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Pappasito's Cantina

3950 S Terminal Rd, Houston, TX 77032
(281) 821-2266
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Ranked #127 of 7,273 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Marshalltown, Iowa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The Baja Fish Taco's are great!! Likewise ordering the Shrimp Brochette is outstanding! Great place to eat, service is great and food is plentiful and tasty!

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Houston, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We have been to Pappasito's numerous times and have never been disappointed! Great food and great service! Be prepared for very large portions - they are generous. A very festive atmosphere awaits you there. We have found splitting the "Chicken Fajitas For Two" to be more than enough, but I also really like their soft chicken tacos. You will have... More 

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Bethlehem PA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I really enjoy the Pappas restaurants. This was my first trip to the Cantina in Houston. I will definitely be back to this one. LOVED it.

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Houston, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The food has always been excellent, but recent changes to the menu have not been up to their past standard. Service can be erratic.

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Mobile, Alabama
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121 reviews 121 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I had the two taco deal with rice and beans with a coke. It was about 13 bucks. It was good not great but decent. They have a green salsa that was kinda different.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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99 reviews 99 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Hotel clerk recommended it as great. I wasn't as impressed as he was. It's a chain restaurant with the typical chain quality. I ordered from the bar and the wait staff seemed more concerned about their daily struggles than providing decent service. I get everyone needs to vent sometimes but I don't need to or want to hear it from... More 

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Houston, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Like all Pappas restaurants, Pappasito's is very well run with attentive waitstaff and high quality fresh food. It's priced at the high end, especially for Tex-Mex, for which there are practically unlimited quality options in Houston, but the food is very good and the Grand Gold margaritas are excellent. In my opinion Pappasito's does seafood better than most Tex-Mex restaurants... More 

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West Palm Beach
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Pappasito's was great. Margarita was well made. Chips were crispy and fresh. Love that the salsa was served warm. Guacamole was tasty and fresh. The meals were nice portions and served hot. Staff was extremely efficient and friendly.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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85 reviews 85 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

At this restaurant, my ten dollars bought a veggie burrito wrapped in foil and a soufflé cup of mediocre salsa to go with it. No chips, not even a paper plate. The burrito was a decent size, prepared with fresh vegetables and a lot of beans and tasted like -- well, a burrito. The only distinctive element was the tortilla,... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We are here during a layover in Houston. I had the breakfast quesadilla and it was great. Wait staff was friendly and food came out quickly.

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Additional Information about Pappasito's Cantina

Address: 3950 S Terminal Rd, Houston, TX 77032
Phone Number: (281) 821-2266
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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