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On crossing the wooden bridge that leads to Ristorante Pappagallo, you will see swimming beneath there are sleek silvery tarpon, always on the lookout for scraps from the kitchen. You are thus, thrown into a world of the exotic, even before reaching the front door!Then, as you enter the spacious foyer, you're met at the front door by an African gray parrot, humorously called Humphrey Bogart. He is one of the oldest Pappagallo employees with over ten years experience in welcoming guests and posing for photos (especially with the little ones!). You will then immediately notice the inviting and well-stocked bar, decorated in an art deco style, where customers can take pre-dinner drinks or enjoy an after dinner drink in a cool and inviting atmosphere. On your right hand side, lies one of our two dining rooms, the Pappagallo Room. Inside, the impressive high ceiling will grab your attention, with its typical Mexican-style thatching. Wrought iron lights gently illuminate the air-conditioned room and huge glass-fronted bird cages feature all around the walls housing live parrots, macaws, cockatoos and African grays, all vying for your attention. The walls are also decorated with colorful pictures of parrots and a giant turtle shell which came from a 500 pound green sea turtle, which was raised in Cayman at West Bay's Turtle Farm. All this, and a great view of the waterfall cascading into the lagoon directly outside the room... how can you possibly forget that you are dining in a tropical paradise? On your left hand side of the foyer is the Flamingo Room, also with a fabulous thatched roof, this time in a traditional Cayman style. The entire roofing used 100,000 fronds and took over 6 months to construct - no mean feat. The Flamingo Room is left open to catch the cooling breeze, but is air-conditioned when the weather dictates. Here, you can enjoy a fabulous panoramic view over the lagoon. Large prints of flamingos decorate the walls and again, wrought iron lights lend their soft glow.Beyond this room lies a third eating area, the Garden Patio, a large screened- in porch where diners eat al fresco during the cooler winter months. This also has a magnificent lagoon view and Pappagallo usually caters for large parties & weddings here.
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My wife and I return to the Caymans each year to celebrate her birthday. We have not been here for years because of the distance we had to travel on the island. But this year we made if a point to return and were very...More
What a scenic location! We both had the lobster ravioli which was excellent. I messed up on the reservation time and showed up before it was open for dinner. The staff was super friendly and sat us at the bar till dinner was open. Highly...More
We had a very nice dinner here with our son on the night before he left to fly home. The service was wonderful and the food was delicious. The parrots outside were a delight to watch during dinner. Prices are a bit high but the...More
We had a very memorable meal here. It is away from the hustle and bustle of the beach and in a very interesting setting. The scallops were some of the best I've had and were cooked to perfection.The staff treated us like VIP's.
A truly excellent Italian restaurant. It's somewhat out of the way overlooking its own small pond,.The service was first class, friendly and funny waitstaff but with the utmost professionalism. Fantastic wine list. I recommend the limoncello seafood pasta.
Went there for our anniversary as Martin our host recommended it.
Very romantic spot less than one mile from the iron shore guest house, located in a laguna. 5 star service & kitchen accompanied by a great wine list. A little bit on the price...More
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If you are staying at the extreme east end of the Island (Rum Point or anywhere around that area) it is close to an hour drive, if not more. Remember that cutting through Frank Sound (road) makes the trip shorter, but still... More
If you are staying at the extreme east end of the Island (Rum Point or anywhere around that area) it is close to an hour drive, if not more. Remember that cutting through Frank Sound (road) makes the trip shorter, but still, Papagallo is at the very far opposite end. As a matter of fact, the road is not paved beyond the restaurant and that surrounding residential area.