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La Paz Restaurant & Cantina

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Southwestern, Mexican
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950 Gulf Shore Dr, Destin, FL 32541-3222
+1 850-837-2247
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

I love this place. The staff were friendly and cheerful, even though it was close to closing time. Our server Alan was knowledgeable and gave us some great recommendations as well as excellent service. The ambiance inside was very cool, lots of dark hard wood. The food is amazing, everything was really fresh. Loved the homemade tortillas and fresh dip,... More 

Thank Stedmund
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

I read some reviews of this restaurant and wanted to give it a try. It did not disappoint! I ordered a Texas Margarita (because I was craving one of those too)! Also had the Santa Fe, which is chicken, cheese, avocado, rice and beans. Very tasty and very filling. My husband had quesadillas which had steak, chicken and shrimp. He... More 

Thank KYtraveler2
Destin, Florida
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

I asked to be taken here for my Birthday. I had been missing my Mexican food and thought I would really like to have some enchiladas. I was sorely disappointed. The beef enchiladas were extremely salty, so much so that I asked them to be taken away. The manager asked what they could bring and suggested that I try the... More 

Thank FWFCBen
Treasure Island, Florida
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff, quick service, with reasonable prices. Tequila lime shrimp and fish tacos with catch of the day (red snapper) was excellently seasoned. Chips were light and crispy, salsa and guacamole were freshly made.

Thank collector77
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Went here after recommendation from local and was told to order margaritas and fresh catch!! He was correct! The pineapple jalapeño margarita was perfect made with fresh juice and the fresh grouper fish tacos were awesome!! The fish comes from the destin marina and were unbelievable. As we all ordered fresh catch dishes I can't comment on other dishes but... More 

Thank Krystal S
Destin, FL
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86 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have been going to La Paz for years, more frequently when we used to live in Destin, and it was always awesome. While in the area last week we decided to stop in for dinner as it's probably been two years since we last ate there and I was craving their BBQ shrimp quesadilla. We noticed... More 

Thank JoEDestin_FL
Niceville, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

I have been eating at La Paz for over 10 years. It has been consistent with their service, food quality, and Margaritas. My favorite is the steak fajitas and their chips and salsa. Ensure you try both the green and red salsas. The steak fajitas are full of flavor and cooked just right. Their pork tamale is also great and... More 

Thank missi0n68
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Arrived not long before closing but were still greeted with a cheery hello nonetheless. Fresh salsa and tortillas shortly arrived...in abundance! That's the way it should be. Atmosphere was very cool with large dining area and bar. Lots of outside seating as well. Dinner was awesome; fresh tasting and great recommendations from our server Alan. Cannot say enough how great,... More 

1 Thank Kevin H
North Little Rock, Arkansas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

First off I would like to say to the Local who left the bad review on these guys. Shame on you. You obviously have no idea what you are talking about. Second the place is very clean and nicely decorated. Alan was our server and he did a great job. Drinks always full and we never wanted for anything. We... More 

Thank GLCK
Newport News, Virginia
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

We had been going to Pepitos for Mexican food for years when we go to Destin. NO MORE!!!! Unlike most Mexican restaurants that you go to La Paz doesnt have a 6 page menu with endless combinations. Its one page front and back. They really take their time and make sure that what you select is made well. The freshness... More 

Thank MARK H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $25
Southwestern, Mexican
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 950 Gulf Shore Dr, Destin, FL 32541-3222
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: +1 850-837-2247

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?