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Pappasito's Cantina

#40 of 7,025 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
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2515 S Loop W, Houston, TX 77054-2633
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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
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San Francisco, California
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great Tex-Mex Mexican food. There was a wait but it was worth it. We ended up waiting at the bar and ordered their "House Special Margarita". WOW! It was one of the best Margarita's I've had anywhere! Food was excellent and portions were large. Highly recommend!

Thank Chummy2242
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love Mexican food (though this is Tex-Mex which I also like pretty well), have been here before, and restaurant was only a $5 Uber ride from my hotel. My party of 3 was here for dinner (business trip) and there were several mistakes made by our server that made dinner a less-than-satisfactory experience. Maybe he was new. Maybe he... More 

Thank Jezebean
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My sister was here from Arlington Texas this past weekend and wanted to know where was a good Mexican restaurant. I immediately thought of this restaurant because me and my husband had frequent their. Upon our arrival we were informed that there would be a 30 to 40 min wait. My sister still wanted to stay. I told her that... More 

Thank sandrakharris22
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I had never been before but my colleagues from Houston said it was good. The place is really big. We were greeted with a big warm basket of fresh chips and salsa and my water was never more than half empty (or half full;) ). Service gets an A for sure. I ordered a bowl of chicken soup that was... More 

Thank MarcellusMan
New Braunfels
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great food and great atmosphere. A little crowded on a Sunday afternoon, but it was worth the wait. The margaritas were outstanding and the beef brisket enchiladas were simply wonderful.

Thank TravelingBubba
Raleigh, North Carolina
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Mexican food is good, especially the pork tamales. Can be very noisy and waiters are often extremely busy. Consistent in food quality. Very large portions.

Thank spry13
Houston, Texas
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178 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten here many times, but the last two times were not good. On the next to last visit, we were seated on the patio, and service was slow; servers came by multiple tables asking people if the food they ordered was the one they were holding. The manager came by later and apologized, offered to comp drinks, and... More 

Thank MMHouston
Sugar Land, Texas, United States
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food at all the Pappa's restaurant chains is always good with good service too. This is no exception. the food is overpriced but tastes great.

Thank Louis S
Pass Christian, Mississippi, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Omg what a pleasant experience. Good was absolutely delicious and top shelf margaritas to die for. I highly suggest this restaurant as it is one of houstons best Tex mex places

Thank Joe J
Houston, TX
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been eating at Pappasito's restaurants in Houston for 30+ years. Always enjoy the food but last few years they have gotten so expensive that we only go on half price fajita's Wednesday. Why pay $48 per lb for beef skirt steak? And we know skirt steak isn't a top cut of meat, used to be a cut that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, 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: 2515 S Loop W, Houston, TX 77054-2633
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: (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?