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Ninfa's on Navigation

#60 of 7,334 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Mexican
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2704 Navigation Blvd, Houston, TX 77003 (Delano)
(713) 228-1175
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Today
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 160
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    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Saturday Lunch

I had been to Ninfa's, but it had been a long time ago and one of the other restaurants. This Ninfa's was comfortable in its appearance and atmosphere. We were meeting friends and were very early so the wait staff was helpful, but not hovering. They brought us some cornbread muffins (I don't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
PeggyH17
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Loveland, Colorado, United States
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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304 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Loveland, Colorado, United States
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I had been to Ninfa's, but it had been a long time ago and one of the other restaurants. This Ninfa's was comfortable in its appearance and atmosphere. We were meeting friends and were very early so the wait staff was helpful, but not hovering. They brought us some cornbread muffins (I don't know the official name) and they were... More 

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Puerto Rico
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This is the original Ninfas taquerias....the others were sold off, but this one was kept by the original chef....great service, authentic Mexican flavors, aromas and hospitality. I savored their TACOS AL CARBON, which included one beef fajita,one chicken fajita, pico de gallo,guacamole and a DELICIOUS and spicy Chili con Queso....Let me advised that the fajitas are so big, you can... More 

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South Houston, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

My wife and I have eaten here several times and were so impressed with the food, margaritas, and atmosphere that we made it part of our pre-game ritual for our Houston Dynamo season tickets. They serve the best authentic Mexican food and margaritas of any restaurant I have been too. The Ninfarita is a great classic margarita, and the Navigation... More 

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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89 reviews 89 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The dining experience at Ninfa's on Navigation is exceeded only by the quality of the food and great service at the original Ninfa's. The tacos al carbon were outstanding with the beef actually sliced steak. From the margaritas to the octopus it was all fantastic. I especially recommend the Queso Flameado appetizer, the perfect blend of cheese and sausage. Dining... More 

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Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is one restaurant those living in Houston and those visiting should visit. Yes, it has expanded, but its soul remains. The food, combined with the back story of the restaurant's origins, make this a place Tex-Mex chains try (and fail) to replicate. We went for a Sunday brunch, sat outside and enjoyed a relaxing meal. I had the carnitas... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

When we entered it was smelling Bad went to bar whilst waiting for our table and saw food passing by which didn't look that great,I asked some guys who were just leaving about the food and they said nothing special and that confirmed my gut feeling and paid for the drinks and left.

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Winnie, Texas
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91 reviews 91 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

If I'm in the Houston area, and I want Mexican Food... I'm going to Ninfa's on Navigation. To us, it's the best. I've eaten at other Ninfa's... and they were good... but the Navigation restaurant can't be beat. The food is fantastic, and the service is unbeatable. I almost told our waiter and bus boy to take a break. Never... More 

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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We come here a lot, but what keeps it fresh are the surprising new menu specials. This visit we tried a seafood posole and grilled pulpo in addition to a standard, queso de mar. The pulpo were sliced thin, with a light olive oil dressing over arugula—nice and light compliment to the richness of the octopus. The seafood soup was... More 

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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The Navigation location has always been the best!! The satellite locations have been hit and miss, some being very good and some worth avoiding. Not sure how many there are left but you can never go wrong with the original!! I started eating here back in the 90s with friends from college when we'd ditch class at UH. The green... More 

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Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Average Mexican fare. Drink prices were high. Flour tortillas over cooked. Dishes were under seasoned. Very crowded. Unpaved parking lot. Watch out when it rains.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2704 Navigation Blvd, Houston, TX 77003
    (Delano)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: (713) 228-1175

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?