Aug 082009

Pappasito’s Cantina

6513 I-35 N. Austin, TX 78752 (512) 459-9214



I started with the homemade chips and salsa and a house margarita.  The chips were thin, hot and fresh and the salsa was decent.  The margarita was pretty good too.  I visited during happy hour but was disappointed to hear that you can only get happy hour specials on the appetizers if you order them at the bar, not sitting down in the restaurant.


Pappasito’s Menu can be found here.

Wednesday nights are 1/2 priced fajitas night, so my companion and I decided to order the combo steak & chicken fajitas for two.  This is normally $36, so we got it for $18.  I have to say, I was kind of disappointed with the fajitas.  The food was brought to our table about 5 minutes after we ordered and the meats were slightly undercooked (that’s okay with steak, but not chicken!).  Meats were served on a bed of sauteed onions, but there were no sauteed peppers to be found with these fajitas.  A generous portion of guacamole and pico de gallo came with the order, and a basket with four flour tortillas.  There was plenty of meat for the two of us, but I would never have paid full-price for the amount we got.  We had to ask for more tortillas.


We each got a side of rice & beans, both were pretty good.


Overall Impression: Our server was not very friendly or helpful with ordering and the food was decent but overpriced.  There are plenty of better Tex-Mex restaurants around Austin that I would go to before going back to Pappasitos.
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  One Response to “Pappasito’s Cantina ~ Austin, TX”

  1. This restaurant in Austin offered one of the worst dining experiences I’ve had. Just like the author wrote our service was totally lacking any attention or knowledge. I also agree that the pricing was high in comparison to the quality of the food.

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