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Ninfa's on Navigation

#26 of 7,082 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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2704 Navigation Blvd, Houston, TX 77003-1517 (Delano)
+1 713-228-1175
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an old, loud, and large restaurant with lots of atmosphere. Great margaritas and redfish tacos. I've enjoyed each time I dined here. Huge portions, too big to me. I enjoy the food, but be aware that conversation can be difficult when dining here.

Thank Marelis
Pasco, Washington
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206 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to dinner here with business associates. The food was good… Not the best I've had, but certainly far from the worst. Service was acceptable, prices were right. Atmosphere is lively. Can't give five stars because there was nothing exceptional, but wouldn't hesitate and recommending.

Thank myklrl
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12 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A typical joint for basic Mexican fair. The food is ordinary, but service folk are nice, but usually folks don't go there for that. I scanned the menu and got only the basic of dishes and very little of my choice for the dollar value. Don't be surprised that you may leave the place hungrier then when you came in?

Thank Atno S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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114 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had been craving good Mexican food and decided to visit the original Ninfas on Navigation. Our table had beef tacos al carbon, and combo plates with cheese enchiladas, beef tamale, guacamole, and gigantic crispy beef tacos. Best Spanish rice in town, and also love the borracho beans. Only negative is that we had one hard of hearing person in our... More 

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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a group of 22 people for dinner. The place was a bit crowded, but it was nice. The wait staff were great in accommodating such a group. The food was good.

Thank gaylordbrown
Sugar Land, Texas, United States
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived around 5:30 on A Saturday before rush hour with a party of 6. The hostess told us it would be a 45 minute wait due to reservations. We were told to wait in the bar. We headed to the bar and were going to order a drink and possibly an appetizer and were told by a waiter that... More 

Thank Debra M
Cornelia, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came in to Ninfa's last night to celebrate a birthday. The food was great as always and the servers are nice. This is definitely the best Tex-Mex food in the country, with everything on the menu being a great option. I do highly recommend the enchiladas. The margaritas are perfect - not too much lime or sugar. Ninfa's is always... More 

Thank Globewalker737
Malibu, California
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, try the fajitas as they truly are great! The service was great, the food was excellent and we loved the casual atmosphere

Thank MalibuFamily
Lawrence, Kansas
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842 reviews
338 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ninfas was the premier Mexican restaurant way before all the popular Mexican places got started. The place on Navigation was the place to go for great food. The menu is still full of all the favorites and the quality hasn't suffered. Don't miss a chance to visit the original.

Thank Robert S
Portland, Oregon
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116 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first time here over the Christmas holiday and we loved it! We have been coming to Houston for many years to visit family, and somehow this place has eluded us. Never again--it is on the permanent restaurant roster moving forward! We tried the carnita and the tacos al pastor. Both were second to none. My husband said the carnitas... More 

Thank ght0314

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Mexican, Southwestern
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2704 Navigation Blvd, Houston, TX 77003-1517
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-228-1175

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?