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Pappasito's Cantina

7050 FM 1960 Rd W, Houston, TX 77069-3602 (Great Uptown)
(281) 893-5030
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Ranked #233 of 7,278 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Cuisines: American, Mexican
Neighborhood: Great Uptown
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Oslo, Norway
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

Our current city of residence does not have any Tex-Mex restaurants so our recent visit to Pappasitos was like reuniting with a long time friend. We have been going to Pappasitos for many years because of the quality great tasting food and excellent service. If you want to avoid lines go early or have someone go ahead to get your... More 

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Houston, Texas
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125 reviews 125 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This was our first visit to Papasito's Cantina and it was a great experience. The food was good and plentiful and our Matthew, waiter, was great! We ordered the chicken fajitas and the portions were huge! There was plenty to share and plenty for left overs. Next time I am ordering the salmon and saving room for dessert! My birthday... More 

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Heber City, Utah
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We went to the one on Cypress Creek for lunch and it was amazing! Initially I thought it was pricey but the portions are huge and many options for multiple people. The service was some of the best I've seen with friendly and promt servers. Fun atmosphere!

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Spring, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Used to be the BEST in Mexican food but are slipping” Just went there this week to the location on 1960 and I may not go back. yes, chips and salsa are amazing. The Charro beans are always perfect. The fajitas were tasty but NOTHING else was up to par. Next time I will source our another more local Mexican... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

After spending the weekend with our twin grandsons, we stopped into a favorite to unwind and relax. There seemed to be some confusion for seating, the hostesses didn't want to sit us outside but they were quickly informed there was room. The service was outstanding, the waiter was very attentive and aware of everything at the many tables he had.... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The restaurant was extremely busy (good sign) and the staff very good and attentive. Food though lacked flavour and could have used some hot sauce on the tables. I had the Enchiladas and could barely find them due to the layer of thick cheese overtop. Not tasty.

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39 reviews 39 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

High volume chain but maintains a high quality approach. Table-side guacamole is a highlight item. Service is prompt and friendly. This is a must stop for me in the Houston area.

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Florida
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89 reviews 89 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I love Papacito's. In fact I used to go to the original one when it opened in the 80's in Houston. All these years when I come back to Texas or travel anywhere there is a Papacito's....I go. Well, just went there this week to the location off the SW Freeway and Dairy Ashford and I may not go back.... More 

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Houston, TX
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We've been to this Pappacito's several times over the last few years since it is around the corner from our house. This visit was remarkable in that it was remarkably bad. This is not my favorite Tex-Mex, but usually manages to have average tasting fresh fajitas. It's very pricey in my opinion. $17 for flautas? Seriously? I ordered chicken flautas... More 

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Chatham, Ontario
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143 reviews 143 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

This is a good sized restaurant with a large menu and good sized portions (it's Texas after all). I travel often to houston and this place is always high on my list. Had my first crawdads here with some locals. Definitely a must.

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Additional Information about Pappasito's Cantina

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

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