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Papa Lopez

$$ - $$$Mexican,
969 Sam Rayburn Tollway, Ste 120, Allen, TX 75013-6015
+1 214-383-2150
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good40%
  • Average18%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
969 Sam Rayburn Tollway, Ste 120, Allen, TX 75013-6015
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Papa Lopez is our favorite place for Mexican food. Never disappoints, and their margaritas are strong and good. Happy hour is 3-7 everyday, and margaritas are $2.50. Sangria, papaya, mango, strawberry and traditional frozen, all are $2.50. I prefer the mix and match plate so...More

Thank Michelle O
Cooper L, General Manager at Papa Lopez, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're thrilled to be a favorite, Michelle! Thanks for the stars and your thoughtful review. I hope you'll come back to see us again soon. -Cooper, General Manager

Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Very crowded (very popular)! Friendly staff, received our meals really fast! My meal was the Chicken Chimichanga! Excellent taste! Best I’ve had in a while! Didn’t stay around long enough to check bathrooms or other services! I will be eating at this restaurant again!

Thank Anthony M
Cooper L, General Manager at Papa Lopez, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

I'm thrilled the chicken chimichanga could hit the spot, Anthony! I really appreciate the support, and I hope you'll return for more soon. Come back anytime. - Cooper, General Manager

Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Great food and reasonable service. I have eaten here at least 40 times and it is consistently good food. The Papa Lopez original is a great value for The price and you get a little bit of everything. Monday and Tuesday kids eat free. This...More

Thank Jerry N
Cooper L, General Manager at Papa Lopez, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

I really appreciate you being a returning customer, Jerry! Thanks for the thoughtful review, and I hope you and your family will be back to see us again soon. All the best. - Cooper, General Manager

Reviewed 17 August 2017

We were here for lunch on a Tuesday before going to the nearby Cinema. We arrived at opening time of 11 am and were the first to arrive. Told to sit anywhere we liked. A few more people had arrived by the time we left...More

Thank susieQ304
Cooper L, General Manager at Papa Lopez, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

I'm disappointed we didn't exceed your expectations this time. I know we're capable of a more impressive meal, and I hope you'll return so we have the opportunity to prove that to you. We'd love the chance to recommend our favorites -- I'm sure we...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017

We live near Papa Lopez and it is definitely one of our favorite places to eat. It has a very nice Staff and we love their food. In fact we ordered food from Papa Lopez for my son's graduation party and it was a big...More

Thank heathermcalister2
Cooper L, General Manager at Papa Lopez, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

It's been a few months, but I wanted to reach out and thank you for the kind review! I'm thrilled we could be a part of your son's celebration. We're happy everything was on point! Come back for our fajitas anytime. I hope you're well....More

Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Papa Lopez is overall your average Mexican food restaurant. It would have been a higher rating but the service we got was not very good. The building was clean, but the bathrooms were not.

Thank Wylie H
Reviewed 22 May 2017

The service was prompt and friendly. The atmosphere is warm and inviting. Our meal was on the table within 5 minutes of ordering. Their 'Paparita' house margarita is quite tasty. Be warned, the salsa is on the fiery side. The only disappointment was that the...More

Thank TexasVoyager_BW
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We went out to meet family for dinner. We had to wait for about 45 minutes for our table The waiter was great and the food was good. They are mostly set-up for booths or smaller groups. We had to squeeze into a corner booth...More

Thank Kent M
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the enchiladas. One beef one cheese. Salsa had a bit more cilantro than I like but not awful. My sister got chicken quesadillas. Tons of meat!!!

Thank teachermom89
Reviewed 19 January 2017 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...More

Thank Meg C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 969 Sam Rayburn Tollway, Ste 120, Allen, TX 75013-6015
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Allen
  • Phone Number: +1 214-383-2150
Papa Lopez Cantina is a community gathering place for delicious Mexican cuisine and a vibrant atmosphere that always feels like a fiesta. We’re a family-owned restaurant with a close-knit staff and service that makes everyone feel right at home. No matter what kind of day you’ve had, you’ll feel a little bit brighter as you take in our vibrant decor and our personable team. Sip on one of our delicious margaritas as you explore our menu -- a selection of traditional Mexican dishes crafted in-house and served fresh. Whether you’re here for a quick lunch or a leisurely dinner, you’re going to have a dining experience you’ll want to relive again and again.
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