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Le Papagayo Encinitas, Encinitas, CA

Le Papagayo Encinitas

4.6
4.6
1819 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Mediterranean, Breakfast

  • Hours of operation

    Mon-Sunday 7:30am - 11:00pm On Saturday and Sunday for Brunch our minimum web party size is 6 guests.

  • Phone number

    (760) 944-8252

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Benjamin Contreras

  • 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.<br /><br><br>Choose your menu, relax and enjoy time with your guests we do it all!!<br />

  • Private party contact

    Darrin Campbell darrindda@gmail.com: (760) 944-8252

  • Neighborhood

    Encinitas

  • Cross street

    Leucadia Boulvard

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • 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/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,819 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • North San Diego

    American

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  1. JH

    JimH

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! Regarding noise, perfect, not loud, good music, easy to have a conversation.... great energy! And of course, the service, food and beverages was phenomenal. Cassidy rocked it!!
  2. SS

    StaciS

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time here. Cocktails are on point, and food is always fresh and served with a smile.
  3. r

    raquel

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Manager was pushing to turn tables...Carlsbad location has much better vibe.
  4. BZ

    BarbaraZ

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was wonderful, outdoor ambience great. Unfortunately they seemed to be short staffed. Our waitress was very pleasant and was working very hard, but she had too many tables and had to bus her own tables. Long wait for dinner, but we weren’t in a hurry and it was a lovely evening. Drinks very good.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Fairly dreadful evening. Poor service, mediocre to poor food and absolutely dreadful live music. Won’t be returning. One of the few restaurants in the world that I left zero service - they need to seriously up their game.
  6. N

    Nancyb

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had two days at Legoland and opted to eat here because we previously tried it and enjoyed it. The restaurant did not disappoint . We had the ceviche and the arugula and prosciutto flatbread. The sangria is always a great refreshing drink and the child’s pasta with cream sauce is out of this world! We are not from this area but a go to every time.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious!! Great staffing
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were asked where we would prefer to sit even though I specified an outdoor table on Open Table. They seated us out back by a large table with young kids. We asked if we could be moved and that change worked better for us. I called the restaurant and told him to please note it was my husband’s birthday. Nothing was mentioned. Overall the experience was good. But a little disappointing.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely amazing
  10. KW

    KristenW

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful m, and the butter cake is out of this world!!!
  11. T

    Trebla10

    Los Angeles

    149 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    149 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It started out slow as we did not get seated until 8:45pm (we arrived at 8:15pn for an 8:30 pm Sat reservation). However, once seated, all went well.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was well prepared and absolutely delicious. I thought it would be more of a Mexican restaurant (because that’s what google lists it as), but they really have a good variety of foods. The staff was really friendly. The place has live music every night it seems. Definitely get the outdoor seating if you want to talk more.
  13. VL

    VivaLasVegas

    Las Vegas

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food is always fantastic! Service a bit slow, but that is not unusual given all the staffing issues. A Del Mar favorite!
  14. EL

    EileenL

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food and ambience. I highly recommend the house made sangria.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Kinda bummed that service and quality is going downhill. Hostess was ok. Now exactly welcoming. Server was much better. Had to ask repeatedly for shared plates, water, etc. biggest issue is that our entree came out 5 minutes after appetizer. So didn’t get a change to enjoy. Had a ton of plates with appetizers on table and they just set our mains down. Dinner got cold as we finished our apps. Pacing was so off. Was my parents” anniversary and kinda embarrassed I took them there after raving about it. Didn’t feel special at all even though I mentioned it.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Was great location and entertainment.
  17. C

    Caty

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Whenever we go to La Papagayo, it is always excellent whatever the food item we choose. The spicy honey shrimp is a very generous portion of wonderful shrimp. My favorite along with the duck tacos.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Great atmosphere, service s bit slow but food was delicious. Sea bass was fantastic and paella had overcooked sausage but the rice was amazing, more like risotto. Atmosphere was great, nice restaurant for the area.
  19. CM

    ChristinaM

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my son’s 17th birthday . Papagayo is our favorite restaurant. M
  20. C

    Craig

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pleasantly surprised. Great outdoor dining. Good food, great service and ambience.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Waitress not friendly at all.
  22. GS

    GaryS

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    This was our first visit. The food was delicious and the wait staff was very accommodating! I would recommend.
  23. R

    Rob20

    Phoenix

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    After a slow start we had an excellent meal including the beet tower tapa, shrimp ceviche, salmon, and scallops. Ingredients were fresh and combinations of how presented and other flavors was delicious.
  24. S

    Stephanie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    That band was fantastic - best I have heard at your place.. dos equis
  25. DG

    DrmGrl

    Denver

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great variety on the menu and love the outdoor options. Leave plenty of time to get there. Parking can be tricky in that area.
  26. DG

    DonnaG

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The Happy Hour is great and the musician was really good tonight!
  27. S

    Sally

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Date night with my husband. We both had a wonderful time. Great live music and all night happy hour. :)
  28. PH

    PattiH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place! The service is excellent, food very yummy and I love the outdoor setting. I have gone to Le Papagayo with just 2 and also with 12 and they are able to accommodate.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server julia was phenomenal!!! Nothing but great things to say about her
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice restaurant and great service
  31. MC

    MollyC

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very accommodating hostess allowing us to change from reserved table to a more desirable location. Water, drink orders taken quickly. Salad came on time. Salad was limp but dressing very tasty. Dinner order took some time getting to us but was worth the wait and waitress kept us informed. Entrees were served hot and worth the wait.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, beautiful outside setting. A must go.
  33. SE

    ShirleyE

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Just celebrated my birthday at le Papagayo second year in a row. Loved everything except for table being next to the busy road. The artichoke bottoms are delicious. I had halibut cooked to perfection. My daughter had the crab salad and my husband had scampi pasta. Our server was great. He suggested the Buttercake for desert and all three of us loved it.
  34. j

    jenroland

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! Only negative was the noise level under the tent was quite loud, maybe worse because we were in center of space.
  35. LD

    LauraD

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite places. Love the food. Love the live music every night -all the musicians are fantastic. If you have never been here you are missing out. Favorites are the wahine salad and the halibut. Go and enjoy !!!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Kitchen pron
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Sat down at 8pm with 2 kids. At 8:10 we ordered a burger, 2 plates of pasta and a lobster roll. 9:10 there were only 4-5 tables left in the restaurant and guess what no food. Empty drinks and a confused manager saying our order got “glitched”. Waitress was terrible, went a solid 30 minutes without checking in on us. The heater we asked to get turned on when we ordered food was never turned on either. We literally walked out at 9:15 starving!!! F. Not kid friendly and worst service ever!!!
  38. CH

    CheriH

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and service. Nice atmosphere and good music.
  39. SJ

    SteveJ

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Went there for a birthday.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The artichoke heart appetizer is a must!!!

FAQs

Le Papagayo Encinitas offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 944-8252.

Le Papagayo Encinitas is rated 4.6 stars by 1819 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


Google Map for Le Papagayo Encinitas

1002 North Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Leucadia Boulvard

  • Neighborhood

    Encinitas

  • Hours of operation

    Mon-Sunday 7:30am - 11:00pm On Saturday and Sunday for Brunch our minimum web party size is 6 guests.

  • Cuisines

    American, Mediterranean, Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Benjamin Contreras

  • 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/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (760) 944-8252

  • 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.<br /><br><br>Choose your menu, relax and enjoy time with your guests we do it all!!<br />

  • Private party contact

    Darrin Campbell darrindda@gmail.com: (760) 944-8252

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