Cuisine(s)
Mexican/Tex-Mex
Price Scale
$$
Description

The matriarch of Tex-Mex in Houston is still going strong in its original home on Navigation, where Mama Ninfa Laurenzo started a 10-table restaurant in the front of her tortilla factory in 1973. The tortillas, naturally, are still made by hand here, although much else has changed. An expansion a few years ago created an attractive patio to the side of the restaurant, an updated cocktail menu, and a slate of new dishes from chef Alex Padilla, all of which were added under a partnership between Legacy Restaurant Group and Clumsy Butcher. Padilla's innovations include a wood-fired oven, which turns out whole fish and flame-blistered panela cheese.

Meal Times
Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Good to Know
Child Friendly, Outdoor Dining, Parking, Takeout
Good For
Large Groups
Location