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Pappasito's Cantina

#185 of 7,467 Restaurants 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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9:30 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

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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quick Lunch

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
David J
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Spring, Texas
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  • Late Night
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Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

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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46 reviews 46 reviews
41 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 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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111 reviews 111 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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Dallas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We recently ate at Pappasito's on 290 in Houston, the first time we had been there. We were seated right away, although it was Saturday evening and the restaurant was pretty full. Service was quick. Our food arrived in a reasonable amount of time and was amazingly plentiful. We couldn't eat all of it and I hated having to send... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Average reviews are boring , like drinking tepid water. Boring. Standard Tex-mex, huge portions, very expensive. The rice was blah, the charro beans were blah. They were out of ribs. The Asada jalisco was actually good. The tortillas were very good. But every thing else was pretty underwhelming. 80 buck for 4 with no alcohol. I will never get this... More 

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Milford, Connecticut
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have never had a bad experience here. Food has always been fresh and delicious. Service has always been good to great; extremely attentive even when the place is packed. I can pick any dish on the menu and not be disappointed. I only wish they had them on the east coast.

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It is not a Mexican restaurant at all but it is amazing. Love the fajitas. Freshest there is. Wow...it is crazy expensive though.

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Syracuse, New York
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72 reviews 72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I received a gift card for Pappasito;s. I never heard of the place. Found one online, and I am glad I went. First, the freshly made chips & Salsa was perfect. The side order of Guac was superb. I had the Baja fish Taco, my family had an array of orders to specialty made plates. When the experience was over,... More 

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?