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Pappasito's Cantina

#29 of 7,143 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
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2515 S Loop W, Houston, TX 77054-2633
+1 713-668-5756
11:00 - 22:00
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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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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We visited the restaurant on a Sunday after the Astros game. The place was busy, but we were seated quickly. Our waiter was professional and efficient with the refills (everyone was thirsty!). The food arrived shortly, all orders were correct for our party of 5. Three members of our group were teenage athletes. They all commented on how good the... More 

Thank southofamerica
San Francisco, California
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Great Tex-Mex Mexican food. There was a wait but it was worth it. We ended up waiting at the bar and ordered their "House Special Margarita". WOW! It was one of the best Margarita's I've had anywhere! Food was excellent and portions were large. Highly recommend!

Thank Chummy2242
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

I love Mexican food (though this is Tex-Mex which I also like pretty well), have been here before, and restaurant was only a $5 Uber ride from my hotel. My party of 3 was here for dinner (business trip) and there were several mistakes made by our server that made dinner a less-than-satisfactory experience. Maybe he was new. Maybe he... More 

Thank Jezebean
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

My sister was here from Arlington Texas this past weekend and wanted to know where was a good Mexican restaurant. I immediately thought of this restaurant because me and my husband had frequent their. Upon our arrival we were informed that there would be a 30 to 40 min wait. My sister still wanted to stay. I told her that... More 

Thank sandrakharris22
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

I had never been before but my colleagues from Houston said it was good. The place is really big. We were greeted with a big warm basket of fresh chips and salsa and my water was never more than half empty (or half full;) ). Service gets an A for sure. I ordered a bowl of chicken soup that was... More 

Thank MarcellusMan
New Braunfels
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86 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Great food and great atmosphere. A little crowded on a Sunday afternoon, but it was worth the wait. The margaritas were outstanding and the beef brisket enchiladas were simply wonderful.

Thank TravelingBubba
Raleigh, North Carolina
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75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

The Mexican food is good, especially the pork tamales. Can be very noisy and waiters are often extremely busy. Consistent in food quality. Very large portions.

Thank spry13
Houston, Texas
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190 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

I have eaten here many times, but the last two times were not good. On the next to last visit, we were seated on the patio, and service was slow; servers came by multiple tables asking people if the food they ordered was the one they were holding. The manager came by later and apologized, offered to comp drinks, and... More 

Thank MMHouston
Sugar Land, Texas, United States
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87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Food at all the Pappa's restaurant chains is always good with good service too. This is no exception. the food is overpriced but tastes great.

Thank Louis S
Pass Christian, Mississippi, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Omg what a pleasant experience. Good was absolutely delicious and top shelf margaritas to die for. I highly suggest this restaurant as it is one of houstons best Tex mex places

Thank Joe J

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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
USD 30
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
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?