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Le Papagayo

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Californian, Mediterranean, Pacific Rim
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1002 North Coast HWY 101, Encinitas, CA 92024 (Leucadia Boulvard)
760-944-8252
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12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Crowded and pricey

We visited Le Papagayo on a Saturday night so it was very crowded. I don't know how the waitstaff managed to get around. We sat outside near the heater and enjoyed some expensive drinks and some live music.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Alexandra T
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Menifee
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118 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

I was excited to try out the Mexican dishes in this restaurant. Although we only stopped for lunch- I was going to order the best Mexican dish on their menu. Since Southern Cslifornia has the best Mexican food around, I was expecting a real treat. You cannot get good Mexican food where I am from. We got served immediately as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Excellent food and service! Great menu variety. Live music and friendly service. Everything you expect in a great restaurant. We will go back!

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Esparto, California, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We ate here on a Tuesday night and the place was fairly full, with live music. The hostess acted like it was a big bother to seat us, even with a reservation, but the waitress made up for it. She was very patient as we nibbled while waiting for a fourth person to join our group. Some creative choices for... More 

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Menifee
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145 reviews 145 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We visited Le Papagayo on a Saturday night so it was very crowded. I don't know how the waitstaff managed to get around. We sat outside near the heater and enjoyed some expensive drinks and some live music.

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Sacramento
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

great vibe here - no douche bags - just good music, great sangria, and great food. service was very friendly too. make some time to stick around and listen to some tunes.

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Encinitas, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I have been eating my way through Encinitas in search of the best calamari. Their take on it is definitely different- very similar to the "Eddie V" and "Wildfish" calamari- an asian fusion dish that was simply delish! The musical ambience is nice- sometimes hard to get into. Food wasn't outstanding but "not bad" according to my hard to please,... More 

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San Diego, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I love this place! They have the best Mexican Cafe Mocha in town (when their machine is working). And they serve Hawaiian style pancakes with bananas inbedded and macadamia nuts topped with strawberries...delish. You won't go hungry after this breakfast; even the eggs and bacon are served with ample fresh fruit to fill you up for a day of activities.... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Everything about their breakfast is to be tried and liked. From the homemade oatmeal pancakes, to Grand Marnier french toast, it is all good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Every opportunity I get when we fly to see friends in the area, we always eat at least twice at La Papagayo. I always eat their fish tacos and onion rings....fabulous

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Calabasas, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We went for lunch, around 1:30 on a Sunday, based on the good reviews here. There was no one to seat us, so we finally asked the bartender and they told us to just grab a table. The patio was full, but there were several open tables indoors, where we sat. It was extremely loud, and very casual. We waited... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1002 North Coast HWY 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
    (Leucadia Boulvard)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: 760-944-8252

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 35
  • Cuisine: Californian, Mediterranean, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 am - 12:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?