Perla’s Restaurant in Austin

Stefi Hsia | July 24, 2022

About Perla’s

An Austin staple, Perla’s has been gracing the taste buds of Austinites for over a decade with incredibly fresh seafood while creating a beachside café experience in the heart of the lone star state. Established in 2009 on South Congress, Perla’s quickly amassed a large following, becoming an iconic restaurant that is beloved by the city of Austin. Whether you are enjoying the sunny dining room or relaxing on the shady deck, Perla’s emits a coastal atmosphere that is sure to bring you joy.

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Perla’s Menu

Sometimes hard to come by, Perla’s brings delicious fresh seafood to the landlocked city of Austin. From the seafood that swims to the seafood that crawls, Perla’s has put a unique spin on coastal classics while maintaining the integrity of the fresh ingredients they use. Along with mouthwatering hot dishes, Perla’s has an oyster bar supplying 12 different kinds of oysters from around the country and beyond.

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Lunch

Perla’s lunch menu is like no other, offering seafood staples from the Gulf of Mexico in oak grilled Redfish on the halfshell and crispy Red Snapper. Along with these delicious plates Perla’s has incredible finger food in their salt and jalapeno calamari and Ahi Tuna tostadas. Whether you’re looking for a light lunch or a pre-siesta feast, Perla’s provides options for every indulger.

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Brunch

Before you start wondering, Perla’s brunch menu offers a mimosa service with your choice of orange, grapefruit or pineapple juice to kick off your seafood experience with a citrusy bang. A great plate to pair with your mimosa is the light but bright grilled Mahi Mahi sandwich with a housemade tartar sauce. But if you’re looking for something more on the breakfast side of brunch Perla’s Lobster and egg white frittata is a must try, prepared with asparagus tips and roasted tomatoes this dish bursts with flavor while being light on the stomach.

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Bar & Afternoon Snacks

Perla’s bar offers a wide range of housemade cocktails, from the refreshing Citadelle Gin Calypso to the Old Forester Bourbon Moonlit Marina, these drinks are sure to fill you with spirit. As well as cocktails Perla’s has draft, bottled and canned beer along with sparkling, red and white wines. Served from 3:30 to 5:00 PM, Perla’s afternoon snack menu is sure to delight, offering savory New Orleans-Style BBQ shrimp and of course oyster shooters.

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Dinner

To encapsulate all the delicious dishes Perla’s dinner menu creates would become a novel as every plate they put out is prepared to perfection. Whichever dish you choose will light up your palette, but the seared Maine scallops and pan roasted Red Grouper are two of the many favorites that Perla’s prepares. As well as succulent seafood, Perla’s offers Niman Ranch ribeye’s and New York strips from the turf that you can pair with scallops or shrimp from the surf.

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Dessert

To cap off your Perla’s experience the dessert menu provides a plethora of sweet treats from the salted butterscotch pot de creme to the key lime semifreddo. Wash down these delicious delights with a sweet cocktail in Perla’s Mezcal Mexican Chocolate or the brown butter infused whiskey Coney Island.

 Location & Opening and Closing Hours

Perla’s is located at 1400 South Congress Avenue in Austin, Texas. The lunch menu is available Monday to Friday from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM. The brunch menu is available every Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Perla’s bar and afternoon snack menu is available daily from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. The dinner and dessert menus are available daily from 5:30 PM to close at 11:00 PM.

Reservation Process

To reserve a table at Perla’s go to their website and under the reservations tab, you can book a time through OpenTable. If OpenTable shows no available reservations, call Perla’s at 512-291-7300. Perla’s only offers inside seating reservations to parties of eight or less.

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Gift Cards

On Perla’s website, you can also purchase gift cards to surprise a friend, family member or colleague with a special night out at one of Austin’s 13 Best Restaurants in South Congress.

FAQs

Can I Host a Private event at Perla’s Austin?

To schedule full restaurant buyouts or smaller private events at Perla’s, email [email protected].

Can I bring my Dog at Perla’s to the Outdoor Area?

 Yes, you can! Perla’s front patio welcomes all dogs with open arms.

 Is there a Garage at Perla’s restaurant to Park a Car?

Perla’s provides free two-hour validated parking in the garage lot behind the restaurant that is accessible from West Gibson.

Conclusion

Perla’s Austin is one of the best places in town to indulge on fresh seafood from around the country. Whether you like a savory filet of fish or refreshing oysters on the half shell Perla’s has an option for you.

A must try in the Austin area, Perla’s prepares incredible dishes while providing guests with an authentic atmosphere that will leave you waiting for your next trip back. Be sure to give Perla’s a try the next time you are craving something tasty from the sea.

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