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Irma's Southwest, Houston, TX

Irma's Southwest

4.8
4.8
684 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican / Regional American (Southwestern)
Irma’s Southwest along with Irma’s Original have been household names in downtown food scene for over 17 years. Headed by the leadership of Louis Galvan and Irma Galvan, recipient of the 2008 James Beard Award.
Irma’s Southwest Grill is a casual elegant restaurant where you will enjoy some of the best Mexican food you will ever have north of the Mexican border. Our menu showcases some of the classic Mexican dishes including Carne Guisada, Pork Carnitas and Chile Relleno but it also incorporates Texas Wild Game in the form of Axis Barbacoa and Nilgai Tamales. Come to Irma’s and let yourself be completely mesmerized by our amazing food.
Whether you are looking for a hearty lunch, a quick bite before a baseball game or a full dinner Irma’s Southwest is your destination in downtown.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mexican / Regional American (Southwestern), Wild Game, Tex-Mex
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (713) 247-9651
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Irma Galvan
  • Catering
    We cater to offices and homes in the downtown area. For areas outside of downtown please give us a call for details. We will create a specific menu for your event. Our Fajita package is our most ordered catering meal.
  • Private party facilities
    Our private room can accommodate about 120 persons seated and 180 standing. Our private room can also be divided to accommodate smaller groups. We specialize in corporate dining, corporate happy hour, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, retirement parties, Bat Mitzvahs and Bar Mitzvahs, birthday parties and graduation parties.
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown
  • Cross Street
    La Branch
  • Parking Details
    Valet
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 684 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Houston

    Good for business meals

  • Houston

    Good for business meals

684 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for lunch with friends. Love to share appetizers, tacos or fajitas. Everyone is the restaurant is so friendly. Great service, ambiance and most of all the food!

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  2. BethK

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service. Waitress was awesome with recommendations. Will recommend and go back.

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  3. Houkahn

    Houston

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fresh and fantastic. Service was prompt and polite.

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  4. krzygrl8

    Houston

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was fantastic! Our sweet server Andrea took great care of us and always with a smile ! Good and margaritas were out of this world . We love coming here when we are downtown .

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  5. JeremyH

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Server was awesome. Guacamole was good. Drinks a little pricey.

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  6. LauraR

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our fave places to dine! Highly recommend! We love it!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Estuve en un lugar de "alto nivel", uno mediano tambien pero Irma's se cuece aparte. Desde las salsas y guacamole hasta las fajitas. Prefiero eso. gracias. VOLVEREMOS. Y antes del beisbol es perfecto

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  8. Texchick

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was spectacular and the food was delicious! Look forward to having a date night here again soon!

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  9. ErinC

    Dallas

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Don’t come here if you don’t want to spend a lot of money.

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  10. Bronco

    San Antonio

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and drinks. Prices are a little high and service could have been a bit more attentive but it was enjoyable.

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FAQs

Irma's Southwest offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 247-9651.

Irma's Southwest is rated 4.8 stars by 684 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Irma's Southwest

1475 Texas Ave., Houston, TX 77002

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    La Branch
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mexican / Regional American (Southwestern), Wild Game, Tex-Mex
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Valet
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Irma Galvan
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (713) 247-9651
  • Catering
    We cater to offices and homes in the downtown area. For areas outside of downtown please give us a call for details. We will create a specific menu for your event. Our Fajita package is our most ordered catering meal.
  • Private party facilities
    Our private room can accommodate about 120 persons seated and 180 standing. Our private room can also be divided to accommodate smaller groups. We specialize in corporate dining, corporate happy hour, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, retirement parties, Bat Mitzvahs and Bar Mitzvahs, birthday parties and graduation parties.
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