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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
5:00 pm - 9:00 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: Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 21
    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
Authentic tasty food with the perfect atmosphere!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
Elizabeth-Darre... S
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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 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
64 reviews 64 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 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
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112 reviews 112 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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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?