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Pappasito's Cantina

#243 of 6,971 Restaurants in Houston
#255 of 7,511 Places to Eat in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Great Uptown
Mexican, American
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7050 FM 1960 Rd W, Houston, TX 77069-3602
(281) 893-5030
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11:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
always great food but prices keep increasing

The wife and I have frequented this restaurant chain for 40 years....yes since the 70's when they first opened on Hillcroft in Houston. The qualify and quantity of the food is always great and they have rotated their menu items to keep pace with new and changing tastes. Funny however as I usually... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
Hank P
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Spring, Texas
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Chennai (Madras), India
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Though this place is a little on the noisier side, it serves great Mexican fare along with the nachos. This place is a any day favourite

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Houston, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I've been coming here for over 25 years and enjoy it, but their prices have really shot up. Fajitas are somewhat justifiable, but cheese enchiladas and other Mexican dishes simply are not worth their prices to me.

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Pinecrest, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Don't be misled by the word "Cantina" to pre-judge this restaurant. In fact, I used to avoid it for that reason until my daughter came to visit us from Montreal, Canada. She insisted so, I had a Daddy-Daughter date with her since my wife was not in town. Since then, I went back 4 times in the last 4 months.... More 

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Spring, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The wife and I have frequented this restaurant chain for 40 years....yes since the 70's when they first opened on Hillcroft in Houston. The qualify and quantity of the food is always great and they have rotated their menu items to keep pace with new and changing tastes. Funny however as I usually get the same dishes I first tried... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The place to go is great for fajitas! The service was rather quick considering we had a party of around 30 people and the staff was nice.

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Houston, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The only positive was the salsa and chips that came right away. The waiter showed up quickly and came back once to see that the food was okay. Negatives - we had chicken fajitas, one with charro beans and one with refried beans. Both meals were just warm. Normally fajitas are sizzling when they come out. The charro beans were... More 

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Spring, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Although the restaurant was very busy, the service was excellent, but not overly impressed with the food. For a quick lunch it was just OK.

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Abington, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This was my 2nd time going to Pappasito's Cantina and it was fantastic. The service and food were excellent. We had the Table-Side Guacamole and it was delicious. Sitting out on the patio area made this perfect. Will definitely be going back.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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112 reviews 112 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This was our first visit to Pappasitos and we loved it! Our waiter Bladick provided exceptional service with a smile! He went over the menu with us and provided helpful suggestions. We enjoyed tasty, complimentary salsa, conquesa and chips. We chose the Filet Mignon fajitas with homemade tortillas and shrimp brochettes. All delicious! The Buffalo Bayou beer on tap was... More 

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Hamden, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Tender, tasty and just plain wonderful! We had a gathering at my brother's and the food was just outstanding from the steak and chicken to the fixings and the chips!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7050 FM 1960 Rd W, Houston, TX 77069-3602
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Great Uptown
  • Neighborhood: Great Uptown
  • Phone Number: (281) 893-5030

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, American
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?