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el Papagayo Cantando

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$$ - $$$
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Corner of Davis and Salvatierra in Plaza Juarez, Loreto 23880, Mexico
135 2216
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Loreto, Mexico
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Terrible service - over 1 hr to get some chips. Watered down drinks and nasty tasting tortilla soup....go any place but here!

Thank PatrickZ198
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

My husband was excited to have pork ribs for dinner so we picked this restaurant. He was served the ribs and he said they were the worst ribs he ever had. Nothing but fat. I had the bacon wrapped shrimp and it was very good.

Thank Marilyn B
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

3 locals told us not to miss the Tuesday buffet and musical duo. The duo was great, the buffet horrible. When a highlight is steamed broccoli and cauliflower, you know something is wrong. Gummy mashed potatoes, Guam but no chips, and terrible grilled meats. Then, having paid in cash, I had to ask for my change. Guess the server thought... More 

Thank Doug K
Laguna Beach, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We decided to go here on our first night in town since they had a buffet which we figured would be easy. Its such a cool backyard feel! The food was excellent coming right off the BBQ and plenty of great sides. We aren't sure if this buffet is a regular event but we really enjoyed it!

Thank tluke79
Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

The mesquite grill is a really cool touch. Best corn on the cob I've ever had. Bottle of passable Argentinian Malbec for about $9 American. The courtyard is lit up romantically and a live electric/percussion duo was playing old 70's rock favorites. Nice vibe, but don't eat the key lime pie. Seemed like they missed the part where you bake... More 

Thank ffprow
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Ambiance was very nice. Reasonable price. Corn chowder was excellent. We shared a few dishes. The pasta dish was very good. I had a fish that was not as good. I'd go back for the soup alone.

Thank alison d
London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

Awesome service, fresh fish, delicious flavors, stiff drinks, prompt courteous service, great price and atmosphere.

Thank Normacha
Edmonton, Canada
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

we were excited about eating there-it was so charming,but it seemed to be closed often. we did get a break one afternoon. the menu was like a small novella---the corn chowder really good as were the grilled tortillas and pineapple salsa. wasn't wowed by much else, the lobster burritos meh, but my guests enjoyed them. we went back in march--mostly... More 

Thank saybona
Marion, MA
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11 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

This is probably the most delightful place in Loreto in terms of atmosphere--tables situated among lovely trees and vines. But the food needs much improvement. We tried it twice and were disappointed both times.

Thank ATKMarion
Cape Cod
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

We had dinner at papagayo a couple of nights ago. The atmosphere is charming. You sit among trees and vines with fountains and fairy lights. The service was very good but the food was not. We had 3 different meals and none of us thought they were good. It was one of the higher priced restaurants in town but the... More 

Thank libertyMASS
Carol B, Owner at el Papagayo Cantando, responded to this review

We have been open since 2009 and have never had three "not good" meals at any time or at any table, so something was obviously amiss that day. Alejandro remembers serving you and says that there were no complaints of any kind during the meal. Our policy is to always please the customer and we would have been happy to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$9
Mexican, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner of Davis and Salvatierra in Plaza Juarez, Loreto 23880, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Sur  >  Loreto
  • Phone Number: 135 2216
Mesquite grill and Tapas in a romantic garden setting. Specialties of the house are Texas style BBQ specialties and local seafood cooked on mesquite. Tapas list is extensive and happy hour is from 3 to 6.

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