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La Paz Restaurant & Cantina

950 Gulf Shore Dr, Destin, FL 32541-3202
(850) 837-2247
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Ranked #118 of 239 Restaurants in Destin
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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Dayton, Ohio
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We were surprised the place was empty at 5 on a Monday night. The chips and salsa are standard fair with he green salsa being very mild. Our drinks had some different twists but were good. For the main course we had the steak fajitas, the best ones we have ever had. The ingredients were fresh, you can taste it.... More

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Mobile, Alabama
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I don't know what might have been happening in the kitchen the day reviews calling the food "bland" were written, but the food we ate was so far from bland I'm kind of shocked by the reviews. I also know that sometimes kitchens have bad days when things go wrong, always give a second chance. Background: California girl raised on... More

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Asheville, NC
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We met some friends for lunch and they recommended the fish tacos...so that's what I ordered. They were nice - fresh fish and other ingredients. My wife had chicken enchiladas and enjoy them. This is a huge restaurant with a new bar area. Did not go at night, so I have no idea about the bar scene. To me, Mexican... More

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Sarasota, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The presentation of the food looked excellent but the flavor was bland. For the amount of money paid for grouper tacos I would have expected much more. Don't get me wrong the food wasn't bad just not what I expected. My girlfriend had a smothered burrito with the same complaint as me.

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Bradenton, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Food was decent but bland. Was expecting a bit more spice. Will fill your belly but won't tickle your taste buds.

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Madison, Alabama
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97 reviews 97 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I highly recommend this place! High quality food at a decent price, a superb bar, and live music! And you will not find service like this at many places! The Tortilla Soup is excellent, too..

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atlanta, georgia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I couldn't say enough about what a great experience my friends and I had at this restaurant. The drinks were well made, the food was fresh, our waiter was darling, and the place was clean and nice-looking. I absolutely will be back to try something else from the menu. Every plate that was brought out to our large party looked... More

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Lapazdestin, Owner at La Paz Restaurant & Cantina, responded to this review

Travelingbrood, Thanks for the feedback. I have shown the bartenders, servers and kitchen that their hard work is appreciated. All were very happy. Please come back to see us soon. More

Waterloo, Iowa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I can say almost nothing good about this restaurant. I am blown away by the good reviews. The food was terrible, the service poor, the prices WAY too high, and the noise level was so loud, you literally had to scream to get the person next to you to hear what you wanted to say. Example of cost: Enchilada combo... More

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Lapazdestin, Public Relations Manager at La Paz Restaurant & Cantina, responded to this review

gfa999, I am sorry to hear about your experience. I wish you would have asked for a Manager and discussed it with him at the time. This is not your typical Mexican restaurant where the items come in frozen and are reheated in a microwave. We use only fresh local ingredients and prepare the items daily and this does cost... More

Destin Fl
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We live locally and go to La Paz 3-4 times a month. The food and service are excellent. The Fajitas are outstanding. The Margaritas too. Can't go wrong here. Good music, food, service and atmosphere mixed with locals and tourists.

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dallas, tx
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

everything here - from the salsa to the guacamole - was delicious. i'm spoiled by mexican food living in texas, but we loved this place. they were very accommodating for our large group of 25, as well. i recommend!

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