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Ninfa's on Navigation

#73 of 7,033 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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11:00 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: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 188
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  • 111
    Very good
  • 50
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  • 5
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  • 7
    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
Great for decades

I grew up coming to Ninfa's on a regular basis. It has been a Houston must for decades. Always good food, always good service

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Jonfo1969
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Pearland, Texas
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Pearland, Texas
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275 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I grew up coming to Ninfa's on a regular basis. It has been a Houston must for decades. Always good food, always good service

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

If your going to go to Ninfa's you have to go to the original one here on Navigation St. Its still family owned so the food is great. The other Ninfa's are sell out and the quality is not near as good.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

First, I would recommend you make a reservation, especially on a Saturday night. The front check-in wasn't very good at estimating wait times. We had the beef fajitas and they were OK but instead of having a lot of flavor they mostly tasted oily. The margaritas weren't bad but they weren't good either. I also tried the Texas Martini but... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

It was an ok tex-mex restaurant with the typical food and drinks but I had seen some good reviews and had heard from fellow Houstonians that it was a must stop. I wasn't impressed with my food or my drink but it wasn't bad. I probably won't come back unless invited by someone.

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Plantsville, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I have eaten here many times and have always enjoyed my experience. We decided to go to lunch when we found our first choice restaurant and closed up their business! I had never had the brunch experience at Ninfa's and they did not disappoint us. The were able to seat us quickly even though the were very busy. It 's... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

A group of 11 of us met for dinner on a Sunday night. It had been almost 40 years since I had visited and it was as good as I remember. The service was great and the food delicious. I've eaten at other Ninfa locations and this location exceeds the quality of the others.Our chips and salsa were replenished without... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Been coming to the "Original" for over 35 years and it has always been good. This time it was different. The chips were stale, as was the tortilla used with the taco. The food was bland in taste. For the premium price paid at this location, it needs to excellent every time. The service as usual was excellent.

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Houston
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

My husband had been wanting to try this place for awhile so we braved the 45 minute wait and were totally disappointed. They have excellent service but nothing else positive. The food was flavorless and lacked seasoning. We ordered the beef fajitas and shrimp and were disappointed, none of the meat had the fajita seared taste. It all tasted like... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I had eaten at franchised Ninfa's before around the country but this is the real deal! Feels like cooking from someone's home. And the margarita's are legendary with good reason!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I've been coming here since the 1970's and Ninfa's never disappoints. Ordered from the brunch menu yesterday and the food was excellent. Ninfa's gets crazy busy all day Sunday and there wasn't an empty table in the house but hostess managed to find us a table right away. Ninfa's always has the room properly staffed and our waiter "Francisco" and... More 

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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: Large groups, Local cuisine, Doing business, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?