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Ninfa's Mexican Restaurant

215 Mary Ave, Waco, TX 76701-2233
+1 254-757-2050
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“fajitas” (43 reviews)
“rice” (19 reviews)
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215 Mary Ave, Waco, TX 76701-2233
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Reviews (440)
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The food was average, lacking in flavor and being in Texas, we wished that we had chosen somewhere else with better Mexican food.

Thank Melissa P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We wanted good, Texas-style Mexican food and were not disappointed. Loved the decor too. Wait staff was friendly and helpful. Get there early because it fills up fast.

Thank JillCStem
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was the middle of the afternoon and we usually frequent the stores in Houston, where the original was. This was very good, but not up to the standard that we are used to. The skirt steak was very chewy, not tender as usual. Waitstaff...More

Thank Linda P
Reviewed 6 days ago

The atmosphere and the food were awesome. I had my two toddler girls with me, and the wait staff was great with being forgiving with our mess and crazy kids. Great enchiladas, salsa, and tacos. That was all I got to sample, but overall we...More

Thank drdave75
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had to wait about 20 minutes but we soon found out it was worth the wait. Great menu !! The staff was friendly and menu knowledgeable

Thank chris s
Reviewed 1 week ago

Margaritas were spot on. Tacos El Ninfa was perfect, and my husband got a half order of this chicken dish with delicious sauce and bacon and shrimp on it, wasn't spicy at all (can't remember the name and I would butcher the Spanish rendition, but...More

1  Thank wshanor
Reviewed 1 week ago

This came recommended by some locals that we meet and I was not impressed at all. I can get better Mexican Food in Utah. The food was cold and the salsa was made with tomatoes from a jar.

Thank Shushi966
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Texas Mexican restaurant. Service is good and has a historic atmosphere in the old district of Waco close to river. The Las Verdes were wonderful as well as their Tacos. The draft beer just went well with the food.

Thank gptex
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not Waco's best Mexican. The chips and salsa are good. the location is very convenient with lots of free parking.

Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for a Texas spin on Mexican food, my wife and I chose this restaurant based on TripAdvisor reviews, and we were not disappointed. Our server, Jade, welcomed us, made suggestions and took excellent care of us. We selected the fajitas for two with the...More

Thank rehclass
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We will be visiting Waco on a Friday during Lent and will be looking for a place with fish or shrimp tacos or other seafood options for lunch. Are those available here?
25 February 2017|
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Response from texmac2017 | Reviewed this property |
They do a really good fish taco- all the seafood is excellent.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 Mary Ave, Waco, TX 76701-2233
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waco
  • Phone Number: +1 254-757-2050
  • E-mail