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Le Papagayo

4.5
551 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Live Music
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Le Papagayo blends New American and Pacific Coast cuisine to create an amazing fine dining experience. The Chef and Myself combine the freshest of local ingredients and flavor to create a unique character for each meal created from scratch.




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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Mediterranean, Breakfast
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Hours of operation
Mon-Sunday 7:30am - 11:00pm
On Saturday and Sunday for Brunch our minimum web party size is 6 guests.
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Phone number
(760) 944-8252
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party contact
Darrin Campbell darrindda@gmail.com: (760) 944-8252
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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!!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Leucadia Boulvard
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Entertainment
Live unplugged music every nights. Flamenco, Blues, Motown Blues, Island Groove, Rock & Folks, Jazz, Samba.


Please check the music calendar on our website
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
What 551 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
service
4.3
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4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Great food, service. No one seems to want to enjoy the music, except us.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We had a very nice evening at Le Papagayo. The food was really excellent. We started with mussels which were great and got extra bread as the broth was too good to waste.
The paella was also very tasty and a large portion with plenty of seafood and sausage. The chimichurri sauce on the beef was another very good dish. We were outside so we could not hear the music very well and the part we were in as at the parking lot. It was still well worth it and always is because the food and servers are always great.

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

We enjoyed the food, but we were seated right next to a dirty sink area, and the service was average. It's a loud restaurant with live music and families with small children. I would recommend asking for a table outdoors where the ambiance is nicer. The food was very tasty, especially the ceviche, tacos, and lamb chops.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

In the last 3 years probably been here 30-40 times, but Friday evening was great. Server was one of the best (they are usually all very good) ,we got a great table near the band (the band was great) and the food was excellent as usual. Overall really enjoy this place for brunch, happy hour and dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We always love the tapas menu and enjoy the outdoor seating!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Always amazing

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

all round great service great food! Nice vibey live music !!

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We are regulars here and have had great experiences always , So I reserved a table to entertain our guests from Ireland - I guess Saturday night was an exception to the rule for great service at the restaurant.. We arrived 10 minutes early to our 7pm reservation - we were seated at 7:05 - so far ...good - the table however had a tree in the center and very lopsided - not conducive the a special occasion. We asked the waitress to re seat us to the empty table next door - she was irritated at the request and I requested to see the manager. The Manager arrived and she was a little rude to us , and telling us that we could have an alternative table but would have to leave by 8:30pm - I explained that that was unacceptable as I had made a reservation and did not want to feel rushed- to her credit - she returned a little while later and told us no need to leave by 8:30pm - Service was bad - food arrived in batches - nearly 10 minutes apart - overall a really bad experience for our guests from Ireland

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We came for live music (BViolin) and loved the place. The crab cakes were delicious! Eclectic crowd, kid-friendly, great music.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

A number of options in several food groups, Paella, Boullibase, Steaks, Fish, all that we tried (group of 6) were well received. Had a delay in seating, with a reservation, but Renee, the on duty Manager made it all right.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food was very good - really liked the flat iron n- souse had the land shank - also very good. A little noisy for us baby boomers but overall a great time

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2.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Food was not up to normal standards. Typically I dine for lunch and would say I enjoy my meals. If I wasn’t a local I would likely never give the place another chance after my recent dinner. Ice cold crab cakes, rubber chicken and bland salad. Wish I could have told you otherwise but want this place to be better.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Happy hour was really worth it!!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Love the happy hour menu at Le Papagayo! Great variety of flat breads and tacos.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Great food to share. We arrived early and got drinks at the bar. The selection of wine was good. Hubby was even able to order a decent acotch. We were able to sit at a table until ours was ready. The waitress was a little slow, but the food was great and we had an enjoyable dining experience.

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

I love this place. My 4 stars were because the ribs and calamari were uncharacteristically dry and not tender. Still good but below what I come to expect from this awesome place. Overall i highly recommend, just oddly sub par tonight

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great service and food! It is always a treat to dine at Le Papagayo!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The best Easter Brunch. Food was absolutely excellent. Service was amazing. Coffee was incredible and the people were truly about customer service. I highly recommend a reservation for your visit. Sit and enjoy the ambience. We had a little bit of everything for brunch and it was all really good food. They had live music. It was all really great.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Family got together to celebrate my birthday. They accommodated late arrivals. They provided my request for an outside table. There were heat lamps, useful for the cloudy breezy day. Setting up a reservation was quick and simple. Service and food was great and they have bottomless mimosas and sangria, which tasted phenomenal!

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We always enjoy Le Papagayo, our neighborhood "gem", and tonight was no different. Our server was "top shelf", food was great with the exception that the carne asada tacos were off versus their normal flavor profile - we all thought the meat lacked taste. Even with that little "glitch", we look forward to our next visit.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Everything was great, however, I wanted a table in the bar so I could watch the band and they gave us a table out on the outside deck so I was disappointed about that.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great food - good happy hour prices; good drinks. Nice atmosphere - inside and outside seating available.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

It had been a couple years since we dined at Le papagayo. The flavors we were looking forward to had changed. The atmosphere was what we were hoping for . It was a good evening. The food was different

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Great food, drinks, and service - perfect trifecta for a neighborhood Gem!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We were on a family weekend trip with our 8 month old son. We are so sensitive to others’ experiences and don’t want to annoy or upset people if our little one starts to get cranky. This place was awesome. It was on the louder side and all of the staff was SO friendly. If we lived in Carlsbad area, this would definitely be a regular place for us. The food was great and the wine was generpusly poured-that always makes this mama happy! Our server was so sweet. She chatted with us, loved on our baby and made our experience awesome. And in fact our little guy got cranky towards the end of our dinner. Luckily it was getting busy and the noise level was higher so hopefully most didn’t even notice.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We were referred to Le Papagayo by a friend who raves about this restaurant. Her ‘raves’ were accurate and we thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. Our server was excellent and helpful with our questions about ordering. It is far for us, but we were attending a fund raiser in Cardiff and so chose this restaurant. Outside of the difficulty in finding parking, everything was excellent!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

I live in the neighborhood and loved to show it off to a visiting friend. We shared our two selections and enjoyed both!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We loved the food! Everything was delicious especially the flatbread with prosciutto and arugula. Ambiance was great too.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

It was great but very cold where we were sitting inside. We needed a heater there!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Best happy hour in north county!! Every food & drink option is amazing. I particularly love the sangria crafts with a side of calamari, tai muscles, and Mac & cheese. The other dishes are All delicious as well. Outside is a great atmosphere to sit back & relax awhile, while inside is usually a bit more energetic and often has a live band. This place never gets old! The outside is also pet friendly :)

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Love this restaurant. Lots of great food choices. Quick, friendly service.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Food wasn’t as good as it usually is. Salad wasn’t dressed enough. Poke was definitely not as good as usual. Drinks we actually WAY too strong (to complain about this is hard but true). This is a favorite spot so we will be back but just a bit disappointed.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Papagayo is my favorite restaurant in the world. For ten years I lived 250 steps from its front door, and I made full use of that advantage. As I rated in my review, everything about The Parrot is the best, but it’s the people who put it over the top. The original owner Francois was amazing, and a great friend, and the current owners are trying hard and doing a pretty good job. The people though—I consider the servers, bus boys, waiters/waitresses, bartenders, etc. personal friends, and the local musicians could not be nicer, especially the John Bennett Band, Lou Shook’s Sole machine, 3 on a Tree, Jeff Moore, and all the others. They could have one or two more parking spots, though.

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Great menu. Especially loved all the gf options. We will for sure be back.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Always a great experiance and really good food. Were from Gilbert AZ and always eat here on our beach vacations.

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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 !

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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 :)

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Paella was delicious, my friend got the salmon and she loved it, and the calamari.

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