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La Paz Restaurant & Cantina

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950 Gulf Shore Dr, Destin, FL 32541-3202
+1 850-837-2247
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4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Doing business
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 16
    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
Good food - great drinks

I went to La Paz for a quick dinner before leaving Destin. The tortilla salad was really really good and the chips and salsa were great. You are served with both red and green salsa - the red being the spicier of the two. The salad was so huge that I could not eat it all and was loaded with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
1Patsfan12
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Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Dessert
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134 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Flushing, Michigan
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Had dinner here, and wished that we had done it earlier in our trip. It was so good! I had the Chimaya, which featured the catch of the day (Grouper), while my wife had the pulled pork over a corn tortilla. Both were excellent, and such a cut above standard Mexican fare, that it was almost unbelievable. Such a mixture... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This is one of the finest places in town. A little bit Mexican, little bit Southwestern, it stands above the typical slop most Americans think is Mexican food. Always a highlight of my trips to Destin. Ask about the catch or special of the day, but you can't go wrong on this menu. Try something you ordinarily wouldn't. You won't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Thank you La Paz for a wonderful meal and great service...definitely a must if in the Destin area!! We will be returning during our next visit to the area!!

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Athens, Georgia, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My husband and I wanted something different, we visited La Paz and defiantly left full with a smile. I had the Cozumel platter that had a chicken burrito, spinach tamale and chile relleno, it was delicious! My only issue was the portions were huge! I had to get a box for later, but as soon as I made room later... More 

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Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I went to La Paz for a quick dinner before leaving Destin. The tortilla salad was really really good and the chips and salsa were great. You are served with both red and green salsa - the red being the spicier of the two. The salad was so huge that I could not eat it all and was loaded with... More 

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Long Valley, New Jersey
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162 reviews 162 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Fantastic Mexican food in Destin. Service was world class, drink menu very good, and interesting décor. Warm tortilla chips with fresh salsa to start. The stuffed jalapeno poppers were excellent. Burritos and enchiladas plates were delicious. Highly recommended.

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Looking for great, fresh Mexican food? This is the place. Friendly and helpful staff greet you and take good care of you. All the food bursts with flavor and the portions are large. Want a step above the average, boring Mexican place? Try La Paz..you'll become a regular.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Visited during "happy hour" which is BOGO. We ordered a carafe of margaritas for the four of us which was about 1 1/2 drinks each, when we inquired about a second one we were informed it was not part of the deal. Another surprise when the bill came, $48 for one carafe. The waitress should have said something. It was... More 

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Destin, Florida
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

La Paz is a great Mexican Restaurant we eat at often. I'm hooked on the chicken fajitas. New owners took over about a year ago and have done well with it. However they no longer serve lunch currently and the dinner prices have gone up. Other than that I highly recommend

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We stopped in with my husband, two small children (2 and 3 years old) and Father in law. The decor is very eclectic. The bar area almost looks like it's from a Saloon scene in a movie and the rest of the walls were covered with colorful paintings. Took a while to get waited on. It was busy and they... More 

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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, Large groups, Doing business, 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?