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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

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (29)
Live Music (25)
Great for Outdoor Dining (24)
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Casual (20)
Happy Hour (19)
Fun (19)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Bar Seating (14)
Good for a Date (14)
Tapas (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Authentic (8)
Cozy (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
People Watching (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Healthy (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Romantic (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Business Meals (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Live Sports (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great Beer (2)
Spicy (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 13, 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 11, 2018

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

Tags: Casual, Live Sports
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·Dined on January 6, 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 6, 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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·Dined on January 4, 2018

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

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 4, 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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·Dined on January 3, 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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 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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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 29, 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 28, 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 27, 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 24, 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 24, 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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·Dined on December 21, 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 16, 2017

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

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 14, 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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·Dined on December 9, 2017

My favorite place for a fun environment and good food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 3, 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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·Dined on December 2, 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 26, 2017

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

Tags: Fun, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

Great food and drinks!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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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