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El Papagayos Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

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28200 Highway 189, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352-9700
+1 909-337-9529
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Today
09:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is wonderful and authentic tasting. Not greasy. One order can be shared by 2-3 people. Even their kids meal was big. Excellent service. Wonderful view of the lake. Walking distance to the saddleback inn. Very nice and cozy.

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Thank Ayah E
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I were spending some time in Lake Arrowhead, and were looking for a place to eat. Papagayo's sounded good, so we went to the village to eat there. The decor looks cool, and it is pretty busy there. But our table was sticky, a menu was covered in salsa, and the food was ok, nothing special. If... More 

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Thank Ethan J
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best Mexican I have had in a very long time. And I've had access to some of the best in Orange County and LA. I will always plan a night out when up in Arrowhead just to eat here.

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Thank CarolWilcox
Santa Clarita, California
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was great. Service was a little less than attentive but overall it was a friendly, reasonable, yummy place.

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Thank Holly T
Vancouver, Washington
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143 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Didn't see to many places to eat at Lake Arrowhead so picked El Papagayos and enjoyed the food and staff.

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Thank Bruce B
Bigfork, Montana
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

A fun place for lunch or dinner. Great margarita's, fun atmosphere. Good service and the food is very good!

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Thank Judi E
Loma Linda, California
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74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

The food was pretty OK, not that special but good and filling. On the expensive side but not bad for the location. Great view of the lake out the window, though, and great service.

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Thank msdebra007
Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Lake Arrowhead for the weekend to help with our grandkids while our daughter and her husband attended a wedding. Our first night there we didn't have the kids so we decided to check out the surrounding area. We came across the shopping villages and restaurants surrounding the lake. There were several options but we decided to try... More 

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Thank SusanRickR
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The service was awesome, Very good Mexican food and the Margaritas are killer good. The bar is a great place to meet and greet. Saluting your girlfriends birthday.

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Thank Carole E
Corona, California
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Not a lot too choose from at a very badly underutilized and mismanaged Lake Arrowhead Village so this was a pleasant surprise. We arrived between crowds at about 3:00 pm on a Friday so it wasn't real busy and we were seated immediately. Our waitress was very nice and helpful and spent a lot of time talking with us about... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
09:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?