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Mexican, Southwestern
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Loop 281, Longview, TX 75605
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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North Port, Florida
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We found this place by accident when passing through about 13 years ago. We made a point of stopping there again a few years later, still great. We finally got to go there again on our way home from a long road trip. The waitress told us we were lucky because they recently did a lot of renovations. It is... More 

Thank nevadatraveler13
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We at there for dinner this evening and were very happy with the quality of our food and the wonderful service we received. The food was fresh and the portion sizes were large. I got full and still took 1/2 off mine home for tomorrow's lunch. I got the build your own combo with chicken and cheese enchiladas (half with... More 

Thank kyrealtor1
Longview, Texas
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere is great. The food is Tex Mex at it's best. Staff is friendly and the chips are the best in town.

Thank RKC2406
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292 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not being familiar with Longview, we went here mistakenly thinking they were part of the Pappa's chain. WRONG. Ok, our mistake, one they quickly confirmed. The service was good but the food was almost bland. The retried beans had no texture at all. The beef enchiladas were soggy but chicken fajitas were tasty. I have had worse, but I have... More 

Thank Pam W
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food and usually a friendly staff. Restaurant is and older establishment but is kept in good repair. Food quality is consistent across the menu. Always tasty menu items with good hot sauce and chips

Thank Shotgundanz
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food is always good and wait staff is always friendly and helpful lots of seating and great atmosphere

Thank larrystiner
Marshall, Texas
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71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch while shopping. Service was excellent and food was delicious. Menu is fairly extensive but not confusing. You get plenty to eat and it's very tasty. Will definitely return.

Thank pjg55
Longview, Texas
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I just don't get it I guess. There seems to be an acceptance of sloppy, bland Mexican food here just because it is an "institution". I have given it a fair shot by having tacos, burritos, enchiladas and all the traditional sides and I finally give up. Everything tastes the same, the quality of food is substandard and it all... More 

Thank JDFgirl
Carthage, Texas
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love Papacita's! It's always been my favorite Mexican food restaurant in Longview. Their chips are so delicious! Fresh and sprinkled (some more generously than others) with chili powder and salt. The salsa is fresh, isn't too hot, and is the perfect ratio of chunky to liquid. I haven't tried anything that I didn't like here, but I do love... More 

Thank TexasPalm21
Longview, Texas
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Basically its taco bell with nicer tables. The carpet is packed with spilled food and drinks from the years in business. Noisy and dirty. Hated the place. Would rather spend my money anywhere elsewhere.

Thank Michael A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
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 - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Loop 281, Longview, TX 75605
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Longview
  • Phone Number: 903-663-1700

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