Irma’s Southwest Grill is a casual elegant restaurant where you will enjoy some of the best Mexican food you will ever have north of the Mexican border. Our menu showcases some of the classic Mexican dishes including Carne Guisada, Pork Carnitas and Chile Relleno but it also incorporates Texas Wild Game in the form of Axis Barbacoa and Nilgai Tamales. Come to Irma’s and let yourself be completely mesmerized by our amazing food.
Whether you are looking for a hearty lunch, a quick bite before a baseball game or a full dinner Irma’s Southwest is your destination in downtown.
Irma's Famous Guacamole
served with homemade tostadas
Shrimp Tacos (2)
Waiter was more concerned with us ordering expensive items then what we wanted
My first time dining at this location, I usually visit the original location. Service and food were great!
Great restaurant with outstanding personal service. Food was outstanding and we were told the great story behind this restaurant. Mexican old fashioned was great and even got a free tasting of the whiskey. Perfect restaurant for the Panasonic times with great outdoor area. Definitely on my regular Houston list!
My husband and I had a quiet date night to celebrate my 50th birthday. The food was AMAZING and the service was beyond excellent!! We would highly recommend!
I went out to eat with a friend and lived the food! I will highly recommend the skinny margaritas! So good and tasty!
Great location--cool place for a nice dinner and the margaritas are fab!
Took an out of town friend for dinner. We both had salads, hers was shrimp and mine steak. They were good but nothing special, They were good but not all that different from other similar les expensive restaurants and not really very big. We sat outside, they could add some more plants to make the view better and more appealing.
Service was good but several times had to ask for something and the wait person (Not our person) looked inconvenienced. Drinks were good.
I had a puppy with me so I sat outside in the nice patio area. There is some nice shaded areas and the service was very good. I enjoyed their cocktails, I had asked the bartender to make up his 3 best selling cocktails and I can see why they were his best sellers they were all delicious. I tried the wild meat combo and I loved it. I will return.
Janet, Nick, and Jacob are great hosts. The food was amazing. The service was impeccable and the cocktails were delicious. Their patio had great energy. We highly recommend it!
Great food and drinks. Service was prompt and courteous. Highly recommend!
Wonderful restaurant. Great food and environment.
When we first entered there was a little commotion between a waiter and guest which had us a little concerned for our first time, but after the food and drinks were amazing great night to spend my birthday.
Service, safety and food were all excellent.
The food here is amazing and the staff is extremely attentive. Highly recommend the guacamole, fish tacos and the spiked lemonade (be careful though - it goes down smooth! 😃)
Wonderful food with phenomenal service.
Always the best food quality & service!
Treat you like family.
Food was delicious!!! Service was great. I highly recommend!
The food was outstanding...only rivaled by the quality of service and attention to detail. We had the Sea Bass and Wild Game Combo - both were fantastic. The Sea Bass was arguably the best we ever had. Phenomenal service made it a great evening out during these unique times.
Excellent food. Nick was great!
Love Janet. Like family.
I was being treated by my wife and the service was perfect
Pretty place, nice environment and delicious authentic food.
I always have a great experience at Irmas Southwest. Great fresh food and wonderful service. Try the Pollo Verde!
Much better than previous visits! The food quality has improved!
Came here for my 11th anniversary with my husband, first time and will definitely be back. Staff were super sweet and the music was on point. The food was very delicious! Will definitely be back. We went after 6pm and didn’t find parking in garage but the street parking was free after 6pm. (5.16.2020)
Overall, the service was outstanding!
Food was subpar to mediocre. Definitely overpriced for what it is.
As someone who dines out 3-4 nights a week, probably won’t recommend for furure visits.
Great service with friendly staff
Excellent service and great food
Really enjoyed the lentil soup and the guacamole was fantastic. However our table of four found every single dish to be extremely too hot and spicy. We were slathering everything in sour cream and downing glasses of water to finish our meal. The quality of the food was very good.However the heat definitely took away our ability to enjoy the meal.
We sat outside and the Bartender provided excellent service. Food was authentic and delicious. I had a combo that included the carne guisada it taste just like grandmas.
Our experience at Irma’s was amazing. The ambience and service were top notch. You have to try the lemonade and the El Jefe margarita! The guacamole is great as well as the bacon wrapped Nilgai. This was my first time trying this tender game meat and I was impressed! We will definitely be back!
The menu was very limited and the prices were exorbitant.
Great evening for valentine’s
We sat down on time but did not receive our meal for 40 minutes. Owner had to come by to get the meal moving forward. Noise level was pretty high and it made conversation difficult. An hour after the meal I became very ill for about 3 hours with stomach issues. It was bad enough that I had to leave work early.
Great food. Prompt friendly service.
Still the best. Irma’s has upgraded to fancier surroundings but the people that made this a Houston go to are still there - and the food remains classic Mexican with a Texas twist.
Delicious wild game tamales. The staff is very friendly and seem to enjoy working there.
We had outstanding food and service at Irma's Southwest. Louis took great care of us from beginning to end and made the evening memorable.
Service was excellent. Waitress made great suggestions for food. Don’t skip the queso or guacamole! Will definitely go again.
Irma's Southwest offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 247-9651.
Irma's Southwest is rated 4.7 stars by 429 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.