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El Papagayos Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

28200 Highway 189, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352-9700
+1 909-337-9529
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good36%
  • Average23%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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“burrito” (8 reviews)
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28200 Highway 189, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352-9700
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Ordered the nachos appetizer. Way to much for one person. More like 6 people would be needed to eat it. Food was good.

Thank Renee T
Reviewed 6 days ago

Not a lot of choices in the Lake Arrowhead Village....but we decided to try Papagayos. Chips and salsa are average, and food is average. We had the cheese enchilada and tostada. Just okay.... Bummer, because with a little more effort, this could be a decent...More

Thank 1socalgirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is known as a night spot, but lunch is really good. The portions are generous. The Mexican food is terrific. And, you can have several chips and salsa baskets at no extra charge. Also, the salsa is unusually good. You'll be glad you...More

Thank Zakan_11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were seated at a nice booth with a lake view. Service was quick and well done. We got a couple of margaritas and ordered the enchilada plate. The food was generous but not spectacular.

Thank lynndds
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place seems to be the only place in Lake Arrowhead that one can call "jumpin." When we walked in there was laughter, conversation, and people having a good time (otherwise Lake Arrowhead seems rather staid). The restaurant proudly stand over the parking lot that...More

Thank Rogerdob
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Based on TripAdvisor ranking we tried this restaurant. Service was friendly and prompt which is the only good thing we experienced. It started off with noticing the quality of the cutlery. It was the equivalent of ages camping cutlery - bent, scratched and cheap.The portions...More

Thank Dazzle03
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Papagayos has always been the best Mexican food restaurant on the mountain. Great bar area with tvs for sports watching. In the summertime our favorite thing is to sit on the outside patio bar and have margaritas and tacos and watch the boats and lake...More

Thank dagmarsabat
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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

We have visited this restaurant for several years and it's always good! Mexican Pizza the best I've ever tasted and huge portions! Staff is attentive and kind and isn't rushed. Get a table by the window and enjoy the view of the lake! You won't...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We had not been to Papagayos for quite some time and now I remember why. We started with a couple of margaritas. They were good, but nothing to brag about. When we were served the chips and salsa we found the salsa to be average...More

4  Thank ZProf
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Every time I come here, it is fun, tasty, and pleasant! I love this restaurant. The waitress is always helpful. Though they get very busy and loud..it doesn't take away from the experience. The food is delicious to boot!

Thank AprilJFree
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Amy G
Our wedding is up there in September. We are looking for a place for the rehearsal dinner the night before to hold about 40-50 people. Could your place accommodate that?
4 February 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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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