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246 King St W, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 1A9, Canada
(905) 525-0309
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 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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Stoney Creek, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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124 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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114 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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254 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

I had bought a wagjag deal for this restaurant. I visited this resaaurtant with my husband. The apps were stuffed jalepenos. We waited about 40 minutes to receive our apps only for my husband to find toothpicks inside the stuffed jalepenos by pricking he inside of his mouth. We told the waitress who acted as if she really didn't care... More 

1 Thank wilhelminajansen
Hamilton, Canada
Level Contributor
15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Great food, great price - best washrooms found in a non-chain restaurant in Hamilton! Pure happiness. I ordered something that could be described as an opened burrito - rice, beans, salsa, guacamole, sour cream and chicken breast on a plate, to be eaten with good old fork and knife. It was delicious, good price, and came very quick. Meanwhile the... More 

Thank RSReston
Hamilton, Canada
Level Contributor
31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

We ventured into Papagayo spontaneously on a Saturday evening. Having been to Mexico a few times in the past, the decor / atmosphere seemed authentic, unfortunately the remainder of the experience was just plain bad. The service was brutal in terms of speed of service, 15+ patrons in the restaurant with only 1 waitress. My wife and I ordered our... More 

2 Thank Eric S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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?