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Downtown Hamilton
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246 King St W, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 1A9, Canada
(905) 525-0309
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hamilton, Canada
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant has been a favorite of ours for years. Not sure if it has changed owners or what but the food certainly was not up to par! The combination plates were dried out and did not even look appetizing! We were a table of 7 but there was only one other table of two in the entire restaurant so... More 

Thank Farley200
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72 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

We enjoyed our dinner at Papagayo! The nachos were flavourful. My husband had the pork cutlet and I had the shrimp; both dishes had heat! The servings are ample. For dessert, vanilla ice-cream - the best; and the Lime Tequila Cheesecake - made on the premises and it was so good! Our server was so pleasant and friendly. The prices... More 

Thank RosanneT304
Hamilton, Canada
Level Contributor
16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

This is my all time favorite restaurant. I always order the chicken chimi changa and I'm never disappointed. Make sure you call ahead as they book up quickly on the weekends.

Thank momof2fromhamilton
Stoney Creek, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere. Great food. Defintely would recommend the combination plate with a margarita to start.

Thank Tash G
Hamilton Ontario
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129 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

Three of us decided to try this Mexican love out over our lunch hour. There few only 2 other tables in so service was quite quick. I did the fish special for the day with a salad. One friend had the chicken nachos that was suppose to be a portion size for two but I would say it was really... More 

Thank Sarah L
Baden(outside Toronto)
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117 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2016

Glad I had reservations as this cute, small restaurant downtown Hamilton is busy on the weekend. Good mix of drink options, I had a Tequila Sunrise, not best I'd had with gingerale being added. I did like that there was water bottles on the table for us to get our own water when needed. Good selection of menu dishes, love... More 

Thank qtpiede19
Hamilton, Canada
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253 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

Have been here countless times and was happy to see the menu change in time, which is a good thing if you want to be able to try different Mexican dishes. On a few of the occasions, the portions were on the small side and the food rather salty. It was however tasty. I am excited to try their new... More 

Thank Mira_que_Bella
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

Papagayo offers a nice selection of your typical Mexican dishes. The staff was friendly and the portions were quite large. For $10-$15, this venue is a perfect restaurant for lunch whether it be a meal with friends or with colleagues from work.

Thank Jess C
Hamilton, Canada
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

Great food, awesome veggie and vegan options.almost everything on the menu can be made vegan. Good for big groups or small groups. The Enchiladas are awesome!

Thank redpanada
Burlington, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2016

I can't say that the selection was extensive or exquisitely flavourful, but it did have a feel like someone's mom was cooking it. Also, if you're looking for tacos, they are not on the menu. Lots of rice, beans, some meat/chicken dishes. They had a great paella.

Thank Payam K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 246 King St W, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 1A9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton>  > Downtown Hamilton
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Hamilton
  • Phone Number: (905) 525-0309

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?