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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” (80 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (35 reviews)
“beef” (18 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

We just got off the Liberty of the Seas and stopped by this great Mexican restaurant. We loved our food and our server Richie was spot on. We can't wait to comeback again.

Thank David B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When visiting, read the information about the healthy ingredients used. You can really tell the difference. Service was excellent and quick. The menu has hundreds of options. It's hard to choose, but everybody in our party were very happy with their choice. You can tell...More

Thank BobB1211
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant was not on my list, but we asked our guide of the Galveston Harbor Tours for a dinner recommendation. Glad we did. Little bit out of the way in a bland neighborhood. The guacamole was awesome, the quesadillas tasty. Our waiter very friendly...More

Thank cibiem
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I called the evening before to see if it would be possible to seat nine of us. The person said sure let me make you a reservation. They should advertise on Open Table. My husband got 2 enchiladas from the a la cart items. He...More

Thank Barbara N
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Husband loved his combination plate with tacos and enchiladas. My chimichanga was so-so. Children's plate was large size. Service was great. Friendly staff.

Thank Caronltaylor
Reviewed 13 October 2017

I went with a group of 8 girls for a "kid-free" weekend and we had the best time. I got the grilled fish tacos and they were delicious! The chips and salsa were fresh and I believe everyone else enjoyed their food. Wait staff was...More

Thank bcliles13
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Enjoyed this fun and historical in Galveston. Food was tasty and service was good. We were there on a Tuesday night so it wasn’t very busy. Compared to Mexican restaurants in Houston, this was a good value for the money. Enjoy!

Thank Julia Z
Reviewed 29 September 2017

We've visited the island several times and just tried this for the first time during our last visit. The service and the food is excellent!

Thank RoyalsHawk
Nicholas S, Owner at Original Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you so much for the kind words!!!!

Reviewed 14 September 2017

Food was hot and fresh, very good. The sauce could have been hotter but I guess since it has to appeal to the masses they need to keep it somewhat mild. Was not asked for a refill on my tea but I usually only drink...More

Thank Helen V
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Not Tex-Mex more bland but good. I pefer more spice But some of family like the more bland. SPICE MAY BE ADDED so it is great for all Super service!

Thank netahenry
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Bobby B
15 September 2016|
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Response from Sherri H | Reviewed this property |
sorry , I never saw any advertisement for that when I was there
Nettie M
11 September 2016|
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Response from Nicholas S | Property representative |
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, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
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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