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Pappasito's Cantina

#393 of 7,036 Restaurants in Houston
#415 of 7,585 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 - 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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Consistently Delicious

Pappasito's is classic Tex Mex and I consider it to be a staple in Houston restaurants. Everything on the menu is good, but the beef fajitas and margaritas are my favorite. It's great for dinner, lunch or happy hour.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
Elizabeth K
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Cypress, Texas, USA
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Always enjoy the food. Had my favorite the Del Mar platter. The waiter was attentive and atmosphere was good.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Bad service - slow food delivery- very noisy! Food is good when you finally get it. We had to summon a manager to get service. If you don't mind being in the middle of a circus, between noise, crashing trays and unbelievable busyness, forget trying to have a conversation. This is triage dining with poorly trained wait staff. Couldn't wait... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Pappasito's is classic Tex Mex and I consider it to be a staple in Houston restaurants. Everything on the menu is good, but the beef fajitas and margaritas are my favorite. It's great for dinner, lunch or happy hour.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Pappasito's offers good fajitas and okay tex-mex, but nothing to brag about. It is usually very loud in the restaurant making very difficult to talk to the people you're with.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?