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Pappasito's Cantina

2515 S Loop W, Houston, TX 77054-2633 (Afton Oaks/ River Oaks)
(713)668-5756
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Ranked #131 of 7,200 restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Afton Oaks/ River Oaks
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Afton Oaks/ River Oaks
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English first
Santa Barbara, CA/Dallas, TX
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144 reviews 144 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Had a great start w/chips and salsa, love the salsa! My husband and I were looking for a lighter dinner so we had the grilled salmon, split. It was great! The black beans were really good as was the cilantro rice. They put a lot of cilantro on the side for the fish and I LOVE cilantro so it was... More

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San Diego, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

for those looking for a cold beer and tex-mex kind of place, this is good. Taste and quality of the food and service were very good. Portion size is large.

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dallas, tx
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

This chain used to be great. The prices have gone sky high for what is offered. We also noted that everything was very, very salty.

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Houston, Texas
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92 reviews 92 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I've been to this Pappasito's twice now and had tasty food and friendly servers both times. Our server Nequila (sp?) was knowledgeable about the menu, attentive, and warm. The time we went to Westheimer the food could best be described as "over-charred". At the South Loop restaurant, the beef was delicious (maybe not spiced the same as the amazing beef... More

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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Delicious cannot describe just how good the food is! This Resturant is a MUST if you are in Houston or surround area, the fajitas are out of this world. The mango salad with the salmon was out of his world! Great staff, great food!

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College Station, Texas
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240 reviews 240 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Nothing unusual here for Pappasito's when you get the fantastic fajitas - beef is tastier than chicken, but the chicken is still good if you want to go for combo and some variety. The lunch menu is a nice break on the wallet, especially since it includes Sunday - it is a few bucks less than dinner and offers smaller... More

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Edinburg, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We went to the willowbrook papasitas resturant for a small celebration. Service was very slow, the margaritas and food were not good. I sent them both back (which is not something I ever do). We did receive a gift card to use when we came back which I gave away.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

The menu had a wide variety of options. The environment was very loud but did not bother me. The restaurant was so crowded and the service was great! There was a food option for everyone! I loved the ceviche with the scallops it was delicious! I would definitely return to this place if I was back in the area.

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Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

This is one of my favorite restaurants! I moved from Texas to Illinois and miss this restaurant more than any other! My favorite meal (other than the delicious chips and salsa) is the seafood enchiladas! Delectable! You can't go wrong with a margarita from Pappasito's. The atmosphere is lively and vibrant! I LOVE THIS PLACE!

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Washington State
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Besides the fact it was too crowded (Thursday early evening) and too noisy, I found the food very bland and salty. I would not choose to dine here.

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