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El Papagayos Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

28200 Highway 189, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352-9700
+1 909-337-9529
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good33%
  • Average24%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (18 reviews)
“burrito” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00 Hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
28200 Highway 189, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352-9700
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11 - 20 of 258 reviews

Reviewed 30 November 2017

This is an excellent place for California Mexican fare at a reasonable price. No surprises and super good service - and the music, while not Mexican - is excellent!

2  Thank DavidLou
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Went to the bathroom they had pictures of John Wayne ? Uh he’s not Mexican ! Plus they were playin country music again I go to Mexican restaurants because I want to get into the ambiance of the cuisine but when you have a picture...More

1  Thank Lyrik T
Reviewed 20 November 2017

In Lake Arrowhead for the week of Thanksgiving week. While visiting the village we stopped for lunch at Papagayos before our boat tour of the lake. Our waitress was very nice and the service was good. The food was very average. Nobody had any real...More

1  Thank talkslikeaduck
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This Mexican restaurant has a good ambiance with very friendly waiters. The salsa and chips were a good starting point and the meal itself was very satisfying. We ordered a glass of red wine and we were impressed with the smoothness and good quality

Thank Jacobus M
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We were walking around the lower village at Lake Arrowhead when we found it. Well worth it for a Mexican- American restaurant. Good price, nice service, decent food. What else can you ask for?

Thank Diego P
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

If there was a good score, I would have scored it good. "Very good" seems a touch over the top. Acceptable Mexican food. Big potion and a bit expensive for what it was.

Thank G B
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We ate at this restaurant twice during our stay at Lake Arrowhead. The first time, for lunch, I had a really good chicken taco. The second time, for dinner, I had their tostada grande which has both chili colorado and ground beef. Although it was...More

Thank LoriGrg
Reviewed 7 October 2017

This is a fun and festive restaurant, but the food does not seem like authentic Mexican food. There are pages and pages of choices, and they are generous with the complimentary portions of chips and salsa. The meals are large and the food was tasty,...More

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 21 September 2017

The food and service were good and well priced. The place could use some updating. It is looking somewhat tired.

Thank Susan G
Reviewed 20 September 2017

The wife and I came here on a Saturday evening while up for our anniversary. We arrived around 7;30pm and only had to wait a few minutes. Our first time there, we were not aware of the huge portions here. We shared a burrito which...More

Thank Kenneth Q
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Amy G
4 February 2017|
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Response from Ethan J | Reviewed this property |
Eh, the place was medium sized. It was very sectioned off, so there might not be a ledge enough place to squish the tables together. Just a warning, the food is just OK, and not very special.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28200 Highway 189, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352-9700
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Arrowhead
  • Phone Number: +1 909-337-9529
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