Dining at Le Papagayo is a full 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 heated patio and unplugged live music every night.
Barcelona Traditional Paella
Chicken, salmon, shrimp, mussels & linguica sausage. Chorizo saffron rice
Classic Style Mussels
Garlic & Chardonnay
Food is consistently great as well as their specialty drinks. The smokey Italian is tasty!
Great food, excellent service. Ambiance while dining in the parking lot leaves a little to be desired. Covid is an excuse for everything. It’s getting really old.
Awesome food. Waitress was spread a little thin - but did a good job anyway.
Watermelon Margarita: Excellent
Miomi Pinot Noir: Excellent
Salad: Caesar Salad: Excellent
Fig and Blue flat bread: Excellent
Artisan bread w/ pesto dip: Excellent
Live Duo: Great vocals; good woodwinds and guitar - solos too notey for my taste.
Sat out on the patio. It was really open and our table was private. The music was awesome!!!
Can’t go wrong eating here at any time of the day or closing your eyes and picking something off the menu blindly. Such an amazing place to eat and a great patio.
We love Le Papagayo. The menu selection is so versatile with so many delicious options. Service was great. We sat outside in their newer outdoor dining area which doesn’t have much ambiance. Not sure I would choose to sit out there again. Martini was $17 which is a bit high for the Encinitas beach community. Other than that, food and service was great.
We really love this restaurant but we felt rushed during our dinner meal and it was $175 for the three of us and we were in and out in an hour. We were seated in the tent which used to be part of the parking lot so the ambience wasn’t exactly what we hoped for. But the food is great and we appreciate the hard work the staff does to keep this great restaurant running.
Can't beat this place, with the bar, live music, and GREAT food.......it is a true blessing to have this restaurant so close.
One of the best places I've eaten in ages. The menu is very unique. It has just the right number of selections. Various meat, and seafood dishes along with unique tapas and a happy hour menu until 6 PM. I will go out of my way to go back.
Great service, great food….the waiter had forgotten what my drink order was, he came back with an order of bread on the house as an apology….the duck tacos were amazing pared with the toasted coconut margarita…
Can’t wait to go back and try everything on the menu.
Delicious and unique menu. Ambiance is compromised with tables set up at far end of parking area.
Our favorite local restaurant, where we take out-of-town guests. Great food, reasonable prices, excellent service, laid-back Leucadia vibe.
Laid back friendly service. Reliably good food. Outdoor ambience very nice. Always bring our visitors here.
Fantastic food and great service!
We ordered the paella and the braised short rib, along with the ahi and blue crab appetizer. The appetizer was good, but could’ve used more sauce and seasoning. The taro chips that came with it were very oily and a little too thin to be used as a vessel to eat it with.
The paella and braised short rib were both to die for. Both were very flavorful and despite being extremely full, we ended up eating every last bite of both entrees. The only complaint I have is that the rice from the paella could’ve used some more salt. It was flavorful, but just a bit bland in taste.
Overall, it was an amazing experience and definitely put Le Papagayo on the list of our favorite restaurants in North County.
This was my first time at the Encinitas Le Papagayo location and we were a party of 6. I was disappointed by the food and by the service. It took awhile for our food to come out, and the quality wasn’t anything spectacular. Considering the difficulty in parking for the location, this place is not somewhere I would visit again.
What a fun evening.... we had the spaghetti bolognese and the pineapple pork ...scrumptious! Our waitress Emi had the best smile and gave great recommendations.... the butter cake was out of this world...and to be immersed in wonderful live music under the moon lit sky... what an unforgettable evening!!!
This is a very lively fun restaurant in Leucedia. Wait staff was very friendly and hustled. Cocktails were excellent. My wife’s Kailua pork was great. My salmon was good quality but I was not a fan of the spicy sauce that accompanied it. My bad for not ordering a dish I knew I would like for sure. We enjoyed the evening very much and will return sometime soon.
Great menu. Fun atmosphere. A bit pricey, but enjoyed overall!
We were seated quickly. We had a wonderful server named Shannon. She was awesome, bubbly personality and very attentive. Food was excellent. Enjoyed our evening out!
Service was decent but the food wasn’t good. We tried the calamari and it wasn’t a classic version. It was some sort of sweet teriyaki type of seasoning served almost like chicken tenders. We didn’t think it tasted good and it was also overcooked.
Good and strong drinks here though
Wonderful menu for all tastes. The paella was substantial and authentic. Service was very good and the atmosphere casual. Loved the outdoors eating area
Such a fun atmosphere and awesome that they have live music every night. It’s a great spot.
We love this local gem. Great food and excellent service.
Great service, love the sangria of course and the outdoor seating ambiance was really great
Great food and a fabulous hostess. I will definitely be going back!
Our server Emma was amazing. It was only her second day and she was exceptional. We would go back just for her. Food was great up until entrees. Just a few issues but they were handled by Emma and the manager immediately! It was a great night! First time for dinner there. I usually go for brunch.
My husband and I had our first date there 10 years ago. We went for our anniversary and have to say it was just okay. They need to put some effort into cleaning up their patio and food quality. Otherwise sangria is good.
Always a great experience!
Great food, good happy hour selection, loved the live music and our waiters were awesome!
We have been going for several years and always a good experience. Staff is attentive and friendly. The food is delicious and reasonably priced. I recommend going for happy hour.
Food was delish. Started with the roasted beet caprese. It was wonderful.
I had the bolognese and I loved it. Hubby had the short rib and ate every bit.
Service was very good. Staff upbeat and very pleasant.
The ONLY kinda iffy thing is the decor’. There is none. Place could use a little update. Your basically earring in a parking lot.
I’d still go back
VERY big menu and cocktails 🍸were also great!
Good food but we found the service to be slow even tho restaurant not crowded.
really nice place, perfect atmosphere. they're busy, and like most places, a bit short of help right now, but overall very good experience. great food, we sampled multiple tapas between us.
Came here for date night and it did not disappoint. Great music, food and service.
Been there many times and always enjoy. First time eating outside and very nice. Andrew was our waiter and he is the best.
Drinks were great and appetizers were fine. Sitting outside under a tent in parking lot. No big deal but part of the Covid parking lot expansion. Had a couple clients and coworkers with us. After an hour or so, the waitress brings us our last drink and says we need to vacate in the next 15mins as someone will be arriving for the table. We had a reservation and a time limit was a first for me. Not like we were loitering. We spent over $250. Chalk it up to the manager or the waitress I guess? Weird
Love this restaurant! I had been a loyal customer for almost 20 years, never disappointed either breakfast, lunch or dinner. The live music is a plus on this summer nights.
We had an awesome server and the food was really good. While it is noisy (right next to the train tracks) there is a nice ambiance outside. We really enjoyed the live music and the attentive servers. I would highly recommend this place if you are in Encinitas!
Le Papagayo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 944-8252.
Le Papagayo is rated 4.6 stars by 1437 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.