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Pappasito's Cantina

#38 of 7,050 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
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2515 S Loop W, Houston, TX 77054-2633
+1 713-668-5756
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 09:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 09:30 - 23:00
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Houston, Texas
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111 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I sense that Pappasitos has gradually become a victim of its popularity. This is a very large restaurant, but it will be full most weekend evenings after 7pm. We went there at 9pm, (No reservations), and were seated after a short wait. We had a good table, but conversation was close to impossible as the din of the crowd was... More 

Thank DiegoCandela
Caguas, Puerto Rico
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Pappasitos last week after being recommended for many locals as the best Tex-Mex restaurant in Houston and they were right. The food is really good, fresh and plenty. Our service was amazing and the tortillas were made to order. I am not a big fan of chain restaurants but this one was surprisingly good. If you ever... More 

Thank Yazzmf
Bonita Springs, Florida
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We arrived early enough to have the "Happy Hour" prices on a Monday night. "Sangria" and the "Wave" were the choices of our table. The "Wave" is a combination of Sangria and Frozen Margarita in a "Wave" design. Yummy!! The fresh chips and various salsas are just an added benefit!! We were celebrating a birthday and the waiter brought over... More 

Thank Photogirl1970
Houston, Texas
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97 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Although the food tasted good (breakfast taco with eggs, bacon, and cheese and a side of refried beans), the service was terrible. The wait staff seemed to be oblivious that the customers needed more coffee and were waiting to order. Sadly, this is not our typical experience at a Pappas Restaurant because the managers are pretty good about walking around... More 

Thank Laura M
Seattle, Washington
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Went here for lunch and had a great meal! Went with a grapefruit moscow mule and chicken fajitas (small portion). It was a ton of food and the fajitas came with a butter dipping sauce. What?!?! I know, it was amazing!

Thank NellBaker
Pleasant Hill, Missouri
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66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I was brought to this restaurant by some family members that swore to me it was the best in town. I have to say I think they were right. I started off with a top shelf margarita. Very large and pretty good. Then came the ships salsa and we can't forget the fresh guacamole. The quantity was very large and... More 

Thank Loveatvz
Houston, Texas
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Pappasitos is really not my favorite Tex-Mex place, but the dishes are always cooked to perfection. The wait staff are knowledgeable and the dishes are just BIG. Prepare to eat or take home a doggie bag. The negative side of this restaurant is they try to stuff so many people in such a small place; it is often hard to... More 

Thank txmmoore
Oakdale, Louisiana
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

First time to eat here and we very pleased. The restaurant was clean, the service was great, and the food was delicious.

Thank Nora M
Wellington, New Zealand
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295 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing fresh tasty food with great service! The chicken quesadilla was probably the best I have ever had. I also fully recommend the deep fried coconut ice cream. Amazing corn chips and guacamole too. I left full and happy.

Thank Lisa_WLG
Houston, Texas
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

The food is usually good; but, man, is it ever expensive. You'd also better like crowds. Used to go quite a bit but, when it started to push $60 for two people, that was enough.

Thank Mark S

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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, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
09:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
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?