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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

Ninfa's on Navigation

2704 Navigation Blvd., Houston, TX, 77003
East End  •  713-228-1175
Mon-Thu 11am-10pm; Friday 11am-11pm; Saturday 10am-11pm; Sunday 10am-10pm