10501 W Ih 10, San Antonio, TX | Directions 7823029.538939 -98.569577
Pappasito's Cantina, famous for Legendary Tex-Mex, has the look of a border town cantina and the feel of a fiesta. Pappasito's serves up our legendary sizzling fajitas, hand-crafted margaritas and some of the best chips and homemade salsa north of the Rio Grande.
We never compromise on quality. All of our mouthwatering dishes are made in-house daily from only the freshest ingredients. We offer traditional Tex-Mex items like nachos, enchiladas, tacos and handmade tamales as well as delicious specialty items like our succulent filet mignon fajitas, tender pork ribs, or our famous shrimp brochette.
You can always find the fiesta in our full service bar! We’re famous for our Margaritas - each handcrafted to perfection! All of our juices are hand-squeezed daily from the freshest fruit. Open for Lunch & Dinner, offering To-Go as well as private Party Rooms at many of our locations.
Good Beef Fajitas – I have to say, I am very picky with beef fajitas. These are just really, really good. They are not chewy or tough, they are tender and just great. Everytime I go there I always get good service and food. I can honestly say I have never had a bad experience. Even when they are packed! The shrimp enchiladas are GREAT. yum. Ok...its not your typical tex-mex food...but its really good. Its a little pricey but worth it. The tortillas are excellent, the salsa that comes with the chips is not very good but oh well. everything else is.
also for dessert, try the chocolate capirotada (like a chocolate bread pudding in the shape of a brownie)! It comes with mexican chocolate ice cream (has cinnamon in it). It is SO GOOD.
Big entrees make up for the noise and the crowd at this fast-food cantina. – In Short
Since the first Pappasito's opened up in Houston, sightings of the restaurant have surged. Locations are airplane hangar-sized and decorated like border-town cantinas. Brace yourself for the noise, circus-like atmosphere and, during peak times, a long wait. But who can fault sizzling platters the size of manhole covers and reliable Tex-Mex fare? Signature dishes include fajitas, pork ribs, mesquite-grilled quail and shrimp diablo. Fair tabs make it a good value and service is indefatigable.
Great fajitas – The beef fajitas are great. the charro beans are good too. The rice is average. If you get the large fajitas it is a good dinner for two with leftovers. I also had my rehearsal dinner here for my wedding and the food came out when they said it would and was delicious. Even when its slammed (which is always) the service is still stand up. Oh yea also- try the spicy beef queso- yum!
Cold Beer, Great Shrimp Brochette & Tortillas and Sopapillas – Friday dinner hour but excellent service regardless of the large crowd. Yes, portions are large and very tasty. We had a combo (enchiladas, taco, tamale) and fajitas + shrimp (stuffed with cheese, jalapenos and wrapped in bacon) and all were good. The shrimp were super and the weakest item was the beef fajitas. Taco shell was so-so but I prefer other than pre-cooked crispy shells. Good beans, fair rice and very good tortillas. Don't normally eat dessert but opted for some sopapillas and they were fantastic, light and served with 3 sauces. Enjoyed the meal and will go back.
Care, quality & killer food = value – Some say it's not authentic and overpriced. I say, right on the first but dead wrong on the second! First of all, I don't think they're trying to be authentic Mexican - IT'S TEXMEX! Second, have you priced other food lately? I go here very frequently and never go home hungry and am always treated very well by staff and management that has come to know me by name. Everything is made there (supposedly) unlike other restaurants that open up cans. Nothing compares to their mesquite grilled items like quail, fajitas, or shrimp with an ice cold beer or perfect margarita! Your missing out!
User review by mike550_2 – Tourist Mexican Food and priced accordingly. Only visit when someone else is choosing and buying.
Don't Go To Pappasitos – Tex-Mex is always cheap because the ingredients are generally cheap. Pappasitos is expensive and the food is not good. The tortillas are raw most of time-Gross!
Pappas Strikes Out – Pappas does good seafood with Pappadeaux. Pappas does great steaks with Pappas Brothers. Pappas does not do Mexican food. Stick with the white-bread cooking. Sure the portions are huge, but why would one want to eat more of less-than-authentic Tex-Mex cooking. Eating here is like eating at Alamo Cafe -- Tex-Mex with all the Tex and Mex cooked out. Take all your Yankee friends here.
Great food and terric service! – We ate here for the first time tonight. We thought it was great! We had a very early dinner, 4:45pm,
so we didn't have to worry about waiting to be seated. Our waiter, Javier, was terrific! He was by far the best waiter we have ever had! The food was inexpensive and great! Not to mention the large amount of food you get for your buck. Overall we had a very good experience and are looking forward to dining here again!
p.s. the margaritas were fabulous!
Pricey, but good value – Who cares whether it is "authentic?" This is a good place to eat that is a bit pricey for the genre, but still very good value considering the good taste, the overly generous portions and the wonderful imaginative desserts. One entre is usually enough for 2. Sure, service suffers sometimes, but that is because the place is usually packed, so let the crowds speak for themselves. Nothing but praise for this place.
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