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Irma's Southwest Grill

#111 of 7,364 Restaurants 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
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Mon 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
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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
Most recent review
Come for the queso, stay for the shrimp

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
AmyPD_13
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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178 reviews 178 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
11 helpful votes 11 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The food and service here was AWESOME. What wasn't awesome is that they don't have a menu. The very courteous staff tells you what's on the menu for that day. ASK THE PRICE. I ordered and sampler plate with tamale, enchilada and beef fajita taco. We had queso and my son had 3 plain beef tacos. Total bill was over... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The place was packed. Was surprised that they don't offer a menu. Their food was very good. And it's just around the corner from minute maid park. If you eat there before a game, you park free.

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Metairie, Louisiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I went here with a co-worker for lunch in mid-July 2014. To be fair, we had both heard about the high prices. After we were seated the waitress kept trying to push the lemonade on us. I decided to opt for the lemonade and had the poblano pepper entree. That was mistake Numero Uno. I also asked for a side... More 

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Houston, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

With all the chain restaurants taking over the country, it's nice to visit a little place with family charm, especially when the kitchen produces such tasty dishes. I like the fact there is no menu, the waiter will let you know what's available that day; go ahead and pick something, it will be delicious!

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Houston, Texas
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Next to Minute Maid Field in downtown Houston, this is THE best Mexican food in Houston, maybe the state. No menu, they'll tell you what's being served. You'll find out the price when the bill arrives, but no worries...they're fair based on the quality. Irma herself is still in the Kitchen making awesome tamales and guacamole. The crowds can be... 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 0 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?