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La Rumba

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36112 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541-4705
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Columbus, Georgia
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51 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 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.

Thank luke757
1 review
Reviewed 27 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!

Thank Laura G
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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232 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 304 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank TBone_Rock_65
Pensacola, Florida
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456 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 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 

Thank Intlxpatr
Destin, Florida
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70 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 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.

4 Thank Rosemary_Bun
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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!!!!!!

Thank Jostev
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank MaryJohnsonIII
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78 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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 

1 Thank Toni S
Pacific, Missouri
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121 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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 

1 Thank CarlG505
Texas City, Texas
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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 

1 Thank Wade S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36112 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541-4705
  • 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?