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Ninfa's Mexican Restaurant

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215 Mary Ave, Waco, TX 76701-2233
254-757-2050
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
First visit....worth it!!!

I have always heard of Ninfa's and was in Waco shopping so we stopped in for lunch. Best tacos al carbon! You could cut the meat with a fork! They brought out the tortilla soup and it was loaded with mushrooms. Don't dislike mushrooms so I gave it a shot. OMG! Delicious soup!!!! I wanted to take... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I have always heard of Ninfa's and was in Waco shopping so we stopped in for lunch. Best tacos al carbon! You could cut the meat with a fork! They brought out the tortilla soup and it was loaded with mushrooms. Don't dislike mushrooms so I gave it a shot. OMG! Delicious soup!!!! I wanted to take some home! Avocado... More 

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Fayetteville
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77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The spinach enchiladas were quite tasty, and when I asked for the kitchen to put less cheese on top than normal (I don't like mine drowning in greasy cheese) they responded perfectly. The beans and rice were okay, but too salty for me. Very few vegetarian options, but I'd go back -- more research about their margarita selections is absolutely... More 

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Justin, TX
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Disappointed in service and food. Seated fast, had Queso (looked like canned plastic with a touch of pink and green) thick, dry sort of fried tortilla chips. Sorry, not a great dinner like others

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Waco, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Friends and I had looked forward to having lunch here for several weeks. Way to pricey for what you get; poor service and mediocre food. Everything cost extra; jalapenos $2.25, coffee 2.25, margarita 7.95. My lunch was $30.00 with the tip. Not worth it...won't go back.

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Upland, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Went in for lunch after dropping my son off at Baylor. Very pleasing place to look at. Large dining area that is nicely appointed. Loud but not to the point of distraction. Although very busy with what looked Ike locals and other Baylor parents we were seated promptly. Chips and salsa, which were very good, came quickly. Server was friendly... More 

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Austin, Texas
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26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Great food with plenty of choices in the menu. Service is always fast, correct, and the staff is always nice.

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Waco, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very good service waitresses were there checking for anything you needed, the food was very good and the margaritas are very good,we had the nachos and they were very good, if you want to know more about what a restaurant offers in a variety we usually order the sampler platter, tells you alot.

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Waco, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Good fajitas..standard chips and dip try the green sauce. Can be busy during weekend nights! cold beer and margaritas in the bar.

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Monroe, Louisiana
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156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We wife and I enjoyed a very unique and tasty lunch at Ninfa's in Waco. I ordered the El Campeon special which consists of a soup (I ordered tortilla soup) and a type of taco with rice and chicken. Also, I ordered on the side some black beans. My wife ordered Antiguas which consisted of cheese enchiladas with rice and... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Food was good too large of portions. Service was lacking. Our wait person didn't keep up with water (did I mention they were out Diet Dr Pepper?) one small serving of salsa for a table of four had to ask for additional salsa and chips. Will go back I am sure next time I am in Waco.

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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: Mexican, Southwestern
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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