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Pappasito's Cantina

#110 of 7,333 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Mexican
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3950 S Terminal Rd, Houston, TX 77032
(281) 821-2266
Website
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 84
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Mexican

The atmosphere is authentic Mexican. The service was great. The chips were warm and tasty. The salsa was very good as was the other dip which I'm not sure of the name. The shrimp, chicken, and beef fajitas were delicious. The margaritas were excellent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Stelly3665
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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153 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
239 reviews 239 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere is authentic Mexican. The service was great. The chips were warm and tasty. The salsa was very good as was the other dip which I'm not sure of the name. The shrimp, chicken, and beef fajitas were delicious. The margaritas were excellent.

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Houston
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Always busy, wonderful Texmex food, always delicious. The best salsa! Reasonable prices. The beef they use is SO juicy and tender,

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San Francisco, California
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369 reviews 369 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Ordered a steak quesadilla in my way to board a plane, and had it packed to go in a box. Imagine my disappointment once I actually opened it once on a plane, to find out the quesadilla had nothing except cheese in it. Obviously running back for an exchange wasn't an option. Nice going, charging extra for virtual meat!

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washington, dc
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Very good Mexican / Tex-Mex restaurant. I was very impressed with the Crudo specials, which I had the Hamachi and “boy” was I happy with it. Great Margaritas, with a really interesting way to order. You can pick your tequila and price range, then your flavor mix and it’s made fresh in front of you. All the food came out... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

If you are looking for some solidly good text ex at a reasonable price, pappasitos is the place for you. This restaurant is exactly what you would expect. From the wonderful nachos with two kinds of dips to a very extensive menu covering the entire spectrum of tex mex all with mains between $12-30 on average. They also feature a... More 

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

If you are looking for great Mexican food in Houston, try out one of Pappasito's Cantina locations as they are all over Houston. They have great Mexican food dishes from traditional enchiladas and tacos to some awesome grilled meat and seafood dishes. The Shrimp Diablo is one of my favorites as it is grilled shrimp stuffed with jalapeno and cheese... More 

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Oregon Coast
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

While at the Huston airport, our traveling party found Pappasitos at the food court. After watching the chicken and steak being prepared, it looked so good that we decided to give it a try. Everyone ordered something different and we were all very pleased with our choices. I had the fajita chicken tacos. The portions are generous, freshly prepared and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Good fish taco (though next time would ask them omit or go light on the sauce/mayo), very good refried beans and rice (the rice was surprisingly un-oily) and a great frozen margaritas (with an extra shot of tequila). Would be pricy if traveling with my family but well within business budget (about $30). So much better than the other alternatives... More 

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Spring, Texas
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76 reviews 76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

After a delayed flight, we didn't want to make dinner at home. Stopped at Pappasito's in Terminal E. Food was great, same high quality as their stand-alone restaurants. Houston Intercontinental has a number of well-known area restaurants past the security checkpoints in Terminals C and E. Given the in-airport location, there really isn't a "sit-down restaurant atmosphere." We wanted something... More 

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Munich, Germany
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125 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This cantina at the airport makes you forget that you are waiting for your next flight. Portions are Texas big but prices are just like outside the terminal. I will return next time I fly through Houston International.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3950 S Terminal Rd, Houston, TX 77032
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: (281) 821-2266

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
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

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