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Pappasito's Cantina

#33 of 7,075 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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2515 S Loop W, Houston, TX 77054-2633
+1 713-668-5756
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11:00 - 23:00
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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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Texas
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77 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Excellent Selection, Food and Service but very pricey. Noisy dining area. can be crowded at times. Drink specials

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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77 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

When we lived in Houston in the eighties, we were avid customers of Pappas BarBQ. Then after we left the area the Pappas family expanded into more cultures with Pappadeauxs Cjaun, Pappas Steak House, and Pappasito's for Mexican fare. The experience is always up to expectations. For lunch we had some simple fajitas and tacos. We raised an eyebrow when... More 

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Houston, Texas
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114 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Not my favorite Pappasito's but still good. We had the Filet Mignon Fajitas with Crab Cake Stuffed Shrimp and it was AMAZING!! The beef was tender (extremely!) and juicy. My husband loves crab cake and shrimp, I just like it, (its just another meat to me); but, this was different - I really really loved it. When eaten together this... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

service is good the place is very busy the quality of food is great specially the meat and shrimps,i highly recommend this place

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Thank Zaghou
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

Great experience! While attending a conference in Houston, one of our local colleagues offered to take three of us to have lunch at cantina. It was around Noon, therefore the place was packed and the waiting list was long, so we managed to replace 4 people who finished eating at the bar and left while we were waiting in that... More 

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Keller, Texas
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

Three of us arrived about 6:15pm and were seated promptly. Waiter arrived shortly afterwards and ordered drinks and appetizers. Ordered the table side guacamole and it was great! For dinner I ordered the Tilapia Shrimp & Scallops and it was delicious! All of us enjoyed the food and drink! We will return!

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

We had heard about this Cantina on Cruise Critic about how excellent it was! It far exceeded our expectations. Staying at a hotel, we had no way to take a to-go box, but sure hated leaving the massive amount of food left on my plate! Fresh tasting and a great dining experience!

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Prescott, Arizona
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

I went to Pappasito's Cantina for lunch and had a good experience. I ordered the combination enchilada plate with one Ixtapa beef and one chicken enchiladas. The beef was wonderfully spiced and chicken seasoned very well. The chips and salsa were fantastic. I was enjoying my meal when I had the pleasure of watching them serve guacamole (prepared on a... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida, United States
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128 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Always a Wow for a Mexican Fix. I repeat, Pappasita has the best fine thin chips and a tasty salsa with a nice bite. The selections are endless, Traditional fajitas, enchiladas, burritos and such..., then add in te Quail, Red Fish oh my... You have to try the Shrim enbrouchette .... Unbelievably good. A must stop when in Houston

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Evadale, Texas
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Love this place. Great food, good service, great margaritas. The steak, pork enchiladas and diablo shrimp are excellent

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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?