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El Papagayo

5804 Marconi Ave, Carmichael, CA 95608-4416
+1 916-487-7742
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“refried beans” (4 reviews)
“mango salad” (3 reviews)
“carnitas” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
5804 Marconi Ave, Carmichael, CA 95608-4416
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Reviewed 20 July 2018

Great food! Welcoming atmosphere! Large menu with something for the whole family, large group or picky eater! Staff are efficient and friendly. Very popular with vegans, as well!.

Thank hotspringqueen
Reviewed 18 June 2018

We were visiting from out of state and were taken to this wonderful place by relatives who are vegan. They sampled and were very pleased with the vegan burgers that this restaurant had submitted for a competition among local places. I chose the cheese enchilada...More

Thank yoohoo614
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Great service, awesome salsa bar and the Carne Asada Adoboda was killer! I wish we lived here because we would come back again and again!

Thank Alex F
Reviewed 21 February 2018

We have been going to El Papagayo regularly for many years; it is a great favorite with my family. The restaurant is family owned and operated; the food is wonderful and so is the owning family. The menu is quite extensive; there are many vegan...More

Thank RMF325
Reviewed 1 November 2017

This place is (should be, if not already) a Sacramento staple! Sustaining a vegetarian/vegan diet for many years, this has been a go-to restaurant not too far from home. The staff are always amazing, and the food doesn't need any over-the-top explanation...except, IT'S DELICIOUS! It...More

Thank doctorbove
Reviewed 12 August 2017

We have been here several times to enjoy quality Mexican food and ice cold beer. The salsa bar is excellent, chips are bountiful and hot, you serve yourself as much as you desire. We ordered tacos, I had fish and my wife had carnitas. Hers...More

Thank Inspecchi
Reviewed 9 August 2017

the food here is good, i love the mango salsa at the salsa bar. I eat alot of vegetarian choices mainly and I hav not been disapointed. This is not gormet dining so I couldnt give it five stars, but its good food and the...More

Thank imsureman
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This is not your typical Tex-Mex restaurant. First of all, I've never had refried beans like theirs Normally I don't even eat them -- that's not the case here! They're a different kind of bean, I think, and their preparation is different than what you...More

Thank pamela112400
Reviewed 20 July 2017

A friend of mine extolled how great the food and margaritas were at El Papagayo. He was spot on! The appetizers were excellent, and the happy hour prices were fantastic. Our food was served in good time and fashion. The staff was attentive, the waiter...More

Thank darrellreeves
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I never knew this place existed and it's only a couple of miles from my house. It is Tucktaway off the main street and the food is outstanding. What a great surprise! But I really like about this restaurant is that it is very spacious,...More

Thank Bryan H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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