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El Papagayos Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

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El Papagayos Mexican Restaurant & Cantina
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28200 Highway 189, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352-9700
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28200 Highway 189, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352-9700
909-337-9529
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11:00 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
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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 28
    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
Tasty Mexican food

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
Stephen T
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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119 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Surrey
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

Had dinner here yesterday and it was friendly, relaxed and the staff were smiley which we always appreciate. I had a Margerita and it was very good. Food tasted fresh and sauces not out of a bottle. The Hog Wings are really good but the burger wasn't brilliant. I guess the answer to that is not to order a burger... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Your typical mexican restaurant, but the food was on the better side....and I should know! Great service and friendly staff!

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Lake Arrowhead, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

This is a decent Mexican restaurant but they keep changing their true hits on the menu to the point where you don't want to order them anymore some of them have even been eliminated. My husband loves their carne asada burrito and it's no longer there. They had a wonderful shrimp and avocado green salad that now is just a... More 

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Beaumont, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

My husband and I eat here often. We always recommend it to visitors as the food is good and it is in the center if the village. Get there early as there is usually a long wait.

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Mesquite, Nevada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?