Papito’s Oxford Announces New Specials and Dishes

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Papito’s Oxford Mexican Restaurant & Grill, located in the Oxford Marketplace at 2570 West Jackson Ave., is celebrating its 12-year anniversary with some exciting new offerings.

Every Tuesday, “South of the Border Night” is highlighted by presenting all items on the menu at half price between 6 p.m. and closing. To demonstrate the restaurant’s appreciation, the discount will be alternated each week between out-of-town residents and Oxford residents.

John Giglio, general manager of Papito’s Oxford.

John Giglio, general manager of Papito’s, grew up in Cordoba, Argentina (a city of 200,000 at the time) and learned the art of food preparation and the food industry in general from his grandparents. Giglio said, “We worked long days, extra hard without taking a day off (seven days a week) until we received a three-day vacation, once each year.”

Papito’s also has an exciting new item on its expanded menu: the “Loaded Potato.” The delicious meal showcases a fajita on top of the potato with mixed meat (either chicken or beef) with an option to have cheese dip on top. The new menu selection was Giglio’s idea to complement the 75 items already on Papito’s menu that includes various combinations.

Papito’s is known for its efficient customer service and its high quality of fresh food presented at most attractive prices. The restaurant can accommodate large groups such as sororities that want to have 35-40 individuals seated together.

Specials are commonplace at Papito’s, especially from its full bar with 99-cent beer (16 oz.), $3 margaritas and on Saturdays, $3.75 shots (Check with the restaurant for promotional days).

This Thanksgiving, Papito’s will be serving all day for those patrons who prefer dining out over cooking.

When asked to name two of Papito’s more popular items through the years, Giglio said, “The Chicken Bon Bon, which has as its ingredients rice, cheese and chicken, is very tasty and an inexpensive meal. Another customer favorite is the Fajita Brava, which is a combination of steak, chicken and shrimp, onion and bell pepper served on a fresh, homemade tortilla.”

Steve VassalloSteve Vassallo is a contributor. Steve writes on Ole Miss athletics, Oxford business, politics and other subjects. He is an Ole Miss grad and former radio announcer for the basketball team. Currently, Steve is a highly successful leader in the real estate business who lives in Oxford with his wife Rosie. You can contact Steve at or call him at 985-852-7745.

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