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La Rumba

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36112 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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We stopped in Destin at La Rumba, which is just of Hgwy 98; hubby wanted Mexican. Service was excellent. We liked the thin chips, and they quickly brought us extra salsa when we asked. Salsa was home made, real tomatoes, not out of a can. I had Three Amigos, three soft tacos which came separately... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 26, 2014
Intlxpatr
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Pensacola, Florida
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

Every time we go which is every few weeks we are more than happy with the service and the food. I don't go to any other Mexican because I know they can't compare!

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Thank Laura G
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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226 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The food, service and cleanliness of this restaurant leave a lot to be desired. None of our group enjoyed their meal.

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1 Thank TBone_Rock_65
Pensacola, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We stopped in Destin at La Rumba, which is just of Hgwy 98; hubby wanted Mexican. Service was excellent. We liked the thin chips, and they quickly brought us extra salsa when we asked. Salsa was home made, real tomatoes, not out of a can. I had Three Amigos, three soft tacos which came separately wrapped and were very filling.... More 

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Thank Intlxpatr
Destin, Florida
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68 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

After eating lunch here recently, our group unanimously agreed that this restaurant is the worst Mexican restaurant in this area. The place is dirty, the service is inattentive and the food is awful.

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3 Thank Rosemary_Bun
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

My experience here was amazing. I'am very happy and very satisfied with La Rumba. I love the chesse dip and the famous flautas. Two for one Dos Equis draft beer whoo hoo! Will be back oh yeah!!!!!!

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Thank Jostev
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Despite the bad reviews, i visited La Rumba recently with my family. My daughther decided she wanted Mexican food for her birthday so we decided to join La Rumba with the family.As we decided to check the reviews before going i read the one above mine and did really thought about changing my daughthers mind of going for some Mexican.... More 

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1 Thank MaryJohnsonIII
Shrev
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66 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

My sister & I visited this restaurant to take a break from all the seafood. This restaurant had the typical Mexican food with a few specialties. The Toro Bravo dip was awesome (ask for extra tortillas)-you can make a meal off it alone. The enchildas were good; same as any Mexcian restaurant. It's set up like a cantina with a... More 

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1 Thank Toni S
Pacific, Missouri
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122 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Overall our experience was just OK. We dined here in the afternoon when it wasn't very crowded. We asked about drink specials and ordered 2 margaritas for $10 which we enjoyed. We were pleasantly surprised with the amount of liquor in the servings. We asked if chips and dip were provided and they were. The salsa was slightly chunky and... More 

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1 Thank Carl G
Texas City, Texas
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

place was half full/half empty....not really sure why we decided on Mexican food while in Destin but I guess we wanted to try a little home cooking while we were there...I have no idea if the food is any good or not. we waited 10 minutes for a host/hostess.(no one ever made eye contact) while listening to the other customers... More 

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1 Thank Wade S
Rockwall, Texas
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My husband and I were in the mood for Tex-Mex our second evening in Destin and originally planned on going to the Harborwalk Village, but traffic was terrible so we turned around and drove until we found La Rumba. There seemed to be a lot of cars in the parking lot so we decided to go in. Unfortunately the service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 36112 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?