Here are eight of the best restaurants in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico.
Mexico’s Baja California Sur (south) peninsula is believed to be the birthplace of fish tacos. With ingredients fresh from the Sea of Cortez as well as the nearby Pacific, it’s also home to some of the best seafood in the country. And the city of La Paz won’t disappoint.
There’s definitely no reason to leave hungry when you visit this coastal city. The food here is not only delicious but also relatively affordable especially for the more casual local restaurants. Whatever it is you are craving — fried fish filet, tacos, or big Mexican breakfasts — you can find a place in La Paz that serves it.
Here are the 8 best restaurants in La Paz, Mexico to get your food fix while in Baja California Sur.
Best Restaurants in La Paz, Mexico
1. Nim Restaurant: Best Overall
Nim is a name that almost always comes recommended by many as one of the best La Paz restaurants. With its gourmet international food served in a comfortable atmosphere, we understand why nearly people (but especially travelers and expats) seem to find something to love at this restaurant! Although the wide variety of food styles served raised my eyebrows at first, its dishes which vary from French, Italian, Moroccan, Indian, and Vietnamese are all made from fresh ingredients. Some bestsellers and top-rated items are its chicken mole, mushroom strudel, mixed ceviche, and clam chowder. Aside from their strong food and wine service, they also occasionally host cooking classes and art exhibitions.
Location: Revolución de 1910, 1110 Col. Centro, La Paz | Website
2. McFisher for Delicious Tacos Cooked Baja-Style
If you’re fishing for the best Baja-style fish taco in town, then McFisher is the place to be! This casual spot serves Baja Californian regional specialties that locals have loved for over a decade already. McFisher (sometimes spelled Mack-Fisher) serves more than just fish tacos. It also offers other options like lobster, shrimp, octopus, beef, and chicken. The smoked marlin is a standout and very popular.
Aside from good tacos, McFisher also serves special enchiladas, quesadillas, and burritos at very affordable prices. The dishes may take a while to be served, especially when the restaurant is busy, but they will definitely be worth the wait!
Location: Calle José María Morelos y Pavón Entre, La Paz
3. Mariscos El Toro Güero for Awesome Fried Fish, Tacos, and Shrimps
What opened as a small seafood kiosk in the Reforma neighborhood of Mazatlán in 1990 is now one of the busiest seafood restaurants in La Paz. You might wonder why this palapa-roofed restaurant that has no air-conditioning is almost always packed with locals and tourists alike. But come taste its heaping plates of delicious seafood, fried fish, tender octopus, and coconut shrimp, you’ll then understand why. Mariscos El Toro Güero is a family business that has expanded to three branches: one in Matriz, one in Centro San Jose del Cabo, and one in La Paz.
Location: Mariano Abasolo & Sinaloa, La Paz | Website
4. Taco Fish La Paz
Great tasting food, affordable prices, quick and attentive service — what more can you ask for? Taco Fish La Paz has it all! Featured in the popular Netflix docuseries Taco Chronicles, this restaurant is often packed with tourists wanting to taste its best-selling fish tacos.
Taco Fish La Paz also serves a variety of different tacos, including octopus tacos, crab tacos, and shrimp tacos. The ceviche and the ax callos tacos are some dishes you wouldn’t want to miss, too! If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, you may also try their manta ray burrito.
Location: Boulevard General Manuel Marquez de Leon, Zona Central, La Paz | Website
5. Dulce Romero Panaderia Gourmet
Have an all-organic and wonderful authentic breakfast at Dulce Romero Panaderia Gourmet. This modern chic artisan bakery serves a variety of healthy international food and pastries. They are open Monday to Saturday from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM to serve breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.
The owners, Dulce María Romero Mendoza and Rene Israel Bejarano Herrera, both graduated from the Culinary Institute of Mexico and finished a Master’s degree in Italian cuisine from the Italian Culinary Institute for Foreigners. They also have diplomas from the San Francisco Baking Institute. It’s no wonder they serve some of the best bread and organic meals in town!
Source: Dulce Romero
Location: Ignacio Allende, Zona Comercial La Paz | Website
6. Las Tres Virgenes
The interior of Las Tres Virgenes has got to be our favorite. Pictures online don’t give justice to how beautiful this place is, especially at night. You have to see it for yourself! Although we highly recommend making a reservation first.
Surrounded by a beautiful garden with statues and hanging lights, this elegant colonial-style courtyard is the perfect setting for couples who want to enjoy a romantic dinner. Las Tres Virgenes serves steaks, seafood, and other international dishes that go well with the restaurant’s good selection of fine wines.
Location: 1130 Calle Francisco I. Madero, Zona Central La Paz
7. El Bismarkcito
Located on the famous Malecón boardwalk, El Bismarkcito is one of the most popular restaurants in La Paz and is always busy and jammed as a result. Because of this, service may be slow. El Bismarkcito serves Mexican food and has two menus: one offering fish tacos and another dedicated to a selection of grilled surf and turf.
Location: Paseo Alvaro Obregon entre Constitución e Hidalgo, Zona Comercial, La Paz
Experience high-class dining at Steinbeck’s Restaurant located in the luxurious Costa Baja Resort and Spa. Named after Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Steinbeck, who popularized La Paz in his 1947 novel The Pearl, Steinbeck’s Restaurant is one of the few fine dining options in the city where you need to wear a nice outfit.
Aside from its spectacular food, the restaurant also has a bar that features one of the largest collections of tequilas in Baja California. Steinbeck’s Restaurant also offers gorgeous views of the nearby marina.
Location: Costa Baja Resort & Spa, Km. 7.5 Carretera a Pichilingue, Zona Industrial, La Paz | Website
Where to Stay in La Paz
If you love to eat so much that you’re researching restaurants pre-trip, go ahead and explore our a La Paz hotel near some of your top picks.