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Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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Loop 281, Longview, TX 75605
+1 903-663-1700
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Longview, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have enjoyed Papacitas Mexican restaurant for many years, never dissatisfied. Grandchildren love it. Large groups love it...The second floor and large staircase are inviting, as well as the patio. A good place to be.

Thank Geri E
Longview, Texas, United States
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a party of five, two locals and three visitors. As locals we have been to this restaurant many time. There is no reason to avoid it for the food is good for the most part. We do not recommend the stuffed avocados but the enchiladas are very good. The major negative of this restaurant is the noise. It... More 

Thank PopiOriginals
Kilgore, Texas
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77 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It all depends on your particular waiter or waitress, but service is usually quick and efficient...Margaritas are nice and chilled with salt on rim of glass...try the fajitas...yummy.

Thank John T
Brisbane, Australia
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Like many restaurants in the USA, the meals are very generous, and the drinks are too. Friendly staff, prompt attention and fast meal preparation is typical. The food is excellent! Plenty of parking.

Thank Ken G
Longview, Texas
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not very good. Bland-not very well seasoned for our taste. Salsa lacked 'pizzazz' & chips had too much chili powder. Was Nice on the inside, but food just OK

Thank javlaud
Puerto Morelos, Mexico
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is just not my idea of tradional Mexican food, the beef always tastes funny (not spoiled, just not like what fajita meat should taste like to me, and I lived for a few years in Mexico) the service is ok, not spectacular, but ok...not a fan of their queso either.

Thank Sonvya823
Moss Point, Mississippi
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

We loved everything served. The chili salt seasoning on the chips was unique and tasty. The decor was very nice for Christmas and fit the colorful themed decorations. The server had a great quirky personality and she didn't miss a beat on providing whatever when it was needed.

Thank Jeffrey_Browning
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

We have been going to Papacita's for years. It continues to have the best chips in town. We all got something different and enjoyed our food.

Thank danielbZ28HB
Longview, Texas
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

food was excellent, service was great, they just renovated there bar area. We did not order from bar but have in the past. The server was prompt and took our order which we received in record time. Waiter kept checking we didn't need anything.

Thank stoywooster81
Mount Vernon, Ohio, United States
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272 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

My server seemed overwhelmed, I don't know if this was because of training or staffing. It took so long for her to show up I was actually about to leave. I can't tell if I didn't get the tamale I ordered or if the food was so bland it was unrecognizable from the enchiladas. I won't be back.

Thank Guy H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 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, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Dining on a budget
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: +1 903-663-1700

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