After scientists revealed UFOs were actually full-grown tortillas, people everywhere filled swimming pools with guac and beans to catch and dissect the floury creatures. Nab a tender, baby disc with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Mexican fare and drinks at La Paz.
Recently relocated to "Restaurant Row," La Paz dishes up beloved Mexican-style dishes as well as updated classics for both lunch and dinner diners. Fire up mouth grills with la poppers, cream-cheese-stuffed fried jalapenos served with house-made orange jalapeno jelly ($7), and the mango chicken salad, crowned with citrus-marinated grilled chicken, mango salsa, and queso fresco ($11 for lunch, $13 for dinner). Treat your stamp licker to heartier fare such as the San Antonio Reds enchilada, a stuffed envelope of steak, chorizo, peppers, and cheese between two blue corn tortillas ($14), or the three pulled pork tacos brimming with ginger-lime cabbage and cheese, and sidekicked with Mexican rice and beans ($11).
With four flat-screen TVs and live entertainment every weekend, pull up a seat to un-circumscribe imbibing from La Paz's extensive drink menu, which includes more than 10 specialty margaritas, bottled and draft beer, specialty mixed drinks, and shots just like Nana used to make.
Reservations recommended. Not valid for specials.
Charlotte magazine has featured La Paz, and OpenTable reviewers give the restaurant an average of 3.6 stars. Although Yelpers give La Paz an average of two stars, Citysearchers give the restaurant an average of four stars:
- You'll still find Americanized Mexican dishes like crispy tacos with cheddar cheese, but the "street tacos," made with soft flour tortillas, are a tasty alternative. The best option is the grouper with ginger-lime cabbage and mango-avocado salsa. – Richard Thurmond, Charlotte magazine
- The food was excellent. A great variety of different Mexican food to choose from. – OpenTable.com reviewer who dined on 05/08/2010
- Overall, great mexican food, good prices, quality, quantity...all of the above – thebottlelife, Citysearch