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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%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (79 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (34 reviews)
“beef” (19 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 5 days ago via mobile

I called the evening before to see if it would be possible to seat nine of us. The person said sure let me make you a reservation. They should advertise on Open Table. My husband got 2 enchiladas from the a la cart items. He...More

Thank Barbara N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Husband loved his combination plate with tacos and enchiladas. My chimichanga was so-so. Children's plate was large size. Service was great. Friendly staff.

Thank Caronltaylor
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with a group of 8 girls for a "kid-free" weekend and we had the best time. I got the grilled fish tacos and they were delicious! The chips and salsa were fresh and I believe everyone else enjoyed their food. Wait staff was...More

Thank bcliles13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed this fun and historical in Galveston. Food was tasty and service was good. We were there on a Tuesday night so it wasn’t very busy. Compared to Mexican restaurants in Houston, this was a good value for the money. Enjoy!

Thank Julia Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've visited the island several times and just tried this for the first time during our last visit. The service and the food is excellent!

Thank RoyalsHawk
Nicholas S, Owner at Original Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the kind words!!!!

Reviewed 14 September 2017

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 14 September 2017

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 7 September 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 5 September 2017

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.

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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
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Why yes, yes we do.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, 有泊車位, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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