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La Paz Restaurant & Cantina

#100 of 229 Restaurants in Destin
Certificate of Excellence
Southwestern, Mexican, Latin
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950 Gulf Shore Dr, Destin, FL 32541-3222
+1 850-837-2247
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Springfield, Missouri
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have a friend who highly recommended Lapaz. We love seafood so we tried the fresh catch fish tacos. Red snapper. The best I have ever had!! Waiter was very good, friendly. Quick service. Only disappointment was the margaritas--just so-so. Was expecting something incredible I guess. We even ordered top shelf signature ones. Overall outstanding--will order bottled beer next trip.

Thank Denise J
Destin, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Why it's taken me so long to do a review of La Paz I can't even say, but I should have done it a long time ago. This place ALWAYS rocks. GREAT tasting meals at a fair price with wonderful service. Soft tacos are my favorite. Gotta have 'em. Whole doggone menu's worth shoving into your mouth. Close to the... More 

Thank TLavonLawrence
Thompson s Station, Tennessee
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate dinner there. It was a little early and not many people there. Service was good. Chips were good but I didn't care for the salsa too much. Just my preference. Otherwise food was good and portions were large.

Thank Tom S
Navarre, Florida
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As a local this place just sucks. The bar is cool, that's about it. You would think being own by Harbor Docks this place would be good Wrong! Food is not Mexican. It's American with a cheap Mexican flavor added to it. Night time is the worst. No management or leadership in this place. They can't get nothing right. Food... More 

Thank Jonathan H
Dublin, Ohio
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the very best crab cakes in Destin! Great staff so friendly and helpful! All the food is excellent! I've been there several times and each time is great. Fun crowd and good music.

Thank Evangeline C
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good place. Had the fajitas and they were tasty. The kids enjoyed the dinner as well and love their chips and salsa. Will def come again when in Destin.

Thank Patita V
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Come here to eat . Their fresh catch was swimming today. BBQ bacon wrapped shrimp, rib eye fajitas, its all fantastic. And the margaritas are superb. 750 mikes of driving all worth it to eat here.

Thank Paula A
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my 3rd visit to this restaurant. I can't give specifics about the previous 2 times, except that I don't remember it being bad. So we returned and I ordered the red snapper fish tacos. GREAT!!! our waitress was AWESOME too. wish i could remember her name. Mamma D?

Thank patelshru
Des Moines, Iowa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this Mexican/Seafood restaurant on June 21 for dinner with family (2 adults and 2 kids) while vacationing in Destin. We loved our food and service! Chose based on the fact they receive seafood from local fishers. Had an excellent shrimp burrito dinner, plus enjoyed the house specialty dinner of tequila lime shrimp. We shared the cowboy nachos with tasty... More 

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Acworth, Georgia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

This place was very good, but very tired. Big restaurant but pretty empty....which was surprising because the quality of the food was excellent. And they buy their seafood from the local docks. I had the three way (steak, chicken, shrimp) quesadilla and it was great!

Thank cragsdale21

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $25
Southwestern, Mexican, Latin
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
Families with children, Business meetings, 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?