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Little Pappasito's Cantina

#95 of 7,161 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Greenway/ Upper Kirby
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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2536 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77098-3209
+1 713-520-5066
09:30 - 23:00
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by a family member. It was our first dining experience in Texas. Great atmosphere, good food and festive time. We ordered chicken, beef and shrimp fajitas, they were so delicious and seasoned perfectly.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
houston, United States
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We've been eating here for years. The portion size continues to remain huge but the taste seems to be nonexistent. The chips are light and crispy but the house sauce would have to get jazzed up to even be considered mild. The enchiladas and tacos lack seasoning but the beef fajitas always save the day. Too many authentic Tex-mex restaurants... More 

Thank Tanya L
Houston, Texas
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for a great pina colada and found one of the best ever at the Cantina! And the food was great - queso, guacamole and tortilla soup were all outstanding for starters. Entrees and service also excellent. Smaller than most so make your reservations!!

Thank DonMt1
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrive at the restaurant and it was packed, we had to wait but it was worthy. Our sever was Jacob and he was very courteous and help is with the options. You have a couple of Mariachi singers that come to your table and sing that I thought it was really nice touch. The decoration was colorful and really... More 

Thank Ariel S
Stillwater, Oklahoma
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at this restaurant after painting for 4 hours. We were messy, tired and starving. Our waiter did not bat an eye about our appearance and gave us fast and friendly service. We ordered a lunch entree and the 3-tamale appetizer to share. There was a pork, chicken and spinach tamale and it was beyond delicious. Prices and food... More 

Thank Oma77
Beaumont, Texas
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you leave this wonderful place hungry or "thirsty", it will be your own fault. Top quality food snd drinks. Authentic Mexican food and drinks. Simply wonderful...

Thank mooney16n
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Our first meal in Houston and they set the bar high! They were out of something we ordered initially so the manager subbed a more expensive item for the missing item. As we were eating, more because ready so he brought them despite the sub! Tableside guacamole lives up to it's reputation. I could have just eaten than and been... More 

Thank Kathryn D
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Came in for a business lunch, a large group on a crowded Friday. They managed our group and their busy lunch quite well. Pappasitos is always good food, good environment. From chips and salsa being top notch, to quick bar service, to waiters and waitresses being on top of everything, I always have a good experience.

Thank Daniel S
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Grilled shrimp and chicken with seasoned rice and guacamole, baked beans, pico de gallo,and chicken tacos were excellent.

Thank tom m
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I've been to Pappasito's many times, but recently came after having lived abroad fro a couple years. It was my first taste of proper Tex Mex in awhile and it was worth it. They are more pricey than your traditional hole-in-the-wall Tex Mex place, but the servings are huge.

Thank Vincent 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
US$ 20
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
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: 2536 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77098-3209
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Greenway/ Upper Kirby
  • Neighbourhood: Greenway/ Upper Kirby
  • Phone Number: +1 713-520-5066

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