After “Mama” Ninfa Laurenzo’s husband died, she started The Original Ninfa’s on Navigation Street in 1973, stuffing skirt steak into tortillas from her family’s tortilla factory. She called the dish tacos al carbon, but they became widely known as fajitas.
Mama passed away and Ninfa’s is now owned by Legacy Restaurants. In addition to those delicious fajitas served with made-from-scratch tortillas, the menu also includes ceviche, handmade tamales and entrees like mole salmon, shrimp diablo and Texas redfish.
We went for lunch on Sunday and also strolled through the East End Farmers Market, held weekly from 10AM-2PM.