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Irma's Southwest Grill

#182 of 6,971 Restaurants in Houston
#189 of 7,511 Places to Eat in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Downtown
Mexican
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1314 Texas St, Ste 100, Houston, TX 77002-3513
+1 713-247-9651
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 40
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  • 20
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
very different place to eat

eclectic decor and service style. There is no menu. Everything had a bite to it. except the flan with was very different but also very good

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

eclectic decor and service style. There is no menu. Everything had a bite to it. except the flan with was very different but also very good

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New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I didn't get the full restaurant experience because I was with a large party in a private dining room, but the service and food were excellent. We were served buffet style, and I asked for a small portion of all they offered. Everything was very tasty, especially the fajitas and tamales.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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159 reviews 159 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We stayed here during a trip around Texas. We we're up for Mexican food and found this restaurant in TripAdvisor. We got a table in a more quiet part of the restaurant which was crowded. A good sign normally. We both have chosen the same menu. We had no luck. The menu was not available this night. The same with... More 

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Houston, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I took a friend to lunch there on a Friday. It was reasonably crowded but we were able to get a table. Food was outstanding. Portions fairly large. Some reviewers on other sites complain about the price but a substantial and delicious meal can be had for under $14-16 which was good value for what you get.

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Austin, Texas
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301 reviews 301 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Houston natives know about the old Irmas which was in a rundown area east of downtown (now the ballpark), where there were no menus, you ate what they were making that day and tea and lemonade were free. The old Irma is now the new Irmas, a cleaned up version next to the ball park and they have opened this... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We were in Houston for a mock trial competition. I had researched food in downtown and could not wait to try Irma's. I went to the original Irma's on Chevernet with my fellow coach and one of our students. We were pointed to a table in a corner and a waitress soon came and asked us what we wanted to... More 

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Boston
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Server was energetic & recommended authentic Mexican dishes. Pork tamales and carnitas (pork, on a plate) were probably the best we've ever had (and we've been going to Mexican or TexMex for over 30 years).

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Austin, Texas, USA
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196 reviews 196 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We attended a birthday party and the food and music were both great! The appetizers of bacon wrapped shrimp, quesadillas, guacamole, and spicy hot sauce with chips were tasty. The entree selections plus the vegetables were also tasty. The fish with shrimp over it was really tasty. It was a fun night. This is a great venue for special events.... More 

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winslow, ME
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Irma's is easy to find, as it's almost right across the street from the Minute Made Complex in Houston. The first thing you notice as you drive up to the shop is that it's clearly a Mexican style restaurant, but not pretensions or a caricature of what some would suppose such a restaurant should look like. It's family owned and... More 

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texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

My husband had a breakfast meeting here yesterday and was so impressed he wanted to bring me here today! Fabulous is all I can say. Was shocked to see someone had left a 1 star review, but when I actually read his review I realized he was like a buzzard being fed a rib eye when road kill would have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1314 Texas St, Ste 100, Houston, TX 77002-3513
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 713-247-9651

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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