A Flurry of Culinary Updates from the Downtown Tunnels

Wells Fargo Plaza Tunnel Entrance, 1000 Louisiana St., Downtown, Houston, 77002

A reader sends the following report of openings, closures, swap-outs, and hanging question marks in the Downtown tunnel system’s restaurant landscape:

The Prince’s Hamburgers location at 930 Main St./McKinney Place Garage (and the associated taco establishment next to it whose name escapes me) both closed a couple of weeks ago. The former location of Mediterranean Grill House in the basement of 919 Milam St. is now a Dimassi’s Mediterranean Buffet. What was a Ninfa’s Express window next door still sports a sign stating a Bullrito’s is coming soon, while the restaurant space the sit-down Ninfa’s previously occupied remains vacant, with no indication of what may be coming.


The updates continue:

At the other side of the 919 Milam Tunnel Level, Express Rolls has opened next to Salata and Beck’s Prime, serving sushi (both boxed combinations and a-la-carte 1- and 2-piece packages) as well as pre-packaged hot dishes like curry and vermicelli.

Photo of the Wells Fargo Plaza tunnel entrance at 1000 Louisiana St.: elnina via Swamplot Flickr pool

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2 Comment

  • The Prince’s Hamburgers and Taco place in McKinney Garage had tax non-payment issues per the notices posted at the restaurants before the signs came down.

    The Express Rolls in 919 Milam is their third tunnel location they’ve opened in the past couple months.

  • I work downtown and use the tunnels often, and I still think they are one dumbest things about this city. Hard to be a place worth visiting when everything closes up and disappears at 5 o’clock.