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Papagayo

Downtown Hamilton
Mexican
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246 King Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 1A9, Canada
(905) 525-0309
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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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: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Quaint & authentic & good food

Our 3rd time to this great little Mexican place. Really cute atmosphere - really makes you feel like you're south of the border! We had great and great service. I actually don't like Mexican food much but I had the chicken chimichanga and asked them to leave out the refried beans. It came with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
CanuckEventPlanner
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St. Catharines, Canada
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Hamilton, Canada
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great food, great price - best washrooms found in a non-chain restaurant in Hamilton! Pure happiness. I ordered something that could be described as an opened burrito - rice, beans, salsa, guacamole, sour cream and chicken breast on a plate, to be eaten with good old fork and knife. It was delicious, good price, and came very quick. Meanwhile the... More 

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Thank RSReston
Hamilton, Canada
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ventured into Papagayo spontaneously on a Saturday evening. Having been to Mexico a few times in the past, the decor / atmosphere seemed authentic, unfortunately the remainder of the experience was just plain bad. The service was brutal in terms of speed of service, 15+ patrons in the restaurant with only 1 waitress. My wife and I ordered our... More 

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Thank Eric S
St. Catharines, Canada
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our 3rd time to this great little Mexican place. Really cute atmosphere - really makes you feel like you're south of the border! We had great and great service. I actually don't like Mexican food much but I had the chicken chimichanga and asked them to leave out the refried beans. It came with a great, fresh Caesar salad. The... More 

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Thank CanuckEventPlanner
Niagara
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80 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Tempted by decent reviews, we decided to try this place for our large-ish group when we could not contact our usual place in Hamilton. It was a big disappointment. First, I will start with the positive - the food was of decent quality. It appeared fresh and was tasty, if somewhat lacking in flavour. Unfortunately, the portions were quite small... More 

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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

The atmosphere is cozy and warm. The service was amazing. The food was freshly prepared. You could tell they use fresh ingredients. I overheard a conversation about allergies at the next table and they were very accommodating. A must visit in Hamilton for Mexican food. Delicious

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Thank lots2say3
Hamilton, Canada
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148 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

This is still our favourite Mexican Place in all of Hamilton. They always deliver and have never disappointed, and we visit several times a year. I started with the soup and I can stress this enough, this place has the absolute best soups, definitely have a soup if you go here. The Potato Jalapeño is simply amazing, but on this... More 

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Thank David B
Ontario, Canada
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

This is a really spectacular place to experience authentic cuisine. Hosts are welcoming and food is amazing. Highly recommended.

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Thank Sound I
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Amazing authentic Mexican food. Came here for the first time with a Travelzoo voucher and have been back numerous times after. We were blown away by the quality and authenticity of the Mexican food served in this hidden gem in Hamilton. If you love Mexican food or If you have never had real Mexican food before I would recommend going... More 

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Thank ojrana
Hamilton, ON
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I had actually went down to Hess to go to Mex-I-Can because we wanted some Mexican, only to find out it was closed for renovations. We walked down to Papagayo to try it out because it was open. Smaller selection of authentic Mexican cuisine- I prefer that vs. An overwhelming number of options. I had the Tamales... More 

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Thank mallorya333
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Service was excellant! atmosphere is excellent and the food was awesome! I had the jalepenos stuffed things and they were great!

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?