Celebrity Spotting: Music Superstar Hits a Beloved Houston Tex-Mex Institution for Margaritas

BY // 04.11.17

It’s safe to say it’s been an exciting few months for The Original Ninfa’s on Navigation. But nothing topped the visit of country music legend George Strait on Monday.

The King of Country stopped by with his wife Norma for Ninfa Navigation margaritas. (We’d like to think an order of fajitas was also consumed.)

Strait, in town for a private tequila dinner spotlighting his own tequila brand Código 1530 at Perry’s Steakhouse & Grill, couldn’t leave Houston without a taste of Ninfa’s signature libations. Of course, Ninfa’s general manager Keith Garver made sure the margaritas were crafted with nothing other than Código.

Ninfa’s will also host a Código tequila pairing dinner ($69) on Tuesday, May 2 at 6:30 p.m. 

But as big as a visit from George Strait is, it is just part of Ninfa’s recent roll.

Long lauded as one of Houston’s most storied Tex-Mex institutions, the beloved restaurant has been garnering acclaim from sources far outside of the Bayou City. Just last month, Southern Living magazine rated Ninfa’s one of the South’s Best in its annual listings — and then some.

Ninfa’s actually landed top prize as The Best Restaurant in Texas, a designation chosen with the help of more than 22,000 surveyed readers. (The only other Houston locale to make the list was the Rothko Chapel, which was snagged the No. 10 spot in the South’s Best Museums category.)

George Strait and Best Restaurant Honors? Now, that’s a nice run — something worth singing about.

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