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Le Papagayo Carlsbad, Carlsbad, CA

Le Papagayo Carlsbad

4.4
4.4
980 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
At Le Papagayo Carlsbad Village you can expect live music nightly blended with the best in Coastal/Mediterranean/New American food and cocktails. With a full bar and service from 8am-10pm nightly you'll have ample opportunity to enjoy the newest addition to Carlsbad Village. Located conveniently off Carlsbad Village Dr. we are a short walk from State St and just off the freeway for easy access from either direction. We have a large public parking lot directly in front of the restaurant along with assigned parking off to the north end. Please come in and enjoy breakfast/lunch or dinner any day or night of the week and don't hesitate to call to see who's performing today :)

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Mon–Fri 8:00 am–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:45 pm Happy Hour Mon, Wed–Sun 3:30 pm–5:30 pm Tue 3:30 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (442) 333-9090
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Chef Mario Romero
  • Catering
    Call or email for details
  • Private party facilities
    Call or email for details
  • Neighborhood
    Carlsbad
  • Cross street
    Carlsbad Village Blvd & Roosevelt
  • Parking details
    Public lot as well as dedicated parking to the north of the building
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 980 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Hot spot

  • North San Diego

    Hot spot

  • North San Diego

    Great for outdoor dining

  • North San Diego

    Lively

  • North San Diego

    Californian

980 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been to Le Papagayo so many times and have enjoyed everything we've ordered, but this time it wasn't as good. That is why I gave 4 stars. I ordered the Honey Shrimp and they must have changed the recipe. Bummed. We will come back, but won't order the shrimp again.

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  2. BarbaraF

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was a bit slow. Food was pretty good. My dog cleaned the floor.

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  3. RandyS

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband had the Stroganoff, came in a fry pan & he loved it. I got the catch of the day, a tasty sea bass dish with fresh veggies!!

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  4. bb316

    San Diego

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It's a great place to dine for a casual dinner and drinks. Would highly recommend their Short Rib Enchiladas. Portions are good size.

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  5. Pamela

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our dinner at Le Papagayo. We had the seafood specialty for the night, which was Alaska halibut and it was delicious. We had great service as well.

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  6. Susan

    San Francisco

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Le Papagayo for its diverse and delicious menu and great service and music! My partner had the three taco platter: chicken, shrimp & mahi-mahi and I had the Bangkok zucchini noodle bowl...both delicious. It was Thursday night so I had a $10 Tito's drink! To top it off we listened to The Swingin' Johnsons that consist of the internationally acclaimed, award-winning guitarist Wayne Johnson and his vocalist stepson, Sodie Orr. Our waiter, Sam, did a great job, too! All aspects are not to be missed!

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  7. Pdan

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    It was not a great dining experience. Food was average and they were understaffed.

    1 person found this helpful

  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Live music was fantastic and had great seating outdoors during the rain that kept us completely dry.

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  9. JeremyW

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Easter Sunday! Friendly host, greeted immediately. Sat right away and ordered. Food came out hot and fast. Great friendly service. In and out in 45 minutes! Food is awesome! Nice job!

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  10. JeremyG

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Meatloaf and birria egg rolls were great. Music was good. Beer selection was limited for dark beers though.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Just not great service Waitress was not very attentive Food took forever to get 1 hr

    1 person found this helpful

  12. GGDine

    San Diego

    52 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Noise level makes it tough to enjoy the evening. We were outside after turning down a table right in front of the band - had to be 5 feet away - which others turned down too. There were screaming kids, and everyone else was talking high so they could hear each other. Food was decent between 3 and 4 stars. Place was packed so kitchen was slow. Service was really good. Our server kept us informed about delays, gave us free pesto bread because of delay. He was running around a lot given how busy place was. The entire service team did great job to keep things going and handle customers well.

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  13. debbieh

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was terrible . We made a reservation for outside and they stuck us behind a wall , almost on the street . As good as the food is I doubt that I will go back .

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  14. Jenlomo

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The live music is great but it's just too loud. We had to nearly scream to talk to each other.

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  15. KarenOB

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food prices are really soaring. I get it--inflation. I just wish service was better because soaring prices mean soaring tips (at 15-20%). We waited quite a while to get drinks and our orders in. It didn't seem too crowded so I don't know what happened. Also, unfortunately, we sat at the table by the sidewalk and 2 homeless people came by, one asking for our leftovers and the other cursing at us. I don't hold the restaurant responsible, that's a Carlsbad City issue. I do however love this place, it's fun and great ambiance.

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  16. KeithK

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my friend here from Texas. They were very pleased. Sea Bass and Lobster ravioli were very good. Service was a little slow but it was a crowded night.

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  17. LisaP

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server, Priscilla was great! Super sweet and attentive. We had a great dinner.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was amazing, and the service by our waitress megan was unreal, top-notch!. Thanks again for a wonderful anniversary dinner.,

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  19. TerriE

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Love this place and the music is fantastic. Only thing we didn’t like was that changed the band without updating their website and we came to see the band.

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  20. kimk

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The mussels were very good as well as the tuna crab stack! Will be back!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The Birria egg rolls from the starters menu were to die for a must have, our table of 4 got two orders and could have easily went for a third. My “Blueberry Yum Yum” cocktail wasn’t the best for the price but still pretty yummy.

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  22. JoanneE

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    For some reason on a busy Saturday night they sent our waitress home. This resulted in a lot of waiting which was solely the fault of management. We had a lovely dinner of paella. It was delicios.

    1 person found this helpful

  23. SusanL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Le Papagayo is our go-to place for dining! Why? First, their location is very ideal for us. Second, they have a wide array of delicious & fresh food choices and you can order breakfast or lunch. Third, service is second to none, always OUTSTANDING any time of day and they never disappoint in all aspects, they will accommodate most requests! What more can I say, just love,love going there by ourselves or with friends!!!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The atmosphere is fun, the servers work hard. I would stick to tapas/appetizers and salads.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Today was my husband and I’s wedding anniversary and I made a good choice for our dinner spot! My birria enchiladas were *chef’s kiss* & my cocktail was so good. Thank you to our waiter for our complimentary champagne. That was so unexpected & sweet. It was a great way to end the night! Can’t wait to come back some time!

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  26. loriann29

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was difficult to tell who our server was. We had three or four different people come by our table at various times.

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  27. LindaC

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food over priced for what you get. Server was very scattered and forgot stuff you asked for. Too foever to get his attention when you needed something. Spent over $220. 00 for 3 people.

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  28. Maria

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    It felt like a corporate sports bar with extremely overpriced food and horrible service. Probably the worst service I have gotten in years.

    1 person found this helpful

  29. RisingSon

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Arrived just as happy hour was ending, and the place was buzzing. The hostess was nice to close the garage door due to the cool breeze coming thru the main area. As a first-time visitor I was impressed with the service and the food. Our server was very attentive even though it was very busy. The food was delicious, service outstanding, it was a little noisy but when you have that many people at a restaurant that's to be expected. Overall, a very good experience and will certainly be back in the future.

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  30. glenr

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    LePapagayo is always the go-to place in both Carlsbad and Leucadia when in Cali.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely love the Paella and Brussels Sprouts! The ambiance is absolutely amazing… music and all. Heaters keep you warm on the patios. This is our most favorite restaurant in Carlsbad!!

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  32. Phlee

    Baltimore

    130 reviews

    4.0

    130 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed the energy of the restaurant and the Paella for 2 was very good. We ordered the Artisan Bread (endless) with Pesto & Oil for $7 as there is no complimentary bread. The Lime Margaritas were really good. As other reviewers noted, the service was lacking after the server takes your order. I had to get our own clean plates after we had our bread and when the Paella came. Used dishes were not removed until we got our bill.

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  33. Florence

    Orange County

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed eating on patio & listening to live music. Drinks from bar took a long time to be delivered to table & they were average at best. If we ever go back, we’ll stick with bottles of wine.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great date night spot! Food was yummy, drinks were different and creative. Loved it :)

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was very good. It was very cold in the restaurant, and door was open and strong wind coming through.

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  36. CherylC

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always great …. Dirty gin martini is fantastic!!!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ordered from happy hour menu, everything was delicious.

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  38. LizL

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was lacking. It’s just not a priority and for the money you are spending, it’s very disappointing. You will be left with piles of dirty dishes and empty glasses.

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  39. RozieM

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food here is always delish! Live music provides a great atmosphere.

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  40. Peter

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great vibe, food was average at best, value was poor as everything is expensive for what your getting.

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FAQs

Le Papagayo Carlsbad offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (442) 333-9090.

Le Papagayo Carlsbad is rated 4.4 stars by 980 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Le Papagayo Carlsbad

660 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2305

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Carlsbad Village Blvd & Roosevelt
  • Neighborhood
    Carlsbad
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Mon–Fri 8:00 am–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:45 pm Happy Hour Mon, Wed–Sun 3:30 pm–5:30 pm Tue 3:30 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public lot as well as dedicated parking to the north of the building
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Mario Romero
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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