Mama Ninfa’s Kirby in Houston, Texas: A Restaurant Review

The restaurant is located at the corner of Kirby and Richmond, and it is between Rice village and the Montrose area. Once you enter the restaurant, you will notice that there is a station where they make fresh tortillas, and this particular location is quite big. Their typical food is

Tex-Mex, and in Texas it is very popular and delicious.

The original Mama Ninfa’s was created by Ninfa Rodríguez Laurenzo, and then she went on to become a very important public figure in Houston as a civic leader but died in 2001 of bone cancer.

For drinks you can start off with a Mexican beer such as Tecate or Corona for $4.00 or one of their special Margaritas such as the Mexijito and this is a mix between a Margarita and a Mojito or the blackberryMargarita for $8.50 or just a plain House Margarita on the rocks for $8.00.

For starters they do have great fajitas, and the portions are rather big so that it is easily shared, as you can choose between ½ a pound or a pound. They have beef fajita style for $17.95, chicken for $14.95 or a combination of both for $16.95, to these fajitas you can add some topping too (by paying a few dollars more), such as crispy bacon, onions, jalapenos and sliced mushrooms to name some.

Another great food item they have is homemade tamales, which are served with rice and a choice of beans; they have the chicken tamale with tomatillo sauce for $10.50, the pork tamale for $12.95 and the beef tamale with ancho Chile sauce for $11.95.

They also have combination plates which they call Ninfa’s mixtas such as the “Mixta Diablo” which is two Diablo shrimp and a choice of either beef or chicken fajitas for $19.95, or the Parilla mixta for two which includes beef and chicken fajitas, carnitas, charbroiled shrimp, pork ribs and Chile relleno for $39.50 and all these combination plates are served with rice and beans.

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