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Pappasito's Cantina

#36 of 7,124 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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2515 S Loop W, Houston, TX 77054-2633
+1 713-668-5756
9:30 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is insane! Great food, excellent service in a very "texmex" environment. When in Houston, make sure to a pay a visit at Pappasito's Cantina.

Thank Laner L
Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

All the proverbial signs point to "A Great Place to Eat" I mean, if it looks like a diamond and it acts like a diamond it should be a diamond, right? I was fooled! This establishment is right next to PapaDeaux and shares the parking lot. I was very happy to see security cruising around in a golf cart keeping... More 

Thank Availiam
Argyle, Texas
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The food here is wonderful. The only reason I didn't give it the full 5 stars, is because of the atmosphere. It was very loud. And add in the 3 guys walking around singing and playing a trumpet, it makes it extremely loud.

Thank Suzie2154
San Diego, California
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36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

How disappointing. On a Friday night the restaurant was so loud it was impossible to have a discussion. The server was uniformed on the gluten free menu and brought out the wrong order twice. Blah...and it's pricy for the quality of food.

Thank Mswtucker
Maple Grove, MN, United States
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59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in after work to grab a quick bite with the Mrs. Had a few large marges, and some chips and salsa. Ordered guacamole and it was wonderful, then ordered shrimp tacos and they were 100 times better than expected. Sooo good! Wife had enchiladas and they were very good too. Service was good and they were very attentive.

Thank John E
Austin, Texas
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88 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in as we were passing through town. I have eaten at this Pappasitos many times. It's not great but it is good. I had the chicken and spinach quesadillas. Very filling. 6 are served on a plate. Someone else ordered chicken fajita nachos. This restaurant is always busy as it is located near NGR stadium. They have a... More 

Thank wakelang
Alexandria, Virginia
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178 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The outside space is great. The restaurant is huge. Chips and salsa are good, but I find warm salsa kind of odd it must be a Texas thing. We went for lunch. I had the salmon salad, which was way over dressed. The salmon was nicely done, but I really don't think it was a healthy option given the abundant... More 

Thank kaj2600
Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a traditional Mexican place seemed more like a chain but with outstanding food and drinks.I usually like to try more mom and pop places but we got in late for the superbowl weekend and this place was open. Really glad it was because i was very happy with the quality of the food and the huge drinks too. For... More 

Thank Chris R
Alexandria, Virginia
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, fun atmosphere, great drinks. Gets really crowded at happy hour, so plan accordingly. Right on the freeway so easy access, and plenty of parking. Love this place!

Thank travelgal987
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for a fast lunch and the margaritas were VERY good! Great enchiladas- get the combo plate!

Thank Ntaylor720

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, 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: 2515 S Loop W, Houston, TX 77054-2633
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-668-5756

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