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La Rumba

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36112 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
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Columbus, Georgia
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47 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

The food was ok but not that great. The meat had alot of gristle. The service was awful. I had to ask the waitress, Sonia, for a refill twice. Go to any Mexican restaurant other then this one.

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Thank luke757
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2014 via mobile

Every time we go which is every few weeks we are more than happy with the service and the food. I don't go to any other Mexican because I know they can't compare!

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Thank Laura G
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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231 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2014

The food, service and cleanliness of this restaurant leave a lot to be desired. None of our group enjoyed their meal.

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1 Thank TBone_Rock_65
Pensacola, Florida
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422 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2014

We stopped in Destin at La Rumba, which is just of Hgwy 98; hubby wanted Mexican. Service was excellent. We liked the thin chips, and they quickly brought us extra salsa when we asked. Salsa was home made, real tomatoes, not out of a can. I had Three Amigos, three soft tacos which came separately wrapped and were very filling.... More 

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Thank Intlxpatr
Destin, Florida
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69 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2014

After eating lunch here recently, our group unanimously agreed that this restaurant is the worst Mexican restaurant in this area. The place is dirty, the service is inattentive and the food is awful.

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4 Thank Rosemary_Bun
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2014 via mobile

My experience here was amazing. I'am very happy and very satisfied with La Rumba. I love the chesse dip and the famous flautas. Two for one Dos Equis draft beer whoo hoo! Will be back oh yeah!!!!!!

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Thank Jostev
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2014

Despite the bad reviews, i visited La Rumba recently with my family. My daughther decided she wanted Mexican food for her birthday so we decided to join La Rumba with the family.As we decided to check the reviews before going i read the one above mine and did really thought about changing my daughthers mind of going for some Mexican.... More 

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1 Thank MaryJohnsonIII
Louisiana
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2014

My sister & I visited this restaurant to take a break from all the seafood. This restaurant had the typical Mexican food with a few specialties. The Toro Bravo dip was awesome (ask for extra tortillas)-you can make a meal off it alone. The enchildas were good; same as any Mexcian restaurant. It's set up like a cantina with a... More 

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1 Thank Toni S
Pacific, Missouri
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121 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

Overall our experience was just OK. We dined here in the afternoon when it wasn't very crowded. We asked about drink specials and ordered 2 margaritas for $10 which we enjoyed. We were pleasantly surprised with the amount of liquor in the servings. We asked if chips and dip were provided and they were. The salsa was slightly chunky and... More 

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1 Thank Carl G
Texas City, Texas
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

place was half full/half empty....not really sure why we decided on Mexican food while in Destin but I guess we wanted to try a little home cooking while we were there...I have no idea if the food is any good or not. we waited 10 minutes for a host/hostess.(no one ever made eye contact) while listening to the other customers... More 

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1 Thank Wade S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36112 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?