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Ninfa's Mexican Restaurant

Southwestern, Mexican
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215 Mary Ave, Waco, TX 76701-2233
254-757-2050
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very good!

I came here with a giant (30+) group during an interview for school. The service was slow, but the restaurant was packed and we were with such a huge group I consider that slow would come with the meal. I got the pork carnitas. The meat was very tender and juicy. The chips and salsa that came with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
hillaryj9891
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Nashville, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I came here with a giant (30+) group during an interview for school. The service was slow, but the restaurant was packed and we were with such a huge group I consider that slow would come with the meal. I got the pork carnitas. The meat was very tender and juicy. The chips and salsa that came with it were... More 

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Elkhart
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138 reviews 138 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

In town on business and without a car this awsome place was within walking distance of the Hilton. Sat in the Bar area and the service was fantastic, Eric knew the menu and could fix a very good drink. Food was hot and very full of flavor.

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Waco, Texas
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I can't for the life of me understand why people seem to like this place. I've been here at least a dozen times and the service is always completely miserable. I've had to get my intended dine-in food to-go twice (once because it didn't arrive with the rest of the table's food and everyone else was done by the time... More 

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Temple, Texas
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Visited with my wife and parents following the Lady Bears basketball game versus Kansas on superbowl sunday. I used to visit Ninfa's on a pretty regular basis when I was working in downtown Waco years ago. I love to visit whenever possible. They have a great atmosphere located in a converted downtown warehouse. We love the chips and salsa as... More 

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Plano, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Great place to go...really enjoyed it. Food was great. Service was excellent! I'm not a big mexican food fan but this was really good.

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Mexia, Texas
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This restaurant was horrible. We visited on Friday, Dec. 5 2014 and probably should have left when I noticed that one of the managers was too busy flirting with the hostesses than watching over the dinning room like he should have. It took over 45 minutes to get seated and then we sat there another 5 plus minutes before anyone... More 

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Waco, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This is my favorite Mexican food restaurant in Waco. We do have some very good smaller restaurants, Ninfa's is best over-all. Good food, good selection, good margaritas. What more can you ask! It is not the best place to go to have a quiet visit over dinner. Quite noisy. The wine selection is OK. But why would you want wine!?!... More 

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Waco, Texas
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We eat there very often as it's the best Mexican food in town...tasty, hot & everything you'd want. Service is prompt & courteous. Atmosphere is charming & welcoming.

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Waco, Texas
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The food and service is great. Highly recommend the margaritas. They are perfect. One of the best Mexican restaurants around.

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West, Tx
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I like the atmosphere. The food is usually ok. Service can sometimes be slow. It can be a little pricey, but I usually enjoy my visits.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 215 Mary Ave, Waco, TX 76701-2233
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waco
  • Phone Number: 254-757-2050

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Southwestern, Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 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
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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