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Pappasito's Cantina

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


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 add $1.95
with beef fajita add $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
4 Cakes
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
beef fajita or grilled shrimp $18.95
Pappasito’s Salad
fresh greens, tortilla chips, avocado, red onion & tomato with lime vinaigrette Ixtapa beef or chicken fajita
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 $21.95
beef fajitas $25.95
Tacos Al Carbon
Shrimp Brochette Tacos
grilled with shredded cabbage, chipotle aioli, avocado & queso fresca (3)
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)
Served with rice & beans
mesquite-grilled chile relleno filled with chicken tinga & Monterey Jack & a cheese enchilada with chile con carne sauce
three brochette-style shrimp, a cheese enchilada & a crispy beef taco
El Sombrero
beef fajita soft taco & cheese enchilada, with guacamole & pico de gallo
Mesquite-Grilled Chile Rellenos
one chicken tinga & one Ixtapa beef chile relleno with ranchero verde & Monterey jack
Ixtapa beef enchilada, a chicken tinga enchilada, a crispy chicken tinga taco & a pork tamale
two cheese enchiladas, a crispy beef taco & a pork tamale
two chicken tinga enchiladas, our famous beef or chicken fajita taco al carbon & a pork tamale
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
Sizzling Salmon & Shrimp
drizzled with Mexican butter over grilled onions
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
Serves 2-3 Served with fresh flour tortillas, rice, frijoles a la charra, Mexican vegetable, pico de gallo & guacamole. So sorry...no subs
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
Carne Asada, Shrimp Brochette, Ribs & Grilled Chicken
Served with refried beans & rice. So sorry...no subs.
Carne Asada & Cheese Enchilada
Filet Mignon & Green Chile Chicken Enchilada
2 Quail $24.95
3 Quail $28.95
Grilled Quail & Cheese Enchilada
Shrimp Diablo & Beef Enchilada
Grilled Lamb Chops & Chicken Mole Enchilada
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
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, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, 有泊車位, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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All reviews fajitas chips and salsa shrimp beef taco seafood chilli tex mex great margaritas enjoyed my meal pappas family always great food huge portions friday night the wait staff houston wave
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Have always been impressed with all of Pappa’s restaurants, this one let us down a bit. Service was spot on. We didn’t wait for anything. Food was a bit of a let down. All eight of us thought our food was just ok. Not what...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank DBPage
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We brought our friend from Yucatan to our favorite Tex Mex restaurant. She was impressed. She works in food service in Mexico. The tastiness, the chips and salsa, the drinks, were superb. We departed talking about how good this was. Of course, it is priced...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank rphmcbride
Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

What an enjoyable spot just like a little trip to Mexico without worrying about the water. The food is excellent with quite a variety of course she would expect nothing less from the Pappas family. Service is spot on and prices are good considering the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Vonschmidt
Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

Always excellent service and food...only gave 3 out of 5 stars cause the freaking heat don’t work and left my jacket in the truck. This place is always packed Shirley you can get the heat working. Headed to the truck to get jacket!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Eatmorefromthesea
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

Pappasito’s Cantina was the first place we visited once we landed in Houston (it was recommended to us by an airport employee). Terrific food and large portions, too. I had the Famous Burrito (the name on the menu) and came away stuffed. The price wasn’t...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank brucew52
Reviewed 11 November 2018

Entrees are not inexpensive; but ARE well prepared. I'm traveling for business; and hit this venue about 3 times a week. I'm a bar diner; I get good service and quick refills. Great warm chips; a kind of warm chipotle salsa; starts it off. Very...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank K2425EGgaryl
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

We visited for dinner and ordered a family platter. Chicken, lamb chops, jalapeño cheese sausage, bacon wrapped shrimp, tortillas, all the sides. It was very good and definitely not your boring enchilada, burrito, taco combos. Service was excellent as one expects from Pappasitos. The General...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank bigfishpk
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

We try various Mexican restaurants. I know Pappasitos is a chain but the food is always great. They use real, delicious cheese in the enchiladas. Their flour tortillas are handmade and always fresh. It’s hard to beat their tamales & the specialty items are always...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank marycathyjoneslmp
Reviewed 3 October 2018

The food was great! It is a little pricey, but the environment is great. The staff is very nice and the service is good.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank cjperk88
Reviewed 10 September 2018

service was great along with the food would go back just wish it was not so noise other than that all is good

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank paulgX5110FQ
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Yes they do. However, they want the entire party toget there before they seat you.
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