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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 - 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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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 23
    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
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Mount Hope
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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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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Hamilton, ON
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

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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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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Hamilton, Canada
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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124 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 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
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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
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70 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?