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Pappasito's Cantina

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Dallas
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  • Chris F.
    "Love the beef fajitas and table side guacamole!"(3 Tips)
    Super D.
    "Fantastic Fajitas!!! Best I've had in Dallas!"(18 Tips)
    Peter Z.
    "Great Diablo and Brochette shrimp fajitas."(2 Tips)
    Harante H.
    "Excellent best Tex Mex restaurante I've ever been."(3 Tips)
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  • Super D.
    Super DadMay 27
    Fantastic Fajitas!!! Best I've had in Dallas! The "Pappasito's Grill Fajitas" were amazing (Steak/Chicken/Bacon-Wrapped-Shrimp)!!! Yummy!!! Service & Bar staff were awesome!!!
    Upvoted May 30
  • Erik R.
    Erik RowleyMay 20, 2015
    The exterior decor is an enchanting and rustic facade that resembles a mysterious Mexican village. Inside was packed at lunch! Anything Tex Mex is a solid choice here. Try the brisket tacos!
  • Harante H.
    Excellent best Tex Mex restaurante I've ever been. Fresh and tasty food. Loved it. Definitely it's a place to come back in the future.
    Upvoted May 14
  • Mike D.
    Mike DNovember 1, 2016
    I asked for a pickle and pimento load sandwich and they gave me a lobster enchilada, a bar of salsa soap and a handshake- wonder what I'd get if whistled Dixie?
  • Dallas Observer
    Dallas ObserverAugust 4, 2014
    There has to be a reason to brave these lines--even on a particularly crummy Saturday afternoon--and it's the fajita plates, big enough to choke a Chihuahua. Read more
  • Amy B.
    Amy B.October 13, 2013
    The food is amazing, but our waiter was the star of the show. Bret is The Best Waiter I've ever had IN MY ENTIRE LIFE. Ask for him, a sangria and beef fajitas. You will not be sorry!
  • Chris F.
    Chris FJune 9, 2016
    Love the beef fajitas and table side guacamole! Great bar and happy hour specials!!!
  • Mariah A.
    Mariah AnnOctober 5, 2015
    The food is delicious and so are the drinks. All in all a great place to dine in on the weekends with friends, family or a lover.
  • Jill P.
    Jill PisarekJune 18, 2015
    Crab cake stuffed shrimp is phenomenal! The brisket tacos were delicious too.
  • Sylvia S.
    Sylvia StewartOctober 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great Top Shelf Margaritas! Regular ones too! I also always order Shrimp Brochettes. The best! With beef Fajitas.. :)
  • Renee P.
    Renee PinedaMarch 9, 2014
    They have mariachi's here.. awesome, they play everything traditional and Bruno Marz! Made food and drinking 10X enjoyable
  • Brittani K.
    Brittani KirkwoodOctober 26, 2013
    It was so tasty. The best Mexican food unless you get the real deal from the mom and pops
  • Greg D.
    Greg DalrympleOctober 22, 2013
    Hector and Bree are the best bartenders during lunch! Great service and very friendly!!
  • Edward R.
    Edward RoskeMay 4, 2013
    Try the table-side guacamole. It's performance art that you can eat afterwards.
  • John B.
    John BelenJanuary 7, 2013
    Try the Combination Fajitas - Lunch Special with bacon wrapped shrimps! Dang!
  • Chelsie H.
    Chelsie HallFebruary 8, 2012
    Yummmmmy. Salsa, fajitas, & quesidillas! One of my fave Mexican restuarants in Dallas!
  • Mylo
    MyloSeptember 8, 2013
    Brianna was a great cocktail waitress. She kept the conversation light and the drinks and snacks coming!!
  • Brenda N.
    Brenda NortonAugust 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Super yummy, our waiter was a little scatterbrained but I'll cut him a little slack since he was cool!!
  • Dee Dee B.
    Dee Dee BallAugust 17, 2014
    The table side guacamole is the best I've had.
  • Lesley G.
    Lesley GalindoFebruary 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    One of our favorite places for family night. Always ask for Ambrosio! Great waiter! :)
  • Wade P.
    Wade ParkNovember 12, 2013
    The service is excellent. ....ask for Martin. He's the best!
  • Mike D.
    Mike DNovember 1, 2016
    Chili rellenos are amazing!!!
  • Lovely G.
    Lovely G.June 2, 2015
    Had the shrimp fajitas which was plenty but it took so long for the food to come out, that I couldn't enjoy it.
  • Sandy H.
    Sandy HaleFebruary 20, 2012
    Hanging with my homies. Thank you so much to them for getting me out. I need it.
  • Esther M.
    Esther MontoyaAugust 24, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The 14oz serving size for two very satisfying for our appetite.
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SzaboJuly 27, 2012
    Ask for Emma - She's amazing, gracious with a big beautiful smile
  • Esther M.
    Esther MontoyaMay 26
    Been here 5+ times
    Happy Hour 3-6 P.M.Hot boiled shrimp
  • Chuck W.
    Chuck WilliamsOctober 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything. Even the salsa is a smoky delight.
  • Edward L.
    Edward LaraFebruary 22, 2013
    #2 place to go for Mexican food... #1 is my kitchen! Lol!
  • Chris B.
    Chris BeardMarch 12, 2013
    Pretty good texmex, but it is not Mexican food-- also, underwhelming service. So my tip is: don't expect totally Mexican food, and don't expect to be whelmed by service. No whelming happens here.
  • Diana M.
    Diana MirandaMarch 15, 2015
    The atmosphere and the mimosa was on point
  • TheSagBartender
    TheSagBartenderSeptember 16, 2012
    Bret is a WONDERFUL WAITER in the bar area LOVE HIM
  • Jerry W.
    Always great food, but their prices are getting too high.
  • Chris F.
    Chris FMarch 28, 2015
    Wednesday Night limited time special is half price fajitas!
  • Henry R.
    Henry Ramirez IIIOctober 10, 2011
    Ask for Ambrosio - Amazing service - best around!
  • Kathy O.
    Kathy OstalowskaJuly 26, 2013
    Great Sangria.. Not too sweet.
  • Krystal C.
    Krystal Cardella RoloffDecember 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask for Bret. Best server they have!
  • Andy G.
    Andy GarzaAugust 19, 2010
    Mexico City Style Chicken and Rice Soup is delicious! You have got to try it.
  • Arturo
    ArturoSeptember 20, 2014
    Chicken fajitas!! But you know it already! ;)
  • Yvette D.
    Yvette DelgadoJuly 3, 2013
    Mariachi here at 6pm on Wednesday. Score!
  • Peter Z.
    Peter ZafiridisMarch 19, 2011
    Great Diablo and Brochette shrimp fajitas.
  • Cathy S.
    Cathy SaenzJuly 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Wednesday nights after 5pm half price fajitas!
  • Kent J.
    Kent JordanApril 22, 2014
    It was very good. Always a nice lunch.
  • Don D.
    Don DSeptember 6, 2013
    Over-priced and way too noisy. However, good food
  • Matt C.
    Matt C.April 7, 2014
    The fish tacos are huge.
  • Howard S.
    Howard StansellJuly 4, 2016
    Good time w large family group!
  • Paula J.
    Paula JanduraAugust 31, 2011
    We order appetizers and share as entrees!
  • P J.
    P JMarch 23, 2015
    Kid size portions are huge!
  • Robin C.
    Robin CorneliusDecember 4, 2013
    Best Mexican Restaurant in Dallas
  • Tom A.
    Tom AtkinsonSeptember 12, 2012
    The best Tex-Mex ever
  • Chris D.
    Chris DunnApril 24, 2011
    Pappasitos is where I go when I want that food from Mexico.
  • m R.
    m RSeptember 21, 2013
    Brisket Tacos every time!!!
  • Shelia T.
    Shelia Thompson McKizzieDecember 16, 2012
    I should have tried something else, instead of Burrito
  • Phillip B.
    Phillip BluntsSeptember 8, 2014
    The Fajitas, duh!
  • Kyle M.
    Kyle MJanuary 22, 2012
    Diablo Shrimp FOR THE WIN....YES!!!
  • Linda S.
    Linda SmithMay 18, 2014
    My favorite restaurant
  • Jeremías A.
    Jeremías AudeSeptember 20, 2014
    Filet mingnot fajitas
  • Kevin R.
    Kevin RodgersApril 2, 2012
    Eat here. You'll love it!
  • Carl F.
    Carl Flemming IIJanuary 29, 2015
    Great Mexican food here.
  • Steph M.
    Steph MJuly 2, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Fresh tortillas
  • Shellye B.
    Shellye BandyNovember 13, 2010
    Try the fajitas del mar... So awesome!
  • Scott W.
    Scott WadeJuly 21, 2011
    The fajitas are great.
  • Kelly B.
    Kelly BolyardSeptember 26, 2010
    OMG!!! Tableside Guacamole rocks!
  • Brian H.
    Brian HartDecember 24, 2012
    Tremendous
  • sarah s.
    sarah sMarch 18, 2011
    Great margaritas!
  • Shannon
    ShannonJuly 31, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Half price fajitas on Wesnesdays!
  • Darren Y.
    Darren YoungNovember 22, 2010
    Terrible service, mediocre food. Not worth it
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