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Pappasito's Cantina

#74 of 7,034 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
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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
9:30 am - 11:00 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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  • 102
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  • 57
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 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
Good place for a quick bite in IAH airport

A friendly fast food place for Mexican food in an airport. There are plenty of choices available and a cook is constantly grilling fresh chicken and steak. Grabbed a steak fajitas combo plate with drinks for ~$12 and comes with lots of great fresh nachos and salsa. It is a busy food court and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
Frank P
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

A friendly fast food place for Mexican food in an airport. There are plenty of choices available and a cook is constantly grilling fresh chicken and steak. Grabbed a steak fajitas combo plate with drinks for ~$12 and comes with lots of great fresh nachos and salsa. It is a busy food court and this stands beat all the other... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Fast and friendly. Drinks was cold food was fresh and taste great. Steak and cheese was 100%. I got it to go and summed they put a fork and napkins in the bag. I was wrong. So check before you leave.

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Naples, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

ok food for an airport...kinda over priced but typical of airport food...places to sit were at a premium...ok wrap

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Every time we come to Houston I have got to go here. I LOVE the table side guacamole made to order. Last night we went and had it and as always it made me SO HAPPY! I also had desert which I don't usually have. It was a sampler plate but I don't know what the names of the three... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I love dining at Papasitos. I've eaten here a few times. The food is nearly as good as the stand alone restaurants. The prices are high, but the food is usually great quality. I am eligible for the discounted meal, which is I had on my last visit. For $5 I got one beef crispy taco with a side of... More 

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Macon, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This is a very consistent choice for excellent Mexican dishes. One of our go-to places and we like taking friends there. Lots to choose from from simple dishes to many more complex choices. Good bar as well

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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

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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?