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Pappasito's Cantina

#139 of 7,125 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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3950 S Terminal Rd, Houston, TX 77032
+1 281-821-2266
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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
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Lecanto, Florida
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend the bloody mary's. Did not check out the food menu but the bloody mary's were filling. . .lol. Great service and value

Thank oradeker
San Francisco, California
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936 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are many choices in the food court area. We needed something that will not leak or smell that we can take in the plane. Another stop at the airport, we needed to fill the belly before boarding the flight. They do not feed you so you have to find a practical food to carry in. We ordered burrito wrap... More 

Thank Indiana_Jonesse
San Jose, California
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286 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the Pappasitos at the Hobby airport for lunch. I ordered the taco chicken platter and the chicken was not enjoyable. This is obviously a Tex-Mex type restaurant. My spouse ordered the Del Rio burrito which was a spicy, ground beef burrito. We will probably pass for lunch but may revisit for breakfast next time. Lunch for two was $33.32.

Thank EdUrias
Mendes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

If you like Mexican food, this is the place to eat, and the staff is always nice and professional. It has affordable prices and the Margherita is excellent. There is plenty of room nearby to sit down in the food court.

Thank Eleison D
Georgetown, Texas
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439 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

We visited the Houston Hobby location. We had a long layover so Pappasitos seemed to be the best choice for breakfast in the terminal. Breakfast was very good. I had the pancakes. No complaints. Much better than I thought that they would be. The waiter was good. He kept our glasses filled and was very friendly. It is in an... More 

Thank David T
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

I had a cancelled flight and had to stay overnight around Houston's airport area. The hotel manager recommended this restaurant. I got an Uber and went on to try it. The food quality is good, the portions are large so there is plenty of food and it is perfect for sharing. The service is poor at best, a few young... More 

Thank Leonardo O
Chiriqui Province, Panama
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172 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Had a breakfast burrito in hear as I was in a hurry to get a flight. It was OK and I'm guessing as good as any other place that is quick in iah. Not sure I would do it again

Thank Carltico
Estero, Florida
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Beside gate A28 in Dallas Ft Worth (DFW) airport sits an good alternative to the big chain food factories that surround it. This place is a small chain that knows how to still taste local. Fast service for me just right for a layover sit-down or grab at go at their takeout walkup if time is short. I had 1... More 

Thank Harl3yR1d3r
Houston, Texas
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477 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

This is our go-to for a bite before flying. My husband has celiac disease and there is no problem finding something here for him. Very efficient and while not gourmet, we are happy enough.

Thank huntejk
Indianapolis, IN, United States
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

We both ordered a top shelf margarita, I am pretty much a margarita snob, if you bring it to me and it is green, I am not liking it. This one was perfect! and big.... We ordered the guac and chips, the chips were fresh and crispy and the guac was very good, but they piled lettuce underneath so there... More 

Thank Christy M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3950 S Terminal Rd, Houston, TX 77032
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 281-821-2266
  • This restaurant is at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (after security)

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