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Original Mexican Cafe

1401 Market St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2532
+1 409-762-6001
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (76 reviews)
“guacamole” (36 reviews)
“beef” (21 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1401 Market St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2532
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Always wanted to con dine at OMC for years - FINALLY had the chance 🌮 We enjoyed our bean dip and salsa, the flavorful meal, delicious guacamole... I can go on and on. The waiter was kind and courteous. Very little wait at lunch to...More

Thank coxonthe19th
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Original has been a Galveston mainstay for over 100 years. Located in the East End off 14th on the harbor side of Broadway. Margaritas are excellent. The menu is heavily Tex-Mex. A wide range of appetizers. The queso flameado with fajita meat is superb....More

Thank OldAg65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite Mexican place ever. The people that work there are friendly and attentive. The food is authentic. The management is polite and helpful. The drinks are amazing. I usually sit at the bar with my co-workers after a long day of work. The atmosphere...More

Thank Kristyn S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing fancy about this place, just great Tex Mex food and good service.. Chips, beans and salsa served with every meal..

Thank garylU783TN
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food and margaritas Fajitas for 2 was huge! Whole beans were best we’ve ever had My husband loved the happy hour margaritas so much we went back twice. Would definitely go back again

Thank jhuth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tried this place 4 years ago on the recommendation of a local and I really enjoyed the food. Came back and ordered a huge bag of to-go food for our balcony. Sunset and guacamole, added a good rum and it was perfect. Good food, above...More

Thank GrandIsleDreams
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is my FIRST negative review. On Monday, June 11, 2018 we had a group of 12 teachers in Galveston attending a conference. After we finished eating, a male manager came to the table and said “ since we were finished eating we needed to...More

Thank Sheila M
Nicholas S, Owner at Original Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I am mortified....this is NOT how we treat our guests.....ever. I will have a talk with the server, the waiter, as well as the GM. I hope you WILL give us another chance, and I would love for it to be my treat should you...More

Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

This was super average Mexican food. A lot of cheese, almost on everything. The tamale was good but smothered in cheese. The mozzarella sticks that were part of the sampler were not cooked all the way through. Service was good and efficient. It wasn’t a...More

Thank wheniwhoop
Reviewed 23 May 2018

We went for breakfast - had breakfast enchiladas and chorizo with eggs. Food was fresh and hot - Coffee was good. Service was great.

Thank Mary F
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

We have been here before and we’re not disappointed. The food is fresh and tasty and not greasy. We ordered a large guacamole and not only was it delicious, there was enough to bring some home. I typically Judge a Mexican food restaurant by the...More

Thank Travelingmelinda
Nicholas S, Owner at Original Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

Thank you so much...and the owner DOES eat there :)

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Bobby B
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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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Why yes, yes we do.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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