Filipino Restaurant

1535 S. 11th St.

Philadelphia, PA 19147

This modern Filipino BYOB in East Passyunk has a chef with a story: Lou Boquila rose from dishwasher to executive chef at Audrey Claire’s, and he now helms the kitchen at his own place. He reimagines the recipes his mother cooked when he was a child and and honors her in the restaurant's name, Perla. A semi-open kitchen looks out to the 30-seat space outfitted with large street-facing windows, where diners get to learn about Boquila's mother's cooking through the meat and fish plates that dominate the menu.