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Pappasito's Cantina

3950 S Terminal Rd, Houston, TX 77032
(281) 821-2266
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Ranked #146 of 7,216 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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
Houston, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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115 reviews 115 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
49 helpful votes 49 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I like their fajitas. The meat is so tender. I also like the margaritas, they are not watered down. The atmosphere is festive and the salsa is tasty while you wait. The service is attentive, you never wait for any refills on water or anything.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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99 reviews 99 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant was located inside the Hobby airport , the staff was friendly ( go to counter and order) chicken quesadilla $13.99 was delicious and enough for 2, the gold margarita 10.95 was not watered down just perfect total with tax $27.00 I would definitely eat here again.

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Pensacola Beach, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Great food and staff. Skewers are amazing. They give you so much food, you'll need a togo box. Great bar area too.

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