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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%
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“enchiladas” (79 reviews)
“beef” (20 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
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

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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beef & chicken fajitas were incredible! Love the red sauce and queso too! Fast service and friendly staff!

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great experience eating here. Great margaritas and mexican food was really great. Had fajitas and spouse had a combo plate. Worth the $

Thank Tonya S
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

The food is ok. Nothing to get excited about. The service was really good. I had fajhitas and they were nothing special. The salsa wasn't that great.

1  Thank lmj040408
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

I love this place. My wife and I have been going here for 12 years. We moved away in 2010 but every time we can drive down from Dallas we go. 2 of the servers not only Stoll recognize us, but know our order.

Thank Scott J
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We stop here each time we are on the Island. The food is very good and the staff are super friendly and accommodating. The menu has a very large selection so no matter how large your group everyone should be satisfied. Traditional Mexican, Seafood, or...More

Thank loves2laugh29
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I was visiting some colleagues at UTMB and several insisted we have lunch here. It seems like a local favorite. I thought the food was good, not great. Pretty typical Mexican food. The service was fast and friendly.

Thank fromage13
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

For me there is only one place on Galveston Island for great Mexican (Tex-Mex) food. The Original Mexican Cafe always has delicious food and fantastic service.

Thank Jonfo1969
Reviewed 5 August 2017

My husband and I accidentally stumbled upon this place several years ago. It is our favorite island restaraunt! Try it and you will see why!

Thank sher481
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sorry , I never saw any advertisement for that when I was there
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
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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