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El Papagayos Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

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28200 Highway 189, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352-9700
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Got seated right away. The view is beautiful and the restaurant is quite lively. The chips are crisp and not oily and the salsa was quite tasty. Was quite pleased thinking the rest of the food would deliver on the promise of the chips and salsa. Ordered the taco pizza as an appetizer. When it got to the table, it... More 

Thank kamotion
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257 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Papagayos is located in the central theme building of the Lake Arrowhead Village. The restaurant is clean and spacious. The welcome was warm and the service, although generally good, was just a little slow. The food was very good.

Thank geotech522
Pasadena, California
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Average food, we had to wait too long to be seated and by the time we ordered we had been sitting there over an hour. We were there during the week, so I could only imagine how crazy weekends must get.

Thank David S
Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food wasn't homemade, but good. Enjoyed the drinks. The ambience was nice, on the pier with view outside the windows. The service was good. We would go back.

Thank Teresa S
Los Angeles, California
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119 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Come for the drinks, the lake views and the fun atmosphere. Order 1 or more Cadillac Margaritas kick back and relax, either in the restaurant or the patio, and enjoy. The drinks are great but the food is average mexican food, not worthy of the 1 hour plus waits when busy. Like this place for the drinks but not so... More 

Thank dbartoletti
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food is very good great happy hour, awesome location in lake arrowhead. Spend the day at the lake, lots of shops then enjoy a wonderful margarita or two and some pretty good Mexican food. You'll have a good time.

Thank Cruz R
Newport Beach, CA
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95 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Oh so poor, poor poor service. Took 20 minutes to get a server to approach our table (bar area). Had to physically walk up to the bar twice to request service only to be told 'be right there". Food and drink once served (another 30 minutes) was tasty although not correct and what we ordered.

Thank 50isthenew40
Janesville, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a party of nine after a graduation at Rim of the World High School, we were seated within 15 minutes. The food was very good with large portions, the service was very good with a view of the lake.

Thank Jim C
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158 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Very good restaurant, not terribly authentic but good Americanized Mexican with healthy choices. Salsa is average but the meats are tasty and quality cuts. One of the best restaurants in Arrowhead for just good choices.

Thank Steve M
Rialto, California
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66 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

We enjoyed our lunch at Papagayos. The service and the food were excellent. Servings were generous. We got to take some home for a snack later on.

Thank Diane C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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

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