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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” (38 reviews)
“beef” (22 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 6 days ago

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

Thank 1965GTO
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank LovesRestaurants2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank dgroves11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank B2708EDmelissat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

Thank Arnie W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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

Thank LalaineF
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Very nice atmosphere, friendly staff..daughter says queso is the best, I like the black bean dip they start you out with. Nice change from just the salsa. Chips are warm. Food is pleasing to the eye as well as the mouth. One of my favorite...More

Thank Molly C
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Call. Ask for the taco salad. Ranch dressing. Pick up in 15 minutes. Pay $9. That includes a tip. Done.

Thank John2Mary
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

We were looking for authentic Mexican food and we certainly found it with this restaurant. Food was amazing and the margaritas even more so. Service was great and we’d love to have this restaurant in Australia. We’ll be back!

Thank Don0413
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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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