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Pappasito's Cantina

#53 of 7,014 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Mexican
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3950 S Terminal Rd, Houston, TX 77032
(281) 821-2266
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This restaurant is at George Bush Intercontinental Airport
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 54
    Very good
  • 16
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  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Margaritas.

I really enjoyed the margaritas in this place. The food was very tasty too. The place seems to get pretty packed in the late afternoon, so go early. Parking can also be very difficult to find.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
LuvToTravel095
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New York
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed the margaritas in this place. The food was very tasty too. The place seems to get pretty packed in the late afternoon, so go early. Parking can also be very difficult to find.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I love Pappasito's, I usually order the combination fajitas for one. Everything is so fresh and flavorful. The onsite tortilla making is the icing on a great fajita cake. I personally also love the cheese enchiladas definitely more Tex Mex.

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Hereford, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

For airport "Food Court" food, amazing!! Price is also kind of amazingly high, but quality and quantity is similar to nice sit down restaurant dining.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

During one of our recent stays in Houston Texas, the wife and I had dinner at Pappasito's Cantina. We both enjoyed the appetizer sampler platter, which is almost a meal by itself. The food as always was great with a good selection of Mexican dishes to choose from. I would definitely recommend Pappasito's Cantina for lunch or for dinner whenever... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I've been eating at this restaurant for 20+ years. I moved to Florida and can't get my TexMex food anymore. I won't pass through Texas anywhere without going to Pappacitos. I recommend the DelMar. The beef fajitas are beyond the description of words. The tortillas are fresh made by hand right there in front of you. The chip are so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Wow! Great menu with so many interesting choices, deciding what to order is tough. Lots of seafood dishes too which I consider a big plus. Chips and salsa to start plus a creamy cool garlic cilantro dip that balances the flavorful zesty salsa. Fantastic fresh table side guacamole - with "guac chips" (thicker than regular so they won't break off... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

They make your order fresh. Fish tacos are tasty and they also offer healthier options. This place is a good option for food in IAH. More expensive than a non-airport location but I still prefer it to other places in the same food court.

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Upland, California, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Disappointing to say the least. Chicken in fajitas tepid and gristly. Beans, however, were tasty and plenty hot. Good guacamole. Service people friendly, maybe overly so, and don't listen too well while running their scripts. When told the chicken was cold, they simply answered, "Good". This place is an embarrassment to the Pappas brand.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

food is absolutely delicious and fresh, margaritas are made it with fresh fruit, the butterfly shrimp is my favorite

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Yeah I know most like all the typical Mexican food and here it is all great, but for a lighter lunch their tortilla soup is terrific

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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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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: Large groups, Families with children, 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?