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La Paz Restaurant & Cantina

950 Gulf Shore Dr, Destin, FL 32541-3202
(850) 837-2247
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Ranked #102 of 229 restaurants in Destin
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Wesley Chapel, Florida
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

We have gone Here every year we come. It has been a few yrs this time and unfortunately it's gone down hill. It now has new owners who have priced everything to high and the quality is just not there. They no longer have the same authentic Mexican food they once had.

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Beaumont, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

It's not the best Mexican food but it's not the worst. The service is about average and so is the food. But, remember, you are in Destin, FL, so it's pretty good all things considered. The place is quite large and can seat large groups which is a plus when on vacation. We have never had to wait and they... More

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Destin, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

All the Mexican joints around town are pretty tasty. They each offer fast service and large portions. However, La Paz is a notch above the rest>>> IF you're willing to spend the price. Seafood is fresh and the management is great. The seafood/mexican combination is superb. Fish comes from down the road at harbor docks, so you know it ain't... More

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lavon
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

The service was good but the food not so much . The hot sauce was crap and tasted like it came out of a jar chips were not quality. I got fajitas and the meat tasted like it came from a bag at walmart . My kids didnt like what they got . I wouldn't say anything but for 2... More

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Franklin, Tennessee
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Stopped by for lunch while escaping winter. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Larger seating area than meets the eye from the outside. I ordered the combination plate of a beef enchilida and a chichen enchilida. It came along with the usual rice and beans which were quite good. My wife ordered the chili relleno and spinach enchilida. Her food was... More

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Everyone's taste buds are different. My husband and I were not impressed by the taste of the food. We ordered take out and when we went to go pick it up they were not very friendly. We will not make the effort to go back.

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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119 reviews 119 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Food was ok but not worth writing home about. Menu selection was very limited and that was disappointing. Service was poor. We had quite a few kids and they were always thirsty because the waitress was VERY slow. Food took way too long to be served. We won't be visiting here next time we come to town. Just wasn't impressive... More

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Great Mexican food & great service! Super friendly waiters! Get the fish tacos----they are DELICIOUS! Also the raspberry margaritas are to die for! Be careful! Haha they are sneaky! Went here twice while on vacation in Destin because we just HAD to go back!!!

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Florida USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Love, love, love La Paz! This is a vegetarian-friendly restaurant; most dishes can be prepared without meat, particularly dishes that are typically prepared in advance with meat such as Tortilla Soup, tamales, and enchiladas. They also offer amazing veggie burritos, just ask. On rare occasions, I eat fish, and the catch of the day burrito with grilled grouper was out... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

Ate late lunch here and ordered the Shrimp Fajitas. Great portion, could have fed two adults. Tons of Jumbo shrimp and cooked just right. This place always has fresh seafood on the menu. Daily specials usually include grouper or fresh fish tacos with mango and pico etc. salsa and chips are great and plentiful and are included with all orders.... More

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