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About Ninfa's on Navigation
The Original Ninfa's on Navigation
Located on Navigation Boulevard just minutes from the heart of downtown Houston, the Original Ninfa's was all started with Mama Ninfa Laurenzo's creative TexMex recipes. These led to the introduction of fajitas & Mexican cuisine to North America which gained immediate success.
If you're looking for a Houston Mexican restaurant, Ninfa's on Navigation is not only a local icon, having serviced politicians, celebrities & even visiting royalty, their Mexican food is unbeatable. Chef Alex Padilla uses only top quality ingredients, like Mama Ninfa herself did, & fresh Gulf of Mexico seafood like red snapper, jumbo shrimp & more.
Voted Best Margaritas, you can enjoy Ninfaritas on the outdoor deck, dine on the best Mexican dishes & fajitas around and truly enjoy the great restaurant experience.
Houston, TX 77003
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
$30 and under
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Original Ninfa's prides itself on its tremendous quality in outside catering events. We would be delighted to put together a personal proposal for you. Our restaurant team can put you in touch with one of our catering consultants.
or just about any event you can imagine...
We have ample parking and complementary Valet parking service is available.
Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Ninfa's on Navigation Ratings and Reviews
The absolute BEST tacos I've ever had! This was my 4th time at Ninfa's, on my second trip to Houston. My wife and I make a point to visit Ninfa's on Navigation, and we're never disappointed. The sauteed shrimp in garlic and butter, the ground beef brisket tacos, and the shredded chicken tacos are all amazing! If you have the chance, make sure to eat at the original, Ninfa's on Navigation!
The original Ninfa's is a must for first time Houston visitors. They've mastered Tex-Mex with some really special dishes. The salmon mole is outstanding, I would highly recommend. The ceviche is fresh and beautiful, and the chiles rellenos are authentic and full of flavor. The atmosphere is wonderful and lively, great for any occasion. I will definitely be back next time I'm in the neighborhood!
Ninfa's on Navigation is quite an exceptional Mexican restaurant with great ambience and wide menu varieties of Mexican cuisine. However, make sure to make a reservation in advance especially on weekends and the crowd can be enormous and will have to be prepared to wait even with pre-booking. We have to wait for 30 minutes for a 6.15pm reservation for our table.
I ordered chicken breast WITHOUT green bell pepper, Tina brought food with bell pepper. I ordered $13.00 margarita, over 3/4 of glass was ALL ice.... I had to emphasize NOT to make
the margarita with ALL ice and hardly any liquor... Customer should not have to audit the food
order, to make certain it is brought to the table accordingly...
The food was excellent but the service was abysmal. We asked for guacamole without onion and the waitress brought us a plate with the ingredients to make guacamole. Mind you not all of the ingredients because there was no lime. We proceeded to make our own guacamole which sets annoying tone for the evening. We had to ask for salt three times, limes two times and Everything took a bit too long. It could be that we got an exceptionally bad waitress or that the customers and taking care of them are not their priority.
Returned to Houston for a visit after 10+ year's away with the specific intent of having dinner at the original Ninfa's on Navigation. Larger venue now but the food, and Margaritas, were as great as we remembered. Our waitperson was great in putting together a combination platter of our remembered favorites. Complimentary valet service makes parking a breeze.
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