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El Papagayos Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

28200 Highway 189, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352-9700
+1 909-337-9529
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good33%
  • Average24%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“tacos” (18 reviews)
“burrito” (10 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
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28200 Highway 189, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352-9700
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

This Mexican restaurant has a good ambiance with very friendly waiters. The salsa and chips were a good starting point and the meal itself was very satisfying. We ordered a glass of red wine and we were impressed with the smoothness and good quality

Thank Jacobus M
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We were walking around the lower village at Lake Arrowhead when we found it. Well worth it for a Mexican- American restaurant. Good price, nice service, decent food. What else can you ask for?

Thank Diego P
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

If there was a good score, I would have scored it good. "Very good" seems a touch over the top. Acceptable Mexican food. Big potion and a bit expensive for what it was.

Thank G B
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We ate at this restaurant twice during our stay at Lake Arrowhead. The first time, for lunch, I had a really good chicken taco. The second time, for dinner, I had their tostada grande which has both chili colorado and ground beef. Although it was...More

Thank LoriGrg
Reviewed 7 October 2017

This is a fun and festive restaurant, but the food does not seem like authentic Mexican food. There are pages and pages of choices, and they are generous with the complimentary portions of chips and salsa. The meals are large and the food was tasty,...More

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 22 September 2017

The food and service were good and well priced. The place could use some updating. It is looking somewhat tired.

Thank Susan G
Reviewed 20 September 2017

The wife and I came here on a Saturday evening while up for our anniversary. We arrived around 7;30pm and only had to wait a few minutes. Our first time there, we were not aware of the huge portions here. We shared a burrito which...More

Thank Kenneth Q
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Visited the area during the week for a nice drive and dinner. Not many places open in the Lake Arrowhead village, so was thankful that El Papagayos was there. The restaurant has some nice lake views and friendly staff. The food was okay. I liked...More

Thank Anon1452
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Finally somewhere in Lake Arrowhead we enjoyed. Don't mess around with much else in the "village" This is where you want to go! No wonder it was busy !!

Thank Lucy M
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This place has awesome nachos and Margaritas and a beautiful view of the lake the staff was very friendly.....what's not to love?

Thank Suzanne P
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Amy G
4 February 2017|
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Response from Ethan J | Reviewed this property |
Eh, the place was medium sized. It was very sectioned off, so there might not be a ledge enough place to squish the tables together. Just a warning, the food is just OK, and not very special.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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