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Original Mexican Cafe

₱₱ - ₱₱₱Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
1401 Market St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2532
+1 409-762-6001
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“enchiladas” (80 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (35 reviews)
“taco” (12 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

A very pleasant dining experience. The decor and ambiance seems to transport one back to the late 1800s or early 1900s, although they do have large screen T.V. for the Sports enthusiasts. The host and wait staff are very pleasant and accommodating. Our food orders...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed January 9, 2018 via mobile

We ate the vegetarian fajitas and steak enchiladas on our first visit. It was really good. The service was excellent and the margaritas are great! Especially at under 5$!

Thank eternalsunshine07
Reviewed January 6, 2018

My wife and I stopped by for breakfast before catching our New Years cruise. Breakfast omelette was fantastic. Very filling.

Thank Ken M
Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

Been here so many times with no complaints but this time it was terrible. Taco shell stale. Queso shell stale and queso ice cold. Beef fajita meat tasted bad. Rice had corn in it. Thank goodness hot sauce was good this time. Won't go back...More

Thank Har43484
Nicholas S, Owner at Original Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2018

Wow!!! I have no idea how/why that happened. Nothing has changed personnel or recipe wise.....Id love to send you a gift certificate to give us another shot if you'd accept?? Please email me directly at Info@theoriginalgalveston.com I'm so sorry....

Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

Dinner with friends - chips were thin and light just the way I like them and the salsa was delicious. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal. Best Mexican food on the island!

Thank sher481
Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

The Original has been a Galveston mainstay for years with a large following of locals. Margaritas are excellent. The menu is heavily Tex-Mex. A wide range of appetizers. The queso flameado with fajita meat is superb. Guacamole is made there and very good. A hidden...More

Thank OldAg65
Reviewed December 14, 2017 via mobile

This is a little Mom& POP kind of place. Great food and reasonable prices. Lots of choices. My husband and I really enjoyed this place. Just know you have to park on the street.

Thank Debra G
Reviewed December 10, 2017

We eat there often with our family, normally about 12 to 18 of us. The food is very good. This time was our last time since the manegment had a problem with one person at our table who had to bring their own drink. There...More

1  Thank em H
Nicholas S, Owner at Original Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2017

Im very sorry for your experience. You are correct, some people do have certain dietary restrictions, my wife is one of them. I will speak to the management and explain to them where you guys are coming from. I believe it was a miscommunication and...More

Reviewed December 4, 2017 via mobile

Yummy chips n salsa, got some fresh flour tortillas n butter upon request. Hubs had the huge combo plate and ate it all except rice n beans!! He wasn't that hungry but it was that Good! I had a cheese enchilada with the gravy, a...More

Thank BeachbumAggie
Reviewed November 12, 2017 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
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Bobby B
September 15, 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
September 11, 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large 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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