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Original Mexican Cafe

1401 Market St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2532
+1 409-762-6001
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (77 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (39 reviews)
“beef” (23 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 yesterday

I wonder how I could give this place 55 stars but can't, There is not must I can say but after 10 plus visits plus dragging our friends & family who visit us while in Galveston (Jamica Beach) we have never had a bad meal...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Jim C
Reviewed yesterday

I've been there 4 times now. They've been great every time. Their prices are pretty good too. Kid friendly.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank theonelyman
Reviewed 1 week ago

Your typical Mexican restaurant, but with a few good twists. The guacamole is fabulous. Go with your favorites, and you probably won't be disappointed. Service was spot on, and the drinks were kept filled. Small parking lot at the far back of the Cafe, so...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Bob-a-Link
Reviewed 7 November 2018

If you love Tex-Mex you’ love the Original Mexican restaurant. The food is fabulous and the Margaritas are big and fantastic. I love the Tacos al Carbon (beef). You get 3 soft tacos with grilled onions & very flavorful beef. My wife has tried just...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 1965GTO
Reviewed 27 October 2018

The chips were delicious, although we thought the salsa had an odd taste. It definitely was not fresh. The drinks were weak, and everything else we ordered tasted the same.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank LovesRestaurants2014
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Had dinner there tonight, fast service, good food, fair price, great frozen margaritas, still the best mexican food i've found in Galveston.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank dgroves11
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

We were told by some locals that this was the place to eat. They were right on point. The atmosphere was authentic and the service was great. Ordered an original margarita for lunch and it hit the spot with the chips and salsa. Also ordered...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank B2708EDmelissat
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Visited here for a Sunday breakfast over Columbus Day weekend. Pleasant family atmosphere. Staff is very friendly. Our meals were served at a suitably hot temperature. Frijoles and tortillas seemed homemade and our meals were delicious! Well-worth a stop if you're into this style cooking!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Arnie W
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Food is OK nothing to write home about. Came out hot, tamales were dry as was the chili on top. Chips were a little stale, hot sauce was very spicy. Waiter was hit or miss on service.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sprios108
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

We decided to come here for lunch instead of going to a chain restaurant. We loved that the service was great and nonintrusive. The food was reasonably priced and the portions were just right. We loved the black bean dip. The beef fajitas were really...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank LalaineF
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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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