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La Paz Restaurant & Cantina

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Southwestern, Vegetarian, Mexican
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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:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 17
    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
Lovely Tex Mex restaurant

We visited as a family of five for dinner and had a great experience. Everyone enjoyed their food, the service was friendly and the portions were more than generous - particularly the fajitas. For a family friendly tex mex this is well worth a visit!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Guildford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We visited as a family of five for dinner and had a great experience. Everyone enjoyed their food, the service was friendly and the portions were more than generous - particularly the fajitas. For a family friendly tex mex this is well worth a visit!

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Pensacola, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I don't get the negative reviews. Have been eating here for years. The food is fresh and well prepared. The seafood is fresh from Harbor a Docks! Pedro's Fajitas are my favorite with mushrooms and cheese. The wait staff are very pleasing too. Margaritas are their speciality. Never too packed like the typical Destin restaurant being off the main road... More 

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Columbus, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Had the fish tacos w/ catch of the day. Meager portions of fish and only two tacos for $17! Cheese quesadilas were small and pitiful to behold. Steak fajitas had so little steak one had to search thru all the other garnishes. Left a half plate of veggies after only 2 fajitas. Avoid this place. Not even sure if any... More 

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Amherst, Ohio
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Our first night in Destin and we were craving some Mexican. LA Paz is right around the corner from where we're staying and we thought we'd try it. The food was good but more expensive that I'd thought.

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Little Rock
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50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

If you want something different than seafood this place is ok. I ate fish tacos and a chile relleno and it was ok, not the best I'd ever had but ok. The cheese dip was your normal white cheese dip. Good for a change up to all of the seafood we were eating. The main issue was the prices, they... More 

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Indiana
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We chose to eat here based on a recommendation from another family member who had been here the day before. As we arrived around 5pm, I was a bit concerned at the lack of cars in the parking lot. That can sometimes be an indication of how (un)popular a place is, especially considering how packed almost every other restaurant we’d... More 

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Visited La Paz twice last week (a Destin tradition for us) as the place continues to deliver - Great food, drinks and fast service. After eating we waited out a rainstorm under the front porch.....the manager came out to offer us free drinks during our pause - classy move! Always Great!

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Destin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

La Paz is bigger than it looks therefore can seat plenty of customers. The service was amicable. The food was good.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

El mejor restaurante mexicano en Destin! This is a terrific place, and we've been frequenting it for years. It isn't fancy (like many places in Destin), and it's got the best Mexican food in Destin. Located in a little plaza off Hwy 98 on the way into Holiday Isle, it's a tucked away secret. While it doesn't have a view... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We visit LaPaz every time we come to Destin (5 or 6 times a year) and every time, we are served quality, authentic Mexican cuisine. I ordered the shrimp poblano pepper which was full of shrimp and very cheesy with the right amount of spicy-ness. Another member at the table got the bacon-wrapped shrimp which were delicious. The tamales were... More 

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Additional Information about La Paz Restaurant & Cantina

Address: 950 Gulf Shore Dr, Destin, FL 32541-3202
Phone Number: +1 850-837-2247
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
Cuisine: Southwestern, Vegetarian, Mexican

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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

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: Southwestern, Vegetarian, Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?