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1077 Ashford Ave.
San Juan, PR 00907




SU – TH ▹ 6:00PM TO 10:00PM

FR – SA ▹ 6:00PM TO 11:00PM





PERLA is a luxury seafood restaurant serving refined contemporary American cuisine with gracious professional hospitality.

Located in the dramatic shell surrounded by a reflecting pool.  Designed by Jorge Rosselló, the interior is elegantly appointed with luxurious furnishings and exotic materials. Eight hand blown Murano glass lamps illuminate the shell shaped ceiling.

Perla offers an impressive 30 wines by the glass culled from a climate controlled cellar of 4,000 bottles sporting 1,000 different labels.

Chef Lindell Smith


Lindell Smith is the chef at Perla Restaurant located in the Condado area of San Juan. Lindell grew up surrounded by the restaurant and hospitality industry. His father, Dayn Smith, a recognized and influential chef in Puerto Rico had always shared with him the love of the kitchen. They now work together creating a memorable dining experience to their guests at Perla Restaurant.

Lindell has developed his career in the restaurant industry by dedicating himself to learning all facets of service. He spent his first three years studying at NYU working at Palma Restaurant in the West Village in New York City. There, Lindell worked as the host and server to intimate private dinner parties held by celebrities and high end fashion designers. After his three year experience as a server to the elite in NYC, Lindell enrolled at the Culinary Institute of America. Before Lindell’s graduation from the CIA he was able to get an opportunity to “stage” (a week long cooking interview) at Jose Andres’ Mediterranean restaurant in Washington D.C., Zaytinya. Lindell was hired, by Washington D.C. celebrity chef, Mike Isabella. After his experience at Zaytinya, Lindell moved to Puerto Rico and is now heading his family business.

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  1. Suzzette & Anthony:

    Outstanding memorable dining experience. A must do!

    Posted on April 10, 2014 at 3:32 pm
  2. Suzzette G.:

    Fantastic elegant food, gorgeous atmosphere. Exceptional service. A must do!

    Posted on May 7, 2014 at 6:56 am
  3. Juan J. Rivera:

    Incredibly tasty food… Great service…. beautiful location..=amazing restaurant.

    Posted on May 14, 2014 at 11:25 pm
  4. Diane Erickson:

    The restaurant setting is like walking into a magical storybook setting. A wonderful experience the wait staff attentive,incredible wine list, and the best prepared food we have ever eaten,from appetizers thru dessert. Reasonable with the most talented young chief. We loved the event planner who made our evening perfect. We look forward to many return visits.

    Posted on May 25, 2015 at 12:23 pm
  5. Ivonne Lopez:

    Went to celebrate my birthday . Amazing food, service and view . Love it!

    Posted on May 15, 2016 at 10:46 am
  6. Gabriela Melendez:

    Very nice evening… Romantic ambience and grat service.

    Posted on May 27, 2016 at 12:38 pm
  7. J Rivera:


    La comida estuvo deliciosa. El servicio no podía ser mejor. El restaurantes hermoso. Las porciones y la combinación de sabores inigualables. Altamente recomendado.

    Posted on June 5, 2016 at 12:47 pm
  8. Vicror Carreras:

    Wonderful place and innolvidable view.

    Posted on May 12, 2017 at 11:21 am