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Pappasito's Cantina Katy Fwy

#246 of 6,990 Restaurants in Houston
#258 of 7,538 Places to Eat in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Mexican
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10409 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77024-1108
(713) 468-1913
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 55
    Very good
  • 16
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  • 10
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Really enjoyed this place. Service was only fair but the food made up for that one shortcoming. Great Tex Mex in great surroundings. Very homey and comfortable. Good hot food if you enjoy that also. Desserts were wonderful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
vanishingpoint1
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Schaumburg, Illinois
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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Stopped here to grab a quick bite and couldn't have been more pleased! Very flavorful and perfectly seasoned tacos and chips with salsa. Wish we had one of here places closer to home!

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Gone here many times and have never been disappointed. The food and service has always been excellent. The only drawback is the noise from customer chatter.

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Houston, Texas
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Don't know how the PAPPAS brothers do it, but they do it well- every time. Great cheese enchiladas, massive potions, margarita? Oh yes please. Chips? Light and crunchy. Treats for the kids... Balloon animals. In door, outdoor seating, a definite plus. To go orders nice an efficient, always fresh.

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Really enjoyed this place. Service was only fair but the food made up for that one shortcoming. Great Tex Mex in great surroundings. Very homey and comfortable. Good hot food if you enjoy that also. Desserts were wonderful.

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New Jersey
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342 reviews
322 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

As usual on a week night this place was packed. Our party of six started with a couple bowls of fresh thin nacho chips accompanied by an excellent red salsa excellent and a decent “white” salsa with either dill and / or cilantro. The queso was excellent and the guacamole very good. Out meals varied from with seafood, beef and... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I've dined both here and on the Gulf Freeway a total of about a dozen times and it has never disappointed. Their table-side guacamole is great as you can tailor the amount of chilli added. And if you're there during happy hour (or slightly after) you get great value margaritas. I usually stick to their fish - snapper or mahi-mahi.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 424 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We had eaten at a Pappasito's several years ago and so we were looking forward to eating there again. I don't know if the locations makes a huge difference but from what I remember from a different location and eating at this cantina was remarkably different. The three of us ate there on a Sunday evening around 9:00 and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We are from Michigan and were on a business trip to Houston. Our lunches were catered in but dinner was up to us to find. We happened on Pappasitos and are glad we did. The food was incredible and our service was great. The salsa they give out with the chips is the best I've ever had, I had the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

For years we considered Papasitos the best source for fajitas. In general, though, and particularly in the last three visits, the quality of the fajitas has been slowly but definitely going down. The beef is sometimes too tough, sometimes not very flavorful. The chicken is not appealing, and I only get it when someone else asks for it. The restaurant... More 

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Key Largo, Florida
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Even after two decades in South Florida, I still miss the food in Texas, especially the Tex-Mex, and most especially Pappasito's Cantina. My husband, having lived in Florida since infancy, was under the impression that the Mexican/Cuban fusion served in local restaurants was representative of good Tex-Mex. It was my obligation to remedy his ignorance, so I took him to... More 

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Additional Information about Pappasito's Cantina Katy Fwy

Address: 10409 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77024-1108
Phone Number: (713) 468-1913
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 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 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10409 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77024-1108
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: (713) 468-1913

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 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
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?