18 Market Space, Frederick, MD | Directions 2170139.415763 -77.410467
We love La Paz. have been coming here for 30 years. Love the Patio....
La Paz ("The peace" in Spanish) is actually the capital city of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur (BCS). So that being said I was excited to try their fish taco that I spied on the menu while waiting in a shady spot by the canal for a patio table to open up. It seems odd to me that The Green Turtle RIGHT next door said they couldn't allow dogs on the patio for heath code reasons, but La Paz does.
The host was very friendly and as soon as we were seated someone brought out a fresh bowl of water for our four legged friends. That made them very happy and sated.
There is a lot of grief given to their [free] salsa here. I thought it was unique (see the photo). It looked like pale shredded carrots in water, but it was very spicy and flavorful. The house made tortilla chips were crisp and salty, just the way I like them!
I ask our server, Kelly (great server, btw) if one taco (that's what you get) was a substantial meal and she said it was a big taco. The fish taco was very good, but unlike other fish tacos I've had before, including ones in Mexico. You get one large piece of blackened tilapia, melted white cheese and shredded lettuce on a flour tortilla served with a side of Mexican rice. For $10.99, you get a piece of fish the size of a standard meal. It didn't seem authentic, but it was very good anyways. The frozen strawberry margaritas hit the spot on a sunny day. They weren't very potent, but at $6, who cares.
Two big paws up for being dog friendly. My guy and I will be back next time we venture up north to Frederick again.
Found your restaurant on the web w/good reviews. We agree the food was great - loved the flavor of the sautied spinich! Yummy!
We have always enjoyed our meals at La Paz - going on 17 years.
Yummy as always! Served with main course quickly today :)
Order the Queso, throw back some Margarita's and loosen up man you are at LaPaz! I can smell their signature scent from San Francisco.
Old Man me orders the cheese enchildeas and chicken taco, Dad goes for the cheese enchildea with guac tostada, Mama goes for the special and sis normally heads for the Fajita
I feel like I am ten years old again. Gotta love LaPaz!
Get their early on the weekend if you don't feel like waiting, or chill out, put your name down, drink some of those signature Margs and catch up with friends and Family!
Great margaritas, salsa. this is a wonderful Frederick landmark offering the best margaritas and salsa in town. a great patio and a good offering for a variety of ages - even babies!
This is by far my favorite restaurant in the downtown area. The atmosphere is fun and entertaining, the location is amazing, and the food has a fun American twist to it. I hear many people negatively criticize the food here, but I tend to disagree. It's not your traditional Mexican taste, and some items may have a simple taste/feel to them, but overall it's a fun menu, at a great price that has something for everyone.
If you go to LaPaz you need to order a bowl of their queso dip with the complimentary chips and salsa. I've been trying to duplicate this queso for years and am still unsuccessful.
As far as entrées; the Fish Tacos, Shrimp Quesadilla, Chicken Flautas, and Mixed Fajitas are all great choices. They even make a really good cheese burger.
They offer a full bar with all of the customary beers and drinks. Just be careful when having a margarita here. They are very powerful and go down easily. This place is known for their unconventional, yet outstanding margaritas. They have a great and unique taste to them, but there is a lot of alcohol in them.
In short, I find it difficult to find anything negative about LaPaz. Give my choices a try on their outside patio and I'm sure you'll enjoy the experience.
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