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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 good32%
  • Average24%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“tacos” (18 reviews)
“burrito” (9 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
28200 Highway 189, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352-9700
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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
Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

We had lunch here for my husband's birthday. The service and food were great; the margaritas, the best. I had chili verde which is one of my favorite Mexican dishes, and it was wonderful.

Thank Linda B
Reviewed August 22, 2016

We have had both breakfast and lunch at this lovely restaurant and have enjoyed both experiences. Lovely views of the lake from some tables and now an outside area is also available when the weather is sunny. A welcoming basket of chips starts you off....More

Thank Nitrobrune
Reviewed August 22, 2016

The food is good--not great, but good enough. But, the service is great and you can't beat the location.

Thank Colleen74_11
Reviewed August 18, 2016

Outstanding staff and service. Our dinner was excellent, The El Gordo burrito was a monster ! Servings were plentiful and great flavor.

Thank Kenwelch
Reviewed August 9, 2016

We came across Papagayos while looking for a snack and a beer by the water. Outside, they have a cantina area with beautiful views of the lake. I ordered a couple drinks, tacos, and nachos. The drinks were great and the staff was really nice...More

Thank pkashinsky
Reviewed August 7, 2016

Good food, excellent service and margarita. Everybody including two grandchildren liked their dinners.

Thank slsmith007
Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

We ate here, the margaritas very very good, as was the food. The restaurant was very busy. A tip we learned was to call an hour before you plan to go, they'll put your name on the list. They do not take reservations, but calling...More

Thank Ron K
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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
  • Value
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, Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view, 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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