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Ninfa's Mexican Restaurant

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1111 Louisiana St, Bsmt 160, Houston, TX 77002-5230
+1 713-650-3690
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Recommended by family, very good Mexican atmosphere, service, free parking & food. I'm not a Mexican food expert but my octopus taco was delicious. Was disappointed that salsas offered with chips were too spicy for my taste. Serving left me hungry so got sofapitas w gelato & took most of it home (delicious!!). Atmosphere very lively & you could watch... More 

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Thank 143mamas
Houston, Texas
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122 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

I stopped by this restaurant with family before catching a flight out. I had never been, but a member of my party was a huge fan. We went in around 5pm on a weekend day and it wasn't very busy. Service was fast and the staff was friendly. I wanted chile rellenos but didn't want a very spicy dish. I... More 

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Thank Maschalismos
Owasso, Oklahoma
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145 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

This is the best authentic Mexican food I've had. Reasonably priced, great atmosphere and excellent service. Will be back when visiting Houston!

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Thank swf927
Hamburg, Germany
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109 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

Came here for lunch on a Sunday having heard that this is the place to go for Mexican. It was the best choice I made. The food was absolutely delicious. Especially the Beef Fajita was a dream. The place was extremely busy, but service was quick and friendly. Will definitely be going here again on my next visit to Houston.

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Thank Philipp-J-B
Avon, Indiana
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

This was our first time to eat here. There were many choices on the menu. The food and service were both great.

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Thank Karen D
Houston
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

First off, the employees at this location seem to hate their job. The woman who took my order was probably the rudest person I've ever had to speak to. She claimed to be the manager! The food tasted like a microwave TV dinner. I've lived in Houston my whole life. I know Tex-Mex and this isn't it. As another poster... More 

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Thank denhou1974
Medina, Ohio
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46 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

Love this place. The meals are wonderful & the queso fundido is amazing. Makes me want to move to Houston! When you walk in the little old ladies are making homemade tortillas & the bar is warm and friendly. Try this place. You'll be happy

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Thank eric p
Santiago, Chile
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101 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

We had a very quick business lunch here but must say that it's not high on my list to return. While menu was quite good and the service fast, I just wouldn't say it's real Tex Mex. keeping in mind you're in the mall and it doesn't pretend to be high end, it's still just average.

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Thank avcapobi
Merritt Island, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

Came with a large group on 4th of July, place was packed but the service was good, the food came out pretty fast and they kept the drinks and chips and salas coming. The green sauce for the chips was exceptionally good.

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Thank FloridaTrish
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

Very busy with business people for lunch, but seating and service is fast and efficient, prices are reasonable, and food is served piping hot

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Thank Houstonian1984

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1111 Louisiana St, Bsmt 160, Houston, TX 77002-5230
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-650-3690

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