- Cuisines: Mexican
NileGuide Expert tip:
For any major international sporting event, head into the main restaurant to watch the live satellite feed with other fans. If you're going to spend part of your vacation watching television, at least do so where you can still get sand in your shoes!
- La Perla is one of several restaurant options along Playa la Ropa, all offering similar takes on beach food, tropical drinks and umbrellas for feet-in-the-sand dining. During the day, you can park yourself all day in a lounge chair with a running tab of guacamole, fish tacos, quesadillas and margaritas.
The evenings bring candelit service and a front row seat for the sunset over the bay. Wandering groups of musicians travel up and down the beach and will provide a serenade for about 40 pesos a song. Wednesday is "chile relleno night" which brings out a lot of locals for this traditional shrimp and cheese stuffed-chile recipe as well as games & gossip.
There are complaints that La Perla's popularity has made the waitstaff complacency over the years, even on slow days. They'll call the inattentiveness "Mexican time" -- you can either choose to settle into your lounge chair and go with the flow or get an extra arm workout waving a waiter down.
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