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Le Papagayo Carlsbad, Carlsbad, CA

Le Papagayo Carlsbad

4.5
4.5
685 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 22 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Daily 8:00 am–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (442) 333-9090

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Jon Mortimer

  • 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

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What 685 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • North San Diego

    Hot Spot

  • North San Diego

    Californian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    Great time with friends
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A little noisy for our taste but it is where they seated us for a business dinner. We sat near a bar with several TVs streaming the NFL games. After sometime a live band performed. Note: a few customers brought their pets. It was cute! Delicious Lobster Ravioli by the way!
  3. AD

    AnnieD

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We went in for Sunday Brunch. We had reservations, and were seated right on time. Our table was adjacent to the bar, so a little loud. We ordered drinks and brunch at the same time - our food came out about 10 minutes before our drinks came. Food was very good, appropriate portions. Drinks were a little on the strong side. Don't be fooled by the Watermelon Sugar - it is actually a spicy watermelon margarita...
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Birthday fun
  5. AM

    AnneM

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Casey, our server, was excellent as two in our party of four had dietary issues and she answered their many questions about menu items patiently and was really helpful. The blueberry yum yum drink was great. The beet salad and arugula and prosciutto flatbread was wonderful, as was the jerk chicken and butter cake. The only thing that could be improved on is the timing of the entrees where 3 of us got our entrees and the other person had to wait 10 minutes, same thing happened with the two desserts we ordered, where one came to the table and the other was 10 minutes later. All in all a great experience tho and we will be back.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Music too loud and hot inside.
  7. GF

    GreatFoodVillage

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great meal, great location, and atmosphere down in Carlsbad Village. Easy parking and walkable from local attractions, the beach, etc.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Appetisers we’re ok. Drinks service slow. Empty appetiser plates still on table when being asked what we wanted for entree. Had to lift our own plates to see our menu’s. Plates were still not cleared by the time entrees arrived. One entree was 20 minutes after all the others.
  9. D

    Diane

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant with a great vibe! The food was amazing! We went to celebrate mine and my daughter's birthday with a party of 8 and was sat on the outside patio. The Chilean seabass was so delicious!! It's my new favorite dish and place to go. It was a little loud as we had trouble hearing each other talk, but we had a big table. The guy playing music was really good too. I highly recommend!
  10. SD

    SDNative

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We ordered three dishes. 2 were great and both people said they would get them again, but that they were a little pricey. I unfortunately cannot say the same for my plate. Ordered the Steak & Frites, and ask for medium well. I showed the server after cutting into it and we agreed to send it back to the kitchen. Second time I decided to just be done as it came back almost the same just hot since it came back right off the grill. Not the servers fault at all. When the dish is almost $40 you would hope they could prepare it as requested. The manager tried to offset it by giving us a free desert. The bummer for me was using Open Table to state this was for an anniversary and that really did nothing at all for the restaurant so why ask during the booking. Overall I would return and maybe try one of the other 2 dishes that were good.
  11. PR

    PatR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service by Ari, the food was super yummy and the house red wine was really good.
  12. JP

    JohnP

    Orange County

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Even with a reservation we were put in a outside are, former parking lot. We felt pushed, hurried with our dinner, not dining. Food arrived just as we finished our appetizer. No time to relax, no time for a second glass of wine. Food, the Halibut and Shrimp was very good.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We usually go to the one in Encinitas and decided we would try this location. Same great food and service! Never have had a bad experience or food we did not like.
  14. D

    Diner1

    Denver

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience4
    Good atmosphere bit food was marginal at best Seafood was particularly bad
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great!
  16. HT

    HectorT

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Birthday. Food & drinks r good but overpriced.
  17. h

    heatherr

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It was very unfortunate. We have been waiting to try this restaurant for months. We made a reservation and sat on the patio. We waited over 15 minutes and we were never approached, given water or even said “hello” to. Even worse, the waitress walked past our table twice and gave waters to the two tables next to us, who were seated after us. Terrible, terrible service. We will never go back.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I was really disappointed with the quality of the food. Had beef with my wedge salad as did my friend and the meet was disgusting. Encinitas location was way better and never had poor food and poor service.
  19. A

    Angry

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Worst service. Food came out before it was properly prepared. Went to celebrate my anniversary and it ended up being a very not fun night. I will not be going back to this location ever again
  20. s

    solan1

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had visitors from out of town . They enjoyed the lively atmosphere and the live music. Our food was excellent and the server was very friendly. We will be back!!
  21. SS

    ShawnaS

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Food is always good there but the service was rough.
  22. PR

    PaulR

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Overpriced for the ambiance, cost and service. Felt more like a bar than a restaurant. Server was good but did not come by often.
  23. KB

    KonaBella

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Praise to Oaxaca tacos, beef stroganoff and ravioli. Prime rib is excellent! Can't wait to work my way thru entire menu. We have been several times and never disappointed.
  24. EB

    ElaineB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Regular fries were excellent. Sweet potato fries where limp, disappointing. Burger was just ok, a little bland, still tasty but messy. Wings were excellent. Service was outstanding, friendly and efficient.
  25. AC

    AndreaC

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely LOVE Le Papagayo! Food and service is always great, and the atmosphere is wonderful!
  26. PJ

    PJWhiz

    San Diego

    49 reviews

    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, excellent all around! Delicious appetizers (we made a meal of several), great service and pleasant, clean surroundings. We'll be back!
  27. k

    katdub

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love coming here. Enjoyed our happy hour wedding anniversary celebration. They even brought us a free cheesecake for our special day.
  28. SH

    SusanH

    San Diego

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Sea bass was cooked perfectly. Paella was filling and good. We sat outside and the noise was deafening.
  29. VL

    ValerieL

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Had calamari to start - was good but covered in a sweet sauce, wish that had been only on the side. Flat iron steak was tasty but chewy. Salmon was very good. Parking lot view not the best, all in all it was ok but will not hurry back.
  30. N

    Nikto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Music outside is MUCH too loud. I appreciate music and energy, but we had to yell to hear each other and we were sitting far from the entrance.
  31. D

    Dara

    San Diego

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had tapas (calamari, artichoke bottoms, coconut shrimp, tuna tartare) for dinner, which was fun and also filling. Service was fine (the place was busy) and the atmosphere lively. The menu is extensive, so we like to try new items each time (even though we could do lobster rolls every time!).
  32. L

    Luna

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The restaurant was nice, but the towels they used to clean the tables smelled dirty and it was an immediate repulsive. As an RN i made sure to sanitize the table myself with hand sanitizer. This took away from the experience and the standards should be higher for cleanliness in our Covid world. It just not healthy nor business smart. The food was good and the waitress was friendly.
  33. E

    Erick

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    My wife & I dined here to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We had a good evening but unfortunately a couple things detracted from our experience. We started with the calamari appetizer (which was tasty) but we weren't even halfway done with it when our main meal arrived. And we specifically asked our server (when we ordered our main meal) to make sure that our dinner would come out after we finished the appetizer. So it sat there for about 10 minutes while we finished our calamari. The other issue was that my Prime Rib was overdone. Unfortunately no pink inside and I requested medium rare. My wife liked her meal (Chilean Sea Bass) but she did say that she probably wouldn't order it again. Those two items weren't deal breakers but they didn't help make it a memorable dining experience. We would recommend for just hanging out and watching a game but I wouldn't recommend for a special occasion.
  34. P

    Pascal

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good fodd, good drinks, good ambiance. Love the live music. I wish the menu was changing a bit more. I understand menu staples, but at one moment a staple become stale (pun intended). Prices have gone up, lik everywhere, however the jump in the cost of the sangria caraffe for example seems out of bound and misaligned with the rest of the menu.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Great atmosphere. We had a really kind and efficient waitress. In my opinion the food was just OK. I ordered the paella, some of the ingredients are extremely tough to the point that I just put them on the side of the plate and did not eat them.
  36. LF

    LindaF

    Phoenix

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice outdoor seating, dog friendly , good service, interesting variety of cuisine.
  37. SD

    SirDineALot

    San Francisco

    49 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Went Thursday evening with friends. Service was slow. Waitress was not real attentive. They were out of lamb, crab ribs and something else. Not a lot to pick from , except tapas. Food was just ok. Have been here many times, hope this was just a bad day. Love the music!
  38. J

    Jackie

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Nice place. Tables and floor were dirty. Not the most sanitary place.
  39. RD

    RDenver

    Denver

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mussels and tuna tartare were enjoyable- also liked my daughters kid burger. Good service.
  40. s

    solan1

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Papagayo in Carlsbad is one of my favorite restaurants. I enjoy listening to live music and find the venue for different groups to perform is excellent. This restaurant offers a variety of food choices for every palate.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

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

Le Papagayo Carlsbad is rated 4.5 stars by 685 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 22 times today
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 Daily 8:00 am–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am

  • 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 Jon Mortimer

  • 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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