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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
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met several couples for Taco Tuesday. Special was $2 tacos, choice of chicken or beef or pork. Tacos were soft shell and served with onions, cilantro and cheese. Margaritas were the special and had LOTS of ice in the glass. I usually drink just one margarita when I order a margarita, but ordered two here. Not a lot of drink... More 

1 Thank Kathy H
Birmingham, Alabama
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

$2 street style tacos on Tuesday night are awesome. The fish tacos were made with red snapper from their own seafood market and were as fresh as could be. Margarita happy hour special is made by hand with fresh lime and lemon juice is the best I've had in the area. Michelle was great and we will be back!

Thank gerald1112222
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 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 

1 Thank Stedmund
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 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 

1 Thank KYtraveler2
Destin, Florida
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 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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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 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.

1 Thank collector77
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 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 

1 Thank Krystal S
Destin, FL
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86 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 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 

1 Thank JoEDestin_FL
Niceville, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 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 

1 Thank missi0n68
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 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 

2 Thank Kevin 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
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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
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?