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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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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 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

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  • 22
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    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
Tried it liked it ,came back!

We 1st tried this on a WagJag deal while lamenting that there where no really good places in Hamilton for Mexican food. It was great, good value, good food and great service. That was it, we need another visit and now are fully committed that this, other than flying to Mexico is really not just... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
billsted
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Mount Hope
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62 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Hamilton, Canada
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

New Food Friday #10 Amazingly delicious! We ordered the Mole Con Pollo, Chile Colorado, and a Quesadilla. I would recommend all of these dishes. Ordered take out and picked it up on the way home from work. Our order was ready when we arrived, when they said it would be done. I'd love to go back and dine-in, as it... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Authentic restaurant, very attractive. Excellent quality and variety of food. It looks slightly pricey but you will have to ask for a doggie bag because there is so much!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Papagayo doesn't have the most wonderful décor, it is homey and feels like authentic Mexico, but the food is the best Mexican I have had. It is my all time favourite restaurant, ever. Try the seafood enchiladas for a wonderful meal. Each meal starts with homemade chips and salsa.

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Mount Hope
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We 1st tried this on a WagJag deal while lamenting that there where no really good places in Hamilton for Mexican food. It was great, good value, good food and great service. That was it, we need another visit and now are fully committed that this, other than flying to Mexico is really not just good in all catagories ,... More 

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HAMILTON
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We decided to eat out on the Sunday night prior to Victoria Day. I called for a reservation and we were looking forward to a nice evening. Unfortunately the service was not good at all. We waited at least 1/2 hour before our waitress even acknowledged us; that was 30 minutes without even water or chips. During that time another... More 

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

When we stepped into this restaurant and sat down it very much reminded me of when we were in Mexico. It had a very authentic feel to it and had the food to match, with a decent variety and generous servings. Very good service as well. The only things that would slow me down but not stop me from going... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Thanks to a voucher we enjoyed two appetizers (Quesadilla & Chiles Rellenos Veracruz), two mains (2 Enchilada Platters) and a desert (chocolate cheesecake). The meal was good, the service excellent. Our drinks were replenished regularly and the tea was hot enough to be good. It may be a busy street, but the restaurant was cozy and there's lots of street... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This is a lovely little spot, tucked away in a not-very-interesting area, and easy to miss if you're not looking for it. Unlike most Mexican restaurants, the atmosphere here is not utilitarian; It's comfortable and attractive. Prices are higher than most Mexican places I've been to, but the quality of food is good --- good enough that I took a... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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
31 reviews 31 reviews
15 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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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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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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