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Pappasito's Cantina

#106 of 7,364 Restaurants in Houston
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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
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 86
    Excellent
  • 48
    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
Excellent authentic Mexican food!

I ate at Pappasito's before catching my flight home to Orlando & it was definitely a great choice! They have a wide variety of Mexican dishes, I decided on the chicken quesadillas. The dish looked small at first but the quesadillas were stuffed with chicken & cheese. They also had all kinds of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Bleinenbach407
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Orlando, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Orlando, Florida
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I ate at Pappasito's before catching my flight home to Orlando & it was definitely a great choice! They have a wide variety of Mexican dishes, I decided on the chicken quesadillas. The dish looked small at first but the quesadillas were stuffed with chicken & cheese. They also had all kinds of toppings on the side. Definitely the best... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Check out my blog to see why we loved this restaurant http://www.victoriasxcape.com/texas-eating/ We walked into this friendly and live establishment. Seemed to be filled with the “after work crew”, businessmen stopping in for drinks and casual conversation. We had a cute server by the name of Nick who helped us scope the menu and choose signature drinks. Appetizers began IMG_9474with... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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321 restaurant reviews
274 helpful votes 274 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Pappasito's in Terminal E is a very good place for food to take onto a plane. The sandwiches are served in wraps so are built for air travel. The salads are excellent with a selection of 10 items as well as 12 dressings. Choose your fresh ingredients and a salad master will chop and meld them together for take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

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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4 restaurant reviews
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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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204 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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27 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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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?