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Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar

1400 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-2487
+1 512-291-7300
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (58 reviews)
“oysters” (161 reviews)
“lobster roll” (41 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1400 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-2487
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Quick Drink and Oysters at the bar during our walk. Nice atmosphere and drinks were very good. Bartender was kind to offer water as he saw we were hot. Oysters were very delicious with great choices to choose from.

Thank Allisonspring
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I loved the patio atmosphere but both the food and the drinks were average at best. For what you get, the prices are outrageous. It was recommended by our Uber driver but I can't say I'd recommend it to anyone else.

Thank drwatsonjd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had really nice oyster combo dozen, cheveche, and Escobar. Really tasty. Busy but service good. Nice location on S Congress. Good drinks. Recommended.

Thank PAUL T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good and we had an excellent server. The whole restaurant staff had been over worked due to it being the last day of South By Southwest Music Festival. That being said they still managed to give good service.

Thank perryco1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was shocked at botht the prices and the portions at this restaurant. The roasted oyters were excellent and the cheesy grits, the bomb! However, at these prices I did not expect to leave hungry! The gulf snapper was delicious but sized as a child...More

Thank 712luckygal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Average food at high prices in nice surroundings. My partner got the coconut curry chowder, we asked the waiter if it was spicy and he said not at all. When it turned up it was ridiculously spicy. My burger was ok, looked better than it...More

1  Thank Dave B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for a late lunch on a warm Friday afternoon. Very open and airy place with a very nice outdoor seating area right on Congress. Extensive seafood menu with lots of choices. We enjoyed an excellent ceviche and shared an oyster Po boy sandwich...More

Thank MJN63
Reviewed 19 March 2018

We had a party of 5 and ate at Perla’s on a Friday at around 2pm. Food was above average but the service was slow and unorganized. We had to remind our server for our drinks and sides, sometimes twice.

7  Thank ChicagoAlleyCat
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

I really wanted to like this place, I'd heard lots of good things about it. However, I just felt it was ok & likely over rated. Don't get me wrong, I'd come back if someone else wanted to give it a try but not on...More

1  Thank Fonda W
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Probably no better seafood in Austin. Great ambiance, huge outdoor patio. Very good seafood - all varieties.

Thank rharrison44
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Response from hbrown1025 | Reviewed this property |
Not really, I saw shirts n pants, shorts, summer dresses.
19 February 2015|
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Response from ALAN W | Reviewed this property |
Although I certainly can't answer for the restaurant, I'm sure they can accommodate your tastes & needs.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1400 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-2487
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-291-7300
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