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Original Mexican Cafe

) #36 of 242 Restaurants in Galveston $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
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” (76 reviews)
“beef” (20 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:30All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1401 Market St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2532
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1 - 10 of 584 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Galveston TX for a family wedding. The weather was wonderful, the area was beautiful. The night before we left we came across one of the best Mexican restaurants. We were a party of 8, arrived a little before 5pm and we were...More

Thank OGIGI2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Locals may think of this restaurant as the best in town but I will differ. The location is away from most of the attractions and the beach. The building is run down as is the neighborhood. The décor is tired. Wait staff were very matter...More

1  Thank AFsilverfox52
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friends recommended the Original Mexican Cafe and I was not disappointed. It is easy to get to and had great service and food.

Thank Karen E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When visiting Galveston do stop in and give these folks a call! I been taking my family to Galveston for twenty years and we always comeback here for the best Mexican food on the island! Their staff are top notch and the kitchen staff is...More

1  Thank markf106
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Finally got into this restaurant. Have tried several times over the years and was always swamped. Went on a Saturday night during the busy season. Luck and fortune was with us as we were seated immediately. Wife ordered a Piña Colada and I ordered a...More

Thank informed_preacher
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a local gem. I can't believe all of the years I've spent in Galveston and have missed out on this restaurant. The guacamole is so fresh! All the ingredients are high quality. All real cheeses. No "cheese products". I had the chicken soft...More

Thank cecilia_cei
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Saw the place driving around. Looked inviting and original as the banners say. Took a few minutes but got a close parking place and went inside. Was welcome with a smile and taken to a table quickly. Food was great, best enchiladas I have ever...More

Thank greg g
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Traditional tex mex food, very good. My wife wanted five stars but I found the service lacking. Recommend if you're in the area, good beer selection, very popular place.

Thank Devon T
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Went here while on vacation. It looks like an old house and you can easily miss it when driving by. The food is great and plenty of free parking in the area. My wife ordered the vegetarian tacos and I had the combination fajitas. This...More

Thank Jason M
Reviewed 18 May 2017

When you look at the outside of the Restaurant it looks like an old house. The food here is fantastic. It has a lot of flavor without being extra hot. We try to eat here. Every time we come to Galveston. Great breakfast too.

Thank Cynthia W
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Bobby B
Do they have taco Tuesday? All the tacos you can eat for $9.99.
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
Can you accommodate large parties?
11 September 2016|
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Response from Evdallas | Reviewed this property |
Wanda S
Do they have gluten free options?
7 August 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
USD 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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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