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Le Papagayo Carlsbad, Carlsbad, CA

Le Papagayo Carlsbad

4.5
4.5
644 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 49 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 644 people are saying

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • North San Diego

    Hot Spot

  • North San Diego

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • North San Diego

    Californian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined today

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    I really enjoyed my time at Le Papagayo! My cocktail was really good, our wait time for our food wasn’t too long and the food was great! A little too loud on the music for my taste but overall it was amazing! Would recommend!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always La Papagayo is of win every time. The menu has a great selection for everybody, the food is very good and the price is also very reasonable for what you get. Try the coconut shrimp there were amazing and huge. Venue had a band on the night we were there which was extremely loud but they were good. Our server was also extremely attentive sweet and polite
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    I think that the server has too many tables so cannot provide excrllent service.
  4. b

    budroz59

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    I requested a stage view table and we sat up front. Great job with that. Thanks! Service was the best. Sound needs work on stage. Lighting is bad over stage. You can’t reall see the band
  5. WG

    WarrenG

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my new go to place when meeting friends. Great food, good value, and fun atmosphere.
  6. TF

    TyrinF

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Le Papagayo is phenomenal. The Tapas are incredible.
  7. C

    Carlsbadlocal

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The service was excellent, we love the bar area, however, the food was subpar and EXTREMELY expensive. We have been dining here since they opened and we have seen the prices go up exponentially. We noticed the prices have gone up even more when we were there last night. We have decided that we will no longer be able to enjoy Papagayo, due to the prices. You have priced yourselves out of affordability. I’m so bummed.
  8. j

    judy

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and spicy. The service was excellent
  9. J

    Josie

    New England

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great lunch here on Friday! Our server Alisa was WONDERFUL! Beautiful smile and demeanor and took great care of us! We will be back :)
  10. DC

    DavidC

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waitress Johnie wss really nice. Food was really good. Place was hopping but staff was on it. Seated in 10 minutes with a res. Good. My wife wants you to add a Reisling, Moscato, or Proseco? It was all good. Be back soon.
  11. w

    wilderprospect

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service was very good -- very attentive and friendly. The place was packed with people! Food was delivered very fast and waitstaff checked on us to be sure everything was good on several occasions, which was nice. It was too noisy for me, but for folks who like a lively scene, this place fits the bill! Definitely a hot spot.
  12. C

    Chris

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food in amazing dining atmosphere! We have to come back to try other dishes.
  13. EO

    EatsOut

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Lots of nice outdoor seating, food is decent, small band the evening we went.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Papagayo! We went last night for my parents anniversary and had the best night!! The food is always amazing and the live band was great. Some of our favorite apps are the calamari and the coconut shrimp. I got the house salad and added the steak and it was perfect. My mom and sister could die for the crab cakes. They’re always such a great protein addition to any of the salads. Our server last night also sealed the deal on the night. She was one of the best servers I think we’ve ever had. She was so sweet and attentive and just had the best overall energy. Her name started with a C I want to say Cami? Anyway, it was a great night, we love this spot and it’s one of our top recommendations when people come into town.
  15. TF

    TyrinF

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food. The presentation of tapas were phenomenal. I highly recommend this spot!
  16. M

    Mary

    San Diego

    134 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    134 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    My husband tried the paella. Would not order it again but we’ve had it at a wonderful family restaurant in Barcelona. The lobster ravioli was good though. Normally would order a scotch before dinner but prices were far in excess of elsewhere. I am familiar with the brands.
  17. JS

    JudyS

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’m gluten and dairy free and another in our party was vegan. Many choices and the waitress (I believe named Madison) was very knowledgeable and went above and beyond to ensure food allergies were alerted. Food had great flavor and loved the names of the drinks!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. The bar was surprisingly under stocked. They don’t have a blender. So everything is on the rocks. No captain Morgan in stock. No pina colada ingredients available. Other than that, amazing spot
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Had reservation but still had to wait 10-15 min for table. Our server was pleasant and attentive. The bread and pesto was great! We ordered a salad to share and it was not split for two. My soup came out cold but was corrected. My daughter’s entree (Hawaiian pork?) was delicious. Do not order the flourless chocolate cake! Horrible!
  20. BT

    BTK2014

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love coming to Le Papagayo. The service and food are always wonderful.
  21. CU

    CarlU

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    This was a return trip for us, while on vacation. The food is really good here. Giving a less than stellar review on service and product availability. First, they were out of gluten free noodles. Second we ordered a salad for our GF child and bread plate as appetizers. Sadly, they came with our dinner so it made it impossible to enjoy them without letting our dinner go cold. Then, our waiter was impossible to locate. It was not a busy night either. I had to go locate him standing around the area they put together silverware to ask for our check. Would like to think we’ll return but a 140.00 dinner bill is a bit much for this type of service experience.
  22. AP

    AndrewP

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good service
  23. l

    lovetoeat

    Orange County

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We love this restaurant. The salmon and the sea bass were both delicious. We had appetizer pizzas that were good and the carne asada (I can't remember what it was called but it comes with melted cheese, mushrooms, onions, salsas, and tortillas) was my personal favorite. The spicy skinny margarita was perfect, as well.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had the butternut squash ravioli and the Burger- both were amazing!
  25. C

    Charliesbeachma

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Our server was great! Food was good, but pricey.I would prefer to have a smaller portion available for half the price. We enjoyed a calamari, a bread basket served with pesto, a chopped salad, lobster ravioli, Jumbo Scallops with risotto, Shrimp Scampi we had cocktails and brought our own wine ..be warned the corkage fee was $20! They did provide a free dessert for our birthday girl. Was yummy we sat outside on the patio was nice and they had live music playing. I’d go back..next time I’ll try happy hour..
  27. MB

    MarkB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    It was 4th of July with 7:30 reservation. We had 2 dogs with us. Provided water for them. I had the scallops that were great. We also had the artichoke bottoms. Also great. Drinks were good. They could have swept the floor before seating us, but the dogs took care of that.
  28. KG

    KarenG

    Naples

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the place!
  29. O

    Olive

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    It was a busy night with minimal service, the waiter did as best as he could. However, for the price of the food, you'd expect management to be better about how they treat their customers. Every food dish was not timed right, while waiting for our friends to get their food everyone's food ended up cold.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Great Service! Love music was so loud and distorted that it was hard to enjoy, otherwise it was perfect
  31. BT

    BTK2014

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a great time here. The service and the food are wonderful.
  32. r

    richardg

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We had party of 8...5 teens. Had 630 reservation. Had to wait 20 minutes. Servuce was nice but slow and entrees delivered sparotically. Very crowded. Good location.
  33. M

    Monty

    Phoenix

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I love their Jumbo Scallops and Wild Rice Risotto. We also had their Beef Stroganoff and Flourless Chocolate Cake for desert. This restaurant never disappoints and Priscilla did a great job taking care off us during our visit.
  34. NT

    NancyT

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall1food2service4ambience1
    The sound system in your restaurant needs to be replaced. The distortion was highly unpleasant to the point of being painful. No conversation could be had over the cacophony. Even the server agreed it was awful and tried to turn it down but then the live entertainment started up and that was even worse. Food quality was absolutely pedestrian -The calamari was like rubber and need a knife to cut it. The sauce was tasty -The Papagayo salad was mostly lettuce and needed more dressing for its size. I counted 12 small cubes of beet maybe 2 ounces - the shrimp ceviche was ok but the chips were stale and not crisp. This was my first time eating here and wow Carlsbad has some Excellent restaurant …. This is not one of them.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great experience. Nice ambience
  36. MS

    MsShelB

    Tahoe

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great! The service was friendly and attentive. Great atmosphere!
  37. SR

    SR22

    Las Vegas

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’d give the service SIX stars if I could. We had an incredible server, and the busser who took our dishes was also attentive, she actually ended up taking our dinner order because they were tag teaming so well. Nice to see! Food was excellent - artichoke bottoms, coconut shrimp and a very generous stroganoff made with filet. So delicious!!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had a special dinner planned for family and Papagayo fit the bill. Enjoyable food and atmosphere Would suggest being attentive to music volume (not the live artist so much) patrons will strive to talk over it, becomes exhausting. We were there 6-8pm so the clientele is not there for the bar scene yet
  39. R

    Ryan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love coming to La Papagayo in the village when we visit Carlsbad. It’s always great!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Father’s Day

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 644 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 49 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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