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Pappasito's Cantina

#115 of 7,338 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
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Mexican
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2515 S Loop W, Houston, TX 77054-2633
(713)668-5756
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Most recent review
Best margarita

Went there on a Sunday night in February, place was slammed. Huge portions so think before you order how hungry you are. My friend and I split fajitas combo and could barely finish. Her husband had a full plate. Great food you cannot go wrong. Only fyi your clothes will smell like the place... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Apollo Beach
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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Apollo Beach
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Went there on a Sunday night in February, place was slammed. Huge portions so think before you order how hungry you are. My friend and I split fajitas combo and could barely finish. Her husband had a full plate. Great food you cannot go wrong. Only fyi your clothes will smell like the place, had to air my jacket outside... More 

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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

Highly recommend the table side guacamole. Awesome chips and the best Mango margarita. Staff is very courteous. The tables are close together and that would be my only criticism.

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Hollywood, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Let's get this out of the way, the food is excellent, and this place gets crowded quickly, but I still feel it's a bit overpriced. Yes I know you pay for good quality, but still, $30 for Snapper and shrimp with rice/beans? The service is excellent despite the long wait to get to a table. The place is huge and... More 

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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70 reviews 70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Everybody said we must have Tex Mex while in Houston so a friend took us to Pappasito's. Food was amazing. I recommend the loaded nachos.

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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71 reviews 71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We were flying through Houston with only one meal to eat in the area, and chose Pappasito's based on other locations of the same chain. This location did not disappoint. The service was good, the food was great, and the fact that we had to wait almost half an hour at 2:30 in the afternoon tells you that we're not... More 

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Saratoga Springs, NY
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Had the fajitas. Great guac, the freshly made tortillas are to die for, the tres generaciones Marg is clean and so nice. Loved their green sauce!

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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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289 reviews 289 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Can be a bit crowded and tough to park but the food and margaritas are super. The bar is good and the service is very professional. Well worth a visit for Tex Mex

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Maumelle, Arkansas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We love to visit any city with a Pappasito's locacation! We are never disappointed. Huge portions of excellent food. Tamales are the best kept secret, you'll find them on the appetizer section of the menu-pork is our favorite. You will not be sorry! Order from the lunch menu, discounted prices and smaller portions.

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I come here every time I visit my family. Quality food, and lots of it. Look, you're not going to get 100% authentic Mexican food -- it's Tex-Mex, and it's really good Tex-Mex. Can be a bit pricey but for what you get it's worth it.

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Montgomery, Texas
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56 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

This review is for the Pappasitos on I-45 at Airtex. I had the medium chicken fajitas and dessert. Both were excellent and each dish was made to perfection. The best and only place for authentic Mexican food. I highly recommend it!! Watch for a review of the new Woodlsnds Pappasitos coming Summer 2015!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2515 S Loop W, Houston, TX 77054-2633
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: (713)668-5756

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican
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?