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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” (77 reviews)
“guacamole” (36 reviews)
“beef” (22 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM 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 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

WE love THE ORIGINAL MEXICAN CAFE in Galveston and stop everytime we're in town! I love the atmosphere and location with the history of the establishment. Everything is so delicious! Great Service!

Thank aoliver3188
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We met my brother and his wife for a dinner that was an unexpected delight. We arrived and had a little wait due to the number in our group. This was better than a hole int wall joint but was housed in an old home....More

Thank Lyles M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant! Good service! Highly recommend the fajitas they are to die for! Very authentic! Fast seating!

Thank patrickbJ6755XX
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We felt like this is a must to visit since we love Mexican food and it’s been in service for over 100 years. Service was excellent and super fast. Obviously the establishment is a little run down because it’s been open for over 100 years....More

Thank foote410
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always wanted to con dine at OMC for years - FINALLY had the chance 🌮 We enjoyed our bean dip and salsa, the flavorful meal, delicious guacamole... I can go on and on. The waiter was kind and courteous. Very little wait at lunch to...More

Thank coxonthe19th
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

The Original has been a Galveston mainstay for over 100 years. Located in the East End off 14th on the harbor side of Broadway. Margaritas are excellent. The menu is heavily Tex-Mex. A wide range of appetizers. The queso flameado with fajita meat is superb....More

1  Thank OldAg65
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

My favorite Mexican place ever. The people that work there are friendly and attentive. The food is authentic. The management is polite and helpful. The drinks are amazing. I usually sit at the bar with my co-workers after a long day of work. The atmosphere...More

1  Thank Kristyn S
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Nothing fancy about this place, just great Tex Mex food and good service.. Chips, beans and salsa served with every meal..

Thank garylU783TN
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Good food and margaritas Fajitas for 2 was huge! Whole beans were best we’ve ever had My husband loved the happy hour margaritas so much we went back twice. Would definitely go back again

Thank jhuth
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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, Kids, Local cuisine, 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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