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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 good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (80 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (35 reviews)
“taco” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1401 Market St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2532
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There were some really tempting, reasonably priced lunch choice's to choose. I picked Della's Platter, and it was a lot of very tasty food for a very good price. Our large group was served quickly and efficiently, so we were a happy group.

Thank MA9065
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a nice little stop if your looking for good Mexican food. The service was excellent and the food was very good. I ordered a combo plate that came out quick and on 2 plates. Word of warning (not a complaint), the salsa is...More

Thank Steven P
Reviewed 2 weeks 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 10 January 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 6 January 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 5 January 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 6 January 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 31 December 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 28 December 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 14 December 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 10 December 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 11 December 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

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Bobby B
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Response from Sherri H | Reviewed this property |
sorry , I never saw any advertisement for that when I was there
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Why yes, yes we do.
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, 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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