If you are looking for unique culinary experiences travelling to La Baja, then this is the post for you. For this article, we shortlisted The Best 13 La Paz Mexico Restaurants.
Since La Paz is a developing city, it is not unusual to see many restaurants opening, but in the course of a couple of years, they seem not to last.
That is why it is crucial for us to create this complete guide to help you get an authentic local gastronomy tour, only with the very best selection of what we already know as a mind-blowing food experience here in La Paz.
For this special guide, we decided to classify our selection according to the restaurant’s food category: Local Favourites and Fine Dining.
Whether you choose a classic standard restaurant or any of the upscale cuisine alternatives here, we are sure your taste buds will thank us.
The Local favourites
These restaurants have something very special about them; we picked them based on one thing: they all withstood the test of time.
Year after year, locals and tourists love to eat there… and they never seem to get enough of these places.
1 . Dulce Romero Panadería & Orgánicos
This is probably the best restaurant you can visit nowadays, becoming an authentic farm-to-table in La Paz B.C.S.
Dulce Romero has shown its enormous capacity to step in when it comes to delivering high-quality food, serving locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs as well as free-range animal products.
This place started as a tiny bakery, selling European-style bread and pastries, something unusual in La Paz and, consequently, a total success.
The menu was launched later on, and since then, this place has kept growing non-stop.
Our advice: Since this is a food jewel, you can expect high waiting times and oversaturated customer service during peak hours.
Location: Ignacio Allende #167 Zip Code 230006
Contact details: +52 612 185 2095
Social media: Instagram
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 8:00 – 22:00 | Sundays closed
2 . Maria California
This is a very local restaurant, where you will find mainly classic Mexican dishes but with a little bit of an American twist.
Ideal for breakfast and brunch, and undoubtedly, this place holds a very special atmosphere.
We love this restaurant because it is accountable for a singular ambience, with unique, quirky decorations and live music every weekend.
Here you can order delicious chilaquiles, enchiladas or burritos, fluffy pancakes and tasty tropical smoothies and healthy juices.
To make things sweet, our recommendation is to try the one and only traditional “pan de elote” (corn bread); it’s simply a unique Mexican “must try”.
Location: Benito Juarez #105 Zip Code 23000
Contact details: +52 612 140 0342
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 7:30 – 14:00
3 . Harker Board CO
For our beach lovers, we recommend this foodie paradise. Harker Board CO is one of our favourites as this place has an incredibly fresh menu and scenic view of the Malecon.
This is actually a place where you can rent kayaks and paddle boards and even book tours like swimming with whale sharks or visiting the sea lions at San Rafaelito.
Another reason why this place is on our list is that you can drink here the best local beer you can ever taste: Baja Brewing Co.
Here you can find tacos, burritos, salads, wraps, sandwiches, burgers, stone oven-baked pizza (our favourite!), and vegetarian dishes.
Location: Álvaro Obregón #299 Zip Code 23000
Contact details: +52 612 122 7661 | harkerboardco.net
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 12:00 – 00:00
4 . Bismark-cito
If you’re looking for the best seafood in La Paz, look no further than Bismark-cito Lobster House.
Experts in lobster, paella, seafood, and local dishes like ceviche, burritos and tacos, this is a classic La Paz restaurant you cannot miss.
Located right at the Malecon with an oceanfront view, you can’t beat this local seafood delicacy; it is simply an experience worthy of trying.
Our advice: This restaurant provides high-quality seafood with great service, and it has been a main touristic eatery spot for decades, so you can expect prices to be slightly above the standard.
Location: Paseo Alvaro Obregon entre Constitucion e Hidalgo, Zona Comercial, 23000 La Paz, B.C.S., México
Contact details: +52 612 128 9900
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 08:00 – 23:00
5 . Mariscos Los Laureles
As we all say, “don’t judge a book by its cover” Los Laureles may not look like a Michelin-star restaurant, but still, we are sure you’ll be blown away by its tasty menu.
This place also has other locations in the city, but we recommend the one at the Malecon, obviously because of the sea view.
This is a cheap seafood paradise with large portions —great value for money! Here you can find similar dishes as Bismark-cito, but with more accessible prices.
We recommend the marlin quesadillas, but honestly, anything here is delicious. Ceviche, shrimp tacos, jacket potato filled with shrimp, breaded shrimp dishes, and so on.
Location: Paseo Álvaro Obregón esquina con Salvatierra Zip Code 23020 (Esterito)
Delivery: Order and pick-up only
Contact details: +52 612 128 8532
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 11:00 – 21:00
6 . Rancho Viejo
As for those who are into real Mexican food, we cannot skip the ultimate dish in the city: tacos!
This successful taco place started in 1994, and since then, it has been one of the favourites in town, serving big tender meat dice, delicious fresh tortillas and fantastic queso fundido— yep, melted cheese!
Located near the Malecon and decorated with colourful Mexican tablecloths, this traditional restaurant will definitely blow your mind with its pure northern Mexico food quality.
Here you can enjoy jacket potatoes filled with beef, vampires (toasted tortilla with melted cheese and meat dice), frijoles charros (spicy beans), molcajete, pastor-seasoned tacos, and much more.
Location: Manuel Márquez de León esquina con Belisario Dominguez Zip Code 23000
Delivery: Yes, also order and pick-up
Contact details: +52 612 128 4647 / 125-66-33
Social media: Facebook | Instagram
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 07:00 – after hours
This section is for luxury seekers; here, you will find a calm and relaxing ambience more than the noisy vibe you’ll find in downtown La Paz.
One thing is for sure, these are the most successful restaurants in La Paz, and some of them with many years of unbeatable expertise.
If you are looking for hipster-looking eateries with refined dishes and specialities like no other in this town, you may enjoy our selection of places below.
7 . Cardón Restaurant
This restaurant represents a whole next level when it comes to upscale dining. That’s why it is our #1 in this category.
Ready to offer a fantastic culinary experience for luxury travellers, Cardon Restaurant is located in the Puerta Cortes complex— A growing condo and hotel community that includes a private beach, tour services, a golf course, a full-service marina, and of course, restaurants.
Visitors can try Mexican fusion cuisine made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients, and highly qualified staff expertly prepare every single dish with impeccable service.
Cardon Restaurante embodies the elegance and sophistication you can only imagine when you travel with style to La Baja; our favourites are the tuna tostadas, shrimp ceviche, and Mexican breakfast delights.
Location: Carretera a pichilingue km 7, 5 s/n, Lomas de Palmira, 23010 La Paz, B.C.S.
Contact details: + 52 612 123 6001
Opening Hours: Tuesday and Sunday: 08:00 – 13:00 Monday: Closed
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Satuday: 08:00 – 13:00 / 17:00 – 00:00
8 . Las Tres Vírgenes
This is, by far, the most popular upscale restaurant in downtown La Paz. Las Tres Vírgenes (or The Three Virgins as translated to English) offers south Californian cuisine with a provincial but still luxurious style.
This restaurant started in 2005, and since then, it’s been considered a symbol of sophistication and good taste in the La Baja region.
The originality of this place comes from the seasonal menu, which provides unique experiences to every visit, not to mention the unbelievably fresh food served in every dish.
Prepare to taste La Baja’s authentic winery, accompanied by organic vegetables from local farms and firewood-cooked seafood and high-quality meat.
This is undoubtedly a place designed to empower the south Californian gastronomy experience.
Location: C. Francisco I. Madero 1130, Zona Central, 23000 La Paz, B.C.S., México
Contact details: +52 612 123 2226 / 612 153 6866
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 18:00 – 23:00 Monday: Closed
9 . Sorstis
This is one of our preferred places to visit; Sorstis La Paz is the best alternative if you are up to Mediterranean-style food.
Fresh vegetables, charcuterie, pasta, seafood, and stone oven pizzas, all served with a fantastic wine selection, are the main dishes in this spectacular restaurant.
The charming ambience will enhance your dining experience, wrapping you in a very romantic and relaxing space where you can enjoy live music performances during weekends.
Location: Constitución, Zona Comercial, 23000 La Paz, B.C.S., México
Delivery: Yes, also order and pick-up
Contact details: +52 612 128 8985 / 612 152 3933
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 13:00 pm – 10:00 pm
10 . Azul Marino
Another long-lasting jewel is Azul Marino, also part of the upscale real estate complex Puerta Cortes.
This dining alternative has been in service for over 15 years, offering a variety of meat and seafood that will tantalize your taste buds.
Visitors and residents can enjoy mainly Mediterranean-style dishes like fish tartar, greek salad, scallop carpaccio, and much more.
Occasionally, this fantastic restaurant offers attractive international gastronomic alternatives like Spanish, Indian, Asian, and Mexican dishes, just to mention a few.
Location: Carretera a Pichilingue km 7.5, Local 41 Playa del, Palmira, 23060 La Paz, B.C.S.
Contact details: + 52 612 106 7009
Opening Hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday to Sunday: 13:00 – 22:30 Wednesday: Closed
11 . Nim
Nim Restaurante is known best for its exotic variety of international dishes.
This amazing place is set in a beautiful location in the heart of downtown La Paz, offering a unique menu that is sure to stimulate all your senses.
For those Baja travellers who appreciate a nice drinking session, Nim is also a great place to visit; the ‘Jueves de Cantina’ at the Nido bar is an engaging alternative where you can enjoy mixology drinks from 16:00 to 22:00.
If you’re looking for a place to enjoy interesting flavours and high-quality cocktails, Nim Restaurant should definitely be on your list.
Location: Revolución de 1910 #1110, Zona Central, 23000 La Paz, B.C.S.
Contact details: + 52 612 122 0908
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday: 13:00 – 22:30 Sunday: Closed
12 . La Estancia Uruguaya
La Estancia Uriguaya is an upscale steakhouse with a rustic-bohemian style, yes, the perfect place for meat lovers.
But more than that, this charming eatery offers a breathtaking ambience with dim lighting, exquisite Uruguayan cuisine as well as high-class cocktails that is sure to delight your senses.
This restaurant is famous thanks to the delicious meat empanadas and the ‘chivito’— a sandwich made with various kinds of meat cuts, ham, cheese, and vegetables.
Trust us, this is one gastronomic experience you won’t want to miss.
Location: Revolución 784, Esterito, 23020 La Paz, B.C.S., México
Delivery: No, only order and pick-up
Contact details: + 52 612 122 5412
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 14:00 – 22:00 Monday: Closed
13 . Odayaka
For all of our sushi lovers, the best restaurant in La Paz is Odayaka. They have a unique and exotic sushi menu, and of course, the service is high-standard.
Here you can find original and fresh dishes offered with the La Baja originality and delicious cocktails drinks.
The best part about this restaurant is its location. Inside the Costa Baja complex, you can come here and enjoy an outdoor sushi meal with a fantastic view of Marina Cortes.
If you’re ever in La Paz, be sure to check out Odayaka, it is a truly fantastic opportunity to try Japanese fusion cuisine with a singular Mexican-Californian twist.
Location: Carretera A Km. No. 7 Marina CostaBaja, 23060 La Paz, B.C.S.
Contact details: + 52 612 106 7378
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday: 14:00 – 22:30 Sunday: 14:00 – 21:30
Friday and Satuday: 14:00 – 23:30
There you have the 13 Best La Paz Mexico Restaurants.
We are sure that in the coming years, we’ll witness new culinary revelations, and this beautiful beach town will keep offering singular and alluring experiences to every visitor.
We suggest you stay in touch with us to check out new additions to our listings.
But for now, you can enjoy our selection and tell us what you think about these fantastic restaurants in our comments below!