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La Paz Restaurant & Cantina

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950 Gulf Shore Dr, Destin, FL 32541-3202
+1 850-837-2247
Today
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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
  • 56
    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
Most recent review
Large portions, Great food!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
houston2222
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Athens, Georgia, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Dessert
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131 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Athens, Georgia, United States
Senior Reviewer
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
Contributor
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
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
63 reviews 63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Contributor
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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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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?