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Pappasito's Cantina

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10501 Interstate 10 Frontage Rd
San Antonio, TX 78230
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(210) 691-8974
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Pappasito's Cantina - San Antonio, TX
Pappasito's Cantina - San Antonio, TX
Pappasito's Cantina - San Antonio, TX
Pappasito's Cantina - San Antonio, TX
Pappasito's Cantina - San Antonio, TX
Pappasito's Cantina - San Antonio, TX
Pappasito's Cantina - San Antonio, TX
Pappasito's Cantina - San Antonio, TX
Pappasito's Cantina - San Antonio, TX
Pappasito's Cantina - San Antonio, TX
Pappasito's Cantina - San Antonio, TX
Pappasito's Cantina - San Antonio, TX
Pappasito's Cantina - San Antonio, TX
Pappasito's Cantina - San Antonio, TX
Pappasito's Cantina - San Antonio, TX
Pappasito's Cantina - San Antonio, TX
Pappasito's Cantina - San Antonio, TX
Pappasito's Cantina - San Antonio, TX
Pappasito's Cantina - San Antonio, TX
Pappasito's Cantina - San Antonio, TX
Pappasito's Cantina - San Antonio, TX
Pappasito's Cantina - San Antonio, TX
Pappasito's Cantina - San Antonio, TX

Reviews

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Best

Great Margaritas, the best fajitas both beef and chicken. This is a great place to meet your friends after work or on special occasions. I like to celebrate my birthday at Pappa...

Worst

This place is expensive and food is not that great. Pros: Ambiance Cons: Pay only for ambiance nbot food.

Editorial review from Citysearch 9/4/2015

I have visited this restaurant only a handful of times but have been disappointed every time. They have great food but the service is poor. Drinks and chips always take too long and the food timing is off. You get your appetizer and the entrees cone shortly after. If you visit make sure you order in a timely manner. The server should take care of that for you but most seem inexperienced. more

Pappasito's Cantina 12/28/2011

Great Margaritas, the best fajitas both beef and chicken. This is a great place to meet your friends after work or on special occasions. I like to celebrate my birthday at Pappasito's in San Antonio, Texas. The waiters are so friendly and prompt. more

This place is bumpin'! 11/18/2011

I had no idea how popular this place was until I visited. The place is huge and it was jammed pack on a Friday night. We bellied up and had a great margarita at the bar while we waited for our table. The fajitas we're really good. Check it out. more

Great Experience 7/1/2011

Clean, very good food, friendly, good feel... more

via mexico food! 6/27/2011

i still like this place, it has been better but its nice to fall back on. I like fajitas but my palate has expanded. San Antonio is a treasure for food so its easy to nitpick. I will stick with pappasito's until i have a bad experience. more

Horrible 2/18/2011

this used to be one of my favorite restaurants, I don't know what happened. This last trip put a nail in the coffin for me. I was served grossly undercooked shrimp wrapped in grossly undercooked bacon and unfortunately didn't realize it until I took a bite. The manager acknowledged the mistake and apologized, but that is just inexcusable, not to mention dangerous. Did I mention I'm 7 months pregnant!? I was nearly in tears when I realized what I'd put in my mouth. As a side note, we waited almost an hour for this undercooked mess at lunchtime, which is why I was so hungry I put the food in my mouth before realizing it was essentially raw. I will NEVER go here again! more

Great Tex-Mex 8/3/2010

For all those complaining about the price and quality...I suggest going down to Mexico if you want good cheap mexican food. This is great food for Tex-Mex and people in SA are spoiled with cheap-cheap mexican food and atomosphere. THIS IS A GREAT PLACE FOR FUN AND GOOD FOOD. Pros: Good Margaritas Cons: Not to many more

Food sucks and too expensive 1/19/2010

You are paying too much for food that isnt eve good. I went with my parents none of us liked our food we payed and left. Pros: looks clean Cons: food dont taste good more

Pricy and not great food 1/18/2010

This place is expensive and food is not that great. Pros: Ambiance Cons: Pay only for ambiance nbot food. more

good place 1/11/2010

Sometimes have to wait during lunch time to get seated. Pros: very close Cons: slightly pricey for the food served more

Pappasito's Cantina has remarkable fajitas 7/27/2009

I'm Texas born and bred and raised near San Antonio. Tex-Mex is my favorite food and always has been. The Fajitas here are remarkable. They use skirt steak, as is tradtional, but use a special tenderizing process that makes it not only tender, but with a texture of a filet. Very unusual for skirt steak but a treat if you like that texture in your fajita meat. Tortillas are also great here. It can be a little crowded during prime-time and a little more expensive than is typical for Tex-Mex but well worth it just to experience the fajitas. Treat yourself also and get the colossal shrimp (in several optional styles) with them. more

Father's Day Failure 6/23/2009

Father's Day Failure. For the past six or seven years, my family and I am sure a very substantial number of families have made Pappasito's their Father's Day meal choice. I know that my family and likely all of the other families have looked forward to receiving the unique mug each dad has received for this annual occasion. It was a really, really deflating experience for me and I know from what the waiters and waitresses said many other dads that this small token was discontinued 'supposedly for economic reasons.' Frankly, who or whomever made this decision was quite frankly an idiot. If costs was a factor, then some token increase on this day for margaritas or beers would have covered it. I think it's real tragic that the company obviously did not understand that this token item is a daily tangible reminder of fatherhood and the obvious tie-in to the Pappasito's experience. I just find it amazing that this was not appreciated fully by the organization. Sadly, I, as many dads, more

If you aren't in a hurry and don't care about the service or the food, this is your restaurant. 5/3/2008

We arrived at 6:00 Sat evening. Very busy. We are told 45 minute wait. It was obvious from the start that this was not to be the case. After an 1 1/2 hour we asked about the status of our table. We were told 3 more people in front us. Unfortunately, they told the same thing to the next 3 people that asked. The hostess was flustered and very tired of answering inquiries about the status of customers wait, and didn't care if you knew that. We were finally seated at 7:50. The waiter was extremely friendly and apologetic. The food was just okay. Honestly, at the point we have been at the restaurant for 2 hours and 40 minutes, the food didn't have a chance of tasting good. Absolutely NOT worth the wait or the price. Even after we were seated, it was another 40 minutes before our food arrived. My only regret is the rating system requires me to give ONE star. Otherwise, it would be Zero. Pros: Very festive. Cons: You might need an overnight bag. more

Pappasitos 2/25/2008

Pappasitos is always a favorite - relaxed casual atmosphere - I love their enchiladas - the best anywhere. They also have great fajitas. Never had bad food here. more

Good Beef Fajitas 10/30/2007

I have to say, I am very picky with beef fajitas. These are just really, really good. They are not chewy or tough, they are tender and just great. Everytime I go there I always get good service and food. I can honestly say I have never had a bad experience. Even when they are packed! The shrimp enchiladas are GREAT. yum. Ok...its not your typical tex-mex food...but its really good. Its a little pricey but worth it. The tortillas are excellent, the salsa that comes with the chips is not very good but oh well. everything else is. Pros: everything Cons: too loud sometimes more

Great fajitas 1/12/2007

The beef fajitas are great. the charro beans are good too. The rice is average. If you get the large fajitas it is a good dinner for two with leftovers. I also had my rehearsal dinner here for my wedding and the food came out when they said it would and was delicious. Even when its slammed (which is always) the service is still stand up. Oh yea also- try the spicy beef queso- yum! Pros: fajitas, margaritas Cons: loud more

Cold Beer, Great Shrimp Brochette & Tortillas and Sopapillas 9/1/2006

Friday dinner hour but excellent service regardless of the large crowd. Yes, portions are large and very tasty. We had a combo (enchiladas, taco, tamale) and fajitas + shrimp (stuffed with cheese, jalapenos and wrapped in bacon) and all were good. The shrimp were super and the weakest item was the beef fajitas. Taco shell was so-so but I prefer other than pre-cooked crispy shells. Good beans, fair rice and very good tortillas. Don't normally eat dessert but opted for some sopapillas and they were fantastic, light and served with 3 sauces. Enjoyed the meal and will go back. Pros: Shrimp, sopapillas, service Cons: Taco shell more

Excellent Food 12/30/2005

While Pappasitos is not truly Mexican, it is one of the best Tex-Mex restaurants you will ever eat at. The fajitas are to die for. They are a little more expensive then other restaurants but you get a ton of food. My only complaint is that you get so much food you never have room for one of their fabulous desserts so sometimes you just have to go in ONLY for coffee and dessert so you can sample them. I have never been disapointed in any of the PAPPAS chain restaurants and I think you won't be either. more

Care, quality & killer food = value 11/21/2005

Some say it's not authentic and overpriced. I say, right on the first but dead wrong on the second! First of all, I don't think they're trying to be authentic Mexican - IT'S TEXMEX! Second, have you priced other food lately? I go here very frequently and never go home hungry and am always treated very well by staff and management that has come to know me by name. Everything is made there (supposedly) unlike other restaurants that open up cans. Nothing compares to their mesquite grilled items like quail, fajitas, or shrimp with an ice cold beer or perfect margarita! Your missing out! Pros: Portions, quality, service Cons: noise, wait, parking more

User review by mike550_2 5/10/2005

Tourist Mexican Food and priced accordingly. Only visit when someone else is choosing and buying. more
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  • Pappasito's Cantina, famous for Legendary Tex-Mex, has the look of a border town cantina and the feel of a fiesta. Pappasito's serves up our legendary sizzling fajitas, hand-crafted margaritas and some of the best chips and homemade salsa north of the...

Editorial

  • In Short
    Since the first Pappasito's opened up in Houston, sightings of the restaurant have surged. Locations are airplane hangar-sized and decorated like border-town cantinas. Brace...

  • 3/27/2007 Provided by Citysearch

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