Open for Indoor Dining,

Patio Seating &



Monday - Friday  11am - 10pm

Saturday 10am - 10pm

Closed on Sunday

Hours are subject to change without notice

Covid-19 Policy

We will continue to provide a clean, sanitized & safe environment

for all guests & employees. 

1. All employees will have their temperatures taken upon arriving to work.

2. All dining & work areas will be sanitized frequently.

3. Hand Sanitizer dispensers will be stationed in common areas.

4. Masks (though not required) will be available at our host stand for all guests upon requests.

We thank you for your continued support & hope to see you soon!


Celebrating two decades of food and fun in the heart of downtown Houston, steps from Minute Maid Park!


A culture of faith,
neighborly service & great food.


In 1988, Irma Galvan opened a small sandwich shop in an old house in downtown's warehouse district. Soon after, she converted the menu to Mexican fare and created a welcoming environment rarely found in restaurants. Along with her four children, Irma began a culture driven by faith, service, and food. Irma Galvan has been featured on the Food Network and is a recipient of the James Beard Award.

Irma's eldest son, Louis Galvan, and his business partner, Bruce Williams, opened Irma's Southwest in 1998. Penned a "city slicker" by the Houston Chronicle, the restaurant brought a sophisticated edge while staying true to the core ideals and quickly gained the same elite reputation as the original Irma's.

Irma's Southwest remains true to its core values of faith, neighborly service, and great food. We continue to serve our beloved Mexican fare, along with fresh seafood and exotic wild game from the Texas Hill Country.

Blessings, welcome and enjoy!

Irma Galvan, Owner, Irma's Original
Louis Galvan, Owner, Irma's Southwest

Memorable special events and catering for every occasion.


 Let us entertain you in one of our private or semi-private spaces. We're able to accommodate corporate lunches for 30-100 people and corporate dinners from 30-120, plus brunches, happy hours, rehearsal and wedding dinners, birthday parties and graduation lunches and dinners from 40-120. 


Full-service, off-premise catering with or without bar is available for events from 40-600 people.


Corporate deliveries are available for 10-300 people during lunch and 30-300 for dinner.

Home deliveries are available for 50-300 guests. 

For information, email


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