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Pappasito's Cantina

#289 of 7,374 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Greater Heights
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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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, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great Food, nice Atmosphere

Food is always great at this fun and savory place. A little noisy but always fun! Ask for the Fajitas and you can't go wrong.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Luis G
Houston, Texas, USA
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125 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been going here since I was a kid. This really is the best Mexican I've had in Houston. Their queso and tacos are excellent. I thought the service was excellent too. I've been to sp many other Mexican restaurants here in Houston and none of them are as flavorful as Pappasito's. I get the same thing every time tho.... More 

Thank btravel17
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213 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always high end, great food and drinks. Fantastic chips and salsa. Fantastic service. I do think their prices are a bit overpriced.

Thank andorsworld
Houston, Texas, USA
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food is always great at this fun and savory place. A little noisy but always fun! Ask for the Fajitas and you can't go wrong.

Thank Luis G
Houston, Texas
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76 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Nice Mexican joint. A bit pricey but it looks like they have different deals for different days. This place was full. They checked me in and then I waited in my car. I was called sooner than their promised time. Being my first visit, they offered some dip free ($9.95 menu price). The corn chips were free. The salsa was... More 

Thank willowbrooksam
United States
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

We love Papasito's but this location has had management issues for years. The service is always poor, they never get our meals correct and the quality is lacking. We go once a year and hope corporate has fixed it, but they never do. Go to the on on Highway 290!

Thank FreqTravelr
South TX
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67 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Wait staff polite, but 40 minutes to get food, on a night where restaurant 2/3 empty. Had to summon management twice to get drinks refilled. Queso so hot it burned your mouth It was inedible. When one of our group complained, nothing was done. Ordered fajita platter for two..hmmm..I don't think so. Barely enough for one. Very disappointed in this... More 

Thank jmb994
Houston, Texas
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93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The girls that greeted up were not that nice and then tried to sit us in the middle of a bunch of kids. I said, " This is not happening"! Then we decided to go outside and I am really glad we did.We sat outside and it was really nice. The ladies next to us were a lot of fun.... More 

Thank Robert B
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110 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

It had been a while since we had eaten here and decided to try it again. So glad we did. We went around 3 in the afternoon and were delighted to see that they serve lunch till 4 pm. as the prices are more affordable for lunch. Happy hour starts at 3 to 6:30 pm so we were able to... More 

Thank TXVicky
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62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Went there this past weekend to try their beef fajitas, which I believe that Pappasitos has the best testing, most tender fajitas. I have been to many of their locations, but for some reason there beef fajitas were not tender and as tasty as I had hoped. Also tried the chicken and it was dry. The charro beans were mostly... More 

Thank sightseerNb_Tx
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

The chicken fajitas had to be the most tasty and tender that i have had recently. Melt in ur mouth good. My rep had the pappasutos salad which was enormous. The waitress was very kind to fix us styrofoam cups of our drinks to go. Thank you!

Thank jthwrh

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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>  > Greater Heights
  • Neighborhood: Greater Heights
  • Phone Number: (281) 893-5030

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?