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246 King Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 1A9, Canada (Downtown Hamilton)
(905) 525-0309
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Ranked #172 of 947 Restaurants in Hamilton
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
Cuisines: Mexican
Neighborhood: Downtown Hamilton
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English first
Toronto, Ontario
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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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111 reviews 111 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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
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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102 reviews 102 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

My husband worked in Mexico for a few years, and misses good Mexican food. We decided to give this place a try, and we were all pleased. While my husband got the paella special, I ordered the chicken mole. He tasted mine and said it tasted just like he had had in Mexico. it was Mmmmm! He was also really... More 

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Additional Information about Papagayo

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

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