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Irma's Original

#462 of 7,112 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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22 N Chenevert St, Houston, TX 77002-1302
+1 713-222-0767
08:00 - 15:00
Closed now
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Mon - Wed 08:00 - 15:00
Thu - Fri 08:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here with my wife and two kids. We sat ourselves then asked the 'water guy' for a menu. He replied "we don't have menus". The waiter (turned out to be the owner's son) again told us they don't have menus. Each time we asked for something his reply was "hey this authentic Mexican food, we don't have that". Really?... More 

1 Thank denhou1974
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Great dinner with my husband. Ray and Logan were so attentive- so fun. Made us feel like home, even a nice couple at the bar who ate there frequently were so welcoming. Guacamole was off the chain.

Thank Lonni S
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275 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Irma's is a landmark restaurant in the city of Houston. The food, the service, the ambiance...there is nothing like it anywhere. The food is delicious. There is no printed menu, bur there are numerous choices to choose from. Lemonade and iced tea are the signature drinks, but there are other choices including alcoholic beverages. Guacamole and con queso are served... More 

Thank mantamoon
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83 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Great place in down town Houston for some authentic Mexican food. Weiner crispy tacos enchiladas and tamales. The chips K so and guacamole were great before the meal the meals were great good place to come bring some friends

Thank saibrs
Houston, Texas
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87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Our first visit to Irma's was in celebration of my birthday. My wife and I had been visiting Buffalo Bayou Park and had a late lunch. A waiter took our drink order and in a short time Irma herself came to our table to take our order. We were not ready to order and she said to relax and enjoy... More 

Thank 1CabanaBoy
Lubbock, Texas
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Possibly the best Mexican food this side of Mexico City. No menu, they tell you what they got and you decide. Much easier than it sounds. We got chili relleno and chicken enchiladas. OMG. Cooked perfectly..... not heavy, could taste every ingredient. Staff very patient and friendly

Thank Dan T
Houston, Texas
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138 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

A group of us ate dinner here one evening. Their menu varies and was presented to us verbally by the waiter as is the practice at Irma's. After some Q&A we all found something we liked (easy to do) and things were working. The food was very good to my taste. Not greasy or oily, not over cheesed or over... More 

Thank bigfishpk
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103 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We to Irma's for lunch. Started off with chips, salsa, guac and queso...all very good! The waiter/owner gave us the menu for the day verbally. Could not decide between the Chicken Mole and the Carnitas...he offered to serve a little of each one since it was my first time there...super cool! Both were amazing! The food is all very fresh... More 

Thank Chingadero
Houston, Texas
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171 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Irma's has outstanding service and terrific tamales, chicken mole, fresh fish cooked in style, and yummy guacamole! It is a definite go-to place for Houston Tex-Mex!!!

Thank jswflights
Lake Jackson, Texas
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Food was perfect for pre game meal. Met my diet needs and kept the rest of the gang from feeling like they were eating for a dieter. The wild game choices were perfect! Good beer selection too!

Thank darnold53

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 N Chenevert St, Houston, TX 77002-1302
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 713-222-0767
Serving Mexican specialties 6 days a week, Irma's offers guests an ever-changing selection of breakfast and lunch items. There is nothing like grandma's homemade Mexican cooking and that is exactly what you'll receive here at Irma's! Come and join us.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?