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Papa Gallo Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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205 W Genesee St, Fayetteville, NY 13066-1398
+1 315-632-4789
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to papa gallos several times and have enjoyed the food and drinks very much. I like the house Margherita and the chips and salsa. Decent wine selection too. Sitting outside in the summer is lovely.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Syracuse, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We went the day after the latest major snow storm. Light crowd on a Wednesday night, all due to the weather. We started with half off house margaritas and steak nachos. The margaritas were wonderful and the nachos a hit, with tender meat, crisp veggies, and great chips. For mains, we had steak fajitas and the Tico burrito bowl. Both... More 

1 Thank cuseeater
Syracuse, New York
Level Contributor
75 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

My wife and I love hitting this place... super friendly waitstaff, fast service and yet not rushed... We tend to go there at lunch for the $9.95 lunch special (lots of choices to pick and a drink). I get the diablo burrito. Spicy, yet not screaming like a bad you tube pepper challenge video. Their house mojito is my favorite... More 

Thank PorkDiddy98
Level Contributor
27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This is not my first visit. The reason we return is the freshness of the food. The guacamole is the best I have ever had:) yum yum! I decided to do the special. Steak and lobster tacos. Not disappointed! The beef was tender. The flavor intense. The service was ok. The person on was wiping off chairs. Very distracting In... More 

Thank Joanna A
1 review
Reviewed 31 January 2017

I don't know what the other people are talking about this place is amazing. No chips and salsa isn't free but during happy hour all their apps are 25% off and the ahi tuna tastes way better than chips and salsa anyway. I always get the shrimp fajitas and they are also perfect so are the rice and beans that... More 

Thank Crystal W
Englewood, Florida
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The restaurant seems to be a favorite of young adults. My grandson, age 21 and his girlfriend consider it the best restaurant in Syracuse. It has all the usual Tex-Mex items. Chicken, beef, shrimp with beans and rice in a variety of shapes and forms, with chili peppers, chips and the usual dips. It's colorful and some things are tasty... More 

1 Thank arnie5656
DeWitt, New York
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

First let me say that as a person who has spent the majority of my life in Texas I am very well-versed in what Mexican food should be. I was curious to find out if Papa Gallo served Mexican or Tex-Mex. Upon studying the menu my conclusion is that they serve both, but more Mexican dishes are on the menu.... More 

Thank greycats
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Wish we had checked Trip Advisor before our visit. Like others mentioned, most Mexican restaurants have free chips and salsa. Their chips and salsa are a $4.99 appetizer. I ordered an ice tea for $2.50 and received a small bar glass (maybe 8 oz) with ice and iced tea. When I asked, the server said there were no more pint... More 

1 Thank Elaine S
Virginia Beach VA
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171 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Took my mother here last night obviously not bothering to read the reviews first. Two stars is about all I can give this place. Starting with the atmosphere inside which is terrible. Place looks old and rather beat up and was dark and dank. We sat outside which pretty much has a view of the parking lot. Moving on to... More 

Thank vbdenny
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We love southwestern food but this is not a place to get it. The meal was OK, but we found it expensive for what you get. It was also noisy in a bit crowded; did not like the atmosphere.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 W Genesee St, Fayetteville, NY 13066-1398
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Fayetteville
  • Phone Number: +1 315-632-4789

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?