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Le Papagayo

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1002 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-1469 (Leucadia Boulvard)
+1 760-944-8252
00:00 - 23:59
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371 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic place for food that's delicious, reasonably priced and a bit out of the ordinary. The casual decor and friendly quick service combines with live music to make this a happy place. The bar area in front opens up to a dining area and patio in the back. The menu is reminiscent of Spain and Portugal with other... More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We live in San Diego and frequent this restaurant often. Wonderful menu, kind of eclectic in a good way! Great service, great presentation, food always delivered quickly, hot and delicious. I recommend reservations especially on Tuesday because it's happy hour all day and in the summer it can get very busy. Try it out you won't be disappointed.

Thank mmnrun
Carlsbad, California
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is really a unique restaurant, both in food choices and ambiance. It often reminds me of a European cafe. Dine inside or out, always excellent service and the food choices offer opportunities for almost anyone in every group. Evenings have a louder buzz, while lunch or breakfast usually offer a quieter time. I have eaten there dozens of times... More 

Thank Mark B
Green Valley, AZ
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79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Casual dining in and out. TV behind long bar. Noisy in bar but not in room by outdoor patio. Cold and rainy today so sat inside. Grandson had huge chorizo burger with frys - very satisfied! We had 3 cheese grilled cheese sandwich that was most delicious! Served with fries or greens or sweet potato fries. Full service wine and... More 

Thank AZGigiS
Encinitas, California
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72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

This is a great local restaurant with very interesting food. We like the calamari and their skillet breakfasts. They also have a taco option with a cheese "tortilla." It's delicious, but better bring a huge appetite or a few people to share it with! The waitstaff is knowledgeable and fun! They also have a great happy hour. Try some of... More 

Thank Diane O
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Came here from a local recommendation and found out it was happy hour menu. Ordered the calamari and spicy shrimp and both were great. The calamari was amazing. Now trying the banana bread pudding. I will let you know.

Thank rodjan5
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

This place has a really nice atmosphere near the beach on 101 in Encinitas. There were six of us, each having something different, and all very satisfied. Everything was well prepared, hot and quite tasty. We would come back here again.

Thank Ickibod
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Great breakfast place! Great food and bloodies, awesome menu and friendly staff! Shrimp & grits were delicious....Wish we would of went back for dinner! Nice outdoor area too!

Thank beachlana908
Encinitas, California
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191 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

I like this place but on our most recent visit, it was crowded and we were placed way in the back section, the cost was on the high side and the food was good but not so good that you were thrilled. This place used to be a funky local secret that had great food and now it seems to... More 

Thank Patty8888
Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

A treat to find a restaurant that will take reservations for happy hour. Funky, fun and affordable! We had a party of eight who wanted to be seated where the tv's were visible. They made it happen with ease. The menu selections had something for all eight to enjoy!

Thank Linda Lee E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Latin, Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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

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