The Original Ninfa's on Navigation

2704 Navigation Blvd (at N Delano St), Houston, TX 77003, United States
Open until 10:00 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
$ $ $ $
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

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  • fajitas
  • margaritas
  • queso flameado
  • enchiladas
  • seafood
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  • tacos
  • sangria
  • Mexican food
  • chimichangas
  • spicy food
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  • family-friendly
  • authentic
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  • brunch food
  • tequila
  • Eater

    Tex-Mex gold, people. From the margaritas to the fajitas, this original is the standard by which all other Tex-Mex restaurants are measured. [Eater 38 Member]

    Eater · October 5, 2011
  • Erik V.

    this is the only Ninfa's in town that is worth eating at IMHO. Best ritas in town

    Erik Vidor · March 31, 2010
  • James W.

    Best tortillas ever...make sure to not eat the will probably throw up

    James Wilson · March 30, 2013
  • 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
  • Manuel A.

    Love the Queso Flameado! Order it every time I'm here. Fajitas are also great.

    Manuel A · September 15, 2010
  • Justin Z.

    The fajitas aren't fatty, they are juicy and flavorful. Green sauce is good. Great ritas!

    Justin Z · April 23, 2011
  • Bobby W.

    If you make a reservation they will not seat you early! really good food though.

    Bobby Witcher · April 27, 2013
  • Laura B.

    Houston Press We Love Food - favorite Houston dishes - Steak and eggs

    Laura Bosche · February 14, 2012
  • Sara S.

    If you're in Houston you better try this place!!

    Sara Spiegel · February 1, 2012
  • DataVox

    You cannot go wrong with this menu, but the fajitas are a must try!

    DataVox · January 12, 2012
  • Ed S.

    Classic Houston Tex-Mex! My personal favorite since 1975!

    Ed Schmidt · June 5, 2011
  • Lisa N.

    This is the original and the best. Margaritas are muy bueno!

    Lisa Nguyen · August 2, 2010
  • 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
  • Houston Press

    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10am-2pm. If you love good Mexican food then their Mexican brunch won't let you down!

    Houston Press · July 2, 2013
  • Rebecca S.

    Amazing customer service here! And not gonna lie... the best chips and salsa and enchiladas verdes in Houston!

    Rebecca Saenz · March 19, 2013
  • Christian D.


    Christian Diaz · January 21, 2012
  • Tina Z.

    Ask for a side of pechuga gravy to eat with the fajitas and shrimp diablo

    Tina Zulu · November 12, 2011
  • Jewelz C.

    Ask for the carrots - they are the wonderful escabeche-style carrots that you can, and should, put on everything. Eat your veggies!

    Jewelz Cody · September 18, 2011
  • Michael F.

    Great Margs! Get fajitas :)

    Michael Feris · June 2, 2011
  • Tim

    Highly over rated and extremely overpriced.

    Tim · May 10, 2011
  • Robert G.

    Fajitas and homemade Tortillas!

    Robert Garcia · September 14, 2014
  • Paola D.

    Love the fajitas! Definitely a must!

    Paola D · August 10, 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
  • Nina C.

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

    Nina Chantanapumma · October 13, 2013
  • Redwan H.

    Lives up to the hype. Chimichangas, tacos and tamales are top notch. Service is unbelievable and parking is ample.

    Redwan Huq · October 5, 2013
  • Kristine

    The watermelon agua fresco is DELICIOUS. Juan V. is always there to refill your nacho bowl, water and soda! Get the queso flameado & fajita burger!

    Kristine · July 31, 2013
  • Nicole B.

    Great service, margaritas and amazing fresh tortillas for your fajitas. Yes and yes.

    Nicole B · July 29, 2013
  • April J.

    Sangria Margaritas are awesome! I have never had anything that isn't good here. Our favorites are the Tacos Al Carbon with Fajita Beef and the Chimichanga with Fajita Beef!

    April Jones · February 2, 2013
  • Josh C.

    Everything here is overrated in terms of Mexican food.

    Josh Chan · January 20, 2013
  • lori r.

    My all-time fave restaurant in Houston.

    lori ramon · January 7, 2013
  • Courtney B.

    SO GOOD! The enchiladas suissas are my favorite. Do yourself a favor and don't even bother going to the other Ninfa's locations; they don't even compare.

    Courtney Berger · December 31, 2012
  • Randy S.

    This is hands down some of the best texmex i have ever had. Ritas are ok, lots of alcohol not much flavor. The queso flameado and the tejas platter were awesome.

    Randy Shumate · December 12, 2012
  • Murray N.

    They are currently servicing duck tacos off the menu. They are phenomenal.

    Murray Newman · September 10, 2012
  • Vera

    Great summer specials including watermelon gazpacho, lobster enchiladas and cucumber margarita.

    Vera · August 25, 2012
  • Veso K.

    Hands down one of the best mex in Houston! Aways a good crowd and never a long wait!

    Veso Kossev · June 28, 2012
  • Ben K.

    My second bad visit this year. Abrupt hostess says the inside dining is closed for a private party

    Ben Kendall · May 30, 2012
  • Paul E.

    Sunday brunch is awesome!

    Paul Endris · May 30, 2012
  • Kavitha S.

    Chicken fajitas are amazing, best chicken I've ever had. The tortillas are so tasty good

    Kavitha Sagi · April 27, 2012
  • Mark B.

    Check out the fajita burger off the bar menu. It's fantastic as an entree.

    Mark Bazin · March 11, 2012
  • Ashley B.

    Nice Mellow Restaurant Good Food!

    Ashley B · March 9, 2012
  • Jenna L.

    One word: pachuga gravy!

    Jenna Lewis · February 21, 2012
  • Tray H.

    The original and the best. Love the ceviche, margaritas, and the yummy micheladas.

    Tray Harrison · March 27, 2011
  • maibey

    Great margaritas.

    maibey · 2 days ago
  • 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 · 2 days ago
  • Adam R.

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

    Adam Richardson · 2 weeks ago
  • 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
  • Kyle Y.

    Amazing off-menu appetizer: Queso a la Parrilla. Yuuuuum!

    Kyle Young · July 20, 2010

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