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Pappasito's Cantina

#190 of 7,156 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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3950 S Terminal Rd, Houston, TX 77032
+1 281-821-2266
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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Odense, Fyn, Denmark
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109 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there to get nachos. They were soft and loads of bean sauce were all over them. It was simply so bad and almost not to eat. Also huge portions calling for food waste in any case. Will not eat there again

1 Thank Lars B
Boise, Idaho
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

I eat in a lot airports ever year. It can be difficult to find good food. Often times the quality is lacking vs outside locations. This is NOT the case with Pappasito's. This is fantastic TexMex! This will be the only restaurant that eat at when at Houston Hobby. I highly recommend the Plato Del Mar (combination of shrimp and... More 

Thank brandonsc1998
Houston, Texas
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I always dread shelling out a fortune for airport food, but IAH prices are reasonable. Pappasitos is famous in Houston for good food and generous portions...same can be said for the outlet in Terminal E. Had a big breakfast burrito and a giant soda for less than ten bucks!

Thank gmresseque
Lecanto, Florida
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Highly recommend the bloody mary's. Did not check out the food menu but the bloody mary's were filling. . .lol. Great service and value

Thank oradeker
San Francisco, California
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957 reviews
312 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 332 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

There are many choices in the food court area. We needed something that will not leak or smell that we can take in the plane. Another stop at the airport, we needed to fill the belly before boarding the flight. They do not feed you so you have to find a practical food to carry in. We ordered burrito wrap... More 

Thank Indiana_Jonesse
San Jose, California
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301 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Visited the Pappasitos at the Hobby airport for lunch. I ordered the taco chicken platter and the chicken was not enjoyable. This is obviously a Tex-Mex type restaurant. My spouse ordered the Del Rio burrito which was a spicy, ground beef burrito. We will probably pass for lunch but may revisit for breakfast next time. Lunch for two was $33.32.

Thank EdUrias
Mendes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

If you like Mexican food, this is the place to eat, and the staff is always nice and professional. It has affordable prices and the Margherita is excellent. There is plenty of room nearby to sit down in the food court.

Thank Eleison D
Georgetown, Texas
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448 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

We visited the Houston Hobby location. We had a long layover so Pappasitos seemed to be the best choice for breakfast in the terminal. Breakfast was very good. I had the pancakes. No complaints. Much better than I thought that they would be. The waiter was good. He kept our glasses filled and was very friendly. It is in an... More 

Thank David T
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I had a cancelled flight and had to stay overnight around Houston's airport area. The hotel manager recommended this restaurant. I got an Uber and went on to try it. The food quality is good, the portions are large so there is plenty of food and it is perfect for sharing. The service is poor at best, a few young... More 

Thank Leonardo O
Chiriqui Province, Panama
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173 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Had a breakfast burrito in hear as I was in a hurry to get a flight. It was OK and I'm guessing as good as any other place that is quick in iah. Not sure I would do it again

Thank Carltico

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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
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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: 3950 S Terminal Rd, Houston, TX 77032
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 281-821-2266
  • This restaurant is at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (after security)

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?