Pappasito's Cantina

3.0 stars 3.0 out of 5 2 ratings
$$Gluten Free Menu, Tex-Mex, Late Night + 3 more

7050 FM 1960 West, Houston, TX 77069 Directions

(281) 893-5030
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    1 rating
    3 years ago

    The staff at Pappasito's Willowbrook was careless and made my son and I sick yesterday. We were part of a 16 person group for a family birthday party. At the Pappasito's on 290 in Houston, we have been able to safely eat out. At that location, the waitress brought the kitchen manager to speak with us as soon as we mentioned gluten free. At the Willowbrook Mall location, we were given gluten free menus by the hostess when asked. The waiter seemed dismissive. When we asked for baked chips and a separate bowl of salsa, he had a staff member bring it to us. Many of the staff members who serve chips and salsa speak little English. When the chip basket that my son and I were sharing was dwindling, we asked for more baked chips and salsa. The staff member assigned to bring the second basket brought us the wrong chips. They weren't the regular chips and they looked like baked chips. My son, who is 14 and devours food, stopped eating the chips right away because his stomach hurt. When the waiter came back around, he noticed that they had brought us cerveza chips instead of baked chips. Cerveza is Spanish for beer. I don't know if the chips actually had beer in them. The may have just been the chips served at the bar. They told my husband, while I was sick in the bathroom, that those chips shared a fryer with gluten. The manager was appalled and very apologetic. If you need to eat at this location, I would recommend asking for a manager from the beginning. If you are choosing a Pappasito's location in Houston at which to dine, I would recommend the 290 location. I will never trust this location for a safe meal.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Pleased to find out they now have a separate cooking area along with there GF menu.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 week ago

    2515 S Loop W, Houston, TX 77054

    The staff seemed knowledgeable, but after getting the cheese enchiladas I got very sick.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 week ago

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

    very fast and excellent service! Good was very good. HE menu that had about 12 options on it.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    2515 S Loop W, Houston, TX 77054

    Have celiac disease and have eaten here many times. Food comes out separately and have had no issues. They also will do baked chips. They have a separate gluten free menu and are knowledgeable. One of favorite places for Tex mex!

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    5 rating
    3 weeks ago

    723 S Central Expy, Richardson, TX 75080

    Descent menu selection of gluten free items. Server took care to ask her manager when we had a question. Offered gluten free chips and tortillas! Very good food with no reaction after!

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    3 weeks ago

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

    Very limited gluten free menu. Neither the chips nor the fajita meat are gluten free. Gluten free options include tacos and chicken on corn tortillas. Disappointed in the gluten Free Tex-Mex options.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 month ago

    13750 Southwest Fwy, Sugar Land, TX 77478

    Love this place! They have fajitas, tacos, salads, seafood, etc. Ask for the gf menu at the front and get the baked chips.

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    Celiac
    3 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    1600 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77010

    Gluten-Free but Greasy This busy downtown location does have a separate GF menu, special handling in the kitchen and GF meals come marked with a little wooden stake. Know that their regular chips are NOT GF. They have baked chips that you have to ask for and they are different, not very delicious. There is variety on the menu. I had the enchilada meal with beans and rice, all of which were greasy and what I considered fast-food quality.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    6513 SouthInterstate 35 Frontage Rd, Austin, TX 78752

    Good selection of food, dedicated menu, no GF beer though. Staff (even at the bar) was careful and understood.

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    1 rating
    4 months ago

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

    I am pretty sensitive to gluten/dairy, and eat here an got sick.

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    4 rating
    5 months ago

    18101 Interstate 45 N, Shenandoah, TX 77385

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    1600 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77010

    I have eaten here numerous times and never been sick. They have a gluten free menu and they have baked chips. the food comes with a little gluten free stick most times and if not i just confirm. i have eaten at other locations and been just fine and i am very sensitive.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    5 months ago

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

    Very Knowledgeable staff. Sat at the bar, ordered off of the gf menu. Extremely fast service. I will be back when next at DFW.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

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

    My daughter and I have Celiac. We split the tacos with rice and beans. Very good and did not get sick.

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    5 rating
    6 months ago

    18101 Interstate 45 N, Shenandoah, TX 77385

    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

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    1 rating
    6 months ago

    2515 S Loop W, Houston, TX 77054

    NOT a safe place to eat. Went to a pappasitos with some coworkers, ended up drinking a lemonade for dinner because they started the tortilla chips had regular flour mixed with the corn.

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    5 rating
    7 months ago

    321 W Road to Six Flags St, Arlington, TX 76011

    The Pappasito's Shrimp Brochette was...let's just say BAM!!!! I had no reaction - WooHoo!!! They are very GF & food allergy aware. Ask for the baked chips - shared fryer.

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    5 rating
    7 months ago

    10433 Lombardy Ln, Dallas, TX 75220

    Ordered and enjoyed an amazing salmon mango salad. The table side guacamole was delicious and they brought me my own basket of gluten free chips.

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    3950 S Terminal Rd, Houston, TX 77032

    Pretty good with gluten free. Not great but better than most stuff in an airport

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    2704 West Fwy, Ft. Worth, TX 76102

    They had a gf menu with a lot of options and the waiter seemed knowledgeable. However, they brought out enchiladas with flour tortillas. I confirmed with the different waitress who brought them out that they were gf, and she said she didn't think so. She brought them back and a manager came to talk to us and said our waiter hadn't entered the meal as gluten free. They brought a new dish that was absolutely delicious and didn't have us pay for my meal.

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    4 rating
    9 months ago

    13750 Southwest Fwy, Sugar Land, TX 77478

    The baked tortilla chips were a miss but the salmon salad I had was fantastic. Their gf menu had a decent selection too - I didn't have to get a salad. I will definitely return.

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    4 rating
    9 months ago

    7800 Airport Blvd, Houston, TX 77061

    Cashier was knowledgeable on gluten free options.

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    7800 Airport Blvd, Houston, TX 77061

    Asked about GF items, was warned about the high chance of cross contamination. I didn't bother adding that I also can't have dairy. I chose not to risk it.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    7800 Airport Blvd, Houston, TX 77061

    Very understanding. They really go above and beyond to make sure your meal is GF.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    7800 Airport Blvd, Houston, TX 77061

    gluten free menu and amazing breakfast platter. i adore breakfast tacos. they mark gf dishes when they come out with a little pick that says "prepared gluten free".

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    7800 Airport Blvd, Houston, TX 77061

    Awesome tasty food. Good service. The gluten free options were explained to me. They left out cheese to accommodate my dairy allergy.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

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

    Amazing for an airport terminal. Ordered a beef and chicken taco off the GF menu. Their fire roasted salsa was awesome! Manager came to table to assure me my meal would be GF.

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    Celiac
    2 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    2515 S Loop W, Houston, TX 77054

    Menu looks alright. Very expensive. Gluten free baked tortilla chips they were awful. They did have gluten free Chili con carne enchiladas. Had the cheese ones and were amazing but here I am with in 20 min in the ladies room during a state semi finals high school football game at NRG stadium. We drove to Houston just for this! Celiac friendly I don't know. They seemed knowledgeable but I'm still sick.

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    Celiac
    3 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    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 rating
    1 year ago

    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 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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 rating
    1 year ago

    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 rating
    1 year ago

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    3950 S Terminal Rd, Houston, TX 77032

    Only one glutenfree Menu - and that was out.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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 rating
    1 year ago

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    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 rating
    1 year ago

    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.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
  • Tex-Mex
Monday
11 am - 10 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 10 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 10 pm
Thursday
11 am - 10 pm
Friday
11 am - 11 pm
Saturday
11 am - 11 pm
Sunday
11 am - 10 pm

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