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“Good food”
Review of Papagayo

Papagayo
Ranked #530 of 3,292 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
Reviewed August 10, 2013

The food was good, not the best Mexican I've had. Atmosphere was fun. Service was very good. If you are staying at the Weston Boston Waterfront and want Mexican food, this is a short walk away.

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Reviewed August 10, 2013

It's hard finding a place in Boston to meet friends where it's not too loud. This place has a great set up, the round booths in the bar make excellent conversation spots. The appetizers are fantastic as well as the tacos. The margaritas are the real deal, no sour mix. It is my new hang out on Fridays after work

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Thank Robin B
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

I had high hopes for this place, having walked by it and liking the bright, fun, bu tnot cliche interior. The reviews were decent, so throught we'd try it.

Wow. What a mistake.

From sitting down to paying the bill, we had TERRIBLE service. The joyless, unfriendly waiter seemed irritated to have to do his job. We waited a long long time to order, then when our guac was brought out (my another runner), we didnt' get chips for about 10 minute (they there were awful - see below). In the meantime, i'd run out of water, and no one refilled it. After eating some of the super-hot guac i needed water, so waited. and waited. and waited for our waiter. He never came back over, so i had to go to the bar and get water refills.

He dropped off our entrees eventually without a word other than "here you go". No offer of more drinks, or water. He never checked back with us to see how things were.

The wait for he check was similarly long.

The food wasn't any better, with the dregs of the bottom of the chip container brought for our HELLISHLY hot guac. (So broken greasy chips...umm yuck!)

My entree was something tamale-ish, i cant even remember, but it was sided with boring re-fried beans with some sprinkles of Mexican cheese on top and basically plain rice. The sauce on the xxx was an extremely one-note vinegary gren sauce that made my throat hurt.

Forget the churros i would normally have gotten (i can't imagine how bad that would have been!) -- we bee-lined for South Station and got an Auntie Annie's Cinnamon Pretzel instead.

Wow, this place was one of the biggest dining disappointments EVER. And that's saying a lot.

My partner left a $2 tip, and a long note explaining why on the reverse. It takes a lot of being ignored and brought bad food to prompt that!!!

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Thank Sluggo65
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

My husband and I were sent her by our kids who told us this is an amazing restaurant. They were right - it is! The service was great from the start. The 'Guacamole Man' came to our table to make our "custom" guacamole - we were not disappointed! It was delicious! We had chicken and beef tacos with sides - all excellent. And the drinks, though a bit pricy, were very good. I cannot think of anything I didn't like about this restaurant. Even parking was good - we found a spot one block away. Not bad for Boston. I would definitely recommend Papagayos!!

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Thank Kathleen311
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

Variety is good
Food is appreciably tasty
Don't know if they have any parking
They don't do take out
Don't have to wait if you don't get a table. There is a set of quick service tables (very narrow ones)
You don't have to worry about service because - you will get one for sure - a real good one.
Prices are nominal

Thank camssmt
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