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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” (37 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 today

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 2 days 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 1 week ago 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 Lalaine F
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 1 September 2018

First recommended by hotel staff. Had lunch there on our first visit and enjoyed the food. Our second visit (8-25-18) tasted even better. I had the Al Pastor and enjoyed every bite. Be prepared to wait on the weekends as this is a local favorite....More

Thank Bob A
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

The Original has been a main stay in Galveston for decades. The Original has basic Tex-Mex to original Mexican dishes served by courteous waiters in a warm and pleasant environment at a very AFFORDABLE price. Lunches specials are excellent and filling. Enjoy this prized restaurant.

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 17 August 2018

We chose this restaurant because of its high reviews here on TA. We'd never been to the Galveston area before so we had no idea what we would find. We didn't want to eat at the chain restaurants available in other parts of the country...More

Thank GatorDWV
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Off the beaten path but worth it. Great food and service. Prices very reasonable. The whole family loved it. Generous portions.

Thank Tom L
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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, 有泊車位, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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