Gluten Free at Pappasito's Cantina

79 ratings
Gluten Free Menu, Tex-Mex, Mexican, Restaurant
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Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Love this place they always make the best gluten free chicken tacos! The rice and beans are so tasty! The breakfast burrito bowl is amazing as well!! Been eating here for years and never been ill and the staff is so kind!

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Not celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

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.

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Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

very good food! the waiter said that they have a separate preparation space for gluten free food and take extra precaution to avoid cross contamination. they have baked chips as a gluten free option! i recommend the chicken fajitas which come with soft corn tortillas

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2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Waiter was knowledgeable and gave me confidence that they could handle my extreme celiac gluten sensitivity. I had the best Mexican food I have ever eaten. I ordered the enchiladas and baked chips. Really, really good. Big portion! I enjoyed my experience and did not get sick. Thumbs up!!!

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Not celiac
2 months ago
Not celiac friendly

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.

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Celiac
4 months ago

Staff was very knowledgeable and friendly!

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Not celiac
5 months ago

I got the baked chips, which were just ok. The guacamole was good and I got sides of rice and beans. the service was excellent and our waiter was extra cautious with my food.

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Celiac
5 months ago

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

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Celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

Enjoyed tableside guacamole... baked chips gf but not great... however the salmon mango salad was delish!!!!!! Salmon was perfect.

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Not celiac
6 months ago

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.

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Celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

Very good food. A supervisor even came out to double check my order. Even had a pick that said " Prepared Gluten Free" stuck in my chicken. Will definitely be back!

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Not celiac
6 months ago

Tons of gf options and they have a very strict process when you tell them allergy. 100% safe. Didn’t give 5 stars because their gf chips are nasty and they don’t have queso.

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Celiac
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

The staff was knowledgeable about their gluten free menu and were able to answer all of my questions. The portion sizes are big. The manager, Michael, came out after our meal and checked on us to see that we enjoyed our meal and were satisfied with the service. He told me that they take gluten free requests very seriously.

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Not celiac
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

Separate gluten free menu. Very good food; fresh and plentiful. Our waiter, Robert, was friendly and attentive. Wish we lived closer so we could eat here often!

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8 months ago

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!

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8 months ago

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

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Celiac
8 months ago

Celiac friendly. Very knowledgeable about options and care. Absolutely delicious.

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Celiac
9 months ago
Not celiac friendly

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

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Celiac
9 months ago

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

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Celiac
9 months ago
Celiac friendly

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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Not celiac
9 months ago

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
9 months ago

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
10 months ago

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
11 months ago
Celiac friendly

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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Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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

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Celiac
1 year ago

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

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Not celiac
1 year ago

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
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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
1 year ago

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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Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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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Not celiac
1 year ago

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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Celiac
1 year ago

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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1 year ago

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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1 year ago

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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1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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

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1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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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1 year ago

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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1 year ago

Cashier was knowledgeable on gluten free options.

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Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

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
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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

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Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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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Not celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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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Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

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
2 years ago

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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2 years ago

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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2 years ago
Celiac friendly

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.

Gluten Free Features
  • Gluten Free Menu
Categories
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
  • Tex-Mex
Up close chicken taco!
Chicken taco with rice and beans
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Shrimp Brochette- brings a smile to your face.
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Their gluten free menu. Lots of great options.
Beef enchiladas smothered in mozzarella :)
enchilada and vegis
Attention to details!
Pork tacos
Rice and beans both really good!
Chicken taco!
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Gluten free carnitas enchiladas!
Beef brisket enchiladas with refried black beans and cilantro lime rice