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La Paz Restaurant & Cantina

950 Gulf Shore Dr, Destin, FL 32541-3202
(850) 837-2247
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Ranked #115 of 245 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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English first
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

It was an interesting but not what I consider mexican food... Maybe I did not understand what they were trying to do but it was a good effort. Anyway it was worth a try I guess but I will go somewhere else next time.

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Great atmosphere Great service And the freshest ingredients in food and drinks. The Blood Orange Margarito was the BEST I've ever had with fresh squeezed blood oranges and ingredients. The Grouper was caught TODAY! Great prices and daily specials.

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Destin, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Don't miss this place. The food is wonderful and the atmosphere is excellent--casual, comfortable, reasonably quiet. Try eating in the bar on weekends. Food leans toward authentic Mexican (as opposed to TexMex) and ingredients are good quality. Service is very good. We live here and eat dinner at La Paz once every week or two. It's a regular stop along... More 

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

Thank you for your great review. We hope that you will come back soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I had my mexican themed party catered by La Paz and it was excellent! Everyone loved it, it was absolutely delicious! Packaged perfectly, stayed hot without sternos! We had chicken and steak fajitas and tacos. I would highly recommend this restaurant to eat at in house or have an event catered. Excellent service and delicious food!!

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Dayton, Ohio
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47 reviews 47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Lapazdestin, Owner at La Paz Restaurant & Cantina, responded to this review

Thanks for your response. We think we have the fix for the rice, it is now fresh and moist just as it should be. We hope you will come back soon and try it. More 

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
74 reviews 74 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Additional Information about La Paz Restaurant & Cantina

Address: 950 Gulf Shore Dr, Destin, FL 32541-3202
Phone Number: (850) 837-2247
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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