The Original Ninfa’s Uptown Houston
Here’s something new with an old twist. The Original Ninfa’s on Navigation, a crown jewel of Houston Tex-Mex, has a big brother in Uptown. But does it measure up? Limy, strong Ninfaritas? Check. Mama Ninfa’s famous green avocado sauce that everyone tries to copy? Check. Sizzling fajita platters served with signature house-made flour tortillas? Check (except a bit too much salt on the meat). Modern dishes worth sampling include the wood oven–roasted Texas redfish with tomatillo relish, the jumbo lump crab cake with chipotle cream sauce, and the adobo rabbit with garbanzo puree and harissa. The expansive space with pops of color sports floor-to-ceiling windows, large dining rooms, a central bar, new cocktails, and an upcoming breakfast menu.