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Little Pappasito's Cantina

#108 of 7,143 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Greenway/ Upper Kirby
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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2536 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77098-3209
+1 713-520-5066
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first meal in Houston and they set the bar high! They were out of something we ordered initially so the manager subbed a more expensive item for the missing item. As we were eating, more because ready so he brought them despite the sub! Tableside guacamole lives up to it's reputation. I could have just eaten than and been... More 

Thank Kathryn D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

Came in for a business lunch, a large group on a crowded Friday. They managed our group and their busy lunch quite well. Pappasitos is always good food, good environment. From chips and salsa being top notch, to quick bar service, to waiters and waitresses being on top of everything, I always have a good experience.

Thank Daniel S
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2017

Grilled shrimp and chicken with seasoned rice and guacamole, baked beans, pico de gallo,and chicken tacos were excellent.

Thank tom m
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

I've been to Pappasito's many times, but recently came after having lived abroad fro a couple years. It was my first taste of proper Tex Mex in awhile and it was worth it. They are more pricey than your traditional hole-in-the-wall Tex Mex place, but the servings are huge.

Thank Vincent S
Helena, Montana
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

This place is LOUD even for a Mexican restaurant. (Sit on the "patio" if you can.) Unimpressive from the street but the best Mexican food we (all three at our table) have ever eaten and we have eaten lots and lots of Mexican food. Quite pricey but the portions are huge and the flavors are even bigger. Best tortilla soup... More 

Thank J G
Cypress, Texas
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256 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

After running the Houston Half Marathon, decided to try Little Pappasitos for a late lunch. We arrived a little after 2:00 and there was a sign advertising $1.99 frozen mimosas. I wanted to get one, but the waitress checked and came back and said that it was too late. Apparently that price is only for Brunch and we had just... More 

Thank Brenda S
Lawrence, Kansas
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901 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Pappacitos Cantina has a great ambiance and delicious food. We often go with friends. The agujas are our favorite dish. The Pappas family has a way with cuisines of all type.

Thank Robert S
Bellaire, United States
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

The 20 minute wait for our table of 9 was well worth it! If you're looking for great food and a memory making experience......Little Pappasito's is the restaurant to put on top of your "go to" list! Portions are generous and the quality and service always superb. Love the fajitas and their seafood enchiladas are fantastic!

Thank Mary J
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55 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

We eat here anytime we are in Houston. Have done so now half a dozen or more times. The dishes are pricy but i have had no better mexican/seafood combos served anywhere. truly authentic food, excellent seasonings and wonderful oversized portions. Never had a disappointing dish. always better than expected in fact. trust me and try this place. old looking... More 

Thank artibear
Houston, Texas
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77 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

My favorite TexMex in Houston. Flavorful and what I expect as Americanized Mexican food. It is overpriced though. If you go on Wednesday, it is half price fajitas (half price is $23). On other days, full price is a rip off. They have call ahead seating which also is an added help. Parking can be tough as their neighbor business... More 

Thank James K

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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
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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: 2536 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77098-3209
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Greenway/ Upper Kirby
  • Neighborhood: Greenway/ Upper Kirby
  • Phone Number: +1 713-520-5066

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