La Paz is the capital city of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur and an important regional commercial center of the country. There are a variety of things to do in La Paz, such as visiting the Sierra de la Laguna Biosphere Reserve, with its evergreen vegetation and rugged mountains, providing the perfect getaway from the city.
Elsewhere, in the waters surrounding the coast, travelers can enjoy deep sea fishing, or choose between world-famous La Paz diving, or spectacular snorkeling in the Sea of Cortez. However, a day spent indulging in the many La Paz activities on offer is not complete without a meal at one of the many renowned restaurants spread throughout the city.
Here are just a few of the local favorites:
Las Tres Virgenes
An elegant restaurant where you can dine in a charming courtyard surrounded by leafy trees and statues. The menu includes traditional and innovative dishes like seafood risotto, roasted bone marrow, spicy sea snails and a classic Caesar salad made at your table.
Las Tres Virgines’ website
Azul Marino opened its doors in 2007, changing the menu from time to time so that the experience is different for each visit. What is constant, however, is the crisp, natural freshness of their products, as many dishes are based on seafood caught daily in the Sea of Cortez.
Azul Marino’s website
El Quinto Sol
Besides its bean specialties, this vegetarian landmark and health-food market offers large breakfast servings of yogurt, fruit shakes, fresh-baked breads and delicious pastries.
Great breakfasts, live music and a fabulous atmosphere throughout the cozy cluttered dining rooms and terraces make this little hideaway a great place to dine. Local artwork, photos and brilliant colored paintwork adorn the walls of this local favorite.
Maria California’s website