The 4 Best Mexican Restaurants in Destin FL
One of the best parts of being on vacation is letting someone else handle the cooking for a change! When you stay at the Henderson Park Inn in Destin, Florida, you’ll have ample opportunities to enjoy some delicious local food. We provide all of our guests with a complimentary breakfast buffet each morning and a convenient picnic lunch that you can enjoy right on the beach. For dinner, guests are welcome to visit our onsite restaurant, Beach Walk Cafe, which has been named one of the top 100 romantic restaurants in the U.S.
If you’re looking to do some dining in town, we recommend visiting one of the excellent Mexican restaurants in Destin FL. To help you make the most of your next getaway, we have put together a handy guide to four of our favorite spots for south-of-the-border cuisine.
1. Pepito’s Mexican Restaurant
For more than 18 years, Pepito’s Mexican Restaurant has been a can’t-miss stop on the Emerald Coast. This popular eatery serves authentic Mexican cuisine inspired by the food owner Eliseo Gutierrez grew up eating. Everything at Pepito’s is freshly prepared from scratch, including their salsas, guacamole, tortilla chips, tamales, and refried beans. Guests will find all of their Mexican favorites like tacos and fajitas along with traditional dishes like pozole, menudo, and machaca. Pepito’s boasts two locations in Destin.
2. Burrito del Sol
Burrito del Sol is another one of the best Mexican restaurants in Destin FL. Featuring a convenient order at the counter design, this restaurant allows guests to build their own burrito, quesadilla, taco salad, tacos, or nachos. In addition to choosing from a variety of proteins like chicken, steak, and grilled shrimp, customers can also pick a “style” for their meal, such as Baja, Chipotle, South West, and BBQ. Burrito del Sol’s Destin location is situated on Harbor Blvd.
3. Crab Island Cantina
Overlooking beautiful Destin Harbor, Crab Island Cantina is the perfect place for a night out with your sweetheart. As you admire gorgeous views of the water, you will enjoy expertly prepared Latin food from Chef Carlos Shaffran, who also runs his own seasoning company (Carlito’s Seasonings). Standout menu items at Crab Island Cantina include the Red Snapper Enchiladas, Soft Corn Tortilla Street Tacos, Chipotle Shrimp & Crab Quesadilla, and the Oven Baked Nachos.
4. La Paz Restaurante & Cantina
La Paz has been a fixture of downtown Destin since 1994! Over the years, La Paz has built a loyal following for crafting dishes from the freshest ingredients available and locally caught seafood. Some of the most popular entrees at La Paz include the Fresh Catch Burrito, Stuffed Poblano, Tequila Lime Shrimp, and the Blue Corn Nachos. La Paz also features a superb bar that is famous for its margaritas made with freshly squeezed juices.
Guests at the Henderson Park Inn will love being near all of these wonderful Mexican restaurants in Destin FL. Located adjacent to Henderson Beach State Park, our adults only inn has been voted the most romantic hotel in America by the users of About.com and TripAdvisor.com. We are also proud to hold the Conde Nast Johansens Award for Excellence. To start planning your vacation, browse our selection of Destin hotel rooms!