The girls were well into the cocktails and Sangria and had already cleaned a bowl of freshly made guacamole – that they were raving about but sadly there was none left for me. There was really only one thing to do! As soon as I arrived a super friendly waiter came over to tell me the drink special of Tequila and something – I honestly can’t remember, but I ordered one anyway and the guacamole.
Mr. Guacamole (he told me to call him that) came over minutes after I placed my order and asked how I would like my gauc. As Kathleen is anti-spicy I told him to make it mild to medium. He spent the next five minutes putting together what looked liked the best dip ever… and it was! Fresh, citrusy, a little kick and fantastic!
We also ordered a couple of other appetizers of Quesadillas, Queso Fundido, and my friend who is getting ready for a trip to Aruba (I am jealous) ordered a very healthy Shrimp and Avocado Salad. We also ordered a couple of other appetizers of Quesadillas, Queso Fundido, and my friend who is getting ready for a trip to Aruba (I am jealous) ordered a very healthy Shrimp and Avocado Salad.
The Quesadillas was absolutely delicious. I couldn’t eat it all because I had eaten about 15lbs of guacamole, but I gave it a really good go until I was groaning. My friends agreed the food at Papagayo was great. We need to go back to try more from the rest of the menu!
I then decided to order a White Sangria, which was recommended to me by Kathleen, and it was worthy of a recommendation. Crisp and tangy and fresh and a fabulous change from just ordering wine.
On walking through the bar and restaurant, I noticed that there were lots of fun crowds from the business to artsy to grungy to young to older – I loved it. Most places cater to one crowd but I loved that this seemed to have lots of little corners of groups. What a fun eclectic mix and a good decision to not go straight home.
I am fan of Papagayo… and it is in my neighborhood so I couldn’t be happier.
|Mr. Gaucamole’s creation!|
|Quesadillas – Layered Tortillas, Black Beans,
Chicken, Chihuahua Cheese, Pico De Gallo, Sour Cream
|Queso Fundido – Pan Seared Chorizo, Oaxaca,
Asadero and Chihuahua Cheeses, Fresh Tortillas
|Shrimp and Avocado Salad –
Pan Seared Achiote Marinated Shrimp