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Pappasito's Cantina


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Crispy Calamari
with shrimp, crispy jalapeño slices, sweet pepper habañero sauce & chipotle aioli
Grilled Lamb Chops
over sizzling onions
Table-Side Guacamole
Deluxe Guacamole
with red onion, tomato, roasted jalapeño & queso fresco
md. $8.75
lg. $9.95
with Ixtapa beef $1.95
with beef fajita $3.95
Chile con Queso
Pappasito’s Ceviche
shrimp, scallops & fresh fish marinated in lime & cilantro, with avocado
Shrimp & Crab Cóctel
habañero cocktail sauce
3 $7.95
6 $11.95
Pork Tamales
served steaming hot
Appetizer Sampler
pork tamales, beef fajita nachos, chile con queso & guacamole
Crab Cake Stuffed Shrimp
Served with guacamole & sour cream.
substitute beef fajita $1.95
Matador Nachos
with Ixtapa beef, refried beans, queso & jalapeños
Chicken Fajita Nachos
Beef Fajita Nachos
Chicken Fajita Quesadillas
Chicken Fajita & Spinach Quesadillas
Beef Fajita Quesadillas
Shrimp Quesadillas
md. $9.95
lg. $12.95
Mexico City Style Chicken & Rice Soup
with avocado, diced onion, tomato, cilantro & jalapeño garnish
md. $7.95
lg. $9.95
with chicken fajita & avocado $3.25
Sopa de Tortilla
Ensalada de Casa
a fresh garden salad with choice of dressing
Tequila Lime Salad
grilled chicken fajitas, avocado, jicama, tomato, red onion, blue corn tortilla strips & mixed greens with toasted pepitas & tequila lime vinaigrette
Grilled Salmon & Mango Salad
mixed greens, avocado, red onion, toasted pepitas & fresh mango, tossed with vinaigrette
Ixtapa beef or chicken fajita $15.95
beef fajita or grilled shrimp $18.95
Pappasito’s Salad
fresh greens, tortilla chips, avocado, red onion & tomato with lime vinaigrette
Served with rice & beans
Baja Fish Tacos
corn tortillas filled with fresh tilapia (fried or grilled) & jalapeño créma (2)
Taco Dinner
choice of Ixtapa beef or chicken tinga tacos, soft or crispy (2)
Campfire Shrimp Tacos
grilled shrimp, pineapple habañero glaze, mexican street corn
Chicken Fajita Flautas
with queso, guacamole & sour cream
Redfish Tacos
grilled redfish, cabbage slaw, avocado, chipotle aioli & pepitas
chicken fajitas $22.95
beef fajitas $27.95
Tacos Al Carbon
Served with rice & refried beans. Our enchiladas are topped with chopped onions.
2 $16.95
3 $21.95
with chile con carne & cheese
2 $17.95
3 $21.95
Ixtapa Beef
with chile con carne & cheese
2 $17.95
3 $21.95
Chicken Tinga
with choice of salsa verde, sour cream or authentic red sauce
2 $18.95
3 $22.95
choice of Ixtapa beef, chicken tinga or cheese
with shrimp, scallops & avocado in a cream sauce (2)
beef & chicken fajita enchiladas with chile con carne & red chile sauce (2)
Grilled over a mesquite fire & served with fresh flour tortillas, rice, frijoles a la charra, pico de gallo & guacamole.
Chicken $24.95
Beef & Chicken $32.95
Beef $33.95
Filet Mignon $38.95
Shrimp $28.95
Serves 1-2
Chicken $39.95
Beef & Chicken $51.95
Beef $54.95
Filet Mignon $56.95
Shrimp $46.95
Serves 2-3
Chicken $56.95
Beef & Chicken $69.95
Beef $74.95
Shrimp $56.95
Family Size
Serves 4-6
Jalapeño Cheese Sausage $4.95
Brochette-Style Shrimp (4) $13.95
Grilled Lamb Chops $16.95
Rack Of Ribs 1/2 Rack $13.95
Crab Cake Stuffed Shrimp (4) $18.95
Diablo Shrimp (4) $9.95
Grilled Quail $7.95
Great Additions
substitute Filet Mignon Fajitas add $18.95
Beef Fajita, Quail & Shrimp Brochette
substitute Filet Mignon Fajitas add $18.95
Chicken Fajita, Ribs & Campfire Shrimp
substitute Filet Mignon Fajitas add $18.95
Beef Fajita, Jalapeño Cheese Sausage & Shrimp Diablo
Filet Mignon Fajitas with Crab Cake-Stuffed Shrimp
Pappasito’s Grill
skewer of mesquite-grilled beef & chicken fajitas, bacon-wrapped shrimp & vegetables with pineapple pico de gallo
2 $17.95
3 $21.95
Sweet Chile Quail
basted with chile ancho honey glaze, with guacamole & pico de gallo
Serves 2-3 Served with fresh flour tortillas, rice, frijoles a la charra, Mexican vegetable, pico de gallo & guacamole. So sorry...no subs
Carne Asada, Shrimp Brochette, Ribs & Grilled Chicken
Quail, Beef Fajita, Grilled Chicken & Jalapeño Cheese Sausage
Filet Mignon, Crab Cake Stuffed Shrimp, Grilled Chicken & Jalapeño Cheese Sausage
Grilled Lamb Chops, Shrimp Brochette, Grilled Chicken & Jalapeño Cheese Sausage
Grilled Live Lobster, Shrimp Diablo, Beef Fajitas & Grilled Chicken
Served with guacamole, pico de gallo, rice & frijoles a la charra.
full-rack, slow-smoked pork ribs
substitute beef fajitas add $5.95
half-rack pork ribs with chicken fajitas
Plato San Juan
four jumbo brochette-style shrimp & half-rack pork ribs
Served with rice, frijoles a la charra & fresh flour tortillas.
Camarones Diablo
broiled butterflied shrimp served sizzling with Mexican butter, guacamole & pico de gallo
substitute beef fajitas add $5.95
Camarones Tijuana
broiled butterflied shrimp with chicken fajitas, guacamole & pico de gallo
substitute beef fajitas add $5.95
Plato Del Mar
brochette-style shrimp with chicken fajitas with guacamole & pico de gallo
Pappasito’s Famous Shrimp Brochette
a skewer of mesquite-grilled shrimp, stuffed with cheese & fresh jalapeños, wrapped in bacon with pico de gallo
Texas Redfish on the Half Shell & Shrimp Brochette
with avocado & pico de gallo in a light butter sauce, black beans & rice
Served with grilled onions, black beans, rice & your choice of our signature sauce.
Atlantic Salmon
Costa Rican Tilapia
Texas Redfish
Avocado Lime Butter
Sweet Pepper Habañero
Naked - Olive Oil & Lime Squeeze
Signature Sauces
Famous for more than thirty years of Legendary Tex-Mex, Pappasito's Cantina is known for the flavor, freshness and quality of their food and drinks! Pappasito's Cantina serves up succulent, sizzling fajitas, hand-crafted drinks and some of the best chips and homemade salsa around.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews fajitas tortillas table side guacamole shrimp queso rice and beans beef seafood salad tex mex plato del mar sister restaurant large portions parking lot fun atmosphere long wait chips
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Absolutely love going here for lunch. My wife and I always share the medium beef fajitas which are fantastic. Love the butter that comes with them and the fresh tortillas. most of the staff is fantastic and very attentive.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Nedsims
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There’s no where to park on a busy night, honestly unless the start valet parking we’ll just not go back. Guacamole table side was so salty we couldn’t eat it. Drinks took forever for refills / they’ve overwhelmed busy and no sign of any management...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Expattraveler100
Reviewed 1 week ago

Usually, the service and food here are great; but recently, we had a horrible experience with both. Hubby and I visited today (3/8/19) -- a Friday afternoon -- at 2 p.m. when the dining room was nearly empty (see pic), so there's really no excuse...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank lisamax0707
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked with reservations and were seated immediately. Our server was very friendly and attentive. The food was excellent and the portions generous but not too much to finish in a sitting. The chips were light and crispy. Overall I loved the experience and would...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank eurocoug
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super dinner on a Friday evening with family. Servers were very attentive . Drinks were refreshing. Loved the family meal, every bite was well seasoned and delightful. Will visit again soon. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank d5w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simply the best! Service is great. Food is Awesome! Queso is wonderful choices between yellow or white. Also get soft tortillas so soft and warm. The steak is cooked how you like it and melts in your mouth. Kids options. Only issue was the kids...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank M1725TNrobertl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were immediately seated. The waiter muhammad was pretty nice and helpful. So many choices to choose from. Prices seem kind of high. Food seasoned well and nice portions. They sang happy birthday to my husband and gave him a free dessert. My first time...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Unekia J
Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

This is the sister restaurant to pappadeauxs. They are almost next to each other. I had the steak quesadilla and the queso!!! Super delish! Friendly staff. These restaurant managers know how it’s done!!! 10 stars!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Wlw176
Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

Thank goodness this is a big place because it’s always crowded! I love the food at this restaurant. There aren’t many places in town where you can get seafood texmex and this is one of the best. Be warned that this is more pricey than...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank theGRAZfather
Reviewed January 10, 2019 via mobile

I read the reviews about being over priced. I figured, oh well, I’ll just get something basic. I did just that and it was still expensive and overpriced. The food was good, not really good or certainly not great. I won’t be back unless value...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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