Las Gaviotas ResortLa Paz, Mexico
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Restaurants to Try While Visiting La Paz
Listed here are several restaurants that we highly recommend. Included are restaurants that our guests have told us that they love, also.
New eateries are opening up all the time. As much as we like to dine out, we just can’t try them all! Please give us a review of what you liked and didn’t like about the La Paz restaurant scene.
The Tail Hunter Sports Bar – Close to us at Las Gaviotas Hotel & Resort; This is a palapa bar with a great ocean view right around the corner to your right on the Malecon. It’s a good place to meet with friends and catch the sunset or to watch sports on the tube with the rest of the fans while having a cold beer or two. There is a complete menu, great service and occasionally, live music. Get there early, before sunset because the place fills up.
Tres Virgenes (Dinners only) Very nice garden ambience, outdoor brick oven, Steaks, Lamb, Seafood, nice appetizers and salads. Consistently exceptional good food. Guests say good things about this one. Sometimes clientel is mostly gringo, but it has to do with the hours people choose to dine, I think. Appetizers $80-90 Entrée’s $130 and up. Easy 8 minutes walk from Posada Colibri’. Located next to The Red Cow Store on Francisco I Madero between Constitucion and Hidalgo.
Tony’s (Dinners only) Our favorite for thin crust Pizza, Salads, Lasagna, Wine, Fabulous Tiramisu Moderate prices. Located in the Callejon or Alleyway, beside the Hotel Perla off the Malecon. Good Service, Fair prices. Nice place to sit and people watch and listen to music in the evenings. A 15 minute easy walk from us on the Malecon.
Los Laureles – Mexican Seafood – (Lunch and Dinner) Excellent seafood cocktails, fish fillets, etc. Very close to Las Gaviotas. It’s just down the hill on the corner of the Malecon, at Salvatierra.
Buffalo Grill (Dinner) – Steaks and Seafood. Appetizers $80- $90, Entrée’s $130 and up. Small, cozy, nice ambiance in the garden. Guests comments are very positive about this place. They’ve told me they would happily go back again. Easy 10 minutes walking distance from La Gaviotas. Located on Francisco I Madero between 5 de Mayo and Constitucion. On block from the Red Cow Store.
Mar y Peña – Mexican Seafood – (Lunch and Dinner) Popular with Locals, A 12 minute drive or taxi ride from Las Gaviotas. Entrees from about $120 pesos. Take Madero street to 16 of Septiembre, turn left and go about 15 blocks, one block past Isabel La Catholica on the right hand corner.
La Costa – Mexican Seafood – (Lunch and Dinner), rustic outdoor dining, feet in the sand, local favorite of Mexicans and Gringos. 25 minutes walk from Las Gaviotas. Walk along the malecon to the south, one block past the Marina de La Paz at Rangel y Navarro at the water’s edge.
La Panga – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner – Boater’s Favorite, Outdoor dining with a view of the marina, sailboats and yachts. Enter the third entrance at the north end of Marina Palmira. One hour free parking, Fish, seafood, chicken, steak. Walk to the left from Las Gaviotas on the waterfront, about 18 minutes or around $70 pesos in a taxi.
Las Brisas – Lunch and Dinner – Steaks and Seafood. Entrée’s $140 and up. Ten minutes walk from Las Gaviotas on the waterfront, to the right.
Club el Moro Deli – Breakfast and Lunch and Dinner – On the road out of town just to the north on the Malecon at Hotel Club El Morro. Less than 15 minutes walking toward beaches from Las Gaviotas.
El Dorado Seafood on the Malecon. Between Torre Iglesias and Republica. Good reviews from our guests. Great service, great food and great view, they say. Three minutes walk to the right on El Malecon.
El Carito – Lunch and Dinner – Mexican seafood on the Malecon. Corner of the Malecon and Hidalgo. Get here walking in 6 minutes.
The Dinghy Dock – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner – If you miss North America, come here. A bustling atmosphere of expats from the US and Canada. You can get an American style breakfast, a hamburger and fish and chips as well as a cold beer. There is usually something going on around the marina. Boaters bands play a couple of nights a week. The talent is often surprising. Visit the Cruisers Club to see what activities are planned with the Gringo Community. This is the place to find an ongoing bridge game as well. Or you can drop off your laundry at the Laundromat and have lunch while you wait. The ladies there will have it ready for you in no time.
Estancia Uruguaya – Dinner – Steaks, Beef, Empanadas (little traditional Uruguayan meat pies. This is a relatively new place. Its just a couple of blocks behind Las Gaviotas Hotel; about a three minute walk. Try it and let us know what you think. Corner Revolucion and Salvatierra.
Azul Marino – Lunch and Dinner – Nice outdoor ambiance, view of Marina Costa Baja, Creative, a good place. Go to Costa Baja, turn left to enter at the main entrance, drive around and down to the first building complex after you go down the hill with large palm trees around fountain. It’s got beautiful light at night. It takes about 10 minutes to drive there from Las Gaviotas; toward Pichilingue.
Caprichos French Bistro – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner – Restored ornate historic house. Very nice ambiance. One block from the Red Cow Store. Madero 312 between 5 de Mayo and Constitucion. Run by an artistic French Couple.
Il Rustico – Italian Rustic Garden – Dinner Only – Restored house and garden, very nice rustic ambiance, brick oven. Italian food, oven pizza, Take Serdan to Rosales, turn right then right again and park on the right side of the street. The restaurant is located on a high embankment so look for the steps. Located on Revolucion just down the hill from Bravo street. About a twenty minute walk from Las Gaviotas or a $70 pesos taxi ride.
El Sinaloense – Dinner from about 7pm – Local favorite for Mexican food. Very casual, no frills. This is my favorite place for pozole, a mexican soup made with pork. Local Mexicans love it for menudo (tripe soup) With these two soups are served toppings like chopped onion, cilantro, salsa, chopped cabbage; all of which can be piled on top as you wish. Mexicans squeeze in the juice of a lemon or two as well. Tostadas are also good here. A tostada is a crisp corn tortilla with beans and beef or chicken, lettuce, red onion, etc. piled on top. Then you spoon on a little salsa to that and hot spicy broth a little at a time so the tortilla doesn’t get too soggy. It will fall apart before you finish so keep your plate under you and have a napkin ready. Its worth the mess. They are tasty.
El Sinaloense (pronounced Si na low EN say) is is a little far from Las Gaviotas to walk, although you could do it in about 25 minutes. Located on Felix Ortega between Independencia and 5 de Mayo. Open late afternoon and late into the night.
El Zarape – Lunch and Dinner – Good traditional sit-down Mexican food. Mainland Oaxaca Style. Considered very good by locals. Chicken en mole sauce, Pozole, Beef in chile Colorado sauce. On the Malecon about 2 blocks to your left.
Grill Campestre – Lunch and Dinner – Located on the highway, just before Walmart – They serve consistently good food here in a pleasant dining room. Steaks, Ribs, Cobb Salads, Hamburgers. Good service. Fair prices. Mexican waiters, American portions.
La Fonda – Lunch and Dinner – Mexican Food – I’ve heard visitors say that this was their favorite place for Mexican food. Try it and let us know what you think. Walk there in 20 minutes from Las Gaviotas or take a taxi for about $70 pesos. It’s on Revolucion at Bravo.
Bismark Restaurant – Lunch and Dinner – Mexican Seafood – corner of Altamirando and Degollado. One of the original local seafood restaurants here in La Paz. It used to be very popular place but now people seem to prefer the waterfront location.
Bismarkcito – Seafood on the Malecon between Morelos and Hidalgo. Great seafood tacos. Fish, oysters, shrimp, ceviche, etc. Walk to the Bismarkcito in about 5 minutes from Las Gaviotas Resort