Tonight Kim and I went over to Papagayos Authentic Mexican Food (the same area as Carbone’s Lakeville).
This location previously held a “Wine Bar” (with no other clever name) that didn’t last long — maybe a few months. We never tried it there though. This restaurant is carrying on the location’s poor traffic but we decided to give it a try tonight anyway.
We sat down in the completely empty restaurant. The waitress served us after a few minutes saying, “I didn’t even see you come in.” I guess with the heavy traffic they didn’t notice us ;)
We were offered their chips and salsa which are free on the first round only. They come out with three different salsas. Green, red, and “spicy”. The spicy tastes a lot like tobacco which was disturbing. Actually, very disturbing.
I ordered their enchiladas verdes, just for you Aaron heh — Roberto!, which came with rice, a meager dinner salad, refried or black beans with Mexican sausage. Kim ordered the chicken chimichangas with fries, a dinner salad, and guacamole. I’m not quite sure how a dinner salad is “authentic” but whatever — I’ve never eaten in Mexico so maybe I just don’t know?
My chicken enchiladas were ok. Nothing spectacular and kinda bland. The rice was seriously lame but the beans were decent. Kim’s food was ok but a little too much of the same color with the yelow plate, fries, and chimichangas. I ate all the food except the beans — I didn’t want to be hurt even more than usual when I got home.
Even though I refuse to eat at El Loro because of their stupid ID scanning, they beat the hell out of this place food wise.
The service was great (we were the only people here) and friendly but the food was expensive ($21.20 before tip) and not all that much to write home about.
If you’re looking for a quiet night next to a fireplace this is the place for you, otherwise, try another spot.
See all the pictures from today here (mobile).