Happy “original” taco Tuesday from the “original” Ninfas! This is known as Houston’s favorite go-to Tex-Mex location.
The Original Ninfa’s on Navigation was created by “Mama” Ninfa Laurenzo in 1973 after the death of her husband, John. She started by grilling skirt steak and serving it in tortillas from her family’s struggling tortilla factory. The resulting dish – “Tacos al Carbon” (which later became known as “Fajitas”) was the basis for Mama Ninfa’s legend in Houston and in the history of Tex-Mex cuisine. Mama Ninfa passed away in 2001, and in 2005, Legacy Restaurants purchased The Original Ninfa’s. In the ensuing years, Legacy and Executive Chef Alex Padilla have restored, updated, and improved The Original Ninfa’s. After more than 40 years in business, The Original Ninfa’s on Navigation is more popular than ever and still is serving “The Best Mexican Food in Texas”!
Lace blouse by Marissa Webb/Flared pants by Osman
Photos/Assistance by Alicia Cody
Styling/Model: Beth Muecke