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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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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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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 20
    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
Great marguerites, but rather expensive for Mexican food!

The service, food and selection of tequila and marguerites is great. The fish is always very fresh and well prepared. They have obviously spent some time selecting their choice of tequilas and drinks - all good. However, $80 with tip for two adults (2 entrees and 3 drinks) seems a bit pricey for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 15, 2015
Emcleveland
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Cleveland, Ohio
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was unbelievable food and drink. Chips thin n salty. Salsa fresh, guacamole creamy and delicious. Petron margaritas best I've had in a long while. Now for food lime shrimp burst of flavor to die for. Tamales yum different presentation than I've seen elsewhere. Pablano peppers with pork yummmm beans fabulous rice exceptional. Mouth heaven. Well done la Paz well... More 

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Thank Julie W
New Jersey
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Recently visited La Paz for dinner with some reservation given some of the reviews we have read. It is located very near where we are staying and we were feeling up for Mexican so we decided to give it a chance. It was our first and last visit. Server was nice but we had to prompt her about Taco Tuesday... More 

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Thank Pam G
Destin, Florida, United States
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Do NOT confuse La Paz with any other "Mexican" restaurant you have ever visited! This is a Tex-Mex at its very best experience. We live in Destin so it is always a conversation when we decide to dine out....which we do a lot....as to which restaurant we want to visit. But we never have any trouble agreeing on La Paz.... More 

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Thank khar522
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

My squadron had a great Christmas party at this location. The food is excellent! We had beef and chicken fajitas, beans, rice, and a corn salad. It was so nice to have a holiday party with nontraditional food. The staff was friendly, easy to work with and very efficient. We didn't want for anything. I would definitely recommend this location... More 

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Thank Nancy B
Independence, Missouri
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

This place was a great vacation find. The liquor was top shelf without the normal price markup. While the margaritas were stellar, they also made a phenomenal Mojito.The food was probably the most authentic Mexican I have had in years. No one had any complaints about their dinners and they even tones the spices down for the toddlers. Everyone, from... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

The service, food and selection of tequila and marguerites is great. The fish is always very fresh and well prepared. They have obviously spent some time selecting their choice of tequilas and drinks - all good. However, $80 with tip for two adults (2 entrees and 3 drinks) seems a bit pricey for Mexican. May need to stick to La... More 

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Thank Emcleveland
Louisville, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Typical mexican fare Nothing outstanding Neither good nor bad A little expensive but generous portions

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Thank Martha E
Arnaudville
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

The food here was delicious. I will go back here every time I am in Destin. Our waitress was great (short spiky hair). Our chip and salsa bowls were never empty. But she had me at the "fish was still swimming this morning" and it was that fresh. I bought a tshirt because I was so impressed and want to... More 

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Thank Pamp03
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

For several years now on our trips to Destin this has been a regular on our places to eat out. Food is always good and staff friendly and attentive. We noticed there are a lot of locals that eat here.

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Thank Bill K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

We stopped at Lapaz to try the margaritas, ended up staying for dinner and darn glad we did! First of all the margaritas were made with freshly squeezed lime, lemon and orange juice, not that usual heartburn mix. Secondly, the cheese dip and guacamole were out of sight! We added chorizo to our cheese dip and loved it! We ended... 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

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
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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