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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%
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“tacos” (18 reviews)
“burrito” (11 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
28200 Highway 189, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352-9700
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a quick side trip to Lake Arrowhead just to get away. Stopped in for a bite about 11:00am at Papagayos Mexican Restaurant. Really good, fresh not so spicy Mexican breakfast. I had their Chile Verde Plate and "WOW"! Lots of great tasting spice...More

1  Thank Bill T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there to have lunch and margaritas. The "cantina" margarita wasn't very good. The waitress was great and she suggested some other margaritas, but I didn't want that much alcohol. I should have listened to her. The hamburger and sweet potato fries were great!...More

1  Thank Secondavenue
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

We've been here twice now and love the food. I ordered a chicken chimichanga and my wife ordered the taco salad. We loved the food. The servers were friendly, and the atmosphere is nice overlooking Arrowheard lake. Highly recommend this place for any meal. Family...More

1  Thank Isaac R
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

A friendly Anglo wait staff. I had the B Combo plate, with beef and cheese burrito and chili rellenos. It was a good amount of food, the salad was large and tasteful. The main plate was average or OK tasting, and this was true of...More

1  Thank Jim0001MontebelloCA
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Fantastic views, great service, food was served in great quantities, you won’t leave hungry. Possibly a criticism that may be offered is a little more concentration on quality ?

1  Thank dave22362
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

The waiting staff here are great and very very efficient but unfortunately the food was just a bit lacking and bland. It's a shame too as there are limited choices in the area and a great restaurant could absolutely clean up.

2  Thank teetkac
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Delicious Mexican Food! We didn't get a chance to dine in, there was over an hour wait on NYE weekend for lunch, but we ordered our meal to go. This was hands down one of my most favorite meals I had the whole weekend. Everything...More

2  Thank NinaOC
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Friendly, good service, good food. Hard to say the food is great because Mexican food could never be great!

2  Thank Gamma2104
Reviewed 28 February 2018

Good food, nice people, affordable prices, nice view of the lake, close to shopping ground, just a little bit hard on the parking. But everything else is nice.

2  Thank Michael M
Reviewed 14 February 2018

I've been to Papagayos a lot of times. This time I thought Id review.This restaurant is located at the top of the village in Arrowhead.It is a good spot to go. As the choice for good mexican food is kinda slim.It is good and they...More

2  Thank 1london2
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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
View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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