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Mama Ninfa's

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$$ - $$$Mexican,
8553 Gulf Fwy, Houston, TX 77017-5055
+1 713-943-3183
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“tortillas” (6 reviews)
“fajitas” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
8553 Gulf Fwy, Houston, TX 77017-5055
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Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

I came here for the first time tonight and the food was amazing. We had Louis as our server and he was so attentive and caring. I will definitely come back and as for him and the chimi with chicken!!

Thank Odhie F
Reviewed March 25, 2018

Warm and friendly service was very appreciated. Great food! We got the Queso Flameado and it was a delight! Margaritas were good and priced right for happy hour. The Carne Asada was amazing! Churro beans were great. Salsa was good too. The second night I...More

Thank kate2003
Reviewed March 20, 2018

The food was very good. The portions were large. The prices were very reasonable. It was authentic mexican food.

Thank Jesse J
Reviewed January 30, 2018

We were sat right away with Nicole being our waittress. She was very good and attentive but not too attentive. She kept making sure the water and diet coke was full. Food did not take long. Lots of good tv's in the restaurant. Food was...More

Thank Clinton1
Reviewed November 5, 2017

Awesome beef fajitas. Juicy steak fajitas. Homemade flour tortillas. Plenty for two people. Delicious churro beans. Great service. Can't wait to go back.

Thank PhiSigValdez
Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

I stopped in for lunch after driving in from the airport. The food was above average. The table salsas were good. The carnitas was tender but had a good crisp exterior. The corn tortillas were excellent. The only negative was that the restaurant isn't in...More

Thank Jonnyjetprop
Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

Had an overnight layover by Houston Hobby. Picked Ninfa's off the hotel shuttle list and LOVED IT. We had the nachos and enchiladas, and they were great. Incredibly fast and friendly service. Would definitely go back.

Thank Linda R
Reviewed July 25, 2017

I met my son for dinner while I was in town for a meeting. He raved about El Tiempo but didn't know where one was located. I suggested Ninfa's on Gulf Freeway, because I had been there on numerous occasions. Due to traffic constraints, we...More

Thank Brenda N
Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

Good service, good margaritas and really good food. Stopped in for lunch grabbed a seat at the bar. Server was good and prompt food was what I was looking for in a small local place.

Thank Thomas N
Reviewed June 21, 2017

The food was very good, as I remember from having eaten many years ago. The house margarita is good as well. The staff was all very friendly and helpful. Definitely a place I will visit again on future trips to the area!

Thank AustinPiper
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8553 Gulf Fwy, Houston, TX 77017-5055
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-943-3183
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