Pappasito's Cantina


After nearly 50 years, Pappas Restaurants is still keeping it in the family

The Houston institution remains proudly family-owned and intent on doing things its own unique way.


Self-driving car doesn't shield Pappas Restaurants from a liquor liability suit

The multi-concept operator is being sued for $21 million for allegedly over-serving a patron whose car was supposed to drive him home.

The stores represent 10% of the family’s holdings in its hometown of Houston.

Chains are establishing new roles and responsibilities as dining rooms reopen.

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A Pappas family chain serving authentic Tex-Mex cuisine in a fiesta-like atmosphere

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