As the name implies, this is where it all started. If you believe the legend, Mama Ninfa was (is) the patron saint of Tex-Mex. In her tiny kitchen, she cranked out the world's first fajitas. She also popularized the margarita, turned the first avocado into guacamole and concocted a green sauce with healing powers.
Mama Ninfa has left this mortal coil and the restaurants bearing her name has been gobbled up by the man, but this outpost hangs on to her memory and most of her recipes.
Greatly expanded in recent years to include a real parking lot and large patio deck, the restaurant still manages to draw hordes who wait patiently for a table. Some of the waiters have been serving Mama's sizzingly plates of fajitas for more than 20 years. Just ask.
Vibe: Old school