14 Best Tacos in La Paz

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La Paz, the capital city of Baja California Sur, is a food lover’s paradise. The city is home to a variety of delicious local dishes, but perhaps the most beloved of all are the tacos. From traditional Baja fish tacos to mouth-watering beef and pork options, La Paz has something for every taco lover.

La Paz is known for its delicious seafood, and perhaps the most iconic seafood dish in the city is the fish taco. Try both the traditional battered fish or shrimp as well as the marinated and grilled options! And if you’re not a fan of fish, La Paz has plenty of tasty options for you too. Try the al pastor, carne asada or birria tacos! We have a vegan option too!

We’ve noticed that the fish taco spots tend to be open from morning to mid-afternoon, while the meaty tacos are open late into the night. So be sure to get those fish tacos for lunch! The sit-down restaurants are of course an exception to this.

Here are some of the places you’ll find the best tacos in La Paz:

Tacos de Pescado El Estadio

If you’re a fan of fried fish and shrimp tacos you must stop by this bustling spot if you are in La Paz. Order and pay in one line, then hand your receipt to the busy chefs preparing tacos for the hordes of hungry people. Top your tacos with their array of salsas, sauces and veggies and grab a table. There are lots of tables in the back where you can sit and enjoy!
📍Guillermo Prieto 1320

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Taqueria El Paisa

Located in the heart of La Paz, Taqueria El Paisa is a small but beloved taco spot that has been serving up delicious food for over 30 years. Their menu is simple, with just a few options, but everything is made fresh and to order. The standout dish here is their al pastor tacos, which are made with marinated pork that is cooked on a spit.
📍Mariano Abasolo 2730


In addition to your typical fried fish, Mc-Fisher also serves a variety of seafood tacos. It pays off to try one of the more exotic menu items. Try the smoked marlin, blue crab, clam stew, or manta ray tacos for a flavor adventure. Mc-Fisher is more of a sit-down restaurant than a taco stand, so you can enjoy a margarita or other tasty cocktail with your meal.
📍José María Morelos and Madero

Taco Fish

This popular spot specializes in fish tacos which is no surprise. Be sure to try the shrimp quesadillas too for a lot of cheesy goodness! The fish portions are quite large but many people prefer the flavor of the shrimp tacos. Taco Fish has a little nicer space than some of the other taquerias in the area. Order first, your food will be brought to your table, and you pay when you are done. Bring cash!
📍near corner of General Manuel Márquez de León and Independencia

Tacos de La Monarca

Carne asada tacos are the thing to try here. A spicy and meaty taco is the perfect meal or snack after a few drinks. Tables are covered in bright plaid tablecloths and you’ll be given small dishes of toppings to add to your tacos or head to the salsa bar yourself.
📍Aquiles Serdán 2335

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Claros Fish Jr

Do you like options? Then you’ll love Claros. They seem to have many more options than your average fish taco stand. Try the crunchy coconut coated fish or shrimp, it pairs really well with their spicy salsas and fresh toppings. Their drinks are really tasty too. The prices are great for a sit-down restaurant right next to the water.
📍Nicolás Bravo 33

Mariscos El Toro Güero

Mariscos El Toro Güero is a local favorite that has been serving up delicious fish tacos for over 20 years. Their menu is extensive, with a wide range of seafood dishes to choose from, but their fish tacos are particularly noteworthy. The tacos are made with fresh, locally caught fish that is battered and fried to crispy perfection. They are then topped with cabbage, salsa, and a creamy white sauce. The restaurant is located in the heart of downtown La Paz and offers indoor and outdoor seating.
📍Mariana Abasolo and Sinaloa

Asadero Rancho Viejo

Arrachera (marinated skirt steak) tacos are the thing to try at this restaurant that is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you go with a group you can order the meat by the kilo and share it to make your own tacos too. This used to be a casual taco stand but is now a nice sit-down restaurant where you can have a margarita with your meal.
📍General Manuel Márquez de León 228

Vegan tacos at Capuchino cafe - La Paz Baja California Sur Mexico

Capuchino Café

Vegan tacos? Yes! I love the look of this cute blue cafe with lots of indoor and outdoor seating. And customers love the vegan “al pastor” tacos made from chickpeas. This cafe has lots of vegetarian and vegan options and even some gluten free items too.
📍Lerdo de Tejada and Antonio, A. Mijares

El Bismarkcito

If you want to eat your tacos while looking over the Malecón and the sea, this is the place to be! El Bismarkcito is a restaurant with a large terrace that is known for its delicious seafood. The restaurant offers both battered and grilled fish taco options, but the standout dish is their grilled fish tacos. The tacos are made with fresh fish that is marinated in a citrus and garlic before being grilled to perfection. Another great option is the lobster taco.
📍Paseo Alvaro Obregon near Constitucion

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Taqueria La Brecha

Cabeza tacos are a favorite at this simple traditional stand with an array of very tasty salsas. Try the consommé broth as well, it is said to be a good hangover prevention/cure.
📍Aquiles Serdán 3815

Tacos El Güero

Tacos El Güero is a popular little spot among locals. This small stand serves crispy battered fish in tasty tacos. Add your own toppings and grab a seat at one of their plastic tables.
📍Héroes de Independencia 428

La Costa

Eat a manta ray taco while sitting on the beach right in the marina. Sometimes there is live music in the evening. The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating and is located in the heart of La Paz right off the Malecón. A great place to catch the sunset.
📍Antonio Navarro and C. Rangel

Caguamanta Y Birria Los Unicos

This little spot has terrific birria tacos as well as caguamanta (manta ray and shrimp stew) tacos. Seems like an unlikely combo but definitely try one or both to see which you prefer. Order a quesabirria for that cheesy goodness and grab a cold beer to wash it down.
📍Aquiles Serdán 820

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In conclusion, La Paz is home to some of the best tacos in Baja California Sur. Whether you’re in the mood for traditional fish tacos or mouth-watering beef and pork options, there is something for everyone in La Paz. So the next time you’re in the city, be sure to check out one (or all) of these delicious taco spots!

For more foods you must try in Baja – check out this article! And if you are headed to the Todos Santos area, here’s a guide to the best restaurants.

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