Pappasito's Cantina

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 1 rating

15280 I-45 N. at Airtex, Houston, TX 77090

(281) 821-4500
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    5 ratingJuly 13, 2014

    Great GF menu. Manager always comes to the table to personally discuss the menu and choices. Very accommodating to create a GF kids dish. Their regular chips are not GF, but they bring GF baked chips upon request.

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    3 ratingNovember 15, 2016

    6513 SouthInterstate 35 Frontage Rd, Austin, TX 78752

    GF chips taste like toasted cardboard and there could be more GF choices on the menu, otherwise the food is good. A bit pricy though, average entree price starts at $12 though the portions are pretty big!

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    5 ratingOctober 20, 2016

    7800 Airport Blvd, Houston, TX 77061

    excellent food! the server was very knowledgeable. he saw I had the gluten free menu and immediately said he'd get me special chips (the ones on the table had a shared fryer). the food is truly excellent. highly recommend!

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    1 ratingOctober 19, 2016

    10409 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77024

    I've usually eaten at papas chain with no problem but very sick from eating here. I even had the manager watch my food. Oh well.

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    5 ratingSeptember 01, 2016

    7800 Airport Blvd, Houston, TX 77061

    Both times I've ordered here, the staff has been very knowledgeable about what is safe and what could be cross contaminated. They tell me up front that they will change their gloves instead of me having to ask.

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    3 ratingAugust 19, 2016

    2788 Windy Hill Rd SE, Marietta, GA 30067

    The servers are not knowledgable what so ever. If you have a true allergy, ask for the chef to come out. They have actual GF corn tortillas...however, because the staff has no clue they will serve you the corn ones made there (which contain wheat). Be careful!!

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    5 ratingJuly 27, 2016

    DFW Airport Terminal A, Gate A28, 3200 E Airfield Dr, Irving, TX 75038

    I have celiac but do not show symptoms so cannot speak to that but they have a GF menu & kitchen manager Alonzo came out to discuss the safe prep practice. He made a recommendation for items that do not come in contact with gluten & their process for safely preparing items that do. I felt comfortable after reading recent reviews & speaking to the well informed manager.

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    4 ratingJuly 25, 2016

    3950 S Terminal Rd, Houston, TX 77032

    4 stars only because there is just one selection. The food was great. The only option is the soft taco platter with corn tortillas, shredded chicken or ground beef. Served with rice and beans. I had the shredded chicken. It was delicious and causes no reaction. The cashier was actually very knowledgeable. She seemed very young, so I was impressed that she knew about the risks of cross contamination and hidden ingredients. It's hard to find truely gluten free food at the airport, but this little counter service restaurant in Terminal E at IAH is wonderful.

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    5 ratingJuly 16, 2016

    10501 Interstate 10 Frontage Rd, San Antonio, TX 78230

    Gluten free chips and enchiladas. Table side guacamole. Not a gf kitchen but a separate area.

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    4 ratingJuly 15, 2016

    10433 Lombardy Ln, Dallas, TX 75220

    Separate GF menu with a pretty good selection of appetizers and entrees. Apparently the chips are not safe but they will bring you baked chips. (Not as great as fried chips, but the tableside guacamole is enough to carry the day.) The manager came out to talk about my meal and they seem to take things pretty seriously.

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    5 ratingJuly 07, 2016

    DFW Airport Terminal A, Gate A28, 3200 E Airfield Dr, Irving, TX 75038

    Seperate GF menu and knowledgeable wait staff. Plate came out with a GF marker so I knew I had the right plate of food. Large Portions and good food. Better than expected for an airport.

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    5 ratingJuly 04, 2016

    2788 Windy Hill Rd SE, Marietta, GA 30067

    This was the best Mexican food I think I've ever had outside of California. I ate an incredible beef brisket soft taco that was very flavorful but also very fresh. That being said, their seafood is what you should go their for. The fish comes in fresh daily and tastes amazing. Everything was amazing. The only catch is that the fajitas are really expensive on any day but Wednesday.

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    5 ratingJuly 01, 2016

    DFW Airport Terminal A, Gate A28, 3200 E Airfield Dr, Irving, TX 75038

    Great food and big portions. Waiter was knowledgeable on the gf menu and offered to do a sampler if desired. Went with 1 beef and 1 chicken taco with rice and beans and was filled up. Great option for airport food.

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    4 ratingJune 20, 2016

    10409 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77024

    I was nervous about going here because it seems it would be very easy for cross contamination to occur at a Mexican restaurant. The GF menu was small, as most are, but well rounded. I was worried I may not be able to have any chips but they had baked chips which were very good. I chose to avoid the Mexican rice even though it was considered GF because of the spices which sometimes doesn't sit well with me. The staff was very helpful and seemed knowledgeable. My belly feels great. A very pleasant experience and I can't wait to go again.

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    1 ratingMay 29, 2016

    3950 S Terminal Rd, Houston, TX 77032

    Only one glutenfree Menu - and that was out.

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    1 ratingMay 19, 2016

    13750 Southwest Fwy, Sugar Land, TX 77478

    Would not recommend this restaurant to anyone with celiac. I'm sitting in the restaurant right now. Took my family out to dinner as I'm visiting from Nashville. Their carne asada & chicken is marinated in soy sauce and contaminates the entire grill. Also, they make flour tortillas inside the kitchen so wheat flour is airborne inside their entire kitchen. I opted not to chance getting sick so I did not order anything. My family's meals look and smell great though. It's very frustrating that restaurants are capitalizing by the "gluten free fad". Just because they have a gluten free menu does not mean it's gluten free. Wheat flour in the kitchen? Soy sauce on the grill? No thanks-not worth being on my back for over a week. Go at your own risk. Cheers.

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    5 ratingApril 10, 2016

    DFW Airport Terminal A, Gate A28, 3200 E Airfield Dr, Irving, TX 75038

    Best Mexican food I have ever had. Limited gluten free menu, but I had the chicken tinga tacos and they were amazing. The manager came out to chat with us after placing our order and the food was ready in <10 minutes. Perfect place to stop in DFW.

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    3 ratingApril 05, 2016

    DFW Airport Terminal A, Gate A28, 3200 E Airfield Dr, Irving, TX 75038

    The food was good enough, met my expectations for airport food. Thankful for Celiac-safe food during a very long day of travel. Customer service was so great, manager came over and confirmed food handling procedures. Made me feel I was in good hands.

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    5 ratingMarch 25, 2016

    3950 S Terminal Rd, Houston, TX 77032

    Order at the counter place. Person at counter was really knowledgable (no fajitas since have soy sauce). Shredded chicken tacos were good.

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    5 ratingMarch 24, 2016

    DFW Airport Terminal A, Gate A28, 3200 E Airfield Dr, Irving, TX 75038

    Excellent friendly service very fast and incredibly tasty. Would be back for sure. Very nice ambience with Mexican music. Love their beef enchiladas. Meal and tip cost me $22.

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    1 ratingMarch 08, 2016

    1600 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77010

    Got very sick after eating here. Waitress didn't understand my request for gluten free menu items.

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    4 ratingMarch 06, 2016

    2788 Windy Hill Rd SE, Marietta, GA 30067

    This restaurant has a pretty great gluten-free menu and the server seemed pretty on-top of what I could and could not have.

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    5 ratingFebruary 11, 2016

    DFW Airport Terminal A, Gate A28, 3200 E Airfield Dr, Irving, TX 75038

    have a GF menu. staff asked about vegis that I wanted chef cleared them as GF. great taste!!

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    4 ratingJanuary 30, 2016

    DFW Airport Terminal A, Gate A28, 3200 E Airfield Dr, Irving, TX 75038

    Great service and the manager came out to assure me everything was done correctly for no cross contamination. It is in the airport so not giving it 5 stars for flavor but 5 stars for awareness. I will update after I have the meal and I am not affected.

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    5 ratingJanuary 28, 2016

    13750 Southwest Fwy, Sugar Land, TX 77478

    So impressed by our waiter. He was aware of protocol for celiac disease. The food was spectacular and most importantly, I did not get sick. I ordered brisket enchiladas. Yum!

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    5 ratingJanuary 01, 2016

    DFW Airport Terminal A, Gate A28, 3200 E Airfield Dr, Irving, TX 75038

    staff was very attentive to our gluten concerns. food was delicious.

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    5 ratingDecember 31, 2015

    7800 Airport Blvd, Houston, TX 77061

    Helpful, knowledgable service and a good meal.

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    4 ratingDecember 19, 2015

    3950 S Terminal Rd, Houston, TX 77032

    In terminal E at IAH airport. Staff is knowledgable about GF and food is prepared in a separate space. Only one GF option though- soft taco platter (served with corn tortillas); beef and chicken are both GF as are the rice and beans.

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    3 ratingDecember 17, 2015

    7800 Airport Blvd, Houston, TX 77061

    The chef was very knowledgable but the server was not. She told me the chips were safe but they were not! Other than that, the manager and chef came to talk to me to confirm my dietary needs. The food was very good.

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    4 ratingDecember 10, 2015

    DFW Airport Terminal A, Gate A28, 3200 E Airfield Dr, Irving, TX 75038

    Very conscientious! Much appreciated. Beef enchiladas were nice to have.

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    4 ratingNovember 19, 2015

    6513 SouthInterstate 35 Frontage Rd, Austin, TX 78752

    Crispy chicken tacos were great, and I hear the beef ones are safe as well. Beware the soft tacos come with flour tortillas! I also asked about the enchiladas and they have flour in the sauce so avoid that!

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    5 ratingOctober 17, 2015

    DFW Airport Terminal A, Gate A28, 3200 E Airfield Dr, Irving, TX 75038

    The Manager came to the table to discuss options and they were very helpful. Very happy with this restaurant

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    5 ratingSeptember 04, 2015

    7800 Airport Blvd, Houston, TX 77061

    Amazed to find a great GF place like this in the airport! Super knowledgable about what I can order (even knew I couldn't have the tortilla chips bc they're fried in common oil). She even went and got the manager to confirm everything was GF and he assumed me it will be prepared on a dedicated area with clean utensils- I think the manager actually prepared it himself! Only one/ two GF options, but that's better than none. And the service was amazing.

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    5 ratingSeptember 03, 2015

    13750 Southwest Fwy, Sugar Land, TX 77478

    Many options on the gluten free menu

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    5 ratingSeptember 02, 2015

    DFW Airport Terminal A, Gate A28, 3200 E Airfield Dr, Irving, TX 75038

    Michael was nice and was so helpful. When I come through here again I will ask for him. He made recommendations because I have celiac. The manager, Robert, came over to my table to assure me how my meal was going to be prepared. They checked on me several times and all I can say is it was wonderful to have gluten-free Mexican food. It was delicious. I had the chicken enchiladas. The meal was large and the red sauce was warm and so good. Exceptional!!!!

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    5 ratingAugust 26, 2015

    7800 Airport Blvd, Houston, TX 77061

    Extremely knowledgeable about celiac. They warned their fajitas were marinaded in soy sauce. Extremely impressed, especially for an airport!

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    2 ratingAugust 05, 2015

    1600 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77010

    Make sure to ask for a Gluten Free menu. The chips that are served to all customers are NOT gluten free. Ask a manager for gluten-free chips, salsa, and fajita meat. Don't assume the food is gluten free.

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    5 ratingAugust 01, 2015

    2788 Windy Hill Rd SE, Marietta, GA 30067

    Loved this place! They brought me my own chips and salsa. Large variety of GF food and drink on the menu. I have celiac and am highly sensitive to cross contamination and I have never had issues.

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    5 ratingJuly 30, 2015

    2788 Windy Hill Rd SE, Marietta, GA 30067

    Read this for the facts of the restaurant ;-) I give this place 5 stars for all the options that they have that are gluten free. The GF chips are horrible though. They do not have any GF beer or cider. They do have GF mixed drinks as most mixed drinks are GF.

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    1 ratingJune 26, 2015

    6513 SouthInterstate 35 Frontage Rd, Austin, TX 78752

    Gave us the wrong chips, I have celiacs and will now be sick.

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    5 ratingJune 12, 2015

    2788 Windy Hill Rd SE, Marietta, GA 30067

    Many choices on the gf menu. They will bring you safe baked chips! Had the pulled pork tacos and guacamole. Staff knowledgeable and super friendly!!!

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    5 ratingMay 30, 2015

    10409 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77024

    Amazing service and perfect food. It is so rare that I eat out and have ZERO reaction to the food (diagnosed Celiac Disease). I highly recommend making this stop!

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    4 ratingMay 27, 2015

    7800 Airport Blvd, Houston, TX 77061

    Hard to find gluten free meal at Houston airport. This place was good. The girl new what I could and couldn't order. The rice and beans are gluten free and good!! Also they have yummy corn tacos with shredded chicken or beef. Both gluten free :)

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    5 ratingMay 14, 2015

    2788 Windy Hill Rd SE, Marietta, GA 30067

    I am so glad that I tried this restaurant. Fantastic tasting food and a much larger than expected GF menu to choose from. I had the guacamole (fresh and very tasty) pork tacos (packed full with meat), and a side cheese enchilada (with chili topping). My server seemed knowledgeable about gluten free preparation and stated that the chefs were very careful to avoid cross contamination (without prompting). Overall a very pleasant visit. I will definitely visit this establishment again to try the other menu items that I was tempted by. :) Only negative - No chicken for GF customers (and I really like chicken enchiladas)... Sigh. Of Note - this should be listed as a "$$" dining experience for the GF menu pricing.

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    5 ratingMay 09, 2015

    1600 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77010

    Great food and service to match.

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    5 ratingApril 10, 2015

    DFW Airport Terminal A, Gate A28, 3200 E Airfield Dr, Irving, TX 75038

    Similar to the other reviews, the floor manager came out, enquired about my other allergies and guided me about my options. Very good service.

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    5 ratingJanuary 24, 2015

    1600 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77010

    Gluten free menu has a fair amount of options and my meal arrived with a little wooden marker that said "gluten free". Better yet, the customer service here was absolutely incredible. I asked for my chicken enchilada to be prepared without onions but there must've been a miscommunication about just onions as topping vs. onions throughout the dish. The manager came over and explained that that was the only chicken enchilada that was gluten free and that they would be able to send out another with the onions skimmed out but that onions were used in the base preparation throughout. Everyone was very knowledgeable and helpful to ensure I didn't have a gluten reaction and that my distaste for onions were accommodated. At a Mexican restaurant! Great staff, beautiful location, and delicious food - what more could you ask for?! My boyfriend ordered the beef brisket enchilada and said it was delicious. I'll be back.

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    5 ratingNovember 08, 2014

    DFW Airport Terminal A, Gate A28, 3200 E Airfield Dr, Irving, TX 75038

    Knowledgeable staff, manager came over to explain and first question...is it celiac or diet choice. Perfect... menu plentiful options. Good stop wish they were in more airports.

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    5 ratingOctober 30, 2014

    1600 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77010

    The separate menu was very good and my shrimp fajitas were very good. Our server was knowledgeable and we had a very good dinner here.

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    5 ratingOctober 29, 2014

    DFW Airport Terminal A, Gate A28, 3200 E Airfield Dr, Irving, TX 75038

    Separate gluten-free menus the manager came out and spoke with me very accommodating! food was great

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    2 ratingOctober 17, 2014

    1600 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77010

    They do have a gluten free menu with several choices although when my lunch arrived the tortillas looked very light in color - like flour. I asked the server to verify that my plate was GF and he had no idea. He called the manager over and she stated "yes, we put the a sauce on the side because it has tomorrow's in it".... Yikes! Eventually it was determined safe for me to eat. I can't speak to ill affects I took a glinted ease to clam my paranoia. Food was okay.

Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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