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5804 Marconi Ave, Carmichael, CA 95608-4416
+1 916-487-7742
10:00 - 21:00
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Highly recommended Mexican restaurant,great service,huge portions and very tasty food !!! All that for great prices...

Thank Mihaljevic B
Sacramento, California
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Very yummy, the soychorizo is very good. The vegan quesadilla yummmmmmmmm. Their refried beans are also quite tastey. Service is friendly but very loud inside so sitting outside was nice.

Thank maggiekunkel
West Sacramento, California
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

This is my 2nd visit here and I love the food. Their vegan posole tastes amazing. I've also had their soyrizo enchiladas and those were a very tasty treat. They make their own vegan chorizo. They have a nice salsa bar and the restaurant is very clean. Highly recommend this place.

Thank CaitySue55
Carmichael, California
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4 reviews
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

We love the authentic fresh local vivid taste of Papagayos. There is a large and full menu with even a page for delicious vegan dishes, which can be made glutenfree also. I eat glutenfree. My favorite dish is her salad with sliced mangoes, chayote squash, fresh sliced nopalitoes, avocado, and very thinly sliced radishes. A delight!. The salad is topped... More 

Thank foodlover1944
Carmichael, California
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

Friendly staff, good salsa bar and different flavored main dishes. The portions are generous and excellent flavored.

Thank Donald K
Sacramento, Ca
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

I have been coming here for years...and twice in the past week. Really delicious food, my latest favorite thing is Tacos De Cochinita, so amazingly tasty.

Thank ssdpam
Carmichael, California
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121 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I wish I could say that this Mexican restaurant, as popular as it appears to be, was good; but in my opinion, it ranks pretty low on the Mexican food scale in Carmichael. My chile relleno, gloppy with tasteless cheese, was sub-par. The accompanying beans ("the best I've ever tasted," said our server) were only flavorful when covered with salsa.... More 

Thank GeorgeT47
Carmichael, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We eat at El Papagayo several times each month. The atmosphere is warm and comfortable. The family and servers work together to make sure each table has everything it needs. The value is excellent. And the food is amazing. Our family is made up of an omnivore, a vegetarian and a vegan, and there is an huge variety for each... More 

Thank Robert L
Sacramento CA
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Great little place that offers both traditional and vegan Mexican dishes with great variety and taste. Lots of vegetarian and vegan options, exotic mushrooms cactus and fresh fruits . Was there just last night and they just put in a very nice bar and now serve cocktails. Had a great margarita with my veggie quesadilla! Great place for a big... More 

Thank AlanCoppage
Carmichael, California
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

Its hidden, so keep your eyes open- sorta a GPS trial! But worth the look and don't let the humble surroundings turn you off- you will miss a that. Ok the big deal to me is VEGAN! Yes at a Mexican eatery! The green cactus- the vegan cheese the salsa bar, and fresh chips! And then there is the waitress-... More 

Thank Keith J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5804 Marconi Ave, Carmichael, CA 95608-4416
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carmichael
  • Phone Number: +1 916-487-7742

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