There are lots of Tex-Mex establishments in Houston, but The Original Ninfa’s on Navigation is legendary. Brief history lesson: it was opened in 1973 by “Mama” Ninfa Laurenzo, who is largely credited with making fajitas popular in Houston. For this, we thank her. The original downtown location is now run by a different restaurant group, but Ninfa’s legacy continues and their fajitas are as good as ever. Post up on their outdoor patio with a margarita and be sure to order extra flour tortillas.
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