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Original Mexican Cafe

) #35 of 240 Restaurants in Galveston $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
1401 Market St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2532
+1 409-762-6001
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“enchiladas” (79 reviews)
“beef” (20 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1401 Market St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2532
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is ok. Nothing to get excited about. The service was really good. I had fajhitas and they were nothing special. The salsa wasn't that great.

Thank lmj040408
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this place. My wife and I have been going here for 12 years. We moved away in 2010 but every time we can drive down from Dallas we go. 2 of the servers not only Stoll recognize us, but know our order.

Thank Scott J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stop here each time we are on the Island. The food is very good and the staff are super friendly and accommodating. The menu has a very large selection so no matter how large your group everyone should be satisfied. Traditional Mexican, Seafood, or...More

Thank loves2laugh29
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was visiting some colleagues at UTMB and several insisted we have lunch here. It seems like a local favorite. I thought the food was good, not great. Pretty typical Mexican food. The service was fast and friendly.

Thank fromage13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For me there is only one place on Galveston Island for great Mexican (Tex-Mex) food. The Original Mexican Cafe always has delicious food and fantastic service.

Thank Jonfo1969
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I accidentally stumbled upon this place several years ago. It is our favorite island restaraunt! Try it and you will see why!

Thank sher481
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is by far the best Mexican Breakfast around. Anytime we go to Galveston this is a must have for us. The food is amazing and the service is great.

Thank Penny J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Being a 3rd generation Texan an frequent visitor to Mexico, I know Tex and Mex. The Original is the only real and best Tex Mex on the isle. Enchiladas are the signature dish of any Tex Mex and the Original has perfecto Enchiladas!

Thank Jim T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You won't be overwhelmed but it is fairly good. I couldn't say I would choose to go here over other Mexican restaurants in the area but it was okay.

Thank Texastravelers94
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for fancy or chain-restaurant atmosphere, drive on by. If you want good food, excellent service and to dine with the locals, this is place. Good prices and better food. Families welcome. Even with a line, you won't wait long.

Thank JooleySchmooze
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Response from Sherri H | Reviewed this property |
sorry , I never saw any advertisement for that when I was there
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1401 Market St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2532
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: +1 409-762-6001
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