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El Papagayos Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

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28200 Highway 189, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352-9700
909-337-9529
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Lunch
Dinner
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Large dinner portion along with a great margarita cocktail drink with my meal.

Very nice quaint restaurant. Good choices to choose from the dinner menu. The plates are very large. Guest must have a large appetite to consume their meal. Great margarita drinks!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Alexander H
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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125 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Very nice quaint restaurant. Good choices to choose from the dinner menu. The plates are very large. Guest must have a large appetite to consume their meal. Great margarita drinks!

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california
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Acceptable Mexican food and the only Mexican food in the village. Close to shopping and summer concerts. Free parking.

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Lake Arrowhead, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It is a fun place to order a margarita but the food is not memorable. Other Mexican restaurants in the general area served much better food, such as Hortensia's.

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Chino Hills, California
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104 reviews 104 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We were staying at the Lake Arrowhead Resort and wanted to be able to walk to a restaurant. Papagayos was close by and we were not disappointed!! The salsa was tasty so felt that was a good sign. We had chili rellenos and beef enchiladas with green sauce and both were delicious!! Staff were professional and met our needs, even... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The food was wonderful and the servers were very helpful in choosing pure vegetarian dishes out of the menu listed items. The ambience was great and the decorations very tasteful. The place was crowded since it was the peak lunch time - no regrets in choosing this place for Lunch.

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San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Lake arrowhead does not have a whole lot of options when it comes to going to dinner. This place is one of the best on this part of the mountain, or at least one of the most popular! It is normally busy but I have never had to wait for a table (partly because my friends and I were ok... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We always make a point of having at least one meal here. Their food is prepared when you order and generous portions all around. Excellent salsa.

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Gilbert
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69 reviews 69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Good Service. Nice views of the lake. I had the Chimichanga. It was soggy and I had difficulty eating it. I don't know much about restaurants in Lake Arrowhead but I'd get a drink here and go elsewhere to eat.

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Palm Desert, CA USA
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71 reviews 71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Very good food, service with a nice ambiance. Haven't been here for a while, and was pleasantly surprised with the food. Prices are slightly higher than other Mountain Mexican, but not excessive.

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Crestline, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The atmosphere is fun Mexican. The portions are sizable and yummie. The prices are fare. The service is good. An excilent place for entertaining or Sunday Brunch.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 28200 Highway 189, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352-9700
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Arrowhead
  • Phone Number: 909-337-9529

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?