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Papa Perez

Southwestern, Mexican
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201 S Main St, Bryan, TX 77803-3224
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Bryan, Texas
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Papa Perez...outside appearance pleasent cur appeal. Inside appearance, bar to left at entrance very nice layout, is petitioned off from restaurant. Restaurant is simple layout, causal dress. I choose the Carne Guisada-the beef was very tender and season well. A nice suprise was in the Charro Beans there was a little bacon and sausage. The chips were fresh and crisp,... More 

Thank Suszanne M
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

I know everyone swears by the fried, stuffed avocado. I tried it but it was a bit much for me. Ate tacos next time. Staff courteous, location and ambiance is great. Would eat there again and try more things on the menu.

Thank Texcoug
Donna, Texas
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Went to have a drink - my husband walked in carrying a near empty cup of coffee and was immediately yelled at by a waitress telling him to get out - if there was any alcohol in that cup What is so sad is you should ask that person not accuse them. I understand you don't bring alcohol drinks in... More 

1 Thank Debbie F
Bryan, TX
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

A family run restaurant that has typical Tex-Mex food. Reasonable lunch menu and good quality food. Always friendly staff to greet you and take care of your needs.

Thank TexAggie78
Bryan, Texas, United States
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Food cold, service slow. A lot of hype for nothing. Tried it three times and was bad every time (so at least consistent in this regard). Several much better Mexican food restaurants in Bryan/College Station.

2 Thank Andy H
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

All of the food is created with love and care using family-tested recipes. That love carries through the owners while they fulfill their dream of owning/operating their own restaurant.

Thank 986madvc
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

I met a young friend there with my relatives from Ohio. Told her they were looking for good Mexican food (she is Hispanic) and she suggested this place. It was noon, the place was crowded and we ended up in the back room. I was not too impressed with the "ambiance". But things quickly got better. My friend asked for... More 

Thank jdgpe
Bryan, Texas
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145 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

We visited Papa Perez yesterday for my wife's birthday. It was a very pleasant lunch. The menu has variety, and the food is always good. Their chips are made right there and are very crispy. Couple that with their wonderful hot sauce and you've got a good introduction to a good meal yet to come. Our waitress was efficient and... More 

Thank Mike C
San Antonio
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97 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Papa Perez is located in an older building in downtown Bryan and has kind of a cool warehouse atmosphere. The service was excellent and the Mexican food was pretty good. The queso, which our server told us was excellent, tasted like melted Velveeta, but the main entrees were good. Tacos al Pastor is good for dieters, while the crawfish enchiladas... More 

Thank Alamotraveler
Bryan, Texas
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216 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Went for a leisurely lunch. What a mistake. Food was at best warm. Seemed pre-prepared and then microwaved. Were there less than 40 minutes when the manager asked us to pay the bill and leave. Waitress pushed table turnover. We will not return. As locals, expectations are higher. Not a good experience for downtown Bryan.

Thank OldAg65

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Southwestern, Mexican
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 S Main St, Bryan, TX 77803-3224
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Bryan
  • Phone Number: 979-775-7272

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