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Papagayo

$$ - $$$
Downtown Hamilton
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246 King St W, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 1A9, Canada
+1 905-525-0309
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Today
17:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Burlington, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place has some character inside. It had Mexican decor and we had a nice window seat ( had reservations). The food was just ok. The free chips and salsa verde were yummy but the main courses were bland. The rice and beans that came with the entres were blah. I had the combination platter and it was not as... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been here a few times over the years and the one aspect that always resonates with me is the service. Was there last night to beat the valentines day rush and had a great experience. The waitress on last night is exactly what you want from a server. Knowledgeable, courteous and genuinely nice. The food was great, started... More 

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Thank TheFoodDad
Ancaster, Canada
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious Mexican food right in Hamilton. This place has been around for over 20 years and stands the test of time! The sangria wasn't my favourite but the margaritas were great. I'd definitely recommend eating here.

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Thank mckeanh
Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Nachos were very good! Very generous with the cheese on the quesedillas. Little bit over priced though for downtown hamilton.

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Thank Monica F
Hamilton, Canada
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

This restaurant has been a favorite of ours for years. Not sure if it has changed owners or what but the food certainly was not up to par! The combination plates were dried out and did not even look appetizing! We were a table of 7 but there was only one other table of two in the entire restaurant so... More 

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Thank Farley200
Canada
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82 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We enjoyed our dinner at Papagayo! The nachos were flavourful. My husband had the pork cutlet and I had the shrimp; both dishes had heat! The servings are ample. For dessert, vanilla ice-cream - the best; and the Lime Tequila Cheesecake - made on the premises and it was so good! Our server was so pleasant and friendly. The prices... More 

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Thank RosanneT304
Hamilton, Canada
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is my all time favorite restaurant. I always order the chicken chimi changa and I'm never disappointed. Make sure you call ahead as they book up quickly on the weekends.

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Thank momof2fromhamilton
Stoney Creek, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere. Great food. Defintely would recommend the combination plate with a margarita to start.

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Thank Tash G
Hamilton Ontario
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145 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Three of us decided to try this Mexican love out over our lunch hour. There few only 2 other tables in so service was quite quick. I did the fish special for the day with a salad. One friend had the chicken nachos that was suppose to be a portion size for two but I would say it was really... More 

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Thank Sarah L
Baden(outside Toronto)
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122 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

Glad I had reservations as this cute, small restaurant downtown Hamilton is busy on the weekend. Good mix of drink options, I had a Tequila Sunrise, not best I'd had with gingerale being added. I did like that there was water bottles on the table for us to get our own water when needed. Good selection of menu dishes, love... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 246 King St W, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 1A9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton>  > Downtown Hamilton
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 905-525-0309

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