-shaded patio and a comfortable airy dining room featuring a huge saltwater fishtank, poured concrete oyster bar and open kitchen.

Learn more about McGuire Moorman Hospitality and their family of restaurants at www.mcguiremoorman.com.
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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Throughout our entire dinner. there were four children running around our table playing tag while their parents sat on the opposite side of the patio. When asked to have them stop, the staff did not do anything. We really should not have even had to ask.

Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar
Responded 16 hours ago

Good afternoon- Thank you for joining us at Perla's on Monday evening. I hope that you enjoyed the food, beverage, and service. I want to apologize for the lack of response from our staff in regards to the kids around your table. This has been addressed to prevent further instances. I do hope you join us again in the future so we can show you our true Texas hospitality. Please do not hesitate to reach out directly should you join again in the future. Kind regards, Erin Maley General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I get all the positive reviews, this place is really great!

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Laguera
Savannah
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A bit overpriced for portion size. Especially dessert. Food wasn’t all that great. I’d return for drinks but not for dining. Also, menu variation from lunch to “in “ to dinner is a bit of a joke. Silly, really. If it’s on the lunch menu it’s not available at “in between” hours. Same for dinner. You can’t have a dessert from the “in between” menu during dinner hours. Wha?

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is world class for Sea Food!
It’s my first time dining here.
Everything from the moment you step on the stairs climbing up to the front terrace and into the restaurant, The ambience is incredible!

Food is fresh, exquisite taste & diverse menu.

The one complaint and a surprise is the chairs are very uncomfortable and for $100 plate this should be resolved and quickly.

The place is on the expensive side I would say that the value is good however I think the correct pricing should’ve been $80 a plate versus 100.

Overall exquisite and fantastic restaurant I would definitely be back and certainly recommend it.

Food 9/10
Atmosphere 9/10
Value 8/10
Service 9/10

All in all 9/10 👏

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! service and food are impeccable

We don’t live in Austin but Perla’s is always one of favorites
to dine at when visiting.

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vipWendyM
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! The tuna tartar was fresh. We also had the steak and eggs benedict. I think the plates were licked clean. Our favorite, though, was the Yacht Rock drink.

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SherrillJ
Central Texas
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding menu to select from. The oysters were some of the very best we’ve had. Like Clark’s. We had fish and shrimp ceviche, halibut and branzino entrees. Also, some grits with king crab and fried okra. Everything was delicious.

We’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My bestie and I had a lovely leisurely lunch at Perlas. We enjoyed it very much. The food was pricey but fresh and delicious. Natalie did an outstanding job as our server.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I want to Sunday Brunch and the food was delicious. I love the place, it’s nice and refreshing as well as the whole stadd.

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

It's pretty high end, so it's gonna be pretty expensive either way, but I really liked it! I got the biggest and one of the highest quality beers I've ever had. My girlfriend got an ahi tuna that was incredibly juicy and perfectly cooked, and I got a Texas Redfish that was pretty good, too! The redfish is supposed to come with tartar, but they also gave me salsa verde, which was not bad! The only thing I would knock is that the seat selection wasn't the best - I made a reservation beforehand, and they put us next to the server bar when there was a table available right next to the window. Other than that, I'd definitely recommend them! I'll be going back there again (maybe even for Valentine's Day).

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as always and the service was great. We love sitting on the patio on. Ice evenings.

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vipKrfdf
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent seafood in a great setting with fantastic service! We will definitely be back!

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sdvp
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, good food, nice atmosphere

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NolaMilne
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jaime provided excellent service. Gave terrific suggestions & was patient without our questions. Our first experience at Perla & it won’t be our last. We look forward to dining again & we hope Jaime will be our server!

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Lexi
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh oysters, refreshing cocktails, absolutely recommend sitting on the gorgeous patio!

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RaulE
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Best oysters in Town ! We were there for the snack bar menu ,so did not have the chance to try full menu , but the appetizers selection and variety was exceptional

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Happy
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant, wonderful atmosphere. Always a joy.

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Lynnn
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andrew was the perfect server
Sat outside with my dog
Comfortable setting
Great food
Nice staff and service

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vipILoveSteak
Amarillo
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This might be my favorite restaurant. The food is great and the outdoor patio is an awesome setting, right off of S. Congress. It's not cheap but it's well worth the price, especially for a special occasion. I highly recommend to anyone in Austin if you are looking for seafood or just a great experience.

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RC123
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere . We will be back soon.

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vipkjinvegas
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Very good ceviche with shrimp, fish, avocado, and peppers. Fried shrimp was excellent with five jumbo shrimp in a light breading, so not too greasy. Unfortunately, had the worst table in the place near the kitchen and restrooms, so service was very slow and inattentive. Would likely be better in the main dining area.

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HappyMom
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I was disappointed in the quality of the seafood at Perla’s. I dined there recently and the baked oyster appetizer was outstanding. My main dish was a great disappointment. I ordered the crispy grouper and it was terrible. It was tough and not cooked all the way in the inside. I guess I’m used to seafood on the Florida coast. I would never order this dish again. My guest ordered the tilefish and her dish was adequate but nothing outstanding.

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vipBostonFoodie14
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My husband and I love going to Perla’s. I especially really enjoyed their bouillabaisse, which is no longer on the menu. We got the snapper, which was delicious, and the tilefish, which was not so good. The flavor in the dish was good but the fish itself had a weird taste and texture. This is pretty unlikely for Perla’s. We also ordered the shells and cheese and we added lobster for an extra $14. We had basically no lobster in the dish. There was a tiny pink piece that told us they attempted it, but fell very short on delivery. Honestly, it’s unlikely that we’ll go out of our way to revisit.

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LemT
Austin
16 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had another great trip to Perla’s for brunch. Everything was great and our server Adam was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Gem. Love this place

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SummerD
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The oysters at Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar are always fresh and amazing! The wood grilled oysters are my husbands favorite while I enjoy the shuckers choice on the half shell.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Perlas!

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vipKaty
Austin
17 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Didn’t disappoint! As great as it always is!!!

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IselaA
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was delicious, nice ambience and romantic and cute tank needs more fish! small portions, cocktails are not as good as I hoped.

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AllanG
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The wood fired oysters were outstanding as usual. The New Orleans espirate was great/outstanding.
The waiter was seasoned and an expert

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vipjoeyberry
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Overpriced food. Horribly noisy. Service good. Will not return

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vipangelap
Austin
23 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to Perla’s for our anniversary. We had great food and great service. It was a beautiful night and we were seated on the patio.

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RANDEC
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The service was great and stands out at a time when a lot of restaurants are finding it hard to keep up. Both of our fish entrees were overly salty and it was a bit disappointing that they didn't offer to remake when I let our server know.

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vipNicoleF
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfection.

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vipEdwardM
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In a city known for good food, this is the best meal I have had in the past year. Absolutely delicious!!!

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vipUTkw
Austin
37 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic experience here. We added two to the party last minute and the hostess was able to accommodate all six of us on the patio for an awesome meal.

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MarkR
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Service still great. Food is a bit overpriced and portions aren't big.

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vipEdIngreenpoint
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall1food4service4ambience2

The hostess was hard to find as there is no clear station for her, the interior is way too cold. I’ve dined there before and the food is generally good (not great) but the arrival experience was very disappointing. And I was not alone, there was a line behind me trying to figure out how to get seated as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good. Had not been in a while and was still great.

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Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 3111 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.