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Pappasito's Cantina

Mexican Restaurant · George Bush Intercontinental Airport
Terminal E (IAH Airport), Houston, TX 77032, United States
Hours:
Likely open (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 8:00 AM–9:00 AM
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 PM
    • 4:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 7:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Thu–Fri
    • 8:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 7:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 8:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 6:00 AM–9:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
No
6.7/10

Based on 98 votes

People have mixed feelings about this place

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    Eddie C.
    "... but when you're on a layover it's awesome to be able to get some..."(3 Tips)
    Jessica F.
    "Cancun burrito is delicious."(2 Tips)
    Chelle .
    "The barbacoa breakfast taco is delish!"(3 Tips)
    Lee Y.
    "Try the Monterrey Burrito With Steak"(2 Tips)
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  • Mexican food
  • burritos
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  • breakfast food
  • layover
  • texas size
  • barbacoa
  • fajitas
  • Tex-Mex cuisine
  • margaritas
  • steak
  • nachos
  • good for a quick meal
  • apple pie
  • tea
  • airports
  • chicken
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  • Tim D.

    much closer to a Taco Cabana. no Bueno

    Tim D · December 25, 2015
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  • Martin D. C.

    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.

    Martin D. Ciao · August 29, 2015
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  • OmÂr P.

    As a Mexican I can say that this place has tasty food. Is not that amazing, but it is something. Good tortillas and steaks.

    OmÂr Pêrèz · August 14, 2015
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  • Jefe C.

    Grilled fish tacos are excellent and worth the wait... best food in the airport for me.

    Jefe C.Q. · June 16, 2015
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  • Jamie L.

    Best food in the airport. Hands down.

    Jamie Locklin · October 10, 2014
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  • Lisa Rae B.

    service was awesome! seated during rush within 5 minutes.. food was out timely and delicious...little pricey but you get what you pay for!

    Lisa Rae Balsano · August 7, 2014
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  • CW

    Warnings to vegetarians: Sauce, rice, and refried beans all have animal stock. Ask for black beans. Queso sauce is only meat-free sauce.

    CW · July 18, 2014
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  • Steve B.

    Del Rio burrito paired with shiner. Nothing finer.

    Steve B · April 27, 2014
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  • Bryan S.

    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.

    Bryan Salek · January 17, 2014
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  • TJ A.

    Super expensive, and avoid the fish tacos.

    TJ Anderson · January 15, 2014
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  • emma b.

    It's by E1 and the servers were very nice. Had the Monterrey burrito, was decent

    emma b · October 18, 2013
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  • iDork 👹 G.

    A very skimpy version but keeping in mind that it's in a food court inside the airport...

    iDork 👹 Guzzi · September 14, 2013
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  • M H.

    Best grilled fish taco in Houston

    M H · September 9, 2013
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  • Dan G.

    Get one drink... refills are free

    Dan Goodlett · July 26, 2013
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  • Steven P.

    Unlike Utah, the margaritas here actually have plenty of alcohol, so don't drink them if you are my pilot.

    Steven Patterson · April 22, 2013
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  • Almira V.

    Have the beef plater#4 so good.

    Almira Valdez · April 20, 2013
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  • William D.

    $15 for burnt grilled tilapia tacos. Never Again. What a ripoff!

    William D · April 10, 2013
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  • Jordan M.

    Barbacoa burrito hits the spot, and Michael the manager makes you feel right at home.

    Jordan Munn · March 23, 2013
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  • E Rey G.

    Great ritas!

    E Rey Garcia · February 22, 2013
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  • Jessica F.

    Cancun burrito is delicious. Also try guacamole and chips.

    Jessica Fontanez · January 20, 2013
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  • Megan H.

    Best food in terminal E! The Cancun burrito was fantastic (and not just for airport food). I want a Houston layover more often.

    Megan Hodges · December 31, 2012
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  • JC T.

    Tampico Burrito for ya vegetarians!

    JC Toledo · August 14, 2012
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  • Lee Y.

    Try the Monterrey Burrito With Steak

    Lee Yi · August 8, 2012
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  • Michael S.

    Great service in an airport, who knew? I'll be back!

    Michael Staton · May 23, 2012
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  • Mike V.

    Way Better than average airport fast food.

    Mike Vining · April 30, 2012
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  • scott p.

    Best breakfast in E & C Terminals

    scott polk · April 21, 2012
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  • John K.

    Imagine a so-so Chipotle or an above-average Chi-Chi's with strong margaritas and an oddly flirtatious staff.

    John Kilvington · April 5, 2012
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  • Calvin F.

    Try the Apple Pie

    Calvin Fraites · March 21, 2012
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  • Shop IAH Terminal E

    Pappasito's Cantina is locally family owned & operated and serves Tex-Mex favorites, Texas size. Very generous & tasty portions!

    Shop IAH Terminal E · February 13, 2012
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  • Jeff A.

    Get a burrito. Just enough to fill you up for much less than the plates. I like the Cancun.

    Jeff Arndt · January 24, 2012
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  • Prasad

    Quick and friendly service! The chicken fajita platter is Texas size! The tres leches dessert is huge. Good food.

    Prasad · January 19, 2012
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  • Michael B.

    This is a nice place 2 eat if u have time between flights in terminal E @ IAH.

    Michael B. · January 19, 2012
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  • citieguy

    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.

    citieguy · December 4, 2011
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  • Mike V.

    At gate E1.

    Mike Vining · December 3, 2011
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  • David Tyler G.

    The breakfast burritos and tacos here are the best breakfast in the entire airport.

    David Tyler Gibson · November 27, 2011
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  • Joey M.

    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.

    Joey McAllister · November 11, 2011
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  • Crisanta G.

    Fajita steak tacos are just as good here as the ones in the city. 100% best restaurant at IAH!

    Crisanta German · October 23, 2011
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  • Erica P.

    The service was so friendly. Thanks, Shannon!

    Erica Phillips · September 26, 2011
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  • David W.

    Best breakfast at IAH

    David W · August 31, 2011
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  • David W.

    The barbacoa breakfast burrito is pretty great

    David W · July 25, 2011
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  • Jeremy M.

    The nachos are awesome!

    Jeremy Murath · May 15, 2011
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  • Chelle .

    The barbacoa breakfast taco is delish!

    Chelle 🗽 · May 2, 2011
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  • Liam G.

    The fish tacos take a bit longer to make, but they're worth the wait!

    Liam Griffin · April 20, 2011
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  • Kyler W.

    Yuuuuuummmyyyy!!!

    Kyler West · April 4, 2011
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  • Candice S.

    Breakfast burrito was the best I ever had!!

    Candice Solar · April 4, 2011
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  • Marshall R.

    They claim breakfast ends at 10 am, but it actually never ends! Ask for their breakfast burritos all day

    Marshall Rader · March 26, 2011
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  • ashleigh n.

    margaritas are way too sweet. the on-the-rocks gold margarita is far more tolerable than the frozen.

    ashleigh nankivell · December 24, 2010
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  • Sam Y.

    Try fish tacos! You won't regret! They are generous portions too!

    Sam Yoon · October 18, 2010
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  • Eddie C.

    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.

    Eddie Christy · August 10, 2010
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  • Donna R.

    Great place for fast Tex-Mex. I try to eat here whenever I pass through IAH!

    Donna Ruder · April 23, 2010
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