We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Pappasito's Cantina

#98 of 6,987 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
3950 S Terminal Rd, Houston, TX 77032
(281) 821-2266
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

219 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 212: English reviews
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pappasito's has great food and service. We have visited their restaurants in both Atlanta and Houston. This is also a must stop by place if you are in the area. They serve the typical Mexican fare and the best ribs. If you are not too full check out their "chocolate bread-pudding", one would YUMMY!

Thank carlykac
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
74 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Place is okay, nothing to brag about. Tex-mex for sure... Ordered the chicken flautas, i must admit they were better than i had expected for sure, chicken was good and tender, portions were large... Ordered a Margarita this was not so great, too much sweet and sour, thing was sweet and bitter all at the same time. stick to a... More 

Thank Alex S
England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Pappasito's Cantina serves unpretentious, tasty Tex-Mex fare. I tucked into a Breakfast Burrito prepared with spicy sausage and was impressed by the texture of the burrito, the flavour of the filling and the friendliness of the staff member who served me.

Thank Stuart F
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
1,761 reviews
1,375 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 346 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Pappasito's Cantino which is located in Terminal E, adjacent to Gate E2, was a great place to get a quick snack and a drink when we were on a layover between flights at IAH. Service was excellent.

Thank Allen21096
Darmstadt, Germany
Level Contributor
307 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

I have to admit that I only went there for the tres leches cake as it was recommended to me. The cake was ok, but from my perspective, not as moist as it should be in the inside and it had too much whipped cream on top... The rest of the food did not so nice....and I'd rather took something... More 

Thank Silvia E
Mission, Texas
Level Contributor
128 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

Mexican Cuisine less grease! The Chicken Enchiladas were mouthwatering with its sour cream cheese sauce, very unique. I always have a good meal at Papp's.

Thank Mike D
Level Contributor
133 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

So I feel badly giving a poor review. The service was friendly and speedy. But we were disappointed that every little thing was an add-on with additional cost. Our meal was $50 for 2 people. WAY more than we expected. And the food was kind of greasy, made me super nauseous and I ended up throwing out enough food that... More 

Thank Jessica T
Stillwater Ok
Level Contributor
40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

I never miss the chance to grab breakfast or lunch when at Hobby between flights. Happy smiling service and fantastic food. Keep up the great work!!

Thank Low49chevy
Level Contributor
24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Rarely am I rendered speechless and overwhelmed. Pappasitos did that to me. I thought to myself, I cant come to Houston and not eat Mexican(closest I've ever been to Mexico, hey!) So my friend comes over and takes me to Pappasitos. I gorged myself on the tortilla chips with three types of dipping, all delicious. I had little warning about... More 

Thank TillISing
Level Contributor
50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

Pappasito's Cantina was good for a quick snack and drink while waiting for our flight. The service was excellent.

Thank Phil P

Travelers who viewed Pappasito's Cantina also viewed

Houston, Texas Gulf Coast
Houston, Texas Gulf Coast
Houston, Texas Gulf Coast

Been to Pappasito's Cantina? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
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: (281) 821-2266
  • This restaurant is at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (after security)

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Pappasito's Cantina staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?