Pappasito's Cantina

2 recent ratings
$$ • Mexican Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
100% of 2 votes say it's celiac friendly
At the airport
7800 Airport Blvd
Houston, TX 77061

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Celiac

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The practices of each Pappasito’s location vary based on their kitchen space, so check with the cashier. Mine was VERY knowledgeable and helpful. Here is what she told me (Hobby airport location):

1) grilled chicken is good. you can do tacos, or fajitas but sub for corn tortillas (default is flour). That is what I did! 2) enchilada sauce has gluten and tortillas are dipped in flour... yikes 2) steak marinade is also NOT gf 4) rice and beans are fine 5) she claimed they don’t cross-contaminate the chips “any more” - I was reluctant to trust this so I passed on chips 6) they CAN flag it as an allergy for the kitchen, so ask them to do that. When I picked up the order the cook also confirmed it for me!

Oh and it’s Delicious!! Best airport food!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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This restaurant is in Houston Hobby airport behind the security checkpoints. I told the cashier that I needed gluten free and he told me choices and also got the manager to explain exactly what options were available. The fryer is shared so I could not have the chips. However, I did have queso with corn tortillas as well as tacos and both were great. No issues and staff was great.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Cashier was very knowledgeable and even made the kitchen double aware. Great, especially at an airport!

Updated 2 years 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

  • At the Airport
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
  • Tex-Mex

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Chicken fajitas - generous portions with 4 corn tortillas (you have to ask to sub). Best airport food!!
Gluten-Free Tacos at Pappasito's Cantina
Gluten-Free at Pappasito's Cantina
Rice and beans both really good!
Chicken taco!
Gluten-Free at Pappasito's Cantina
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Celiac

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Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Imagine my thrill at being able to eat breakfast at an airport. They have breakfast tacos and if you tell them that you cannot eat gluten, not only do they make them on corn tortillas, but the staff changes their gloves and take extra precautions so that they are safe. I tested my bacon egg and cheese tacos with my Nima sensor, and everything came back good.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Staff was very knowledgeable about GF options and food was very good.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Staff was knowledgeable and recognized a possible allergy as soon as I started asking for corn tortillas. There are 2 locations within the airport.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff was very knowledgeable and friendly!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Had the chips since I am not celiac - just gluten sensitive - and usually can have chips and salsa. Had a reaction.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Cashier was knowledgeable on gluten free options.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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".

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Helpful, knowledgable service and a good meal.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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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.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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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 :)

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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I just ordered the salad with grilled chicken off of the GF menu. I explained I’m Celiac. It arrived with fried corn chips in the middle. (I explained how anything fried in oil is not GF. They said they made a fresh new salad for me. My stomach started rolling with pain right after eating it the fresh new salad. I now lay in bed with heating pad on my stomach. Never again will I visit this restaurant.

Safety


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

— 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

Celiac

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Had to wait 10 minutes for them to find the gluten free menu. They swore all the GF items were all pre-made and they were safe. Food tasted very bland and I was instantly sick afterwards and had a terrible reaction. Not the most ideal experience when flying cross country.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Poor

Celiac

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Layover in Houston caused me to stop here, and it was fantastic! Cashier was super knowledgeable and provided me with info about cross contamination without me asking. She told manager and got cook staff to change gloves. Food was great.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

Celiac

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Overall great experience. Waiter returned to my tabke after ordering asking if I was also allergic to tomatoes or cheese. So I'd say they are knowledgeable. Great stop.

Safety


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

— 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

Wheat Allergy

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Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Excellent

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