La Paz

B August 06, 2007
 
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La Paz

Location Information

Address
4505 Las Virgines Rd
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Contact Information

Phone Number
818-880-8076

La Paz Mexican Seafood Yucatan Style

La Paz has been located in the valley for more than 20 years. Now located in Calabasas, on Las Virgenes Road, the tradition of excellence continues. When you open the door to La Paz, you are welcomed in true Yucatan style. Oscar, La Paz’s owner, is always out front, greeting his patrons.

Everyday is Margarita day. La Paz offers an incredible variety of specialty tequilas. On Mondays and Fridays there are numerous lunch specials. Sunday is Brunch, complete with champagne and mariachis. Oscar’s Brunch, books up fast, so make your reservations early. You wouldn’t want to miss it. La Paz now offers catering packages. Let La Paz do all the cooking. A great selection of Oscar’s favorite’s are included.

La Paz Tequila Bar serves over 140 varieties of Tequila.

User reviews

2 reviews
Overall rating
 
87
Agave Spirit Selection
 
84(2)
Food
 
91(2)
Price
 
91(2)
Knowledge - Service
 
85(2)
Ambiance
 
86(2)
Overall rating
 
87
Agave Spirit Selection
 
82
Food
 
92
Price
 
92
Knowledge - Service
 
85
Ambiance
 
87
Date of review: Sunday 8/26/07, 6pm

As I entered La Paz, there was a glass case housing a nice collection of tequilas: Rey Sol and Gran Centenario Extra to name a couple. But I was disappointed to find out that those were just for show and the selection of tequilas available for purchase was much smaller.

I would say that the tequila menu was quite basic: Casa Noble, 1921, Chinaco, Don Julio, Patron... the staples of any tequila bar. What it lacked, however, were any premium tequilas. Where is the Herradura Seleccion Suprema? The Gran Centenario Extra? Rey Sol? Real?

The tequila knowledge was not up to par either. I asked if they had Herradura Seleccion Suprema and when they said yes, I asked the price (as I use that to calibrate pricing for tequila bars). When he said $9, I knew something was up. Turns out that was the price for Herradura Anejo (a good price, btw) but I was disappointed in the confusion that was caused by me ordering a premium tequila.

On the flip side, the menu is incredible. And the food was excellent. My wife had a shrimp taco/cheese enchilada combo and I had the Chili Colorado. It was all very good. So sadly, La Paz goes into the category of a good Mexican restaurant with a larger-than-average tequila menu.
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Overall rating
 
87
Agave Spirit Selection
 
85
Food
 
90
Price
 
90
Knowledge - Service
 
85
Ambiance
 
85
I have been going to this restaurant for years. Oscar (owner)is a good friend of my family. Oscar has a very nice display cabinet as you enter the restaurant with his prize Tequilas in it. They have a large selection of tequila to choose from, but it seems that Oscar is the only one that really knows his tequila, the servers don't really know too much. The food is very good if you like non-traditional Mexican food, the style is Yucatan. If you go for a drink or to have dinner, make sure to ask for Oscar to say hello, he is usually always there or back in Mexico.
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