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Pappasito's Cantina

#68 of 6,986 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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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 93
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 3
    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 food - weak Margarita

I always try to stop by for some quick, but good Tex-Mex. Beef and Chicken fajita platter is always great and a lot to eat - better be hungry. On this stop, I got a margarita on the rocks and it was quite watered down. Will stick with a frozen next time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
dt95
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Austin, Texas
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Austin, Texas
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242 reviews 242 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I always try to stop by for some quick, but good Tex-Mex. Beef and Chicken fajita platter is always great and a lot to eat - better be hungry. On this stop, I got a margarita on the rocks and it was quite watered down. Will stick with a frozen next time.

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Lawton, Oklahoma
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82 reviews 82 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I love that Houston airport has a Pappasito's. Great cheese enchiladas!! Nice to have good food at the airport!!

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Round Rock, Texas
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126 reviews 126 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

It is absolutely fantastic the food at Pappasito's. You have to try Plato del Mar with beef, chicken and shrimp. It is outstanding!!! The guacamole done in front of your table is also remarkable,.

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Los Angeles, California
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221 reviews 221 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I can only speak for the chicken quesadilla that was well prepared & served with some fresh greens and salsa. I had just missed the timing for their breakfast burrito & wasn't ready for a really heavy meal so this was perfect. Lots of interesting choices on their menu.

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Houston, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Reliable, good food. Can be iffy at certain locations. 290/NW Frwy location is always good. Best fajitas in town. And queso. Cannot go without that! Don't fill up on the chips and salsa! Larger than normal portions.

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Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Very good food Big portions A little waiting line but is worth it Prices are moderate You must try the tortilla soup they made it different

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Santa Clarita, California, United States
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59 reviews 59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

With many choices, this one came highly recommended by family. The food was delicious and generous. I had a chicken soft taco a la carte and a regular margarita for a quick lunch before flying off. Just the right amount of seasoning. Other patrons had ordered full meals with rice and beans and they commented that it was really a... More 

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Food is always fresh and taste. Service is top of the line. I have tried everything on the menu and it is all very delious. Matter of fact this my favorite place to eat in Houston. I could eat there a least 3 times a week.

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Houston, Texas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The fajitas are great and usually Wednesday night they are 1/2 price. Lots of delicious food = and oh my their homemade flour tortillas are amazing.

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Cincinnati
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108 reviews 108 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Dinner at Pappasito's Cantina at the DFW airport on a layover was a very good choice for me...and will be for you, too. The portions are HUGE, hot, and very flavorful. The server was very friendly and fast. The beer was cold and fresh. My meal consisted of warm, salty corn tortillia chips and salsa brought to the table free,... More 

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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: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
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?