Original Ninfa's on Navigation

GHCVB Member
(713) 228-1175
2704 Navigation Boulevard | Houston, TX 77003
EaDo/East End
TripAdvisor Rating Based on 609 reviews

The Tex-Mex taqueria that launched the chain still manages to look authentic. Ask anyone who's ever been to this original Ninfa's if it's better than the franchises around the city and you'll get a resounding "yes."

Local socials know to flock here by 7pm Sunday nights for the high-energy scene. Tex-Mex purists delight in the kitschy decor and Tecate. Still, those looking for great fajitas and love to watch the women make the tortillas are content with the whole enchilada.

Acclaimed Julep bar owner Alba Huerta has crafted the Ninfa's bar program into an eclectic mix of traditional favorites and modern creations. Known as one of America's best bartenders (Southwest: the Magazine, Bon Appetit), Huerta's expertise has brough new menu selections like the “Pedro Navaja Old Fashioned” with tequila reposado and the “Margarita Al Pastor,” an homage to bar Limantour in Mexico City, with tequila blanco, Cointreau, lime, serrano, cilantro and grilled pineapple.

  • Southern Living named The Original Ninfa's on Navigation the best restaurant in Texas (2017)

Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau - Member

  • Hours: Sunday: 10am-10pm Monday-Thursday: 11am-10pm Friday: 11am-11pm Saturday: 10am-11pm
  • Price: $$ (Meal, including one drink, tax and tip $11-$30)
  • Seating Capacity: 230
  • Reservations Required
    • Recommended
  • Weekend Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Valet Parking
  • Self Parking
  • Delivery
  • Take Out
  • Separate Checks OK
  • Catering
  • Group Friendly
  • Student Group Friendly
Meeting Facility
  • Number of Rooms: 2
  • Banquet Capacity: 230
  • Facility Buy Out For Special Event
  • Private Room
  • April 8, 2018
    The Original Ninfa's on Navigation
    2704 Navigation Blvd | Houston, TX 77003
    A TACO CHALLENGE HONORING THE LEGACY OF MAMA NINFA. On Sunday, April 8, 2018, The Ninfa Laurenzo Scholarship Fund will hold its first...