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Le Papagayo Encinitas, Encinitas, CA

Le Papagayo Encinitas

4.4
4.4
2168 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Le Papagayo blends New American and Pacific Coast cuisine to create an amazing fine dining experience. The Chef and Myself combine the freshest of local ingredients and flavor to create a unique character for each meal created from scratch.




Dining at Le Papagayo is a full experience that will delight all your senses.




Amazing food and a warm and inviting dining room which looks like an art gallery are all part of the experience.




We also offer a heated patio and unplugged live music every night.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Mediterranean, Breakfast
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 7:30 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (760) 944-8252
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Benjamin Contreras
  • Catering
    Since 2004 Le Papagayo has been welcoming you to a cozy and friendly atmosphere. Pacific Islands, Mediterranean influences and unplugged live music make for an amazing and unique experience. We will do the same with Le Papagayo Catering.<br /><br><br>Choose your menu, relax and enjoy time with your guests we do it all!!<br />
  • Private party contact
    Darrin Campbell darrindda@gmail.com: (760) 944-8252
  • Neighborhood
    Encinitas
  • Cross street
    Leucadia Boulvard
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Entertainment
    Live unplugged music every nights. Flamenco, Blues, Motown Blues, Island Groove, Rock & Folks, Jazz, Samba.Please check the music calendar on our website
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,168 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • North San Diego

    Hot spot

  • North San Diego

    Neighborhood gem

2,168 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waitress and manager were great and so sweet.

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  2. Paul

    San Diego

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was better than expected considering the yelp reviews. Ambiance was absolutely lovely with a round fire pit table and string lights. Live music was nice, but the singer was average at best.

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  3. RichardM

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Reservation for 2 at 6:00 seated on time…they had parking but plenty spaces by the train tracks. Lively bar great music…we sat outside heaters kept the temp just right. We had Salmon cooked perfectly with a black bean mango relish and the Paella…plenty of shrimp, mussels and fish along with sausage just a tad salty but I liked it that way….both meals came out piping hot. We had the cookie with ice cream for desert which was purely evil….we shared it was enough for 4. Best meal during our Encinitas stay.

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  4. Teresa

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great eclectic menu, loved the zucchini noodle dish and the pesto dip with bread

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  5. CatherineC

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and atmosphere is AMAZING!!! Soooooo good!! Live music was so much fun!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service was great! Music was phenomenal. Celebrated a birthday and the guest were all friendly and made the event special. Highly recommend this place to others

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  7. BarbaraM

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    we go to Papagayos a lot but this last time it took almost an hour to get our food and some items never came. maybe they were short handed in the kitchen. our server was nice, food was good.

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  8. Encinitanfrom67

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The patio was on the street but the traffic noise was ok and expected. They got busy and short-staffed at first but were attentive throughout the rest of our stay. We all enjoyed our selections. The pezole soup was delicious and heavy with melt-in-your-mouth pork.

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  9. JoannD

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We often eat here for Easter, Mothers Day and birthdays. Food is always good, drinks great and very friendly staff. Fun atmosphere and reasonably priced.

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  10. DarinL

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Love Papagayo!!!! ……. Normally. Yesterday’s experience was just so so. Our reservation was for outside patio, however our table was moved to inside as hostess said was going to rain. Reluctantly sat in the downstairs area which is kinda basement like….would not ever recommend this area. (Sun came out and no rain). Our Michael provided exceptional service, however the food was a bit disappointing, which is not typical. One guest ordered the burger and fries for over $25 (which is fine if an exceptional burger) however, comments were It was super basic, lacked flavor and was about the size of a small fast food burger. I would not recommend. Overall Papagayo can be a fun place to dine and feel some value (with today’s outrageous menu prices) the restaurant really needs to up their game with flavorful dishes, better portion sizes to create value and add ambience. Currently seems like relying on their past success to maintain relevant. Papagayo “come-on” spend a little of that $25 “burger money” and fix the leaky roof and jazz up the interior a little. People will notice the effort. 😎

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FAQs

Le Papagayo Encinitas offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 944-8252.

Le Papagayo Encinitas is rated 4.4 stars by 2168 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Le Papagayo Encinitas

1002 North Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Leucadia Boulvard
  • Neighborhood
    Encinitas
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 7:30 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Mediterranean, Breakfast
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Benjamin Contreras
  • Entertainment
    Live unplugged music every nights. Flamenco, Blues, Motown Blues, Island Groove, Rock & Folks, Jazz, Samba.Please check the music calendar on our website
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (760) 944-8252
  • Catering
    Since 2004 Le Papagayo has been welcoming you to a cozy and friendly atmosphere. Pacific Islands, Mediterranean influences and unplugged live music make for an amazing and unique experience. We will do the same with Le Papagayo Catering.<br /><br><br>Choose your menu, relax and enjoy time with your guests we do it all!!<br />
  • Private party contact
    Darrin Campbell darrindda@gmail.com: (760) 944-8252
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