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Pappasito's Cantina

#188 of 3,054 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
St. Johns
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
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6513 N Interstate 35, Austin, TX 78752-4303
+1 512-459-9214
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Lufkin, Texas
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had 2 great meals while staying at hotel close by. Clean, nicely decorated restaurant. Good waiters!

Thank bee564
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service the food the drinks everything was so spectacular I wish I lived in Austin I would go there at least once a week! Our waitress was so awesome she wrote down all the fun things that we should do while we are there visiting, she went above and beyond! This restaurant has everything it was impeccable the seafood... More 

Thank Vickie M
Ennis, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the filet mignon fajitas, will be hard to go back to regular fajitas. Very friendly wait staff. Would definitely recommend to others.

Thank meas1965
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112 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My only issue would be perhaps they could increase staffing at lunch, too many of us are on a tight schedule.

Thank TowerguyMissouri
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have eaten in this exact location since 1984. I live overseas now, but each time I make it to Austin I stop by. The food is the best. It is better than the one in San Antonio. Thank you so much for having Gluten Free options. So good.

Thank Ari001
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We have family that loves going Pappasito's while visiting us from Michigan. We had a party of 10 and we're seated within 30 minutes. The service was good. We always order the chicken/beef fajitas and there is plenty share. We loved the table side guacamole and it was especially fresh this visit. We will be back.

Thank Travelgalforever
Round Rock, Texas
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I have been there many times over the years and I think I've tried everything on their menu. But it had been several months (maybe a year) since I was there and on a whim, we decided to visit for lunch on a Sunday. The food was every bit as good as, or maybe better than, I had remembered. We... More 

Thank HomeChefinTexas
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163 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

It was late in the day, so maybe that was the issue, but the salsa (both red and green) was watered down and lacked flavor. The beef fajitas lacked seasoning and were very tough. Disappointing evening

Thank Glenn K
Huntsville, Texas
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157 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

My husband & I took our adult son to dinner last night & had an excellent meal. Our son ordered the quail & it was wonderful. The good old Tex mex is hard to beat. Portions are large and service is OK. All and all, Pappasito's never disappoints.

Thank marycathyjoneslmp
Norfolk, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Traveling alone for business I happened upon this restaurant on a Monday night. Lively atmosphere greeted me at the front door which is good for a solo diner. I took the meal at the bar and was met with a nice enough server. Chips and salsa appeared instantaneously. They were thin and a bit greasy but the salsa was good.... More 

Thank Lyn S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6513 N Interstate 35, Austin, TX 78752-4303
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > St. Johns
  • Neighbourhood: St. Johns
  • Phone Number: +1 512-459-9214

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?