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The Legen… wait for it Dary Tex Mex Cantina

My friend Ricaruca expressed his concerned about classifying Lupe as the best fajitas ever, so he challenged me to go and try Pappasito’s Cantina. As you can imagine is part of the Pappas group, I had an amazing experience in Pappas Bros so a visit to try their fajitas was a must.

Pappasito's Open

Cantina's matches

Their menu full of Tex Mex from traditional tamales, to quesadillas, classic nachos, tacos, and enchiladas. We got a basket full of tortillas and asked for a guacamole which was made table side, nice touch! The guacamole was excellent, good spicy kick, traditional Latino American flavours. But I was with the objective of giving a try to their Fajitas Famosas (Famous Fajitas), would it be possible? Are they better than the Lupe’s ones? As soon as I saw the options I knew which one to order Filet Mignon fajitas, grilled over a mequite fire, fresh tortillas, rice, frijoles a la charra, pico de gallo, and more guacamole, yes please more guacamole.

Table Side Guaca Guaca Mole

Final Product


The Fajitas were excellent, nice flavour, the meat was great, juicy, tasty, in conclusion Legen… wait for it Dary. I can see my friends dilemma, both places are great, I think the difference is how they prepare the meat, in Lupe they marinated in lime and pepper, while Pappasito’s goes for a more straight forward approach letting the meat speak for itself.

Fajitas Time

Mignon Fajitas

As regards to me a very difficult decision, I loved both places, could eat in either to be honest, I probably tend more to Lupe as it was the first ones I tried, but having said that the Pappasito’s ones are excellent and they will be on my list as soon as I’m back in Texas.
So judge by yourself, I can tell you something the Filet Mignon fajitas are excellent and you won’t be disappointed.

I appreciate all of you reading my incoherent posts, just wanted to wish you all a happy holidays, enjoy with your family and loved ones, and remember party hard…

Merry Christmas, Frohe Weihnachten, Feliz Navidad, Bon Nadal, 聖誕快樂, Glædelig jul, Häid joule, Hyvää Joulua, Joyeux Noël, Καλά Χριστούγεννα, Nollaig Shona, Buon Natale, メリークリスマス, Priecīgus Ziemassvētkus, God jul, Feliz Natal, С Рождеством, Vesel božič, สุขสันต์วันคริสมาสต์, Mutlu Noeller, З Різдвом, Nadolig Llawen…

Christmas reminds me the Seinfeld episode “The Strike

Elaine: What?
George: Nothing. It's a card from my dad
Elaine: What is it? "Dear son, Happy Festivus." What is Festivus?
George: It's nothing, stop it
Jerry: When George was growing up
George: Jerry, No!
Jerry: His father
George: No!
Jerry: Hated all the commercial and religious aspects of Christmas, so he made up his own holiday
Elaine: Ohhhh… and another piece of the puzzle falls into place
George: Alright
Jerry: And instead of a tree, didn't your father put up an aluminium pole?
George: Jerry! Stop it!
Jerry: And weren't there a feats of strength that always ended up with you crying?
George: I can't take it anymore! I'm going to work! Are you happy now?

Pappasito's Cantina
T: +1 281 338 2885
Tex Mex
Neighbourhood: Clear Lake
Twitter: PappasitosTXMEX
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Anonymous said...

Excellent take on the fajitas at Pappasitos. I agree that you can't go wrong with either place. Houston is a great restaurant scene, and the folks who own Pappasitos and Lupe are a big reason why the food is so good here.

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