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Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar, Austin, TX

Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar

4.8
4.8
3506 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 Lambert Hospitality and their family of restaurants at www.mmlhospitality.com.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 88 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Continental
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (512) 291-7300
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Cody Leonard
  • Private party contact
    Fallon Gaskamp: (855) 482-0732

What 3,506 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Austin

    Seafood

  • Austin

    Most Booked

  • Austin

    Seafood

  • Austin

    Most Booked

3,507 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall, not a good experience. Service was poor. Food was okay generally but the curry clam chowder was terrible.

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  2. JordanS

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was phenomenal. I got the Halibut and my girl got the sea bass. Both were cooked to perfection. The atmosphere was amazing, very laid back. If I could give more stars, I would. I will recommend Perla’s to anyone in the area

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  3. JanetO

    Greater Boston

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food and service. Very crowded so a little noisy inside. Would go back again.

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  4. JulieB

    Denver

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Recommended by family that used to live in Austin. Pretty restaurant and close to the hotel so we thought we’d splurge. So disappointed we waisted one of two nights in a great food city. Snapper overcooked and VERY small portion—mostly skin-definitely a tail end. Fish and chips were fine. Server was ambivalent and disinterested. Never came back to check on food after delivered. Felt like cattle being pushed through. Very expensive to be treated like you’re not really there. Waited on second drink and then the order was wrong—brought two. Plus, definitely didn’t walk away feeling over fed. Such a disappointment.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It was an average place if not for the patio being nice.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great. Food was great. Perla’s once again is a great lunch. Will be going back.

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  7. Rats67

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious and fresh seafood in a fun and relaxing environment!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly staff and amazing food. Crab polenta is a MUST!

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  9. Zagorzan

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just right for a light dinner. Everything very fresh. Worth a stop.

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  10. MarianneM

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Perfect experience from beginning to end. It was the right place to celebrate our anniversary.

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  11. AnnK

    Milwaukee

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious! Loved the oysters, and the potato crusted halibut was amazing

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  12. TiffanyP

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and amazing staff. We loved the outdoor area. It was amazing. We will be back.

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  13. dennist

    Central Texas

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Grilled octopus and the green curry mussels were very tasty. The crispy skin salmon was not as crispy as I would like to eat. The carrot was over charred but very tasty

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  14. MonicaS

    Orange County

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The patio is lovely and people watching there in SoCo was a good amount of fun. The food just really didn't move me. The lemonade was so sour / acidic that I had to send it back. The prices were too much also. It was my Birthday and was seeing friends of 30+ years. The experience overall was fine, but no where near exceptional. We'd traveled from So Ca for the bday / holiday weekend... and would have wanted a better evening out.

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  15. ChristineH

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience!!!!!! ♥️♥️♥️ celebrated our birthdays!

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  16. KimB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious and fun! My husband and I enjoyed the vibe - it made for a great date night.

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  17. TJRudd

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience as always. Dont ever get rid of Merry Edwards Sauv Blanc from your wine menu.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely delicious great service and they make your birthday extra special. If you know you know

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and I cannot wait to come back!!

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  20. Heatherl

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an Amazing dinner at Perla. Food, service and ambience were all wonderful.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Denise was our server for my wife and I’s 1st wedding anniversary. She had an amazing demeanor, super knowledgeable about the menu and had great recommendations that we tried and loved. This is one of our favorite restaurants in the city and we will be coming back not only for the atmosphere and the awesome food, but the amazing staff and service.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an amazing dinner at Perla’s! We had the tuna tostadas which are a must! Also loved the curry chowder and scallops!

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  23. ScottIngram

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tasty seafood and wonderful staff. Busy Saturday brunch crowd…

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I recently dined here and it left much to be desired in terms of management and operations. Despite a reservation, the staff failed to communicate effectively, resulting in an excruciating wait of nearly an hour for our table, without any compensation offered. The overall atmosphere and demeanor of the staff did not reflect the standards expected of a fine dining establishment such as the price would suggest. However, the saving grace was the quality of the food, which was indeed very good. Our waiter provided satisfactory service amidst the chaos. In conclusion, while the cuisine was commendable, the poor management and lackluster operations detracted significantly from the overall dining experience. I would not revisit or recomend.

    1 person found this helpful

  25. DavidATX

    New Orleans

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on 21 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, good service, a little loud, and pricey. But, it was as expected. Will repeat.

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  26. NWSF

    Austin

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great family dinner- food was good but nothing special. Everything was tasty though!

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  27. BrianD

    San Antonio

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Very disappointing visit to a restaurant the has been consistently good. Poor service and attention. Orders missed and late arriving food was sub par.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great experience here. The wedge salad and fried prawns were both excellent. The waiting staff was proficient and delightful. I’ll be back.

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  29. SColgs

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 11 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I really enjoyed it! I requested the patio- not realizing that also includes the closed in area that cuts you out of the ambiance but once I told the hostess she moved us. I’m grateful! It’s a bit pricy but worth it for something celebratory.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, the best! Thank you for having us...we loved every minute

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  31. Richard

    Houston

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Perla’s is one of our most favorite places, where the food is terrific and the service was special. Nathan was great, as well as the host staff. Ambiance is nice, especially outside when the weather is good.

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  32. Chuck

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again a fantastic meal - great food, great wine, wonderful service. Top tier all around.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cassidy, the bartender was incredibly cool and accommodating. A true pro.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perla’s will never disappoint you.. and as a long time customer I have one request, bring back the tonic horseradish.

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  35. jennifer

    Austin

    90 reviews

    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We always love our Perla’s experiences. This evening was my birthday celebration and I appreciated the little touches like the card signed by Perla’s staff waiting at our table.

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  36. StaceyE

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very nice brunch. It was a special occasion and unfortunately they first tried to sit us right back by the kitchen even though I made a reservation several days in advance. When I declined that spot, they moved us to a nice table. The egg & crab Florentine was delicious!!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waitress knew the food inside and out. She described everything to the T. Everything was excellent except for the Blue Crab grits. Great experience especially since the menu changes so often.

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  38. sixofus

    Atlanta Metro

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal and service, and my niece ended up with a date.

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  39. MichaR

    Austin

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cassidy was a wonderful server and made our experience fantastic from beginning to end! We were there for brunch and ordered the biscuits with strawberry jam and tuna tostada's. Both were delicious and they let the tuna really shine. Our mains were the shrimp and grits which had some heat but nothing crazy. My partner has the buttered crab omelette which was divine. We also had raw and BBQ oysters and would definitely go back for more!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was amazing. The semi outdoor room was kind of loud. Other than that was an amazing experience.

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FAQs

Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 3506 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 88 times today
Google Map for Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar

1400 S Congress, Suite B100, Austin, TX 78704

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Gibson
  • Area
    Downtown
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Continental
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    There is validated parking in the garage located behind Perla's.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Cody Leonard
  • Additional
    Patio/Outdoor Dining
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