Pappasito's Cantina

7 recent ratings
$$ • Mexican Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Safety Rating
6 ratings

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18101 Interstate 45 N
Shenandoah, TX 77385

Most Recent Reviews


Gluten Sensitive

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There were no apparent measures taken. I ordered the Tequila Lime Salad w/o the chip strips. The service was awesome!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Overall Rating

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There was a separate gluten free menu. Our waitress addressed my questions and concerns. My food came out on a special plate with a sign indicating that it was gluten free. It was good and I did not feel ill afterwards and I am pretty sensitive.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Kitchen and floor manager are very helpful! They are aware of cross contamination and try their best to ensure safety!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Tex-Mex

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Symptomatic Celiac

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I haven’t been able to get food to test negative for gluten in a long time. Partially because every time I try it gets my hopes up and then it fails. Tried at Pappasitos just cause since I was out of town and it passed! Got the tortilla soup. Have not had it in 6+ years. So good! The manager Noah took care of my entire order and I got the I believe the platinum margarita. So good 😊 left so happy 😁

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
Updated 8 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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The gluten free menu is significantly smaller than the one shown online with just a few options. The baked tortilla chips are GF but are horrible. Both my daughter and I were having bad reactions before even leaving the restaurant. The place is WAY overpriced as well. Just hit a taco truck and get corn tortillas and save yourself a hundred bucks.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Below Average

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Hands down the best service, gluten free menus and the manager and chef came out to check on our needs and meals

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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I visited last week and upon ordering off the gluten free menu (only available online - they don’t have printed copies) I notified the server it was celiac disease. I ordered a salad with chicken but noted to leave off the tortilla strips (shared fryer). The waitress understood and after placing my order a manager on duty came by the table to verify it was a dietary necessity and ensure me everything would be done to avoid CC! I did not get sick and the food came out without tortilla strips as ordered to avoid gluten exposure :)

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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My 8 yo is a newly diagnosed celiacs. Her older sister chose this location for a birthday dinner. We were pleasantly surprised to find they had a GF menu (with quite a few options). They even made the GF menu item into a kids size (there was something similar on the kids menu) and charged the kid’s meal rate. Before they even began cooking our meal the manager came over to talk to is about the allergy and confirmed any special requests.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Delicious chicken fajitas- their GF tortillas are some of the best!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Had dinner tonight and brought our grandson who has just been diagnosed with celiac disease. Couldn’t ask for better service or more attention. Three different individuals came by and explained everything. He wanted a crispy taco but because they do not have a designated fryer this was not possible. However, they talked not only to me but to him. He asked for the taco ingredients and told them he would eat them with the baked chips he was brought. When the food came all the ingredients (beef, cheese, lettuce, & tomatoes) were all on separate plates. Before bringing the queso, our server checked to make certain it was gluten-free. Definitely impressed with this restaurant as we begin this journey with our grandson.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Thankful for a place to get actual Mexican food from and not only salsa. Several gluten free options, including enchiladas, which is huge for me.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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The staff were very accepting and knowledgeable about gluten. When asked, we told them that my daughter had Celiac and the manager even came over to confirm and to explain how they handle GF. Great food, great GF menu, great staff... but the baked chips are ughhh. 5 stars

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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It was very good. Seems like she knew what she was doing. Don’t bother with the baked chips though. they’re just kind of disgusting. The enchiladas were very good. I recommend it for people who like Mexican food

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Dog friendly
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Celiac

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We had the best experience here. They have a gluten free menu. When our waitress took our order and noticed my menu she said she would notify her manager. They were super careful my plate was even marked. I felt completely safe and actually normal. I was recently diagnosed so this was a huge deal!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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Review


Pleasantly surprised. They have a separate gluten free menu with a few apps, 5-6 entrees, and ice cream for dessert. They also made me gluten free chips and salsa, not made in same fryer. For my dinner I got cheese enchiladas which were delicious. The meals my family got ( not restricted) looked amazing. We had great server and the manager assured the kitchen would be attentive to avoid cross contamination. Also, the atmosphere is very cheerful and inviting. Had no reaction after eating there.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


Absolutely wonderful. Came flagged. No reaction. Tasted amazing.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Gluten Intolerant

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I had the shrimp tacos off the GF menu and they were delicious! I would definitely order them again. My server got me the baked corn tortilla chips, but unfortunately they were terrible - like, completely stale and almost inedible. Hopefully it was just a bad batch and doesn't represent their norm. I asked for a separate salsa to dip them in to avoid cross contamination from my table mates and was accommodated. Service was quite slow on a Tuesday night, but everyone was friendly and we did have a large party.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

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