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1400 South Congress Ave Ste B100
Austin, TX 78704

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(512) 291-7300

Cuisine: Dog Friendly Restaurants, Seafood Restaurants

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4.7 of 5.0 from 163 reviews

price range:$26 to $50



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Perla's in Austin, TX
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Perla's Reviews

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  • B WOne of the best patios in town. Amazing seafood-I'm obsessed with the lobster pasta dish. Pricy.

    55555 by B W

  • Pablo SSeafood Stew. 5 Star!

    55555 by Pablo S

  • Kim M.Book a table outside for brunch. The oysters, gazpacho and lobster omelette were πŸ‘Œ.

    33333 by Kim M.

  • Josh cBeautiful deck for drinks.

    55555 by Josh c

  • Samantha SmithOctopus, brussel sprouts

    55555 by Samantha Smith

  • Samantha SmithOctopus and brussel sprouts are amazing

    55555 by Samantha Smith

  • Cary Michael AThe Redfish on The Half-Shell is some of the best fish you will ever eat. Always great people watching on the patio facing SoCo - Cary Michael Cox

    55555 by Cary Michael A

  • Derek KThe grilled octopus and the redfish on the half shell were excellent. The bouillabaisse was perfect.

    55555 by Derek K

  • hb8Lovely patio

    55555 by hb8

  • Benjamin FCondescending waitress. Hints of huge tips followed by insanely salty bouillabaisse, crap cakes far from advertised. Will not renew experience. Austin is too good to have to suffer through this circus

    33333 by Benjamin F

  • Paige C.Their dishes are fresh and well-prepared. Honestly didn't expect to find quality seafood in Austin, but I was delighted to try many of their amazing dishes. The lobster pasta dish was my favorite!

    55555 by Paige C.

  • Amy W.Try the Makers Mark Old Fashioned - It was superb!

    55555 by Amy W.

  • Amy W.Best lobster roll I've ever had - even in Boston! We tried the Brussel sprouts and fried okra this time and they were the bomb!

    55555 by Amy W.

  • Patrick HaleyGreat place for a fancy pants seafood meal.

    55555 by Patrick Haley

  • Lili GMenu is pricey!

    55555 by Lili G

  • Niki MOysters on a half shell

    33333 by Niki M

  • Rossy GCeviche, wedge salad and burgers/po boys are great here!

    55555 by Rossy G

  • Seth T.Amazing lobster pasta

    55555 by Seth T.

  • Ranu R.Perfect destination for date night or dinner with friends. Don't sleep on the side of asparagus. Also loved the sea bass, ceviche and burrata. You just can't go wrong and I love the outdoor patio.

    55555 by Ranu R.

  • Kelly B.Oysters! The shooters are great!

    55555 by Kelly B.

  • Chip AWhole fish, grilled octopus, and lobster Mac and cheese!

    55555 by Chip A

  • Kristin H.Watch out for those sides. Even the brussels sprouts are spicy.

    55555 by Kristin H.

  • Carola C.Texas redfish on the half shell

    33333 by Carola C.

  • Cayman BGreat food horrible service

    22222 by Cayman B

  • Mark G.Shrimp Po'Boys

    55555 by Mark G.

  • Tom RTexas fish entrees

    55555 by Tom R

  • Trae F.Excellent food! Had a great time sitting out on the patio but watch out for the aggressive birds!

    55555 by Trae F.

  • ShadiThe sun, oysters and white wine..

    55555 by Shadi

  • Ilija JA bit on a salty side but in general great food and service.

    55555 by Ilija J

  • Sara YNew Orleans style shrimp - delectable (heads on!)

    55555 by Sara Y

  • Crystal M.The lobster roll is worth every penny.

    55555 by Crystal M.

  • Mariana MCalamari 😍

    55555 by Mariana M

  • Benji TGrilled and fried oysters we both amazing.

    55555 by Benji T

  • Kristin BentonFabulous crab cake! Not cheap food but worth it!

    55555 by Kristin Benton

  • MaddieOysters were good. Other plates less impressive.

    55555 by Maddie

  • Emily S.Oysters, bouillabaisse and Mac & Cheese

    55555 by Emily S.

  • Mike T.The OYSTERS!!!! The best ever!

    55555 by Mike T.

  • Tim C.Sit at the surfboard table!

    55555 by Tim C.

  • Leila S.This is the color of my drink. Cool atmosphere, drinks sucked.

    33333 by Leila S.

  • Ana Marie πŸ’ƒBouillabase!

    55555 by Ana Marie πŸ’ƒ

  • Kevin S.The wood grilled oysters, crispy Texas snapper, and lobster role were all fantastic. A worthwhile break from barbecue and tex-mex.

    55555 by Kevin S.

  • Mariana W.The blackened tuna and quinoa was delicious. Highly recommend it. The Brussels sprouts however were totally not worth it. Flavorless and not well cooked.

    55555 by Mariana W.

  • The Tastes that Make the CityThe grilled octopus is the best seafood in Austin, which is why it’s on our list of The Tastes That Make the City: Austin.

    55555 by The Tastes that Make the City

  • Clark W.Pretty expensive seafood restaurant. The fish and ships were better than any I had in London.

    55555 by Clark W.

  • Christina SLeft hand milk stout is pretty legit!

    55555 by Christina S

  • Lia K.Fish is always a good choice. Crab cake is delicious. The steak was rather disappointing.

    55555 by Lia K.

  • Stefanie KOrder the fresh oysters and the lobster bucatini. Done.

    55555 by Stefanie K

  • Melissa TUughhh. Never again

    11111 by Melissa T

  • Dianey S.Had the fried calamari.. It was delish...!! Great place to come and relax... ✌️

    55555 by Dianey S.

  • TV Food MapsCheck out Perlas Seafood and Oyster Bar as seen on No Reservations

    55555 by TV Food Maps

  • Chefs FeedRene Ortiz, chef of Launderette (coming soon), eats here on his nights off. He loves the New Orleans-style BBQ shrimp.

    55555 by Chefs Feed

  • Darden R.Not bad, but if you really want oysters, try Clark's.

    33333 by Darden R.

  • Rafael Cuestas RolzGrilled octopus is great

    55555 by Rafael Cuestas Rolz

  • Rafael Cuestas RolzFresh oysters great variety

    55555 by Rafael Cuestas Rolz

  • Kelsey N.BEST Bouillabaisse...just don't look any farther

    55555 by Kelsey N.

  • Andrew ChristopherAwesome service and delicious food. Definitely recommend sitting barside if you're on a date or flying solo. Try anything and everything with cheese!!

    55555 by Andrew Christopher

  • Mary CollinGreat seafood & they looked after us non-seafooders too. Best salad ever!!

    55555 by Mary Collin

  • Sally Y.outdoor seating

    55555 by Sally Y.

  • Jess S.Risotto with avocado cream sauce was amazing

    55555 by Jess S.

  • Vi P.Outdoor dining great, even on a rainy day!

    55555 by Vi P.

  • James P.Over priced

    22222 by James P.

  • Robin E.Incredible food.

    55555 by Robin E.

  • Beth M.This place is okay, but not amazing. Great atmosphere.

    55555 by Beth M.

  • Rob P.I don't think one can go wrong with any choice. The wine, oysters, and fresh fish were divine! Wonderful dinner

    55555 by Rob P.

  • Storm H.Try the seafood.

    55555 by Storm H.

  • Social News NetworkProbably the best seafood restaurant in Austin. Their fish and oysters are incredibly fresh, and the patio out front is shaded by oak trees and provides an excellent view of South Congress.

    55555 by Social News Network

  • Guillermo M.Fresh oysters, savvy waiter, and nice patio. Do not miss the Bay Scallop Pozole or the Manhattan Clam Chowder!

    55555 by Guillermo M.

  • Nicole S.Breakfast crab cake. OMG.

    55555 by Nicole S.

  • Chris A.Order the lobster frittata, it's simply the best frittata in Texas! Optionally pair with the lobster cheddar grits

    55555 by Chris A.

  • Michael C.Fresh seafood so good that you forget you're in land-locked Austin.

    55555 by Michael C.

  • Brad M.Fresh oysters and champaign. Mussels and Modelo. Misters to help keep you cool in the summer as you watch SoCo pass by.

    55555 by Brad M.

  • Evan S.Amazing choices, quality, and service!

    55555 by Evan S.

  • Whitney A.Best seafood in Austin!

    55555 by Whitney A.

  • Vanessa W.Grilled octopus appetizer mmmm. & 20$ pitchers of beer! asparagus side is also amazing!!!

    55555 by Vanessa W.

  • Gail H.Cant hate on the shrimp poboy. Gotta sit on the patio, on the place to be.

    55555 by Gail H.

  • Ana Marie πŸ’ƒGet the bouillabaisse!!

    33333 by Ana Marie πŸ’ƒ

  • Britney C.If you want the cherry on top of your amazing meal, order the plum upsidedown cake. AMAZING!

    55555 by Britney C.

  • Irma R.Don't forget the goat milk cheese cake with a nice espresso, it's the perfect ending.

    55555 by Irma R.

  • JoVonna C.Octopus is wonderful. Just about one of the only places in town that serves Pimms!

    55555 by JoVonna C.

  • Michelle B.Come for lunch - have a drink! Bartender is less slammed and the cocktails divine! Order the wood grilled Brussel sprouts!

    55555 by Michelle B.

  • Chris A.The lobster frittata is one of the best brunch dishes in Austin, ask for extra avocado

    55555 by Chris A.

  • Tracy S.Excellent prawns!

    55555 by Tracy S.

  • Kristina T.steamed clams njami njami

    55555 by Kristina T.

  • Austin ChroniclePerla's has transformed a land-locked SoCo corner into a beachy cafe. It's hard to beat this place on a sunny afternoon for fresh oysters, grilled octopus, and a Caesar cocktail on the shady patio.

    55555 by Austin Chronicle

  • Lola R.A huge portion of lump crab on the wedge. Staff is super nice. Bique is delicious

    55555 by Lola R.

  • Rhiannon L.New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp with Grilled Ciabatta is messy, but so delicious it's worth it. Nice for lunch

    55555 by Rhiannon L.

  • Brandy R.Park yourself at the oyster bar & watch the master at work. Jayland is AMAZING!

    55555 by Brandy R.

  • Caroline G.Get the octopus appetizer. It is simply the best grilled octopus dish I've had anywhere in the world. The fact that I had it in Texas makes it even more special.

    55555 by Caroline G.

  • John G.Some of the best seafood I have had in a long time. Get some oysters and try the octopus

    55555 by John G.

  • Doris Y.Get the Grilled Octopus with Papas Bravas as a small app. Donovan is a great server!

    55555 by Doris Y.

  • Patricia B.Sit at the bar, order The Tombstone to drink, a bowl of the Bay Scallop Pozole Verde soup & a half dozen oysters. So yummy.

    55555 by Patricia B.

  • Kyle B.Once upon a time, the only seafood option in town. Now that Clark's and Winflo have come along, there is competition...but Perla's is still right up there.

    55555 by Kyle B.

  • Serious EatsParkside bartender Brian Rhoads comes here for the patio, great cocktail list, and knowledgable staff.

    55555 by Serious Eats

  • Zach H.Ask for the hush puppies!

    33333 by Zach H.

  • TarynBreakfast bouillabaisse is delicious! Delicious seafood, perfect broth and crispy poached eggs?! Can't get better than that!

    55555 by Taryn

  • Allison W.The ceviche is super yummy. As is the lobster roll.

    55555 by Allison W.

  • Kyle F.The lobster roll is amazing. Start with the mussels.

    55555 by Kyle F.

  • Zac S.Best stop for seafood and oysters.

    55555 by Zac S.

  • Jenny M.Molly Woods is the best server! She won't steer you wrong, she's awesome, ask for her section.

    55555 by Jenny M.

  • carlos J.Pozole!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    55555 by carlos J.

  • Dennis K.Afternoon snack menu is small, but delightful. Ceviche and calamari are fresh and delicious.

    55555 by Dennis K.

  • Ron M.Strong mimosa's perfect brunch spot

    55555 by Ron M.

  • Tommy L.Lobster frittata was excellent.

    55555 by Tommy L.

  • Jessie M.Wow!! I had the swordfish it was quite possibly the best meal of my life. Aimee took great care of us, the salted butterscotch dessert is incredible. You must have a meal here if you are in Austin.

    55555 by Jessie M.

  • Jaclyn E.The grits are kick ass! So are the oyster shooters!

    55555 by Jaclyn E.

  • Social N.Fact: best seafood in Austin! (until proven otherwise) It's pricy, but u can get a bunch of their appetizers and share w/your friends. Musts: oysters, oyster Shooters, calamari, ceviche, wedge salad.

    55555 by Social N.

  • Reserve123.comGreat ambiance, cocktails, oysters, and seafood entrees. Order a lot and share.

    55555 by Reserve123.com

  • Tom W.Omg. It's so loud

    55555 by Tom W.

  • JoVonna C.Avoid the asshole bartender.

    11111 by JoVonna C.

  • frank f.fresh seafood but small portions for the high prices. $30 for a dozen oysters is a bit much. imo

    55555 by frank f.

  • Jessica D.Holy hell. The food here redefined my concept of life's purpose. It's now brighter, holier and more optimistic. Get Crab Florentine.

    33333 by Jessica D.

  • Gray P.Fried banana pie is euphoria in a bowl

    55555 by Gray P.

  • Joshua L.Order the best lobster roll in Texas but keep it authentic, don't toast the bun people!

    55555 by Joshua L.

  • Dark Lord JulianHere's a tip That fishy smell is probably your date.

    33333 by Dark Lord Julian

  • Joseph V.Try the Fried Shrimp Po' Boy - Sweet with a kick in the mouth. (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Joseph V.

  • Austin 360This seafood destination has an array of cocktails to match the cuisine. Bright flavors with a typically tropical flair incorporate house-made ingredients, and the cocktails never fail to refresh.

    55555 by Austin 360

  • Garann M.The bouillabaisse is one of the only disappointing things on the menu. Get almost anything else instead (unless you're really into Japanese radishes).

    33333 by Garann M.

  • Jessica S.Dry riesling on the patio during afternoon cocktail hour = a refined and refreshing respite.

    55555 by Jessica S.

  • Mandi M.The butterscotch dessert is delicious!!!

    55555 by Mandi M.

  • Christine Z.Massachusetts oysters, grilled octopuss and new potatoes ... You just gonna love this place!!!!

    55555 by Christine Z.

  • Drew L.You have to try the fried banana pie. Wow!

    55555 by Drew L.

  • Tony C.It's all about the appetizers, wood grilled oysters, grilled octopus and steamed mussels!

    55555 by Tony C.

  • Adeline M.Try the Almond Olive Oil cake...it's is SO GEWD!!!!!!

    55555 by Adeline M.

  • John L.Oysters holy afrodisiak

    55555 by John L.

  • Jessica M.a great gluten-free friendly seafood restaurant.

    55555 by Jessica M.

  • Tray H.The oysters are expensive but well worth it for the quality. Current favorite are the Raspberry Point's.

    55555 by Tray H.

  • Jefferson B.Order the Zombie. It's in the same class as Tiki Ti in Silver Lake

    55555 by Jefferson B.

  • Jessica S.Hemingway Daiquiri :) Yum!

    55555 by Jessica S.

  • Nydia S.The new Orleans style BBQ shrimp are soooo good! Their souce is great!

    55555 by Nydia S.

  • Susan P.Oysters! Dinosaur plant not included.

    33333 by Susan P.

  • Armin O.Fantastic!!! Seafood and fish and oysters!!! Not cheap though

    55555 by Armin O.

  • Liliana M.Great food but seriously overpriced!

    55555 by Liliana M.

  • Scott N.Dare I say it's worth forgoing Texas BBQ for the amazing seafood here? Absolutely. Do yourself a favor and make this your next meal in Austin.

    55555 by Scott N.

  • Katrina S.You can't go wrong. Ceviche is good, oysters with parm are impeccable, can't go wrong with Chatham, raspberry point oysters. One of my favorite places in ATX

    55555 by Katrina S.

  • Rachel AButterscotch desert is the besy

    55555 by Rachel A

  • iflycoachSoft shell crab BLT. Do it.

    55555 by iflycoach

  • Carla H.brunch: crab benedict for savory, pancakes for sweet

    55555 by Carla H.

  • Luciana M.Loved the lobster roll and calamari appetizer. For oyster fans, there is a huge selection (I'm not one but went with people who raved about the oysters).

    55555 by Luciana M.

  • Jeffrey N.come for the cocktails and apps. crab louie and friend green tomatoes are to die for. entrΓ©es are decent but overpriced for the quality

    55555 by Jeffrey N.

  • CultureMap AustinWhen in doubt, take Perla's name literally and choose the oysters. (Get it?) The 512 brewery pecan porter is also an excellent 24 oz. of beer to accompany your sea critters.

    55555 by CultureMap Austin

  • Jamie LFilibuster all the way!

    22222 by Jamie L

  • April B.Spicy Red Snapper lunch plate was great! The brussels sprouts are a MUST!

    55555 by April B.

  • Brian NgLobster roll, 'nuff said!

    55555 by Brian Ng

  • Stephanie SMoonshine bloody mary!!

    55555 by Stephanie S

  • LizDon't say doppio

    22222 by Liz

  • Bon Appetit MagazineThis seafood mecca serves lobster rolls coated in house-made mayo with (bonus!) a side of drawn butter. A must try!

    55555 by Bon Appetit Magazine

  • Karla C.Port whiskey punch- wow!

    55555 by Karla C.

  • Phoebe E.You can't go wrong with their oysters (<3 Kumamoto or Wellfleet) and a hefeweisen. Also recommend the scallop pozole verde

    55555 by Phoebe E.

  • Kat E.Love the food here...amazingly fresh fish and oysters. Great patio to dine outside under the trees.

    55555 by Kat E.

  • Betty-Braden Gbest waitress ever? brunette named Sarah!!!

    55555 by Betty-Braden G

  • FoodspottingTry the Fried Shrimp Po' Boy

    55555 by Foodspotting

  • Christine S.Pricey, but well worth it! Loved the heirloom tomato salad and clam soup. Bf liked his lobster roll.

    55555 by Christine S.

  • Dustin D.Solid seafood although options are quickly reduced/sold out based on how late you eat. Great front patio. Watch out for the ants!

    55555 by Dustin D.

  • Bryan M.The staff has the inside track on which oysters are the freshest.

    55555 by Bryan M.

  • Candace D.Must have the Kumamoto oysters - pairs nicely with sparking wine!

    55555 by Candace D.

  • Stacy JTry the pozole -- it's fantastic! If you're going to get oysters on the halfshell, get the Wellfleets.

    55555 by Stacy J

  • ShaCrista R.Order the Canoe Lagoon oysters! So good!

    55555 by ShaCrista R.

  • Luciana M.Everything I tried was great, best seafood in Austin and if you are an oyster fan, this is the place for you.

    55555 by Luciana M.

  • Tim H.Sit at the bar and keep the party going in the patio lounge "benched" area out front. Always kick it off with the Crab Louie.

    55555 by Tim H.

  • Bailey B.I literally almost cried over how absolutely amazing their Sunday brunch food was last week. And then got wasted from one Mimosa. Someone's doing life right over there. Get a Mimosa & a Florentine.

    55555 by Bailey B.

  • Anthony R.Great great happy hour. 3-6 everyday of the week

    55555 by Anthony R.

  • Tom AGo to Perla's and order the Scallop Pozole Verde Soup and the lightly-breaded Calamari with Bell Pepper. Pair them with a Dark 'N' Stormy or eat some Griddle Potato Cakes along with them. Epic.

    55555 by Tom A

  • Andy H...play hookie mid-afternoon and have a seat at the Oyster Bar.

    55555 by Andy H.

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