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Le Papagayo

1002 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-1469
+1 760-944-8252
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb chops” (13 reviews)
“tapas” (8 reviews)
“salad” (20 reviews)
Open Now
00:00 - 23:59All hours
Latin, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1002 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-1469
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1 - 10 of 207 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Ive been here multiple times, friendly staff, great food and Leucadia at its best. Cinnamon roll pancakes for breakfast to the Oaxaca tacos for dinner...all great choices!!

Thank Mtnbeachisgood4me
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Order their homemade Sangria! It was the best Sangria I've had since going to Sevilla, Spain! This is a fun and funky restaurant where you saw all ages enjoying dinner early on a Friday evening. We shared two of their flatbread pizzas and they were...More

Thank ccsfamily
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

they can always fit you in for in or out seating. Fast friendly service with sandwiches and great seafood dishes; but breakfasts too, and nice wines and cold beers. I'd say that this is the best northern california caribbean/south of the border exotic eats place...More

Thank JoelZ195
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Apparently Thursdays there is live music and it's quite loud. Hard to have a convo with the person opposite you. It's also dark unless you sit outside. The girl at the front couldn't find my reservation until I showed her the app reservation. Food was...More

Thank Miata l
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and service. California atmosphere. Tapis and full courses. I had Kalua pork. All I can say is that this was a Luau in CA. Calamari, Shrimp, truffle Fried, all outstanding

Thank Simon R
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Just left this yummy little, chill beachside gem. We can't say enough about it!! Shawn was a doll and recommended the posole (insane) the French dip (better than Houstons) and OMG..the avocado toast with goat cheese, pepper flakes and honey drizzle w an egg on...More

Thank tennis1031
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We were introduced to this gem by a local and make a point of stopping whenever on a trip to La Jolla or to visit the famous tile & pottery artist, Laird Plumleigh & his creations who is nearby. The food is a fabulous melding...More

Thank 2016Patti
Reviewed 16 May 2017

A lovely, comfortable patio was the setting foe our yummy meal. The side of potato cakes was my favorite, and the fruit was fresh. I enjoyed a glass of their white sangria - not too sweet. Pleasant servers, not bad on the wallet, I'd return....More

Thank cwh25
Reviewed 11 May 2017

This place has a great atmosphere. Looks small from the outside, but the dining area, bar, and outside patio are large! Great service, fantastic food. Slightly pricey, but worth every penny. Really enjoyed the live music!

Thank Christin A
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

While visiting my family, we had lunch at El Papagayo in Leucadia! The Lobster Bisque was pretty good, and we split the Cobb, which was served warm, and was unite nice! Definitely worth a visit!!

Thank Mary Helen D
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you have gluten free options?
21 October 2016|
Response from Linda D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do! During our visit, a friend with us inquired about gluten-free items. My apologies, but I do not recall what specific menu items were gluten-free.
When is happy hour?
15 September 2016|
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Response from Linda D | Reviewed this property |
Happy Hour is from 4pm to 6pm every day!
I'd like to see the wine list
26 August 2016|
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Response from carpe_itineris | Reviewed this property |
This is a nice place for sangria.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1002 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-1469
    (Leucadia Boulvard)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-944-8252
  • E-mail
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