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El Papagayos Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

28200 Highway 189, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352-9700
909-337-9529
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Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Mesquite, Nevada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

lost of food but we were with Mexican friends and they were not impressed. The Mexican pizza was very large but more beans then meat.

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Claremont, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Great happy hour menu. Good strong drinks. Get there early to have seating In the bar. Friendly staff and super service.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We came in and were greeted immediately. There was a wait but not long, great food, drinks were spectacular, Great tap beer selection. Always a place to go when in Lake Arrowhead.

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Southern Calif.
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95 reviews 95 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were staying in Arrowhead for a week and went to Papagayos at the Arrowhead Village. There is the Papagayos restaurant (indoor seating) also. We sat outside on the deck overlooking the lake. Ordered chicken tacos and chips and salsa. Tacos are two for three dollars, chips and salsa are a dollar. Can't say enough about the tacos and the... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Great atmosphere. My mother's and my margarita was a killer. We felt we were on cloud nine. It was a while since I had a killer margarita!!! Dinner was very good plenty of entrées to chose from.

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Pomona, California, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My wife and I took a day trip recently to Lake Arrowhead and were looking for a spot for lunch. There are many choices in the village but we wanted Mexican food so we went to El Papagayos. It was our first visit and will not be our last. The atmosphere was festive and the service was excellent. We both... More

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Vancouver
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Decent food, strong drinks, and good wait staff. And enjoyable evening on the lake. Recommend to those who love Tequila!

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Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

What a great find in this sweet little mountain town. The food is delicious, the service is good and it is at the right price point. They recommended the steak tacos and they were terrific. I would recommend a margarita to wash down the food. If you want a casual, family friendly, fun atmosphere you won't be disappointed.

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OC
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70 reviews 70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is a restaurant stuck in the past. The servers were friendly. I ordered two tacos a la carte as I was wary about the beans and rice. The tortillas were so greasy, I ate the taco filling (one shredded beef and one carnets). We asked for hotter salsa, the waitress brought another bowl with chopped up jalapeños on top!... More

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Southern California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Came for lunch on Saturday with a party of 5. It took about 20 minutes for us to be seated. They ask for a credit card or ID to get a pager. Chips and salsa are subpar. While not authentic, the food was pretty decent. Service was slow and we had to keep asking for refills on drinks.

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