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Le Papagayo

1002 North Coast HWY 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
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Ranked #13 of 224 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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85% Recommend
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English first
San Diego, California
Top Contributor
247 reviews 247 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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26 reviews 26 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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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Had lunch here and really enjoyed the fresh mahi mahi salad with nice variety of lettuce and vegetables. The service was quick and friendly. There is seating inside but with a beautiful day we opted for the patio seating in the back. Great prices/good food. Highly recommend

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Encinitas, California
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98 reviews 98 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Old Highway 101 in Encinitas is blessed with fun and unique restaurants. This is one of the good ones. Interesting menu, friendly service, reasonable prices all wrapped up in a casual beach style building and atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Met a group for brunch in outdoor area. It was beautiful. Delicious banana pancakes. Not to mention the thirst quenching screw driver. I had the Egg's Benedict. Delish. My two year old devoured the Oatmeal Buttermilk Pancakes garnished with some bananas, strawberries and whipped cream. Beautiful area and just a short drive over to Moonlight Beach. Enjoyed this area more... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Have been here twice and both times had the fish tacos. They were quite good but for some reason I have not been back, just didn't seem to be that comfortable it is just a mystery. Hard to explain why when you go somewhere and the food is good why you never think to go back.

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