And we arrive to the Pappa's Empire's version of the Tex-Mex restaurant. Like everything else in their chains, Pappasito's is good, but not great. Everything is designed with cost in mind, and while they actually pull it off to a certain extent, you come out feeling a little cheated. Pappasito's is like a classic car replica, it looks like the real thing, but in the end it's just not. I guess a lot of it has to do with the fact that when you eat at a Pappas restaurant everything feels like it's less about the food than the bottom line.
You will find everything you might want in a Tex-Mex restaurant at Pappasitos, the huge margaritas, the pseudo Mexican decor and ambiance, the smell of fajitas grilling. Speaking of fajitas, they're the dish that I would recommend; with ample proportions and a garlic sauce that is to die for, their fajitas are the one thing that Pappasitos really excels at. The enchiladas and quesadillas are OK, but they pale in comparison. I would stay away from the fried avocado stuffed with chicken and green chile, which, as exciting as it sounds, fails to deliver nothing but bland tastes and soggy textures.
The real problem with Pappasito's is that you can find local places like Teotihuacan that can make everything they do so much better and cheaper. But if you're ever in a hurry, their side-of-the-highway are hard to beat when it comes to convenience.