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El Papagayos Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

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28200 Highway 189, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352-9700
+1 909-337-9529
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good33%
  • Average23%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
28200 Highway 189, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352-9700
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Reviewed December 10, 2016

Didn't see to many places to eat at Lake Arrowhead so picked El Papagayos and enjoyed the food and staff.

Thank Bruce B
Reviewed December 7, 2016

A fun place for lunch or dinner. Great margarita's, fun atmosphere. Good service and the food is very good!

Thank Judi E
Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

The food was pretty OK, not that special but good and filling. On the expensive side but not bad for the location. Great view of the lake out the window, though, and great service.

Thank msdebra007
Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Lake Arrowhead for the weekend to help with our grandkids while our daughter and her husband attended a wedding. Our first night there we didn't have the kids so we decided to check out the surrounding area. We came across the shopping...More

Thank SusanRickR
Reviewed October 17, 2016

The service was awesome, Very good Mexican food and the Margaritas are killer good. The bar is a great place to meet and greet. Saluting your girlfriends birthday.

Thank Carole E
Reviewed September 26, 2016

Not a lot too choose from at a very badly underutilized and mismanaged Lake Arrowhead Village so this was a pleasant surprise. We arrived between crowds at about 3:00 pm on a Friday so it wasn't real busy and we were seated immediately. Our waitress...More

1  Thank MilMascaras
Reviewed September 17, 2016

Papagayos has been in Lake arrowhead for 30+ years- the Village location is it's second housing. It's good, standard Americanized Mexican food. You don't come here expecting incredible Mexican food- but the service is great and last night I enjoyed the Enchiladas Rancheras. And I...More

Thank rsmmama
Reviewed September 12, 2016

I have been going to Papagayos for great Mexican food over 30 years. Since they have moved to the "Village" at Lake Arrowhead the meals and service has only gotten better. Last week I had the chicken wrap with an ice cold beer after a...More

Thank LaCostaKeith
Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

You want an authentic Mexican food taste so Good that you are not satisfied with one plate You got to get more and more !!!! No brainer If you love Mexican food then this is it !

Thank Kamyar C
Reviewed September 3, 2016

My family and I had lunch here on 22 May and it was fine but no more than that. Tacos, enchiladas and taco salad were our entrees and they were all tasty. The service was good and the bill, for a party of five, was...More

Thank Faxon B
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Amy G
February 3, 2017|
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Response from Ethan J | Reviewed this property |
Eh, the place was medium sized. It was very sectioned off, so there might not be a ledge enough place to squish the tables together. Just a warning, the food is just OK, and not very special.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups
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: +1 909-337-9529
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