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About Le Papagayo

Le Papagayo blends Mediterranean & Asian influences and Pacific coast cuisine to create an amazing fine dining experience. The Chef and Myself combine the freshest of local ingredients and Mediterranean & Asian flavor to create a unique character for each meal created from scratch.




Dining at Le Papagayo is a ful experience that will delight all your senses.




Amazing food and a warm and inviting dining room which looks like an art gallery are all part of the experience.




We also offer a loundge, a heated patio and unplugged live music every night.

1002 North Coast Hwy 101
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Contemporary American, Breakfast

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Sunday 7:30am - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Leucadia Boulvard

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 944-8252

Website:
http://www.lepapagayoleucadia.com/

Entertainment:
Live unplugged music every nights. Flamenco, Blues, Motown Blues, Island Groove, Rock & Folks, Jazz, Samba.


Please check the music calendar on our website

Catering:
Since 2004 Le Papagayo has been welcoming you to a cozy and friendly atmosphere. Pacific Islands, Mediterranean influences and unplugged live music make for an amazing and unique experience. We will do the same with Le Papagayo Catering.


Choose your menu, relax and enjoy time with your guests we do it all!!

Private Party Contact:
Darrin Campbell darrindda@gmail.com: (760) 944-8252

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Le Papagayo Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Live Music (40)
Neighborhood Gem (37)
Fun (35)
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Casual (31)
Great for Outdoor Dining (28)
Happy Hour (25)
Good for a Date (24)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Tapas (16)
People Watching (15)
Good for Groups (15)
Special Occasion (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Hot Spot (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Cozy (11)
Late-night Find (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Great for Brunch (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Authentic (6)
Healthy (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Business Meals (5)
Romantic (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Live Sports (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

Love this place! Food is consistently great! Great comfortable atmosphere. They have music nightly & a full bar!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Live Music
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·Dined 3 days ago

There was four of us dining and the food was delivered in three separate sections so the first two people they got their food ended up having to start eating first as it was getting cold before the next two meals came out separately. The variety of food we had was the local Mocho, mahi mahi tacos, prime rib dip, and eggs and Carney Asada. Between the four meals none of them really stood out as outstanding, the tacos were cold and just horrible . The service was amazing and great. The atmosphere is awesome. But was very disappointed in the food and the delivery being delayed and awkward at our table.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Very nice casual atmosphere. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The service was good and the restaurant and bathrooms were clean.
Everyone at our table enjoyed their food.
This was my second time there and I will return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, People Watching
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

Great overall first time experience here! Host stand was busy when we arrived- as expected, so we got a drink at the bar and waited for our table to be ready. Great server Shannon, I think, and my wife and I tried lots of small plates - the artichoke and sliders were the winners! Can’t wait to come back- highly recommend outside vs inside dining.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food and drinks!

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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

My husband and I went to there first time. Food was delicious, friendly stafff, ambiance was good. Highly recommended!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for Groups, Live Music
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·Dined 5 days ago

My husband enjoyed celebrating our 7 year anniversary here. They had live music and it was great! All the food was spot on, the drinks were great, and the service. I️ wish we had one down in Point Loma!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 16, 2017

casual dining. somewhat loud with music and chatter but very tolerable. Service was good; altho there was a lot of confusion in food delivered to our table and next. our appetizers went to another table.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Food and beer selection was fabulous. bouillabaisse with Carlsbad mussels was fantastic. Baja Blues Boys music was perfect for dinner ambiance.

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Our food was delicious, our server was attentive and efficient and the atmosphere was full of good energy. Loved our Girl's Night Out.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Fabulous experience. Love the food, the team, the atmoshere and music.
My new favorite spot.
Thanks,

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 5, 2017

A great local restaurant with delicious choices. I like the Wahine salad, skillet eggs, generous nachos salsa and guacamole, tacos are amazing too!

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our server needed to be asked multiple times for waters, refills and it took us a while to get to order drinks and food. She also messed up all our credit cards and had to rerun them all. Lamb burger was mediocre but the grand mariner french toast was amazing. Overall it was an ok experience

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We’re frequent customers of Le Papagayo and were horrified by the treatment we received from the host. Upon arrival, early for our reservation, we asked to be notified if any tables opened up sooner. Then, after waiting an hour, the host assigned us to a table in the bar, next to the kitchen door at a table that had been vacant almost the entire time we had been waiting. When we asked to be relocated because the spot was too noisy, we were told that it would not be possible. We opted to dine down the street instead.

That host really didn’t seem to care. What a shame!

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food and ambiance was great as usual. We had one minor issue with the service; our table had food spilled on it between courses, and had to ask multiple times to have it take care of. The issue was only rectified after approaching the waitress while she was away from the table.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great food and service

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Dissapointed. Paella was bad. No meat in mussels and salmon very dry. Thought this would be the dish to get

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent service, food was great that night & music was awesome!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2017

When it got too loud manager made people quiet down so we could listen to great soul music

Good move I will be back

Foods great

Tags: Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Delicious shrimp and grits and loco moco! Excellent organic coffee!

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Waitress was great (Zoe or Chloe ). Food menu very extensive and good wines at reasonable prices.

Tags: Authentic, People Watching, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Tapas, Special Occasion, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Live Music
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food and great staff make this place one we will return to. Large menu leaves plenty of things to try!

Tags: Tapas, People Watching, Fun, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Fun place but wish the bar staff had been more attentive.

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

One of my top 5 meals of all time! My sis was visiting from Oregon and I wanted to take her to one of my favorite eateries! The food was so spectacular that it rendered both of us speechless - which is hard to do!! I live in the High Desert but would do the 2 hour drive just to eat here!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great brunch! Nice service and great food.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 8, 2017

GReat place to eat and have some couple time. We tried the appetizer And they were great. Did not order any entrees and instead shared the food. Can’t go wrong!

Tags: Romantic, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Late-night Find
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

I was disappointed with the fact that o made a reservation and then go thrown into the "only option" available table according to the not so kind hostess. I was placed in the small room right next to the beer taps and where all servers go to place orders and grab plates. Not sure why I bothered with a reservation since I was given no option of table and placed at the worse possible spot. Server was great

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Servers have always been great. Love the brunch. Happy Hour during week is also excellent

Tags: Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

We live locally, and, although we only live a few blocks away, we hadn't been there yet as we were new to the area.
Prob 1) We ordered our drinks (4 of us) and two of the drinks delivered were not what were ordered. It took nearly ten minutes to get the waitress to bring the correct drinks. By then our guests drank the wrong drinks they ordered, and we were charged for them. Hello, we waited 10minutes for the correct drinks.
Prob 2) We ordered dinner. Two of the meals delivered were the wrong cut of meat, with, the wrong sauce. When we told our waitress, she came back with the correct sauce and told us our cut of meat was actually a better cut. Hello, the wrong sauce was already on the wrong cut of beef. Now she wanted us to pour the correct sauce over the meal...wth? She never offered to correct the problem.
Pro 3) As if #'s 1 & 2 above weren't enough, as we were paying the bill, a waiter walking by with a tray of food overhead (the typical waiter/waitress carry) one of the plates slide off the tray and down my leg. I was wearing shorts and my Italian loafers I bought while in Tuscany. Our waitress seen the fiasco, said she was sorry, and not one of the staff brought me a towel, extra napkins, nothing.
So with the above said, the food was really good for two of us, and the drinks were good for two of us, however, there were four of us.
You make the call as to try it or not. For me, there's just too many other options out there in our awesome town of Encinitas and Leucadia to be mistreated like this, and, not be compensated some how.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 30, 2017

L❤️VE the food and the vibe here!!

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·Dined on September 27, 2017

Crowd noise drowned out the band

I think this is the first time I experienced this at a restaurant

Good if band is not good

Tags: Happy Hour, Tapas
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Great wait staff and wide ranging menu. Pet friendly with patio dining. Good beer & wine
Selection.

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Good place to relax and drink , eat the servers are always upbeat and nice . The food consistent good
No surprises good service good food relax

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 24, 2017

There was a wedding function being held outside. I feel this put the restaurant in an out of control situation. Our service was severely lacking. Our hors d'oeuvres came after our entree. The artichoke was a waste as there was nothing to eat, however, the coconut shrimp was excellent. My husband and I had the tacos and there was only four little strips of beef for $26 or $28 and we were not asked for our preference in tortillas. Would not return again.

Tags: Live Music
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Sitting in the bar area is very loud with the live music, making conversation very hard for 4 or more people. But the two other dining rooms and outdoor area are great for having table conversations with larger groups.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Live Music, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Delicious appetizers and dinner! Surprisingly upscale menu for a place that looks like a taco shop. Gets loud when the live music starts but fun and casual atmosphere. We'll definitely go back!

Tags: Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Live Music, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Celebrated my birthday and was hoping for a brunch. Their brunch menu is sort of sad, but ordered off the regular menu and everyone in the group was very happy with their food. I had the verde benedict. Very good. The best was the berry mojito! I had 2. I would go back just for this drink.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

We love this place! Simply put, we always have a great experience when we go.

Tags: Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Our server Jenna was A+
Right on the spot with everything

Tags: Hot Spot, People Watching, Live Music
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 (New England)·Dined on September 10, 2017

It's my favorite!

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