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Irma's Original

#396 of 7,161 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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22 N Chenevert St, Houston, TX 77002-1302
+1 713-222-0767
Mon - Wed 08:00 - 15:00
Thu - Fri 08:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Houston, TX
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As I stood in parking lot after lunch at Irma's, my instincts were telling me I had just been bamboozled. It looked for all the world as though it was quaint and homemade dining experience, so why did feel as though I'd just been had? As others mentioned in reviews before this one, the guy greeting was cavalier in directing... More 

Thank TravellingTyke007
Pilot Point, Texas
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just not the food for me. Every mixed drink has a watermelon in it. The beans were lentels and i am very allergic There is no menu they tell you what they have They served queso with strange spices on it, it was a little watery did not try the avocado dip the chips were a little greasy. strange spices... More 

Thank Diane C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

My husband and I met some old college friends at Irma's for dinner last month when visiting Houston. Don't let the location (out of the way) or lack of a menu (seriously, we never were given a menu) keep you away. This was the best Mexican I've had in years. Cooked by family. Served by family. Treated like family (we... More 

Thank Kate M
Houston, texas, USA
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379 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,849 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

The drinks are a bit pricey but the food is always good and the service, well Irma will want to know if it is less than excellent. Interior is a bit quirky and you certainly won't find anything fancy but houstonians have been making there way to this local favorite for a long time.

2 Thank jsthouston
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

My family and some friends ate at Irma's Original for the second time a few nights ago. Located downtown, it is wonderful that Irma's provides a gated parking lot. We were seated in the front dining room which had a family atmosphere; we all enjoyed the colorful, funky uniqueness of the restaurant. As there is no menu, the waiter listed... More 

Thank ralicen
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

You won't get a menu, just go with the experience!! The food is incredible! Try the shrimp appetizer, tamales, mahi-mahi, enchiladas, and any dessert! You really can't go wrong. This a great place for family (family run) or romantic dinner. Try it!!

Thank 123texan
Houston, Texas
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86 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

If you like memorabilia, funky and unique places to eat Irma's is the place in Houston. Request to sit in the back room, you will be surprised. There are no menus but the friendly, family servers can tell you what they are offering for the day. Soup and chips come with the meal. Expect about $16.00 for lunch but it's... More 

Thank Joyforlife
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We honestly meant to go to Irma's Southwest, but the GPS had different plans. We we arrived it didn't seem like much, but once we went inside we felt right at home. The decor is very different than many places. Take your grandma dinning room and add new flat panel TV's with non stop sports and you have a dream... More 

Thank David B
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

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 

2 Thank denhou1974
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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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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
US$15 - US$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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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?