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La Paz Restaurant & Cantina

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€€ - €€€
Southwestern, Mexican
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950 Gulf Shore Dr, Destin, FL 32541-3222
+1 850-837-2247
16:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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New Orleans, Louisiana
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

We come here every time we're in town. This is a great place for mexican food and margaritas. We actually were here on Cinco de Mayo this year. Luckily we got there early before the rush. Try the Pedro Fajitas...awesome!

Thank carolynsells4u
Springfield, Illinois
Level Contributor
19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

YUMMMMMMMY!!! We love this place and don't leave Destin until we visit La Paz. The staff is so friendly. The food is GREAT. Prices are a little high for mexican food but it's worth it!!

Thank Porter1022
Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful food and service. We went on 2 separate occasions. One for a dinner show (Destin Magic Dinner Theater) and another time for dinner. Love love love this place!

Thank jenhootersgal
Birmingham, Alabama
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best in Destin for salsa and queso. Great service. Friend tells me they have the best margaritas in town as well!

Thank mezmriz11987
Destin, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very tasty food, but management was poor. Hostess on the phone, couldn't get change for a &10 so I could tip the great guitar player

Thank local32541
LaPazDestinFL, Owner at La Paz Restaurant & Cantina, responded to this review

I am very sorry about your experience at La Paz. Unfortunately bad service can ruin a good food, and it appears in your case it did. We don't take your criticism lightly and will work to fix those mistakes. We sincerely hope you will give us another try, and if you do please ask for our managers Michelle or Cory... More 

Medford, New Jersey
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I live within walking distance of La Paz and wanted to try tamales. It was my wife and my first visit. I ordered a blood orange margarita on special today. 12 oz or 18 oz were offered on the menu. The waitress didn't ask what size I wanted. Out tamales came out and were delicious. I was surprised when I... More 

1 Thank Harold F
LaPazDestinFL, Owner at La Paz Restaurant & Cantina, responded to this review

I'm very sorry to hear about your experience. As we know, bad service can ruin an otherwise great meal, and in your case it did. Our bartender ran out of 18 ounce glasses and used our 16 ounce brandy glass instead. We made a mistake and we are very sorry it happened. The good news is we have replaced everyone... More 

Destin, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We love Lapaz ,Lapaz a is High End Pacific Mexican with fresh fish from Harbor Docks ,Excellent for families and large groups

Thank captpat1013
LaPazDestinFL, Owner at La Paz Restaurant & Cantina, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We pride ourselves in serving only the freshest seafood from the Gulf of Mexico. Hope to see you soon. More 

girard, pa.
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Very disappointed. Food was mediocre. Server needed to be in another business. (Don't work with the public if you don't like interacting with people.)

Thank sunshineGirard_Pa_
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Loud, busy, not a cozy place to sit except possibly at the bar. Food is definitely not authentic Mexican, and is average at best. Salsa is not at all hot, too much tomato sauce taste, and relish-like. Chile reyano is terrible- gobs of heavy batter. They aren't stingy- the portions are huge ... Heavy, plain, zero flare. Margaritas and chips... More 

Thank Rick T
Saint Augustine, Florida
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Great food, friendly service, and nice atmosphere. Being from Texas, we appreciate really good Mexican food. We were optimistic when we walked in the door and the food smelled good! The atmosphere was inviting, comfortable and decorated nicely. We ordered Tortilla Soup and Fajitas and our meal was delicious. I highly recommend La Paz. It will be our "go to"... More 

Thank savct

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?