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Le Papagayo

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$$$
American, 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: Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 70
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
    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
Some days are better than others. I say 3 out of 5 times it is good

I wish I could rate this place as a great place. The truth is that when it is good it is really good, but when it is bad, it is rather mediocre. I have had snobby, pretentious servers, and only a few times nice, down to earth people. I usually gladly pass it up.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
worldtraveler73_7
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California
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California
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93 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I wish I could rate this place as a great place. The truth is that when it is good it is really good, but when it is bad, it is rather mediocre. I have had snobby, pretentious servers, and only a few times nice, down to earth people. I usually gladly pass it up.

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Thank worldtraveler73_7
San Diego, California
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just had lunch here today. I hadn't been here in at least a couple of years and I am so glad that my girlfriend suggested we go here. We sat indoors as the outdoor patio was full, but the windows were open and the atmosphere was casual and friendly. Each of us enjoyed our food enough to take doggie bags... More 

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Thank amyfli
Redwood City, California
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun, funky, tasty meals! Very Crowded -young crowd! Live music very fun! Eat on the balcony if the weathers nice and it won't be quite as noisy.

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Thank pkrome
San Diego, California
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78 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sangria, butternut squash ravioli, and live music- these are just three of my favorite things at Le Papagayo. This place is a favorite among us locals. It's a small little place but the menu is great and the live music is fun. Check it out!

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Thank heatherh0p
San Diego, California
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We enjoy going back to Le Papagayo again and again. It serves excellent and unique food within a great, relaxed vibe. They call it a "fusion of Mediterranean and Latin American cuisine" but it is so much more. We have never gone wrong with anything on the menu, from their salads to flatbreads to Hawaiian dishes. Their food is so... More 

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Thank Erichidaho
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Le Papagayo blends Mediterranean and Asian influences and Pacific Coast to create an amazing fine dining experience. Their lobster bisque is amazing. Beers are $5 and they have 14 beers on tap. They offer a heated patio and unplugged live music every night.

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Thank Carspino
Miami Beach, Florida
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant Le Papagayo is a great option for happy hour food. Happy hour is everyday from 4:00 to 6:30 and Tuesdays is until close! We had lobster bisque which is delicious and the carne asada tacos which are great!!!

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Thank Carolina C
Oceanside, California
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We love le papagayo a fusion of flavor from various parts of the world. Flat breads and the dynamite are great. Loved crab cakes. Definitely worth ordering tapas to sample the unique wonderful flavors. This place is not for the meat and potato crowd. Bring your taste buds charged up. The bar has a great singer guitar player (Sunday night)... More 

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Thank Robert L
San Diego, California
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111 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I have had a number of enjoyable breakfast's and lunch's at Le Papagayo but tonight was the first time I have tried their Happy Hour. It was excellent. They have both inside and outside seating. Outside is quieter and they have plenty of heaters. The service was fast and efficient. All of the small plates we tried were very good... More 

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Thank DonR_09
San Francisco
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

This place had been recommended as a place to take an elderly relative, believe it or not, for lunch--that they would accommodate her needs and we would have a pleasant experience. All proved to be true. They couldn't have been nicer. All or us enjoyed our entrees. The service was fast and attentive and the ambience upbeat, an ideal beach... 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: American, Mediterranean, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene
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?