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Le Papagayo

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1002 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-1469 (Leucadia Boulvard)
+1 760-944-8252
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I must have passed this place 1,000 times and never noticed it until I was invited by some friends. What a surprise! True to Leucadia's funky reputation, this is a small place on Hwy 101 with indoor and outdoor seating, and a very large and interesting menu. They serve breakfast until 4 pm, and among other choices, you can build... More 

Thank Chris D
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just had another great meal at Le Papagayo! We come here each year when we vacation in Carlsbad and are never disappointed 😊 Our vacations typically coincide with a family member's birthday and this is where we come to celebrate! During our visit last night, we happened to come on their "All Night Happy Hour" special which was even better!... More 

Thank just_jenny001
Maricopa, Arizona
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WOW !!!!!!! An amazing breakfast delicious to the tee !!!! I had the corned beef ,eggs, and delicious potatoes served in a Skillet which was such a surprise !!! The corned was not canned but delicately tenderized and excellent texture. Also enjoyed the organic coffee.In addition to the above, the service was outstanding, friendly and professional by all that helped... More 

san diego
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of my favorite places and obviously a lot of others favorite place because it is always crowded at dinner but so worth the wait. Food has never disappointed and having live music is an added bonus. Great ambiance, good location.

1 Thank wanagoaway
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2017

I stopped in for lunch while house hunting in the rain. I loved the relaxed atmosphere, and the service was friendly and prompt. I had a great tasting chardonnay that I had never heard of before and was reasonably priced, along with delicious fresh fish tacos and a warm bread pudding. I'll be back"

Thank Debbie W
Toronto, Canada
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384 reviews
312 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic place for food that's delicious, reasonably priced and a bit out of the ordinary. The casual decor and friendly quick service combines with live music to make this a happy place. The bar area in front opens up to a dining area and patio in the back. The menu is reminiscent of Spain and Portugal with other... More 

1 Thank Wild_Radek
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2017

We live in San Diego and frequent this restaurant often. Wonderful menu, kind of eclectic in a good way! Great service, great presentation, food always delivered quickly, hot and delicious. I recommend reservations especially on Tuesday because it's happy hour all day and in the summer it can get very busy. Try it out you won't be disappointed.

Thank mmnrun
Carlsbad, California
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2017

This is really a unique restaurant, both in food choices and ambiance. It often reminds me of a European cafe. Dine inside or out, always excellent service and the food choices offer opportunities for almost anyone in every group. Evenings have a louder buzz, while lunch or breakfast usually offer a quieter time. I have eaten there dozens of times... More 

Thank Mark B
Green Valley, AZ
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79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

Casual dining in and out. TV behind long bar. Noisy in bar but not in room by outdoor patio. Cold and rainy today so sat inside. Grandson had huge chorizo burger with frys - very satisfied! We had 3 cheese grilled cheese sandwich that was most delicious! Served with fries or greens or sweet potato fries. Full service wine and... More 

Thank AZGigiS
Encinitas, California
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77 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed November 9, 2016

This is a great local restaurant with very interesting food. We like the calamari and their skillet breakfasts. They also have a taco option with a cheese "tortilla." It's delicious, but better bring a huge appetite or a few people to share it with! The waitstaff is knowledgeable and fun! They also have a great happy hour. Try some of... More 

Thank Diane O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $35
Latin, Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1002 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-1469
    (Leucadia Boulvard)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-944-8252

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