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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 #263 of 7,221 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Mexican
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Great Uptown
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Great Uptown
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English first
Houston, TX
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Los Angeles, California, USA
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124 reviews 124 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I believe any Pappasito's Cantina you visit, you won't be disappointed! The food is great! They have the best tortilla chips I've ever tasted! And I heard it's made daily from scratch. The service is also great! The young servers are always polite, fast and helpful. The margaritas are huge! A must if you are in the area.

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Stewartstown
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Great food, huge portions, and endless chips with green and red salsa both delicious. Fun atmosphere and tortilla machine interesting to watch. Chicken enchiladas a must!!!!! Never disappointed here.

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Hollywood, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

Its been 10 years since i have been back to houston and my first stop is always Pappasitos Cantina. Outstanding food, drinks and service no matter what you have. Planning some take out back to Miami! Highly recommend any of their locations.

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Houston
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We have come here for the Plato Amor around Valentine's Day for almost 10 years! We brought our kids with us and we had such a wonderful time at dinner. The service was great, and of course the food was delish! One of our best nights there!

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Houston, Texas
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219 reviews 219 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Papa's chain of varied food places is always palate pleasing. Papasita's offers tex-mex that is affordable and tasty. If you speak to the manager they can make you a gluten free meal but don't assume that things that are normally gluten free are here. Their broth has gluten and MSG so avoid the soups. I alert them when I sit... More

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Portland, Oregon
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Nice selection of good Mexican food. Chip dips (salsa's) are very good. Including a live strolling band which played some Mexican and other types of music.

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Rochester, New York
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110 reviews 110 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

THis is one of our favorite places to eat when we are in Houston. Food is cooked perfectly, guacamole is prepared at your table which is a nice touch. Our waitress Sunshine was excellent and made sure we were pleased with everything we ordered. Will return again next time we are in the area.

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Houston, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

A lot of places are closed on New Year's day. But the Pappas restaurants always seem to be open on that holiday. We went for a New Years lunch. The place was crowded, but the service and food were excellent. They offered the lunch menu - even though it was a holiday. We both had the daily (Wednesday) lunch special,... More

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