La Paz – Eating

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 or web links, always good to verify for yourself.

NOTE 2023: There was not so much dining out during the pandemic …but many of our favorites are still in business. Takeout is often an option and many places have outdoor seating.

Azul Marino
Last visited 2018

#6 on TripAdvisor 2023. Great menu selection featuring seafood and mediterranean dishes, nice servers. Lovely scenic marina-side location.
Puerto Cortez complex

Baja Club
Last visited 2/2022

Patio restaurant inside the Baja Club boutique hotel. Mediterranean focused menu. There’s also a rooftop bar we haven’t checked out yet.
Calle Paseo Alvaro Obregon 265 Zona Comercial

Claros Fish Jr.
Last visit 1/2017

#20 on TripAdvisor 2023. 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.

Doce Quarenta Cafe (1240) 
Our favorite for coffee (and more)
Last visit 4/2024

Great hangout for both gringos and Mexicanos. Lots of baked items, breakfast and lunch. Has some interesting themed souvenir clothing and gift items. Air con inside for the really hot days, and lovely patio in the back. Original location on Madero just north of 5 de Mayo is 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 4/2023

#23 on TripAdvisor 2023. Great baked goods to go, our favorite place right now for  baguettes and croissants. 2023 New bigger bakery, specialty groceries, and some seating opened across the street, serving coffee and small menu.  Restaurant open for breakfast-lunch-dinner.  Indoor and outdoor tables. Really nice sandwiches, not the usual.
Allende between Madero and Revolucion

Last visited 2/2020

Homestyle selections, ramen, curry, Japanese/Asian comfort food
Lerdo de Tajada and Bravo

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 4/2023

Fabulous hand-made chocolate candies and patisserie to eat in or take out.
Constitucion at Heroes de Indepencia, not far from the Ley Grocery
+52 612 688 5594

Fuego y Lena
Last visit 7/2022

#22 on TripAdvisor 2023. 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

J & R Ribs Costilleria BBQ
Last visit 12/2022

#14 on TripAdvisor 2023. 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

Jiro Sushi
last visited 9/2022

Our favorite sushi place, in business about 11 years.
Abasolo in Plaza Nautica (at Colima) kitty corner from the Chedraui/Selecto grocery store.

Los Magueyes
last visited 3/2023

#12 on TripAdvisor 2023. Busy place where the locals go for good Mexican dishes. Nice indoor seating, aircon when needed.
Allende at Prieto

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

El Mezquite Grill
Last visit 4/2023

#19 on TripAdvisor 2023. 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

Last visit 4/2023

#4 on TripAdvisor 2023 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.
Revolución # 1110 at Hidalgo

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

Restaurant China City
visited 4/2023

Everyone needs a Chinese Buffet now and then. Good variety and lots of turnover of the items when we were there.
Blvd. Gral. Agustín Olachea

Sausage Ladies
last visited 4/2023  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

last visited 2/2022

#29 on Tripadvisor 2023. Lovely waterfront restaurant, great menu of seafood and italian-centric flavors, better than average service, reasonable prices for quality and atmosphere.
Carretera a Pichilingue KM 5 next to Hotel La Concha

last visit 12/2019

#9 on TripAdvisor 2023. 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.
Revolucion at Constitucion

Taco Fish La Paz

Last visit 4/2022
#15 on Tripadvisor 2023. Probably our favorite lunch spot. Great condiment bar to go with the fresh battered fish and shrimp tacos. Cheesy shrimp great too. Closed Mondays.
deLeon between Farias & Heroes Indepencia

(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 4/2023

#45 on TripAdvisor 2023. Closed 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 about $7 USD No liquor license but there is a Tecate SiX and Oxxo close by.
Closing soon for summer but will be returning in a new location in the fall.
Guillermo Prieto almost at the corner of Cinco de Febrero

Vid’ah Bistro
Last visit 2022

#27 on TripAdvisor 2023. Sandwiches are not a big thing here but this is a good place for them.  Some nice salads too.
On the Malecon a little north of DeLeon

Vrentino Baking & Co.
last visit 4/2023

#1 on TripAdvisor 2023. North end of the Malecon at the Morro Hotel. Bakery cafe, indoor and outdoor spaces. A great choice for breakfast or lunch. Lovely food, their baked goods are a specialty. Egg dishes, salads, sandwiches, fabulous pork chop for dinner!