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La Paz Restaurant & Cantina

950 Gulf Shore Dr, Destin, FL 32541-3202
(850) 837-2247
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Ranked #119 of 237 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
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 NEW

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
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Destin, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The margaritas are the best I've had in Destin (made with fresh squeezed juices), and the queso is wonderful. We sat at the bar and Jessica the bartender was great. Their menu says that their grouper tacos are sourced locally and it shows in their quality. We have been coming to la paz for years and will definitely be back.... More

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Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My friend got fish tacos and LOVED them. The strawberry margaritas were also good. But I ordered beef enchiladas and they were AWFUL. It was basically just ground beef with a ketchup-like substance in an over cooked tortilla. When I sent it back after 4 bites, the waiter brought me a check charging me $14.99! I asked if they could... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I think it's funny that the review before mine said the fajitas needed to be cooked more. Someone apparently read that and went a little too far, because my fajitas were overcooked and dried out. Besides that, everything had a good flavor. The atmosphere was good, and the prices were reasonable for Tex-Mex. I do think they are a little... More

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