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La Paz Restaurant & Cantina

#103 of 227 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
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4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 

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Thank Krystal S
Destin, FL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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Thank JoEDestin_FL
Niceville, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Thank missi0n68
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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Thank Kevin H
North Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars 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 

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Newport News, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank MARK H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner at La Paz tonight. The food was outstanding! We are big Mexican food fans and this was really delicious! Our server, Justin, was outstanding. He gave us great ideas on things to do when I asked him and provided top notch service. Great job La Paz!

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Thank Ronelle S
Canton, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

I didnt like this place very much. The ceiling was dripping water on my back from the AC vent i guess. The food wasn't average, it just wasnt that good, not poor. Maybe we got it on a bad night because they are still here almost a year later.

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Thank GNwes
Springfield, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016 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.

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Thank Denise J
Thompson s Station, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $25
Cuisine
Southwestern, Mexican, Latin
Meals
Dinner
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, Large groups, 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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?