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“JB”
Review of Mama Ninfa's

Mama Ninfa's
Ranked #514 of 8,206 Restaurants in Houston
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Harrison, Arkansas
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“JB”
Reviewed November 18, 2013 via mobile

Great service. Was there 20 minutes before they opened, let me in and served me anyway. Very friendly and helpful waitress. Great Tex mex. Definitely will return. More than enough lunch. $17

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English first
Florida
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75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“What they do well they do well”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

We always go to Ninfas on Gulf Freeway when we arrive or depart from Hobby airport. We can count on finding a table on a Saturday night because the crowds are at trendier restaurants that charge more for the same thing.

First of all, do NOT order the margarita. Order the Ninfarita. But you better have a designated driver. They also make the best Queso Flameado ever as an appetizer. Best if you share with three others.

Finally order the beef Tacos al Carbon/Ninfas. This chain invented them. Trendier places use too much vinegar or black pepper. Here it is just plain tasty and the flour tortilla is home made.

Also do NOT order the retried beans. Get the charro beans instead. They do not throw in cilantro and other green stuff in their beans like the trendier places do.

On my last visit I decided to get the cheese chile releno a la carte. They obliged but gave me one with ground meat in it. It was awful (Chuys has the best). Thankfully my wife had enough of her meal to share with me.

This place is a gem on weekend nights. However, stick to what they do best.

  • Visited October 2013
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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802 reviews
433 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
“Let down by poor service”
Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

A couple of us got together for drinks and dinner.
Starting off with drinks, the Margaritas were from a mix and not very good.
Had guacamole with chips, it was pretty good actually.
Chicken fajitas for mains, they don't come with bell peppers, had to order separately, but otherwise tasted pretty good.
Server barely spoke English.

  • Visited August 2013
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Branson, Missouri
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222 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Where service still exists!”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

This was our first time to this restaurant and when our waiter found that out he went into service mode in a big way! He recommended two of the best appetizers ever and so I even had him choose my meal. There were five of us and not one complaint. Everything was impeccable down to the sopapilla's that finished the meal off in style! Very reasonably priced and food was excellent! The only thing better than the food was the amazing service! Too bad that is lacking most places these days.

  • Visited August 2013
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Paris, France
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220 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Service Slow Food Average”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

Service in this restaurant is below average. To begin with they have very small baskets of chips and very small amounts of salsa. While they will bring more chips and salsa, if
asked, it takes awhile. (Assume that they are savings chips and salsa by serving very small portions, the baskets and salsa servings are about 1/3 the size of any other that I have ever been served). The refried beans had been burnt and this was the most prevalent taste. The rest of the food was OK. Everything about this restaurant is not up to par.
Would not recommend this location.

  • Visited July 2013
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