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The Original Ninfa's on Navigation

Mexican Restaurant · Second Ward
2704 Navigation Blvd (at N Delano St), Houston, TX 77003, United States
Open until 11:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 10:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 386 votes

People like this place

  • What you need to know
    Randy S.
    "The queso flameado and the tejas platter were awesome."(6 Tips)
    Mark B.
    "Check out the fajita burger off the bar menu."(4 Tips)
    Chadwick 😎
    "Try the Enchiladas al Carbon - Enchiladas Al Carbon (Beef Fajitas)."(9 Tips)
    Tray H.
    "Love the ceviche, margaritas, and the yummy micheladas."(24 Tips)
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136 tips and reviews.

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  • fajitas
  • margaritas
  • queso flameado
  • enchiladas
  • tacos
  • seafood
  • authentic
  • Tex-Mex cuisine
  • family-friendly
  • lively
  • micheladas
  • casual
  • chimichangas
  • sangria
  • mole
  • shrimp diablo
  • tequila
  • tamales
  • carnitas
  • great value
  • Melanie W.

    I was worried this wouldn't live up to the hype, but it's still amazing.

    Melanie W. · September 26
  • Joshua J.

    Beef fajitas

    Joshua Jagnanan · August 27
  • Robert S.

    Not the best fajitas but desert was good.

    Robert Shoneff · August 25
  • Nik K.

    fajitas durango style or go home

    Nik K · August 20
  • Andrew D.

    The beef fajitas are great. Service is good considering how busy it gets.

    Andrew Douglass · May 30
  • Alyana

    Tres leeches !!!!! If you haven't tried it your seriously missing out . BEST tres leeches I've EVER had.

    Alyana · May 23
  • Eliz A.

    Margaritas are delicious and strong

    Eliz Alamos · May 13
  • Neil M.

    Wow! Incredible food & portions! Bring an appetite.

    Neil Maruca · May 4
  • Melania S.

    If you're in Houston and you want to try Mexican food, this is the place. Fresh tortillas made at the moment

    Melania Spagnoli · April 5
  • Clifton M.

    The "original" Ninfa's has drastically changed (worse) since Mama Ninfa sold the chain & passed away. El Tiempo (owned by Ninfa's son) is better, with the newest location right across the street.

    Clifton M · April 3
  • Cara K.

    Carnitas enchiladas was delicious but so much food. Would have been good to share.

    Cara Kummer · March 28
  • Joe E.

    Beef fajitas

    Joe Ellison · March 22
  • Keith K.

    The jalapeño margaritas are some of my favorite anywhere. I've never had a problem with the food or service but I've heard it can be spotty.

    Keith Kikta · March 3
  • Meg

    Great margaritas.

    Meg · March 1
  • Lauren C.

    Went with my mom & we got 2 servings of the fajitas after the waitress told us one would be too small to share....amazing food, huge quantities. I suggest splitting an order!

    Lauren Christensen · February 28
  • Adam R.

    Kady is the best server here! Be sure to request her section.

    Adam Richardson · February 14
  • Allison B.

    The shrimp wrapped in bacon tacos! Order of guacamole is a must! Oh, and this is where the fajita was born....can't go wrong with those either :)

    Allison Bayles · December 30, 2014
  • Samir N.

    Despite growth, gentrification, whatever all these years, the fajitas are still boss

    Samir Nazir · December 25, 2014
  • Jon D.

    Everything I had here was fantastic but special attention to the guacamole as it was perfect. Really can't go wrong here.

    Jon Darveau · November 24, 2014
  • Emily L.

    Sangria sangria sangria! Puffy chips and queso, amazing tortillas, I got the enchiladas suizas which were good too.

    Emily L. · October 5, 2014
  • Local Houston Magazine

    Always serving the most wonderful & fresh Mexican food the famous original Ninfa's never lets their fans down! The meat is always seasoned perfectly & the salsa & guacamole are deliciously fresh! Read more

    Local Houston Magazine · September 17, 2014
  • Robert G.

    Fajitas and homemade Tortillas!

    Robert Garcia · September 14, 2014
  • Sheila V.

    Service was perfect! !!!!! Queso and fajitas on point!!!!

    Sheila Villarreal · September 13, 2014
  • Michael R.

    Legendary and good

    Michael Rochman · September 4, 2014
  • TV Food Maps

    Check out The Original Ninfa's as seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate Read more

    TV Food Maps · August 28, 2014
  • Britney M.

    Amazing texmex - easily some of the best in Houston! Great for large groups or birthday parties.

    Britney M · August 28, 2014
  • David C.

    Much better value to get the pitcher of margaritas here.

    David Carr · August 14, 2014
  • Paola D.

    Love the fajitas! Definitely a must!

    Paola D · August 10, 2014
  • Jonathan H.

    Diablo tacos are really good, but not as spicy as name entails. Green sauce is great. Complimentary valet available.

    Jonathan Haenchen · August 9, 2014
  • rhea s.

    Anything with the housemade tortilla. Do it.

    rhea sunshine · August 9, 2014
  • Patrick H.

    Be careful, the house margaritas are strong and may result in a good time.

    Patrick Haley · August 6, 2014
  • Tasting Table

    Every head in the restaurant follows every single order of tacos al carbon, and you want them turned in your direction. Pile slices of beef into tender tortillas and taste Houston Tex-Mex. Read more

    Tasting Table · August 5, 2014
  • Houston Chronicle

    Inside track: Check the chef's monthly specials for highlights like spinach enchiladas rojas and such interesting house-made ice creams as a recent mole flavor. Read more

    Houston Chronicle · August 3, 2014
  • Houston Chronicle

    Don't miss: Queso flameado; fajitas with Durango topping of bacon, tomato and jalapeños; Fajita Burger; the Navigation Margarita with Espolon Blanco tequila, fresh lime and Cointreau. Read more

    Houston Chronicle · August 3, 2014
  • Dan S.

    Skip the short rib carne guisada and go with the beef fajitas.

    Dan Stapleton · August 2, 2014
  • Matt M.

    The margaritas are to die for!

    Matt McLenon · August 1, 2014
  • Mary W.

    Thanks hipster whitey ppl for putting bacon in the crab cakes. And for the deconstructed chicken soup. Wtf.

    Mary Walker · July 25, 2014
  • Mary W.

    Dear no pork eat'n ppl. I just found bacon in my crab cake. Who does that? Ninfaritas still bueno.

    Mary Walker · July 25, 2014
  • Cindy

    Great food, but our service was SLOOOOOOOW!

    Cindy · May 29, 2014
  • Mandy B.

    Best Mexican food I've had to date! Grilled skirt steak fajitas and the mango strawberry margarita is omg!! I'm flying right now lol

    Mandy B · May 20, 2014
  • Marcus S.

    Good food and drinks!

    Marcus Smith · May 6, 2014
  • Brittany L.

    Beef fajitas & margaritas!

    Brittany Lawnin · April 30, 2014
  • Vanessa H.

    Verdes enchiladas with refried black beans -- you won't be disappointed

    Vanessa H. · March 31, 2014
  • G B.

    If you have a service dog, most accommodating. Means a lot!!!

    G Bitz · January 19, 2014
  • Caro A.

    The seafood enchiladas (del mar) are delicious!! Friendly and attentive service. I will definitely will be coming back .

    Caro Aguilar · January 3, 2014
  • Eric C.

    Few restaurants live up to the hype surrounding them. Ninfa's on Navigation is every bit as good as people say it is. No matter what you choose, it will be delicious.

    Eric Cohn · December 15, 2013
  • Rachel G.

    Yes! Suizas chicken enchilada is the best!

    Rachel G 💋 · December 5, 2013
  • Ramon B.

    They have the most expensive appitzers here. 10 bucks for guacamole!! WTF!

    Ramon Bustamante · November 23, 2013
  • Christian R.

    the best tortillas i've had....good service as well

    Christian Reilich · November 3, 2013
  • theneener

    Green sauce. Sangria margaritas. Beef fajitas. Say 'hola' to the lady making tortillas up front.

    theneener · October 13, 2013

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