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Papa Lopez

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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969 Hwy 121, Ste 120, Allen, TX
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Dallas texas
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293 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

First visit for this pleasant restaurant. Food is pretty predictable, but the excellent waitstaff makes this worth trying (otherwise would probably have rated average). We had a trainee who was obviously nervous-one of the orders did get fouled up, but was quickly fixed. Shrimp enchilada plate and Papa Lopez plate were ordered-good but standard Tex-Mex (heavy on the Tex). The... More 

Thank eeplebneesta
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56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

I had a bad experience here several years ago shortly after they opened and haven't been back since. We gave it a shot last Saturday night on a whim, and I was pleasantly surprised by our experience and meal. We walked in around 7pm and were quoted a 10 minutes wait time. Within 8 minutes we had our seats, drink... More 

Thank Meg C
Allen, Texas
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We love Papa Lopez Mexican Restaurant. The food is amazing as well as the service. Carlos always takes good care of us. Ask for him when you visit.

Thank vgreen26
Dallas, Texas
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

My family has eaten here 20-30 times and this is my first review of Papa Lopez. Their queso with ground beef is the best in the area. Get at least one bowl of that as an appetizer. My favorite entrée is the Chimichanga Suprema with seasoned ground beef with chili con carne sauce on top. It is so good I... More 

Thank Michael B
McKinney, Texas
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Being Hispanic and growing up in San Antonio around authentic Mexican and Tex Mex food, I can say that I'm extremely picky about my food. I've lived in the Dallas area for 17 years and have tried several Mexican food restaurants that have fallen short of my taste bud scale. I was pleasantly surprised to eat at Papa Lopez and... More 

Thank Andrew C
Dallas, Texas
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53 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Only tries once but enjoyed it. I usually keep it simple when doing tex-mex for the first time at a place. Went with the blue corn chicken enchiladas. They were very good and big plate which I could not finish. Good mango margarita too. My girlfriend had mojito which she said was very good (so it must have been). Will... More 

Thank Kabner
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Good food, good margaritas. The salsa is not too hot, but (as with most good tex-mex places) a more spicy version is available on request. The Papa Lopez original dinner is more than enough food for any appetite, and at around $13. you will be very pleased.

Thank Jerry N
McKinney, Texas
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

It's been over a year since my last review. I visit Papa Lopez several times a month, if not weekly. The food remains consistently good. Service is good, attentive and delivery of food is quick! I would recommend highly. Keep up the good work! I'm on my way for the Wednesday special, now!

Thank Dgarza
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

This was not a failed food adventure, but looking for Mexican food on the Fourth of July (tee-her) we thought we would give this place a try. The wife and I ordered the combination Fajitas and we were each disappointed as the meat was a tiny portion and burnt, the corn tortillas were stale and crispy on the edges, the... More 

Thank Matthew B
McKinney, Texas
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94 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Far from bad, but it didn't stand out either. Nice atmosphere. Smaller on the inside than I thought it would be which is neither here nor there. Nice menu...lots to choose from. We both had Papas street tacos with steak. Comes with choice of flour or corn tortillas; rice and beans. While the meat was cooked just right, there was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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: 969 Hwy 121, Ste 120, Allen, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Allen

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