Although culinary archeologists have been working for decades to uncover the true origins of Tex-Mex cuisine, most Houstonians will tell you that it was invented by the late Mama Ninfa back in 1973 when the enterprising cook injected some Lone Star influences into her Mexican family recipes and started serving them up in a building Downtown. Word spread quickly among gourmands and this local institution has been packed ever since. Today, our beloved Mama Ninfa’s legacy lives, thanks to chef Alex Padilla, who has extended the original menu beyond Mama’s groundbreaking tacos al carbon, enchiladas and salsas to more sophisticated fare such as snapper in Veracruzana pepper and carrot sauce and the redfish adorned in tomatillo relish. Ninfa’s now has its own garden and freshly picked produce is used in the execution of dishes in a restaurant that remains a part of the city’s folklore.
While there are other Ninfa's around town, the location on Navigation is the original. Much of the staff has been there for years.
4 | jul at 9:00 am
|First Saturday Arts Market 2015|
|548 W 19th St|
4 | jul at 12:00 pm
|John Palmer Art Gallery hosts "American Escapism"|
|John Palmer Fine Art|
4 | jul at 1:00 pm
|Fourth of July Celebration at Bayou Bend|
|Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens|
4 | jul at 1:30 pm
|Children’s Museum of Houston presents Kidpendence Day|
|Children's Museum of Houston|