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La Paz Restaurant & Cantina

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950 Gulf Shore Dr, Destin, FL 32541-3202
+1 850-837-2247
Today
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lights out Cinco de Mayo

This seems to be the most authentic Mexican food in the area. I got there early for dinner on Cinco De Mayo because I was sure they would be busy. I got there just before a mass influx. As then restaurant filled the power went out. It was very impressive to see the waitstaff continue to serve... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
rzrbmp
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florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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144 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Destin, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

La Paz is bigger than it looks therefore can seat plenty of customers. The service was amicable. The food was good.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

El mejor restaurante mexicano en Destin! This is a terrific place, and we've been frequenting it for years. It isn't fancy (like many places in Destin), and it's got the best Mexican food in Destin. Located in a little plaza off Hwy 98 on the way into Holiday Isle, it's a tucked away secret. While it doesn't have a view... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We visit LaPaz every time we come to Destin (5 or 6 times a year) and every time, we are served quality, authentic Mexican cuisine. I ordered the shrimp poblano pepper which was full of shrimp and very cheesy with the right amount of spicy-ness. Another member at the table got the bacon-wrapped shrimp which were delicious. The tamales were... More 

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florida
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This seems to be the most authentic Mexican food in the area. I got there early for dinner on Cinco De Mayo because I was sure they would be busy. I got there just before a mass influx. As then restaurant filled the power went out. It was very impressive to see the waitstaff continue to serve tables as if... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Peoria, Illinois
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Our meal here was Fabulous! Nice atmosphere, quick service and friendly staff. White queso dip, delicious! We will go back.

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Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

After travelling all day, we wanted somewhere quick and convenient, and staying on Holiday Isle this is very convenient. But we got more than we expected. The yellowedge grouper was cooked to perfection. The lime slaw with the delicious grouper tacos were excellent. It was a Saturday night, and very quiet for a restaurant, not many people there, but we... More 

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The atmosphere is struggling. Time for a make over. The food is good but nothing that I tend to crave. We have been several times though. It is close to our condo and that is why we go. Can take it or leave it. Just...ok

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Bloomingdale, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

My family LOVES Mexican food, but this place really didn't do it for us. I would give it 2 & 1/2 stars if I could. My husband and I had the "catch of the day" tacos. The waitress raved about the cobia, so we payed the up charge and had them made with cobia. We received 2 tacos each and... More 

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Charlotte, Michigan
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We went to this restaurant based on the fact that I used to go here with friends 10+ years ago on our annual trip to Destin. I remembered it being a very good Mexican restaurant with good food and drinks. The food is still very good, but the atmosphere is much drearier than I remember. We came in at 6pm... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I had a great meal and wonderful service at this restaurant. I'm so glad I happened to see the ad for it in a local tourist magazine, it was the best meal I had during my weekend stay on the gulf coast. I would definitely recommend this place and will surely return if I am ever back in the area.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 950 Gulf Shore Dr, Destin, FL 32541-3202
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: +1 850-837-2247

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?