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Pappasito's Cantina

3950 S Terminal Rd, Houston, TX 77032
(281) 821-2266
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Ranked #107 of 7,316 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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English first
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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188 reviews 188 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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Marshalltown, Iowa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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122 reviews 122 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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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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