Irma's Southwest

4.7
524 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican / Southwestern
Irma’s Southwest along with Irma’s Original have been household names in downtown food scene for over 17 years. Headed by the leadership of Louis Galvan and Irma Galvan, recipient of the 2008 James Beard Award.
Irma’s Southwest Grill is a casual elegant restaurant where you will enjoy some of the best Mexican food you will ever have north of the Mexican border. Our menu showcases some of the classic Mexican dishes including Carne Guisada, Pork Carnitas and Chile Relleno but it also incorporates Texas Wild Game in the form of Axis Barbacoa and Nilgai Tamales. Come to Irma’s and let yourself be completely mesmerized by our amazing food.
Whether you are looking for a hearty lunch, a quick bite before a baseball game or a full dinner Irma’s Southwest is your destination in downtown.
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and the service was awesome.

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DeShannaK
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the time we arrived and through dinner service was as if it was custom tailored for us. We will definitely be back!

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Thomas
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Terrific gulf shrimp

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ChrisM
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was good but not the best we ever had. We thought it was quite pricey for what we received. We thought it was strange that you had high chairs but no kids menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

You Have to try the wild boar & axis tacos on home made tortillas & the tamales were amazing!! Top Rated in my opinion!

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SylviaH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere coupled with outstanding service and delicious food made our evening super special.

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DarcieB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Bummed there was a limited menu, but they were very accommodating for the vegetarian in our group. We were very happy with the overall experience

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BrianS
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Juan was amazing! The drinks were stellar and most of the food was beyond reproach. I’m fact, all of it was amazing with the exception of the fajita beef, which had great flavor but was tough and had a fair amount of connective tissue.

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TiffanyA
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was amazing, fresh, and delicious! We are from Maryland and were looking for authentic tex-mex food and this did not disappoint.

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KendraS
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was delicious. Service was a little disoriented and waited for drinks a long time.

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KendraR
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around experience.

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OakhurstFan
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Mexican food unlike anything I've ever eaten in Houston. The tamales were divine!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They would not accommodate us as far as parking. The told me my truck can’t park in front even though there was parking and trucks the same size as mine. It was my wife’s birthday and they told me there’s no valet but yet there was valet parking we saw. When I asked about parking the guy at the door just said there’s parking somewhere over there. He was very rude, we left and went to Ninfas which was and is always amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don’t know what to say other than I absolutely love Irma’s Southwest! The staff is always friendly and the food and drinks never disappoint!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drink! Ask for the Combo #2 which isn’t showing on the current menu. So good! Especially paired with a couple of Irma-Rita’s! Fantastic service - thank you, Juan, you helped put the evening over the top!

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NicolasR
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food and quick service. Our server Tatiana was amazing and very polite!!! Will definitely dine in there again!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!!

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geosak
Houston
37 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience before the Astros game. Would recommend the fajitas!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attending Astros game with family

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vipDagon
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a great place to brunch with great service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food .. great service .. just a block away from Minute Maid Park.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Do not miss an opportunity to eat at this place while in Houston!! The service was amazing and always on point! The food was also amazing and some of the best southwest food I have ever eaten. Loved the pork tamales personally.. the red sauce.. WOW!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place and food!

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LAURENF
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

You couldn’t order a 1/2 pound of fajitas and the single orders did not come with sour cream, pico, guacamole or cheese. Meat was good but what kind of Mexican food place doesn’t serve condiments with a $30 order of 8 ounces of fajitas….! We kept getting chips but no salsa. Service was horrible but it looked like bad training. Grandma Irma would not be happy and we aren’t going back!!

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MarshaS
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always eat at Irma’s Southwest when we’re in Houston. It’s now become a favorite of our friends and family too!

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vipCypressDan
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good but pricey.

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vipJohn
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

the wild game tamales were incredible. We went just before a Astros game and therefore we enjoyed the great food and great service and then walked another 150 foot to the stadium and enjoyed a game

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JHill
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Great location, style. Food is overpriced and somewhat overrated..... Salad's aren't great and better description on the menu is needed

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RobertG
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent but a little overpriced, in my opinion.

Menu on QV code and no paper menus.

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PaulT
Houston
35 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great gourmet downtown ... artfully prepared ... southwest cuisine. New location. Felt upscale nice attentive wait staff. Good drinks. Fajitas. Fish tacos salads. Carne to die for. We went pre game and it was more than perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Irma’s is consistently good with awesome service, perfect atmosphere to enjoy a cocktail and great dinner with friends!!! Bring a light wrap as the AC is always cold!!

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vipConstanceB
San Antonio
22 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks! Super convenient to eat at Irma’s before the Astros game! It was perfect!

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JeffB
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a lovely time. Drinks were excellent, food was enjoyable, ambience was great!

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RoyS
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - great service!

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kenw
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome service and food was excellent!!

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vipLeighAnnR
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was good, service was excellent, but please turn down the music.

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TroyandCarrie
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very expensive but very good. Service was outstanding. It is on the spicy side so beware if you have a sensitive tongue.

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BrandiG
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are outstanding! A bit on the pricey side but the quality of drinks and service are unmatched!! I'll continue to patronize but maybe not as often as I'd like.

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vipstevew
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Menu too small and expensive - service was slow!!!

FAQs

Irma's Southwest offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 247-9651.

Irma's Southwest is rated 4.7 stars by 524 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.