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La Paz

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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51 South Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701
+1 301-694-8980
11:00 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Sun - Wed 11:00 - 21:00
Thu 11:00 - 10:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Frederick, Maryland
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been going to La Paz for years, but the last few times we have gone it has been disappointing. Today was the last time. We were there after the lunch rush but had to wait 20 min for a table for 5 because they didn't have enough wait staff upstairs where the bigger tables are. Our waiter was... More 

Thank Rachel J
silver spring, md
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542 reviews
405 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We wanted to love this place, but ended up being disappointed. The food is very mediocre (average, at best) and quite bland. My chicken fajita dinner was mostly onions and peppers, but very little chicken; the refried beans were also bland and their texture was homogenous. Moreover, the tortillas were very soft and bland, and I really doubt that they... More 

Thank IAP65
Frederick, Maryland
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Was very disappointed. Always loved lapaz but I ordered salsa to go a few weeks ago and it was awful. Seemed like is was really old and spoiled. We actually had to throw it away.

Thank lowevo
Houston, Texas
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I hate giving low stars but really, if you are looking for good food try to find something better. All of our meals (four) were a disappointment, and the refried beans tasted - literally - like cigarette smoke. They should fix the squeaky ceiling fan and revamp the menu.

Thank Diane S
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69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

My family and I went here. We had a party of nine and had to make a reservation early in the week. My husband and I arrived about 30 mins before the rest of the family so we decided to get a cocktail at the downstairs bar. The bartender was less than friendly to say the least. I ordered the... More 

Thank Jess L
Frederick, Maryland
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is a fun place to eat - both inside and out. Located right on Carroll Creek - it's a great location. The Mexican food is average but good for the cost. Their course shredded salsa is worth the stop. Some of their other dinner selections are quite good. Ask for the special margaritas though - they are sooooo much... More 

Thank Karey K K
Frederick, Maryland
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Best thing is their Margaritas! Drink a couple with their complimentary chips and salsa and you won't notice the waitresses fingers in your food when serving.....yuck...or the slow service. We used to go there a lot, over twenty years, however, food and sevice is progressively going downhill. We no longer frequent the place.

Thank speedofish
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104 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch after In The Streets and we were seated quickly. The salsa and chips came out quickly. We ordered some queso also, which was just as good as it used to be. After that, things weren't really what we were used to. My enchiladas weren't flavourful at all. My wife's meal was good either. Our kids enjoyed... More 

Thank adam h
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

I've been to this restaurant twice and both times have been delighted with my meal. Their prices are very reasonable and the food portions are so large it's almost impossible to finish everything on the plate. The wait staff have always been friendly and the atmosphere such that you can go for just about any occasion; date night, family night... More 

Thank Tracie C
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

The salsa was fresh and good but the menu and food were what you would expect from a quick food Mexican restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 20
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 South Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Frederick
  • Phone Number: +1 301-694-8980
La Paz Mexican Restaurant is located in Historic Downtown Frederick, MD at 51 South Market Street, along the Carroll Creek Promenade. Our family friendly Mexican restaurant features creekside and pet-friendly dining on a spacious patio, handicap accessibility and a colorful & festive atmosphere. Our delicious food and legendary margaritas have made us a Frederick favorite for over 30 years. We hope to see you soon at La Paz!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?