Eat La Paz

Here’s some restaurants to check out in La Paz. Our preference is for great food at a good value.  Don’t quote us on the hours of operation, always good to verify for yourself.

NOTE 1/2023: Not so much dining out during the pandemic …but many of our favorites are still in business. Takeout is an option and many have outdoor seating

Restaurant Grill Campestre
Last Visited 2/2017
Nice menu variety.
On the Abasolo out towards Walmart, across from Fidepaz.

Claros Fish Jr.
Last visit 1/2017
Another spot for good fish and shrimp tacos, with a view of the waterfront. Condiment bar almost equal to Taco Fish.
Nicholas Bravo on a corner one block off the Malecon.
+52 612 129 7720

Doce Quarenta Cafe (1240) 
Our favorite for coffee (and more)
(also new location at Puerta Cortez)
Last visit 12/2022
Great hangout for both gringos and Mexicanos. Lots of baked items, breakfast and lunch. Has some interesting design souvenir clothing and gift items. Air con inside for the really hot days, and lovely patio in the back.
On Madero a few doors down from Pan de Les. They also have a location a Puerto Cortez/Marina Costa Baja, one on Madero behind Chedraui Abasolo, one in La Ventana and one in Todos Santos.

Dulce Romero Panaderia y Organicos
last visit 1/2023
Great baked goods to go, our favorite place right now for  baguettes and croissants. Really nice sandwiches, not the usual. Open for breakfast-lunch-dinner.  Indoor and outdoor tables. A little noisy (inside) as it is a popular place. A few specialty grocery items including a bit of lovely fresh produce in their cold case. Fresh hummus, pestos.
Allende between Madero and Revolucion

Last visited 2/2020
Homestyle selections, ramen, curry, Asian comfort food
Lerdo de Tajada and Bravo
612 152 9189    johnsur <at>

Estrella Del Mar
Last visited 1/2021
Nice seafood and Mexican dishes. Indoor/outdoor seating. Great view of the water.
Right on the waterfront. Corner of DeLeon and the Abasolo.

Fan Fan Chocolatier
last visit 3/2022
Besides fabulous chocolate candies and patisserie to eat in or take out, they serve coffee, tea, chai in a nice indoor seating area.
Constitucion at Heroes de Indepencia, not far from the Ley Grocery
+52 612 688 5594

Fuego y Lena
Last visit 7/2022
Besides other items, lovely thin crust pizzas, many flavors to choose from (we like a vegetarian with pepperoni!) baked in their great brick oven. Pasta dishes, salads, Full bar.
Allende #169, between Madero & Revolucion
612 111 2489

J & R Ribs Costilleria BBQ
Last visit 12/2022
Yummy ribs and sides, very reasonable prices. Get there early, sometimes they run out! They have a few tables indoors and out, or take it with you.
Belisario Dominguez at 5 de Mayo
612 137 2312

Jiro Sushi
last visited 4/2022
Abasolo in Plaza Nautica (at Colima) kitty corner from the Chedraui grocery. Also new location opened 2014 on the Malecon, towards Marina Palmira next to the Breeze Mart

Los Magueyes
last visited 9/2018
Busy place where the locals go for good Mexican dishes
Allende at Prieto
tu-sat 8-10, sun 8:30 – 6
612 128 7846

Maria California
last visited 3/2020
Extensive menu selection, friend recommend for breakfast
Benito Juarez 105 Esq. corner with Belisario Dominguez
612 140 0342

La Marmolera
Breakfast & Lunch, 7 am -4pm
Nice outdoor setting, but protected from weather. Turtle pond!
Cuauhtemoc (one block south of 5 de Febrero) between Serdan y Prieto
612 128 6337

El Mezquite Grill
Last visit 2/2023
#28 on TripAdvisor 2021
One of our very favorites. Amazing burgers. Lovely steaks and salads too. Try their Chateaubriand platter to share. Beautiful outdoor patio protected from the weather. Full bar.
Madero near Ocampo, opens at 5 pm
+52 612 158 4881

Last visit 7/2022
#8 for 2016 on TripAdvisor
We have had some fabulous fish dinners there. Moroccan Lamb is another favorite. Lovely food and well priced, better than average service. Outdoor space for when the weather is nice, indoors for air conditioning or a cold night.
Monday-Saturday  1 pm – 10:30 pm. 
Revolución # 1110 at Hidalgo
612 122 0908

Nuevo Peking Chinese
Last Visit  2018
Abasolo, (street level of Peking Hotel) pretty traditional (i.e. Cantonese) but very tasty and inexpensive

(Al Pastor Place) Tacqueria El Sabroso
visited 2016
You don’t see Al Pastor (Mexican pork shwarma) too much on the Baja side, more popular on the mainland.
Cinco de Mayo between Serdan and Prieto, south side of street

last visit 12/2019
On the upscale end around here but still reasonable and very nice. Great menu, high service. Beautiful outdoor patio plus indoor spaces if the weather isn’t cooperating.
On Revolucion at Constitucion
612 128 8985

Taco Fish La Paz

Last visit 4/2022
Our favorite lunch spot. Great condiments to go with the fresh battered fish and shrimp tacos. Cheesy shrimp great too. Close Mondays.
deLeon between Farias & Heroes Indepencia

Last visit 9/2022
open every day but Sunday. Check out their Facebook page for current hours.
Maurizio sells hand made OMG fresh fettucine pasta with about 7 different sauces to eat in or to go. Have the Canneloni if he has it. Lovely pastries too. Pasta entree with salad, bread, infused olive oils for 100p! No liquor license but there is a Tecate SiX and Oxxo close by.
Guillermo Prieto almost at the corner of Cinco de Febrero

Vrentino Baking & Co.
last visit 9/2022
North end of the Malecon at the Morro Hotel, easy walk from Marina Palmira. Bakery cafe, indoor and outdoor spaces. Lovely food (not just baked goods), and better than average service. Egg dishes, salads, sandwiches, fabulous pork chop for dinner!

El Zarape
great lunchtime Mexican buffet, Sunday brunch. Another outlet on the malecon (no buffet), which was not impressive.
Mexico St. out near Forjadores

White Tablecloth Place (sorry, can’t recall the name)
definitely a “locals” place for breakfast and lunch, open from 8 am – 6 pm
Pineda at Altimirano

Sausage Ladies
last visited 1/2023  THEY DELIVER!
OMG – German brats, cold cuts, smoked pork, sauerkraut. Manuela Matthiesen makes some delish goodies. Find her at the farmer’s market on Tuesday and Saturday mornings adjacent to the former El Arco Hotel on Rosales.    +52 612 153 2279