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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (30)
Great for Outdoor Dining (29)
Live Music (28)
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Happy Hour (23)
Casual (21)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Fun (19)
Bar Seating (18)
Good for a Date (16)
Tapas (15)
Great for Lunch (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
People Watching (12)
Special Occasion (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Romantic (9)
Authentic (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Cozy (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Business Meals (5)
Great Beer (5)
Healthy (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Live Sports (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Spicy (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 3 days ago

We’ve been before but this time good wasn’t good except one item. They sat us in a very drafty area and loud. Ordered a skinny margarita and it tasted like dirty water sent back. Ordered ceviche shrimp tomatoes onions with no taste and stale chips . Grilled artichoke had almost no meat on leaves and chicken spring rolls greasy and not good. Honestly for $90 for three people only one who has a glass of wine value stunk and we won’t go back even though we are local

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·Dined 3 days ago

The food was excellent and the waitstaff were outstanding! They were very busy but saw to our table before we needed a thing. They work so efficiently as a team. I've been there several times and I am always extremely pleased. The live music is great! Overall, I highly recommend Le Papagayo !

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

My wife and I spend our few and far between evenings out together with the great folks at Le Papagayo. The staff is always courteous and quick to ensure that we are taken care of. We've never had a dish that we didn't enjoy and tell our friends to give them a try! Thanks so much Le Papagayo for continuously making our nights out special :)

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Scenic View, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

We love this restaurant and go every time we are in town the atmosphere on the patio is very nice especially in the evening we were there Valentine’s Day and inside the restaurant was much louder and not as relaxing the food choices are great and the service was good we will stop again when we are in town

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We had a great time, waitress was great and I seen her there for many years. We had a date night and really enjoyed the food and dancing little bit bye our table. Over all love your place and we have been coming now little over 5 years. Thanks for a wonderful evening. Amy

Tags: People Watching, Live Music, Late-night Find, Romantic, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I love the food, the menu and the patio! We bring all our out of town guests for a great dinner!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Great consistent place . One thing bothered me I was going to this restaurant for year the previous owner was greeting me every time . The new ownership they have a manager who treated me nicely
This time I had reservation they gave me a small table in the corner for 2 the couple behind us came in and they gave them a big table nice . I asked for the manager they told me the owner is here today the owner ( I think was greeting everybody and he ignored my table ) the server was a great lady the person who served water remembered me and treated us nicely . I am not sure about the new owner or if it was him why he made a point to avoid me . I purchased gift cards from there for any friend or family who moved there . I loved that place . But now I am upset
And don’t know if I will go there again

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Good food, nice music, good service, local ambience. Ya gotta love it......................!

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, People Watching, Late-night Find
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The three of us were very pleased with the food, wine, service and being able to sit outdoors. The food was excellent! Vicente Padilla

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Consistently excellent food and service. Everyone greatly enjoyed their meals. Highly recommended.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 29, 2018

The food was good, but pricey. They added a 20% gratuity to the bill for a table of eight. We sat inside near the outdoor patio, which wasn't the best because the servers were constantly walking by with food orders. The outdoor lower patio looked inviting, but it was reserved for other guests.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Le Papagayo is a favorite. Always fun, nightly music, outside dining with lots of heaters and great casual food. Who could want for more!

Tags: Happy Hour, Live Music, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Arrived and was told they couldn’t honor my reservation and I would have to wait in line with walk-ins. Horrible customer service. Horrible management.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Always a pleasure to dine @ Papagayo....The happy hour has excellent selections at a true value!

Tags: Happy Hour, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Love this restaurant. The food is amazing and the prices are good. Sometimes the service can be a bit slow. The music is very loud, if you want to enjoy conversation, sit outside. The patio is wonderful!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We love this restaurant and have never had a bad meal! Favorites are the bread and pesto, chicken satay and wahine salad. Just a fun place to enjoy some great food and music!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Typical Beach community atmosphere. Food was excellent and service very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Amazing home made Pesto sauce! Cocktail Drinks were pretty good too

Tags: Casual, Live Sports
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The food was superb, the service very good but the ambiance was missing. We could not hear each other over the band; worse yet, bar patrons hung over our table. Despite this, we would return again for the food if it was warm enough to sit outside or there was no band playing. All meals, especially the seafood were amazing! Pricing is very reasonable for the high quality of the food and generous portion size.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Live Music
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 (Yosemite)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Very tasty variety of foods, from calamari strips to lobster ravioli. Highly recommend the pesto and fresh bread, super tasty. Good service and atmosphere.

Tags: Tapas, Cozy, Casual, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great for going to get a cock-tail. Food was ok. A little over priced.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 3, 2018

There were six in our party and we each had something different for our meals. Everyone RAVED about their choice. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 2, 2018

They have live music every night! And all day happy hour (drink and appetizer specials) on Tuesdays :)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Happy Hour, Live Music
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Never a disappointment! Excellent service. Excelent food and menu! Unique place. Perfect for special occasions!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Sadly the whole experience was not very good. Appetizer - crab cake was frozen in the middle - sent it back after tracking down wait staff after 10 min. It came back out long after the main course. Staff was disorganized and dressed in whatever they wanted to wear (killed the ambiance). Main course (prime rib) was good but nothing special. I really think this restaurant could be amazing if it had some structure, quality control and standards. I may try it again at some point but really bummed I wasted my new years dinner here.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food is exceptional. Ambiance is warm and cozy. Service top shelf. I’ll be back!

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Wow. Don't know how this place has escaped us for the last few years. Killer seafood and other stuff. Nice selection of beer. Good wine list. Parking is interesting but Leucadia always is a little challenging but much easier than Del Mar or Encinitas. We will become regulars. Just a cool place.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We had a pleasant evening, and our server was very good. We arrived on time and were seated promptly. However, we did not have a choice between indoor or outdoor seating, and had to sit on the patio. They did have heaters, but not enough, and I was somewhat chilled for the whole meal. Next time I'll know to request an indoor table during the cooler weather.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great menu- flavorful food&drinks, lively atmosphere, polite & informative servers and fun place to dine out for my birthday!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Live Music, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 26, 2017

I met a friend here for a catch up dinner on the lovely patio. We both enjoyed our meals and the sangria. Our server was wonderful and very helpful. The only hiccup was the hostess- the restaurant entry is a bit awkward and I was unsure of where to wait for a table. The hostess wasn't very helpful or welcoming. Overall enjoyed the experience.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The restaurant has a problem with it's online reservation system. We made a reservation on Open table and received an email with the reservation info. We went to the restaurant and the reservation was not in the system at the restaurant and the manger could not or would not seat us indoors (when I made the reservation I specifically requested indoor seating). We noticed that it happened to at least one other party. The manager was overwhelmed and unable to provide us with a satisfactory seating and so we left. Clearly, there were two problems: the first was with the reservation and the second was with the way that the restaurant dealt with the lost reservation.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Love this casual neighbor dining spot; especially, their red sangria and happy hour menu. Great to have music every night at this location. Good indoor and outdoor (pet friendly dining areas.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Healthy, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Live Music
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 20, 2017

I hosted book club and it was great not having to do the cooking and cleaning. Great food and service! The musical entertainment was also fabulous! Thank you!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Healthy, Tasting Menu
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The food is always delish, fresh, tasty, hot and delivered timely. The music is nice, creates a good vibe!

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Having been to Le Papagayo many many times, it is consistantly excellent. I have always eaten the tapis but the main courses look fantastic. Service has always been top notch, however, this last time the waitress appeared disinterested and not really into the evening. I felt like we were doing her a favor by being there, but she warmed up a bit towards the end of the evening. The Dynamite is absolutely fantastic if you like a hot sea food in a white sauce. The Flat breads are really good and they seemed very fresh. We ordered way too much but the chicken is VERY hot and wonderful , just keep wine or water handy. I would pass on the grilled artichokes, I can eat them at home any time....I am going back soon for another birthday. It is good for happy hour after that...expensive but well worth it, just dont order as much as we did for two. Love the interesting flavors and presentation.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Live Music, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 8, 2017

My favorite place for a fun environment and good food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food and great ambiance. Live music is always good! We bring all our visitors here.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Been coming here for many years and the quality of the food, service and ambiance never disappoints.

Tags: Cozy, Live Music, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (México)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Favorite spot in North county.
Amazing food and the best live music every night.
I totally recomend this place!
Been there many many times

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent music, great bar atmosphere, good service giuven how crowded

Tags: Fun, Casual, Bar Seating
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