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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” (10 reviews)
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9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
28200 Highway 189, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352-9700
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11 - 20 of 251 reviews

Reviewed 6 October 2017

This is a fun and festive restaurant, but the food does not seem like authentic Mexican food. There are pages and pages of choices, and they are generous with the complimentary portions of chips and salsa. The meals are large and the food was tasty,...More

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 21 September 2017

The food and service were good and well priced. The place could use some updating. It is looking somewhat tired.

Thank Susan G
Reviewed 20 September 2017

The wife and I came here on a Saturday evening while up for our anniversary. We arrived around 7;30pm and only had to wait a few minutes. Our first time there, we were not aware of the huge portions here. We shared a burrito which...More

Thank Kenneth Q
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Visited the area during the week for a nice drive and dinner. Not many places open in the Lake Arrowhead village, so was thankful that El Papagayos was there. The restaurant has some nice lake views and friendly staff. The food was okay. I liked...More

Thank Anon1452
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Finally somewhere in Lake Arrowhead we enjoyed. Don't mess around with much else in the "village" This is where you want to go! No wonder it was busy !!

Thank Lucy M
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

This place has awesome nachos and Margaritas and a beautiful view of the lake the staff was very friendly.....what's not to love?

Thank Suzanne P
Reviewed 28 August 2017

This was by far our favorite place to have lunch . The food was so good and the prices are very fair . The server wasn't very friendly but the great food was worth it.

Thank DiannaS514
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Papgayos has a big menu with lots of choices and everything was very good. Expect large portions. Good views of the lake from the window tables, and a good Mexican decor. Prices are quite reasonable.

Thank mlangh0lz
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Some of the best, this side of the border, Mexican food. Wait staff were excellent. Food quality and quantity exceeded expectations. Margaritas: big disappointment.

Thank Laine M
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We were out for a drive in the mountains near Lake Arrowhead and stopped at the Arrowhead village looking for a place to eat lunch. Saw the sign for Papagayos and decided to eat there. It was a good choice as the décor was very...More

1  Thank ranchogordo
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Amy G
3 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
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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