Tacos Over Texas
Food Truck Challenge on Sunday, May 7 , 2023 noon-5pm to commemorate Mama Ninfa's birthday.
Mama Ninfa paved the way for the Mexican restaurant industry in Texas by introducing her famous tacos al carbon. The challenge for our Chefs is to create a dish inspired by Mama Ninfa . We want to celebrate the history and transformation of Houston's passion for multicultural food, by each chef adding their own unique flavors to their sample taco.
Ninfa Laurenzo was instrumental in laying the groundwork for the Mexican restaurant industry in Texas. Her tacos al carbon became famous and she became known as Houston's beloved, "Mama Ninfa." Thanks to her values and commitment to giving back to society, she dedicated her life to helping and supporting the advancement of community, especially in Houston's East End.
The Ninfa Laurenzo Scholarship Fund (TNLSF) was created in 2017 to raise funds for students with limited economic resources to become forces of change in our community by providing finanical support for their educational purposes.