If you ask just about any Houstonian where to find the best old-school Tex-Mex in town, most will point you to the Original Ninfa’s on Navigation. Known for its classic enchilada plates and other uniquely Texan delicacies, this beloved Houston eatery is officially looking to stretch its legs.
The Houston Press reports that the Original Ninfa’s on Navigation is currently on the lookout for a second location. As the Press’ Phaedra Cook notes, this isn’t the restaurant’s first rodeo with expansion. Unfortunately, founder Ninfa Laurenzo lost control of the franchised restaurants, all of which have since shuttered. This time, though, the chain is taking a much more measured approach.
According to a real estate listing, the company is looking for a ready-to-go restaurant in areas like The Woodlands, Katy, and Cypress, along other possible suburban locations. Clearly, this project is in its very beginnings, so suburbanites will likely have to wait several months before they’re able to enjoy Ninfa’s without the drive.
This is just the latest in a series of big moves for Ninfa’s. Earlier this month, the restaurant announced that it was adding a wood-fired grill to its kitchen, along with an expanded menu of grilled dishes. In a seriously smart move, the restaurant also worked with acclaimed mixologist (and owner of Julep) Alba Huerta to revamp their cocktail program.
Stay tuned for more details as this exciting new expansion develops.