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Original Mexican Cafe

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Mexican, Southwestern
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1401 Market St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2532
+1 409-762-6001
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Des Moines, Iowa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A wonderful place great food with excellent service, highly recommend , was in town for a cruise stumbled across this place decided to give it a try and was not disappointed authentic Mexican food at a great price

Thank Jfbishop
Norman, Oklahoma
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Got chips and queso, nachos, enchiladas and a chimichanga. Nothing disappointed. The chimichanga came with both sour cream and guacamole sauce - incredible. It was delicious. The nachos were also perfect - crispy and again, full of flavor. I ordered take-out, and it was quick and packaged perfectly. Definitely will return.

Thank Keaton F
Munroe Falls, Ohio, United States
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47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was at this restaurant as it is one of our favorite haunts in Texas. Tried an item I had not tried before. Was not disappointed. I think there is not a bad item on their menu and their service matches.

Thank Dale H
Galveston, Texas
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39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Tortillas are out of a box and not homemade. Rest of the food is nothing special and on the expensive side. A lot better Mexican food is available in Galveston.

1 Thank Somchai T
Nicholas S, Owner at Original Mexican Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback....as a point of clarification, all of our tortillas are homemade, I know because I watch them prepare them everyday. I'm sorry you didn't care for our style of restaurant. We are very proud of what we have and have 100 years worth of business to stand on. Thank you again for.taking the time to review... More 

Galveston, Texas
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Menu has most of the standard items you expect in a Mexican restaurant. Food quality and flavor were average though portions were very large and the prices low - it's possible to eat a filling dinner here in under $10. To start the salsa was very watery and the chips rather oily, though this may have just been a bad... More 

1 Thank KKTSkiing
Seabrook, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

This is a great restaurant for families and we had the best fajitas we have ever had. We will be back again!!!!

Thank nignatovich
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

I can honestly say I did not have one complaint. Since the time we walked through the door til the time we walked out, everything was just perfect. We will definitely be back!

Thank Megan O
Level Contributor
22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Came here for breakfast with husband and daughter. I highly recommend this place for authentic Mexican food. I ordered eggs a la Mexicana and it came beans and potatoes, I was very pleased. Hubby was very impressed with the barbaoca. Daughter even complimented on her food, which doesn't happen often. Salsa was full of flavor!!

Thank jlongoria
Keller, Texas
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

family of five, none of us liked food, service was ok as we were there mid afternoon difficult parking

1 Thank Sandra H
Huntsville, Texas
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105 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

This restaurant is a favorite of Galveston locals. The food is authentic, not overly expensive, and plentiful. It is one of my favorite, all-time Mexican Restaurants and it has been around for many years.

Thank marycathyjoneslmp

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?