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Pappasito's Cantina


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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2018 Winner


Mexican, Latin, Southwestern
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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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
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Reviewed 5 days ago

For two out-of-town colleagues this was a special treat. Authentic, great tasting food is really a great experience. We had table side guacamole and shared chicken fajitas. My friend's prickly pear margarita looked spectacular. If I'm ever close to Houston again I will make the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Columbo160
Reviewed 3 January 2019 via mobile

Busy place, loud, expensive, uninterested staff, Very salty food. Absolutely not a place where you can have descent Mexican food.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Boerdam
Reviewed 19 November 2018

Samantha and Marciano in the catering staff were excellent. They showed up on time with the Pappasito's barbeque pit and cooked the freshest and best fajitas I have ever eaten. Both were very polite and professional. A real treat to work with. They cleaned up...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 15,903
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

We came for dinner on a Friday night and despite the crowd we were seated right away. Our server was efficient, attentive and friendly. We had fish tacos, chicken and beef tacos with rice and beans and of course their tasty chips and salsa. Everything...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ellen4719
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Chilies Relenos were wonderful. Wife had combo platter that was very good. Service was attentive. Drinks were great. Overall a pleasant dining experience.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 78buddya
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

It had been quite some time since I had been to Pappasita’s and I had forgotten how good it is. Had chicken fajitas that were fabulous. Salsa was excellent, as well. Great service, too.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank TexasDad1836
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Sat at the bar. My glass never even got half empty. Very attentive staff willing to answer menu questions. Food was hot and fresh. Prices are a little higher but you get your money’s worth.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Brandy_N1975
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Not one of my favorite places to eat. Food is heavy, selections aren't good, and prices are too high.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank TXpolevaulter
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

I have been going to Pappasitos restaurants for over 30 years but haven’t been recently (1.5 years) so decided it was time since it has always been a favorite. We took our family of 4 for lunch today as we had some gift cards that...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Brenda S
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Nothing to special about this place for me but it was big and busy as heck! Had chicken fajitas and they were just like regular chicken fajitas I could have gotten anywhere else. My server was fantastic and the beer cold, but outside of that,...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank synseer7
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