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Irma's Original

#529 of 7,238 Restaurants in Houston}
€€ - €€€Mexican, , Gluten Free Options
22 N Chenevert St, Houston, TX 77002-1302
+1 713-222-0767
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good20%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“chicken mole” (12 reviews)
“guacamole” (20 reviews)
“carne guisada” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
22 N Chenevert St, Houston, TX 77002-1302
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1 - 10 of 149 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our party of three visited this restaurant on the recommendations of others. We hadn't realized that there were no menus so we trustingly ordered our modest entrees only to be surprised by a pretty large bill for what we got. For example we got a...More

Thank Dini35
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have never eaten here before now. IT WAS A JOKE No menu is just for starters. The price of the food, once you get your surprise bill, is too much for the quality of the food. I felt like we weren't welcome.

Thank chasdawg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We heard good things about this place so we thought we would give it a try. We were first told only the two tables at the front door were open because the rest were reserved. Then finally we get someone to come take our drink...More

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

The food was wonderful and the fruit lemonade was absolutely terrific. The staff were very friendly and accommodating to our group with picky eater kids. We had a great time!

Thank Kathy F
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Irma's has been here forever, but it is in downtown and I don't get there very often at lunchtime. It is a bit quirky in that there is no menu to help you decide what you might want and how much it will cost. However,...More

Thank cnjones
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We always go here before a baseball game, day or night! We love the place. Irma's cooking is outstanding! Her kitchen won a James Beard award for regional cooking and her cuisine is authentic Mexican. The menu is all oral, but trust them, they get...More

Thank Joe W
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

This is my second time to eat at Irma's Original. Since we were going to the game, the food portions were perfect; we did not need to worry about to go boxes. The food and margaritas were delicious! I don't like the fact that there...More

1  Thank sherock120
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Listen to me. Go to Irma's. I did my research before coming to Houston on business and knew Irma's was a place I needed to eat. I was bummed out when I saw they're only open for breakfast and lunch. How was I going to...More

Thank LNM246
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

First, the good- food quality was excellent. Be sure to order the terrific lemonade, actually a delicious spicy pink drink with floating chunks of pineapple and watermelon. From what I could tell, it was refilled gratis. My daughters ordered chicken mole and I had my...More

2  Thank Nytex1130
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Food was delicious. They have a select amount of plates per day and no menu; so don't get carried away saying 'yes' to everything! The waitress was great. Very homey feel to the restaurant.

Thank Renee R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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