Pappasito's Cantina

13 recent ratings
$$ • Mexican Restaurant
91% of 12 votes say it's celiac friendly
At the airport
DFW Airport Terminal A, Gate A28, 3200 E Airfield Dr, Irving, TX 75038

Top Reviews


Overall Rating

Review


i went here because of all the good reviews and the separate gluten free menu. BE CAREFUL!!!! the menu says corn tortillas come with the taco platter, but mine came with flour and i didn’t realize it was flour until i was almost done. very upset i got flour when it clearly says corn tortillas.

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?

— Average

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


I was excited to try this after reading reviews, but they have zero options that are gluten and dairy free. Their steak contains gluten and their chicken is sautéed in butter. Their chips are also cross contaminated in the fryer. I couldn’t eat anything here.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Not Much

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

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


I was so happy to see that a restaurant at the airport had gf options!!!! The chicken fajitas were fantastic, as were the margaritas. I joked to my bf that I might need to fly to Dallas again soon! Loved it, and felt great afterwards : )

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
Updated 4 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

  • At the Airport
  • Breakfast
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
  • Tex-Mex
  • Vegan Friendly

Photos


photo thumbnail
photo thumbnail
Their gluten free menu. Lots of great options.
Beef enchiladas smothered in mozzarella :)
enchilada and vegis
Add a photo View all photos

More Reviews


Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Waiter was very knowledgeable. Food was great.

Safety


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

— 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 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


So happy to have found a safe place to eat in an airport! I am usually stuck eating the snacks I pack while my family gets to eat real food. The staff took my requests very seriously, and the kitchen manager came out to speak to me about their precautions. He knew about this app and said they work very hard to keep their good reviews. The food was delicious and I felt very confident.

Safety


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

— 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
  • 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

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Not celiac

Overall Rating

Review


I let them know I had allergies, so the manager came out to discuss what they were doing to accommodate my meat, shellfish, and gluten issues, which foods they were substituting like american cheese and refried beans etc.. amazing and kind and super caring!! I never review but these guys were so 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

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


The server apologized that the food took longer (which it really didn't) because they wanted to make sure it was gluten free. They took my need to be gluten free seriously. It was nice to feel safe eating while traveling though DFW.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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 9 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


I ordered chicken enchiladas based on other reviews and they were excellent! Though you can’t eat the chips and salsa, the enchiladas with rice and beans were perfect. Other options were chicken fajitas and salads.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Our waiter ensured the grill would be decontaminated and the kitchen staff would change their gloves. The manager came and spoke to me about their protocols to reduce cross-contamination. They also have a separate gluten free menu.

I used my Nima sensor to test the food (fish tacos) for gluten and it all came back negative!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— 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

Overall Rating

Review


The server was very knowledgeable about the GF options and was able to tell me what would be cross contaminated and what would not be. Yummy food!

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


A big hot plate of enchiladas rice and beans that came out with a GF toothpick marking the plate...in an airport?!? Yes please. Hope this chain can grow. Yes, you can’t eat the chips but don’t skip it for that reason. Get the enchiladas!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Has a gluten free menu. Chips were not gluten free. Only taco shell option was soft corn, not hard shells. Server was not knowledgeable but went back to get the answers to my questions.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


GF menu. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Larry or waiter was great told me chips are cross contaminated as they are fried in the same fryer as gluten items, so no chips and salsa here that’s why the four star. Larry seemed confident in all other items being safe.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


My celiac daughter ate lunch today with no issues. The server was knowledgeable when i asked if chips were safe to eat. They are NOT. He said they were fried with other items so not safe. The gluten free menu was easy to read and the dish came out of kitchen marked “gluten free”. I wish they did what other restaurants do and fry chips first thing in morning and save for celiacs!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Chips not GF. All manager offered me was fish... In an airport. Employee not knowledgeable, asked if I wanted it fried. Haven't gotten sick though!

Have angry orchard, tho so that's something

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Staff was great. Had a gluten free menu with usual disclaimer. Tacos came out with a tag that said prepared gluten free. After eating the tacos, I was very sick. Won’t be eating here again.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


at gate c19 was able to have the steak fajitas no seasonings chef came out and spoke to me very good. this is the Mexican cantina

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

Overall Rating

Review


There is a to-go window if you need to pick up something quickly and they are pretty good about fixing it fast. This is my go-to place at DFW. The sky tram makes it easy to get to this terminal fairly fast so I normally go here from all other terminals instead of trying to figure out something closer to my actual gate.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


when flying restaraunts are often a hit or a miss. all I asked for is that I not be sick after eating. chicken fajitas with corn tortillas fit the bill.

tasted great, filled me up, now on to the next airport!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


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

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


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.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


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

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


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

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


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

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


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.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


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!!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


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

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


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.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Not celiac

Overall Rating

Review


a manager cane out to talk to me about my order and ask about my gluten sensitivity. super cool! Chips do not have a dedicated fryer but they are vigilant in letting you know.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Gluten-free menu and they'll do a la carte if you're not needing a huge meal! Very friendly staff. Let me know the regular chips were not GF but they could bring me some of needed. Manager even came out to assure me that my meal would be completely GF.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


When I told them I had celiac, the manager came and she asked what I was hungry for. She went through the menu with me and explained what they could do to accommodate. They were very knowledgeable and accommodating for me! The food was nothing short of amazing, seriously delicious! Especially for an airport! Best did i had the entire vacation! I really wish we had one of these restaurants closer but I will definitely be flying through this airport again, just for this food!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Not celiac

Overall Rating

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

Overall Rating

Review


Many menu items can be gluten free upon request. They were very knowledgeable about cross contamination and took care to make sure I had a truly GF meal. Staff made me feel confident. It was so good that I would not have believed it if they hadn’t had been so diligent. The manager did come to ask if it was a preference or allergy for documentation purposes for future ordering of produce, but it was not awkward or intrusive. I feel that staff made a huge effort to accommodate me.

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Zach the manager made sure to meet each of the 5 people with celiac in our group upon arriving. They had a gluten free menu and chips that were baked to avoid the oil cross contamination. After ordering Zach came back out to confirm what each of the 5 had ordered to double check the information the server had told him and to oversee the process in the kitchen. The experience was so great that we returned the next night as well. And our experience was almost exactly the same the second visit with a new server. Both servers were top notch and took care to communicate with management and each of our diners. Although I am sure there is turn over, if you let the server know if you have cross contamination issues, if the manager comes over to talk with you then I think you will happily eat there with no trouble. Big kudos to Pappasitos at this location. I am impressed and felt so safe.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • 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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


I had the cheese enchiladas and they were just fantastic. The gluten free chips... not so much. I don't believe the queso is gluten free, and the guacamole wasn't the best... so I'd just pass on the chips. But the enchiladas? Those were really dang good.

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

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


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-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

More Info