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Papagayo

Downtown Hamilton
Mexican
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246 King Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 1A9, Canada
(905) 525-0309
Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
No real mexican food

So disappointed about this food I try the chiles rellenos and no even close to the originals. Menu is not clear and no really Mexican drinks

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Mike C
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54 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

So disappointed about this food I try the chiles rellenos and no even close to the originals. Menu is not clear and no really Mexican drinks

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Toronto, Ontario
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Once seated we waited a fair bit before being asked for our drink order. The drinks came with chips and salsa. The chips were crispy and had been refried, and would have been excellent if served warm. We had the combination plate and the enchiladas. The refried beans are a little different here than I've had elsewhere, but they were... More 

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HAMILTON
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This was our first visit to Papagayo. We'd passed it many times but the front is so unassuming that we never considered trying it out. I'm glad we decided to give it a try. First off the corn chips and green salsa they give you as a complimentary starter were wonderful. We even asked about buying some to take home...they... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Papagayo is my favourite restaurant in Hamilton, particularly the seafood enchiladas. The surroundings are a little worn, but that makes it feel more homey and authentically Mexican. Sometimes the food is better than others, but regardless it is excellent. Reasonably priced. Well worth a visit if you like Mexican food!

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This restaurant has been in downtown Hamilton a long time but I had never eaten there or known anyone who had until recently. I attended, with members of my spanish class, an end of the year celebratory dinner in April. We were a party of 20+ and the staff arranged banquet style seating. We enjoyed the wonderful food, the atmosphere,... More 

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Dundas, Canada
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Our gang of 8 went to Papagayo's for dinner Friday evening. My wife and I hadn't been there in perhaps 10 years and were a little disappointed. Last time there we ordered a platter that consisted of 3 of the meats available that day served on a mound of garlic mashed. It was so good! The juices from the meat... More 

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Hamilton
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I had been to this restaurant previously and really enjoyed the calamari particularly, however, this time I found it to be not as good/crispy. The entrees we had tonight were just very average, not a lot of flavour and just did not hit the mark for us. Do not think we will be returning. Great location though if you are... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

Great fresh Mexican food, lots of variety and options to choose from. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit, went on a Monday night and had the place almost entirely to ourselves.

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ottawa
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Took a blind chance and visited this restaurant shortly after the Christmas holidays. Overall, a good experience. The chicken mole was the most delicious, the chicken tamales seemed to not have any chicken, and the chili colorado was not very spicy though the beef was of good quality. Why is it so hard to find good Mexican in Canada?!

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

I been to this restaurant several times over the past few years (its just around the corner from where I live), always hoping it would be better than when I last visited... no such luck. Food's alright but just blase; too much fusion, not enough real Mexican; and therefore overpriced ($70.00 for three, 1 softdrink, 2 water). Decor and setting... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 246 King Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 1A9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton>  > Downtown Hamilton
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Hamilton
  • Phone Number: (905) 525-0309

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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