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Pappasito's Cantina

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston
  • Eddie C.
    "... but when you're on a layover it's awesome to be able to get some..."(4 Tips)
    Jessica F.
    "Cancun burrito is delicious."(2 Tips)
    Lee Y.
    "Try the Monterrey Burrito With Steak"(2 Tips)
    Chelle .
    "The barbacoa breakfast taco is delish!"(2 Tips)
56 Tips and reviews
  • Mexican food
  • burritos
  • tacos
  • breakfast food
  • layover
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  • Chris
    ChrisAugust 13
    The service at Pappasito's is great! I went here twice for different layovers and both times the staff was helpful and fast. Plus, the chicken quesadilla is crispy, cheesy, and delicious!
  • Robert F.
    Beef fajitas, guac
  • Ron S.
    Ron SterankoFebruary 26, 2016
    Sad that Pappadeaux did not open until 8am. Papasito's is in the nearby food court and is part of the same chain. Great breakfast burrito with sausage.
  • Tim D.
    Tim DDecember 25, 2015
    much closer to a Taco Cabana. no Bueno
  • Martin D. C.
    Martin D. CiaoAugust 29, 2015
    Long line that is comparable to Panda Express but this is what people come to Houston for! If you got time, definitely come here for your layover meal.
  • OmÂr P.
    OmÂr PêrèzAugust 14, 2015
    As a Mexican I can say that this place has tasty food. Is not that amazing, but it is something. Good tortillas and steaks.
  • Jefe C.
    Jefe C.Q.June 16, 2015
    Grilled fish tacos are excellent and worth the wait... best food in the airport for me.
  • Jamie L.
    Jamie LocklinOctober 10, 2014
    Best food in the airport. Hands down.
  • Lisa Rae B.
    Lisa Rae BalsanoAugust 7, 2014
    service was awesome! seated during rush within 5 minutes.. food was out timely and delicious...little pricey but you get what you pay for!
  • CW
    CWJuly 18, 2014
    Warnings to vegetarians: Sauce, rice, and refried beans all have animal stock. Ask for black beans. Queso sauce is only meat-free sauce.
  • Steve B.
    Steve BApril 27, 2014
    Del Rio burrito paired with shiner. Nothing finer.
  • Bryan S.
    Bryan SalekJanuary 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Breakfast tacos are great and the Cancun has not become a dinner staple. Cooked to order, so make sure you have 5 min to spare.
  • TJ A.
    TJ AndersonJanuary 15, 2014
    Super expensive, and avoid the fish tacos.
  • emma b.
    emma bOctober 18, 2013
    It's by E1 and the servers were very nice. Had the Monterrey burrito, was decent
  • iDork g.
    iDork guzzi-stevensSeptember 14, 2013
    A very skimpy version but keeping in mind that it's in a food court inside the airport...
  • M H.
    M HSeptember 9, 2013
    Best grilled fish taco in Houston
  • Dan G.
    Dan GoodlettJuly 26, 2013
    Get one drink... refills are free
  • Steven P.
    Steven PattersonApril 22, 2013
    Unlike Utah, the margaritas here actually have plenty of alcohol, so don't drink them if you are my pilot.
  • Almira V.
    Almira ValdezApril 20, 2013
    Have the beef plater#4 so good.
  • William D.
    William DApril 10, 2013
    $15 for burnt grilled tilapia tacos. Never Again. What a ripoff!
  • Jordan M.
    Jordan MunnMarch 23, 2013
    Barbacoa burrito hits the spot, and Michael the manager makes you feel right at home.
  • E Rey G.
    E Rey GarciaFebruary 22, 2013
    Great ritas!
  • Jessica F.
    Jessica FontanezJanuary 20, 2013
    Cancun burrito is delicious. Also try guacamole and chips.
  • Megan H.
    Megan HodgesDecember 31, 2012
    Best food in terminal E! The Cancun burrito was fantastic (and not just for airport food). I want a Houston layover more often.
  • JC T.
    JC ToledoAugust 14, 2012
    Tampico Burrito for ya vegetarians!
  • Lee Y.
    Lee YiAugust 8, 2012
    Try the Monterrey Burrito With Steak
  • Michael S.
    Michael StatonMay 23, 2012
    Great service in an airport, who knew? I'll be back!
  • Mike V.
    Mike ViningApril 30, 2012
    Way Better than average airport fast food.
  • scott p.
    scott polkApril 21, 2012
    Best breakfast in E & C Terminals
  • John K.
    John KilvingtonApril 5, 2012
    Imagine a so-so Chipotle or an above-average Chi-Chi's with strong margaritas and an oddly flirtatious staff.
  • Calvin F.
    Calvin FraitesMarch 21, 2012
    Try the Apple Pie
  • Shop IAH Terminal E
    Shop IAH Terminal EFebruary 13, 2012
    Pappasito's Cantina is locally family owned & operated and serves Tex-Mex favorites, Texas size. Very generous & tasty portions!
  • Jeff A.
    Jeff ArndtJanuary 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a burrito. Just enough to fill you up for much less than the plates. I like the Cancun.
  • Prasad
    PrasadJanuary 19, 2012
    Quick and friendly service! The chicken fajita platter is Texas size! The tres leches dessert is huge. Good food.
  • Michael B.
    Michael B.January 19, 2012
    This is a nice place 2 eat if u have time between flights in terminal E @ IAH.
  • citieguy
    citieguyDecember 4, 2011
    Delicious fresh fajitas w juicy chicken, tender flame grilled steak show the best of local true TexMex. Add a sweetened ice tea. Makes Canuck steak squirm.
  • Mike V.
    Mike ViningDecember 3, 2011
    At gate E1.
  • David Tyler G.
    David Tyler GibsonNovember 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The breakfast burritos and tacos here are the best breakfast in the entire airport.
  • Joey M.
    Joey McAllisterNovember 11, 2011
    If you're having to eat in an airport, there's a pretty good chance that you're already underwhelmed by your status. A friendly cashier can go a long way. Thanks, Shannon.
  • Crisanta G.
    Crisanta GermanOctober 23, 2011
    Fajita steak tacos are just as good here as the ones in the city. 100% best restaurant at IAH!
  • Erica P.
    Erica PhillipsSeptember 26, 2011
    The service was so friendly. Thanks, Shannon!
  • David W.
    David WAugust 31, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best breakfast at IAH
  • David W.
    David WJuly 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The barbacoa breakfast burrito is pretty great
  • Jeremy M.
    Jeremy MurathMay 15, 2011
    The nachos are awesome!
  • Chelle .
    Chelle 🗽May 2, 2011
    The barbacoa breakfast taco is delish!
  • Liam G.
    Liam GriffinApril 20, 2011
    The fish tacos take a bit longer to make, but they're worth the wait!
  • Kyler W.
    Kyler WestApril 4, 2011
  • Candice S.
    Candice SolarApril 4, 2011
    Breakfast burrito was the best I ever had!!
  • Marshall R.
    Marshall RaderMarch 26, 2011
    They claim breakfast ends at 10 am, but it actually never ends! Ask for their breakfast burritos all day
  • Ashleigh N.
    Ashleigh Nankivell RaizesDecember 24, 2010
    margaritas are way too sweet. the on-the-rocks gold margarita is far more tolerable than the frozen.
  • Sam Y.
    Sam YoonOctober 18, 2010
    Try fish tacos! You won't regret! They are generous portions too!
  • Eddie C.
    Eddie ChristyAugust 10, 2010
    WAY more pricey than the regular Pappasito's, but when you're on a layover it's awesome to be able to get some authentic Houston grub.
  • Donna R.
    Donna RuderApril 23, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place for fast Tex-Mex. I try to eat here whenever I pass through IAH!
  • Crister E.
    Crister EstradaFebruary 1, 2016
    MEGA X's. La selección de cervezas es lo único que lo salva.
  • Carlos B.
    Carlos BarillasSeptember 18, 2013
    El menú de luchs esta buenisimo
  • Ariel A.
    Ariel AlvarezMarch 17, 2012
    Las carnes al carbon estan buenisimas!!
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