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Downtown Hamilton
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246 King St W, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 1A9, Canada
+1 905-525-0309
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there to celebrate a couple birthdays, and will never be returning. Took drink orders quickly, and returned with all but one diet coke, which then took another 30 mins before it was served even after 3 reminders. 2 guys ordered beer, both were skunky, had to be returned. The refried beans had no taste, and neither did the rice.... More 

Thank Corey V
Burlington, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place has some character inside. It had Mexican decor and we had a nice window seat ( had reservations). The food was just ok. The free chips and salsa verde were yummy but the main courses were bland. The rice and beans that came with the entres were blah. I had the combination platter and it was not as... More 

Thank MMG12929
Hamilton, Canada
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here a few times over the years and the one aspect that always resonates with me is the service. Was there last night to beat the valentines day rush and had a great experience. The waitress on last night is exactly what you want from a server. Knowledgeable, courteous and genuinely nice. The food was great, started... More 

Thank TheFoodDad
Ancaster, Canada
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Delicious Mexican food right in Hamilton. This place has been around for over 20 years and stands the test of time! The sangria wasn't my favourite but the margaritas were great. I'd definitely recommend eating here.

Thank mckeanh
Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Nachos were very good! Very generous with the cheese on the quesedillas. Little bit over priced though for downtown hamilton.

Thank Monica F
Hamilton, Canada
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

This restaurant has been a favorite of ours for years. Not sure if it has changed owners or what but the food certainly was not up to par! The combination plates were dried out and did not even look appetizing! We were a table of 7 but there was only one other table of two in the entire restaurant so... More 

Thank Farley200
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82 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We enjoyed our dinner at Papagayo! The nachos were flavourful. My husband had the pork cutlet and I had the shrimp; both dishes had heat! The servings are ample. For dessert, vanilla ice-cream - the best; and the Lime Tequila Cheesecake - made on the premises and it was so good! Our server was so pleasant and friendly. The prices... More 

Thank RosanneT304
Hamilton, Canada
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is my all time favorite restaurant. I always order the chicken chimi changa and I'm never disappointed. Make sure you call ahead as they book up quickly on the weekends.

Thank momof2fromhamilton
Stoney Creek, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere. Great food. Defintely would recommend the combination plate with a margarita to start.

Thank Tash G
Hamilton Ontario
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145 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Three of us decided to try this Mexican love out over our lunch hour. There few only 2 other tables in so service was quite quick. I did the fish special for the day with a salad. One friend had the chicken nachos that was suppose to be a portion size for two but I would say it was really... More 

Thank Sarah L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 246 King St W, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 1A9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton>  > Downtown Hamilton
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 905-525-0309

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