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Le Papagayo

1002 North Coast HWY 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
760-944-8252
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Ranked #14 of 225 restaurants in Encinitas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Californian, Pacific Rim
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Leucadia Boulvard
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English first
Millersburg, Ohio
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We were staying in Carlsbad and headed out for a few hours to see the surrounding areas. We were getting hungry and drove by this restaurant. It looked like just our type of place so we did a quick u-turn and parked in the grassy area by the railroad tracks. We like casual, funky local restaurants and that is what... More

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Bonita, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Lotsa locals. Friendly wait staff. Perky atmosphere. Better than OK food ... it's just that the food was as to be expected, nothing distinguished it from fare at any other restaurant. The chicken satay tasted like chicken satay. The calamari, it tasted like the batter as calamari tend to taste.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is the first time in I don't know how long Nobody in the family complained about the meal they ordered. This is so unusual for my family. There is always one, who were disappointed in the meal they ordered. We ordered the calamari, the buffalo wings, the poky and the Caesar salad for appetizers. They were all delicious. The... More

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We loved the Sangria. Order the pitcher if you have four in your party. The bread and pesto was amazing. The food was good not great. We started inside but it was too loud to carry on a conversation, so we moved to the patio and enjoyed that. We'd go again, but maybe just for appetizers.

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San Diego, California
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274 reviews 274 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Live down the street and this is such a great local place for locals! Love brunch and their mimosa! I always order eggs Benedict and we enjoy the beachy atmosphere! Dinner is a must and the nite life there is not to be missed! Always happy faces, and the wait staff are so friendly and happy.

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Encinitas,
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

It is difficult to turn down a restaurant that expresses a love for the beach in general and for SoCal surfers in particular. Add to that a predisposition to prepare food in a creative way from the freshest ingredients possible and you have a winner. This is truly a funky little restaurant for Encinitas and we are delighted it has... More

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Casual beach scene atmosphere. Mussels are especially good. Highly recommended. We've been there several times.

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Tucson,AZ
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84 reviews 84 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Although not on the beach, Papagayo is as beachy and Southern California as you can get and all in all we loved it. The menu has something everyone can love and the service was excellent and caring. Our Saturday night reservation for five was honored immediately and we got an alcove table, probably the best seats in the house. Sangria... More

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Encinitas, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Le Papgayo is an incredibly quaint and enchanting North County restaurant, where the ambiance is only trumped by it's delicious food. The dishes are all so unique and service is quite good. Great place to go to Happy Hour, try the Spicy Shrimp and the Wahini salad- Yum!

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San Diego, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

The nice thing about Papagayo is that they have live entertainment every night at 7. The HH is decent but it does get packed the closer to 7 you get. Parking can be an issue, The bar is small and they have outside sitting on the side. There is no ocean view

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