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Pappasito's Cantina-Catering

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Northwest Side
Mexican
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10501 I-10 W, San Antonio, TX 78230
(210) 558-4386
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 82
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The best Tex-Mex in San Antonio

Excellent fajitas, great service, plenty of parking. Although this establishment has a pretty famous reputation, the food and the experience live up to the hype. Don't miss the guacamole.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
J W
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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166 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
293 helpful votes 293 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Excellent fajitas, great service, plenty of parking. Although this establishment has a pretty famous reputation, the food and the experience live up to the hype. Don't miss the guacamole.

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San Antonio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The food is great, I absolutely love their Diablo Shrimp and table side guacamole. Can't have them too often since the shrimp is pretty expensive. Staff is always friendly and the restaurant is always clean.

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Los Angeles
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84 reviews 84 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I can't give a 5 rating to any Mexican Restaurant that doesn't offer "AUTHENTIC MEXICAN" food, having been born and raised in Los Angeles. But, this is a very nice option. When in Texas, do as Texans do, right?

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Pleasanton, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have been to Papasito's several times. My family and I have always been very pleased with the food, service and ambiance of the restaurant. The Margaritas are definitely the absolute best in San Antonio.

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Maryland
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105 reviews 105 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This cantina has a HUGE dining room. Went with a large group and the service was efficient and servers friendly. The "Famous Shrimp Brochette was a real treat with rice and bean side dishes. The portions are large and for very big eaters; fellow dinner's plates could only be described as enormous. Drinks were big-sized. A hair in a colleague's... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The service, atmosphere and food were awesome just like I remembered! I ate here in 2006 on my last trip to San Antonio and realized this place was going to slide to the top of her life of my favorite restaurants.

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Windsor, Connecticut
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We were looking for a relatively quick but good take out meal for the family. It did not take long to decide. While I do not live in San Antonio, each time I visit and eat or take out from Pappasito's the food is always consistently good and this time was no exception. We had a fajita family pack which... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I got the mixed fajitas with garlic butter and ate every last bit of my meal. They have great drinks, great food with big portions! Make sure you don't get full on the chips and salsa!!! Also, expect to wait if you get there at dinner rush...we just ate at the bar was a lot faster.

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Athens, Greece
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177 reviews 177 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

i was there twice. very nice Mexican food. very nice atmosphere. very big restaurant. was so many people so we need to wait for a table. staff very kind with big smile. they bring me birthday cake from the house. they all singing for me. and weared me mexican sobrero-hat. make many pictures. i drink tequila fraula its amazing. try... More 

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Canyon Lake, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I have been a Pappasito's customer for years. Their food has always been consistent and service fairly good. I have not been to any Pappasito's in more than a year, opting for smaller family restaurant but decided to go today, since I was in the areas. It is always busy at lunch time or dinner time for that matter, which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10501 I-10 W, San Antonio, TX 78230
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Northwest Side
  • Neighborhood: Northwest Side
  • Phone Number: (210) 558-4386

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
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?