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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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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, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene

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  • 40
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  • 42
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 15
    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
Great location! Good value!

Consistently good Mexican food at a good price right in the Village! We come here almost every time we come to Arrowhead!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Caroline R
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Newbury Park, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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Anaheim, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We liked the location and convenience of the restaurant but the food was not the best. It was a little bland, the service was great and the drinks prepared for us by our friendly bar tender were delicious.

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Glendale, California
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507 reviews 507 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Great service and food...definitely the best in lake arrowhead, great menu items and definitely the friendliest service

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Star, Idaho
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Some of the best Mexican food located in the middle of the shopping village. After your meal, take the kids for a walk around the lake front while the wife shops. Kids activities are located directly behind the restaurant.

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Twin Peaks
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

For a great experience in Lake Arrowhead, you must visit Papagayo's and have a taco & Killer Margarita on the patio. Fantastic view and atmosphere. A great way to spend your afternoon or evening, especially when the concerts in the Village are underway. Don't miss it!

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Newbury Park, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Consistently good Mexican food at a good price right in the Village! We come here almost every time we come to Arrowhead!

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Glenwood, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

If you are looking for good, quick food... you have arrived. The most favorite thing about them is their One Step Beyond Margarita! That is my weakness.

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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
5 helpful votes 5 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?