Ninfa's on Navigation
Located on Navigation Boulevard just minutes from the heart of downtown Houston, the Original Ninfa's was all started with Mama Ninfa Laurenzo's creative TexMex recipes. These led to the introduction of fajitas & Mexican cuisine to North America which gained immediate success.
If you're looking for a Houston Mexican restaurant, Ninfa's on Navigation is not only a local icon, having serviced politicians, celebrities & even visiting royalty, their Mexican food is unbeatable. Chef Alex Padilla uses only top quality ingredients, like Mama Ninfa herself did, & fresh Gulf of Mexico seafood like red snapper, jumbo shrimp & more.
Voted Best Margaritas, you can enjoy Ninfaritas on the outdoor deck, dine on the best Mexican dishes & fajitas around and truly enjoy the great restaurant experience.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Braised Chicken with Guajillo Peppers, Wrapped in Banana Leaves, and Served in Tomatillo Cream Sauce
Amazing service!!!! Food not so much. With all of the rave reviews I was disappointed with the taste of the food. It was really bland and the beef fajitas were tough.
It’s a great original restaurant … not the exact best !!
If you want great Mexican food with awesome service this is the best in Houston.
Great food and a great experience as always! The best in Houston.
Best Fajitas I have had in Houston! Very attentive service.
Was able to get in a little before my reservation time and get a table. Food was out to the table quickly & hot. Always a great place to stop and eat before an Astros game!!!
Always a great place to go. Nice place to connect with friends and a great margarita.
Food alway great and always enjoy myself
Excellent food, fresh drinks & environment. Friendly & helpful staff.
Classic joint. Fun ambiance. Food was okay. Nothing out of this world.
ENJOYED THE FOOD AND ERNESTO OUR WAITER WAS AWESOME WILL BE BACK
The best Mexican food in Houston.
I have been coming here since I was a child. After moving back to Houston I wanted to take my spouse and show him just how amazing the food is. It is now his favorite Mexican restaurant. I am so glad it hasn’t changed over the years .
Made a reservation, got seated right on time. Had excellent service. Food quality and quantity were very satisfactory. Everyone enjoyed their evening.
Excellent food. Can be a bit noisy if you are seated outside.
Food is always phenomenal!
We love eating here because the food is always great.
We haven't been to many restaurants for obvious reasons during the pandemic, so it was nice to return to the Original Ninfa's on Navigation for a relaxing Saturday afternoon meal with family.
Juanita, our server, was exceptional and someone I would definitely ask for upon our return(s).
Great fantastic food service etc
The fajitas were great, and the margarita was the best I’ve ever had! The only con was that there were four of us at a very small table, so the fajitas and toppings didn’t really fit on the table. Really yummy though!
While waiting for table outside it started raining. Wanted to go inside but told we could not wait inside (totally understandable given the COVID situation). We were told we should wait in car but car had been parked via valet.
Recommend having a covered waiting area
Food was very good. Service wasn’t the best we were sat down and were immediately rushed to order and seemed like they were really rushing us. Then after we ordered our food no one came around to ask us how are meals were or if we could get another drink. Service wasn’t great food was great though!
Fantastic authentic Mexican food. Everything we land in Houston we head there first!!!
I had a business lunch there, and the restaurant was perfect. I wish they had half- or lunch-sized portions for some of their plates because I don't need so much food, but that's not enough to take off a star; I take the rest to go!
Kady was awesome, the food was good and the drinks were as well
The Pulpo is a must have, so soft it melts in your mouth. Try the ceviche as well, you won't regret it.
Very impressed with their effort for safety with plastic partitions between most tables, servers all wearing masks and plastic gloves. Our servers were excellent snd food prepared perfectly.
Always a favorite! LOVE the fajitas! And the chile con queso is excellent - a little different this time - smokier? Our go to place for fajitas
Great fajitas at Ninfas which we shared. Nice outdoor seating and margaritas nice.
We always bring our out of town guests for this uniquely Houston experience. Aways fun and delicious!
Good as always. Large portions, good service.
Visiting Houston from Dallas. HD read good things about this restaurant. Staff was friendly, waiter was great, very attentive. We shared the combination fajitas, good taste, could’ve used more flavor, not the best I’ve ever had. Drinks were good
Ninfas is our neighborhood go to place! We always enjoy the food drinks and atmosphere.
Love this place and will continue to go back
Our waiter was fabulous, just did not get his name. He was very attentive and explained several items on the menu.
Love ninfas!! Great maragari
Food was exceptional. The service was great and very attentive to our needs.
Tacaos a la Ninfa were fair. Huge pieces of meat that were difficult to eat. Pasty tortilla.
Ninfa's on Navigation does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Ninfa's on Navigation also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 228-1175.
Ninfa's on Navigation is rated 4.6 stars by 2285 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.