Papagayo is a funky little place in downtown Hamilton that I have been frequenting for about fourteen years now. The food is always great and their dessert menu is uh-ma-zing! Not to mention their margaritas - they stock an impressive selection of tequila - no Cuervo Gold swill. I also love an establishment that lets us chat and laugh for an extended period of time without charging us rent.
Vivieen had her fingers & toes crossed that the orange roughy would be the daily special. Vivieen is the kind of best mate that a girl could ever hope for--she would give you the shirt off her back, but apparently this orange roughy is so good she would stab a fork in your eye if you ordered the last one. She actually clapped her hands with glee when she found out it was on the menu for this evening. I had the chimichanga with the Papagayo cesar salad - with peach margaritas on the side!
Prior to our visit, I had heard that Papagayo had made some changes to their menu. When I Googled "Papagayo" this restaurant was the first hit. The second and third hits were very interesting. Apparently Papagayo is a lip-syncing program designed line up mouth shapes with actual recorded sound of actors speaking. Holy smokes! I am totally a drag queen trapped inside a woman's body. Think about it - if I could wear a tiara and feather boa to work I would, I love a well timed bitchy comment, and hey, I dig the fellas! Therefore lip-syncing is one of my favourite hobbies.
This search also revealed something called the "Papagayo wind", which is a north to northeasterly wind which periodically blows through the gap in the mountain ranges of Central America. Well, after a night at Papagayo I too have a north to northeasterly wind which periodically blows through a gap in my mountain ranges.
No wonder I have such an affinity for this place.
Highly recommend the chocolate-chilli cheesecake (sweet with an after burn)
and the tequila lime cheesecake (garnished with a drizzle of Patron)