We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Original Mexican Cafe

) #35 of 242 Restaurants in Galveston ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
1401 Market St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2532
+1 409-762-6001
Website
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (76 reviews)
“beef” (20 reviews)
Closed Now
08:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1401 Market St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2532
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
Reviews (585)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 585 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

We were in Galveston TX for a family wedding. The weather was wonderful, the area was beautiful. The night before we left we came across one of the best Mexican restaurants. We were a party of 8, arrived a little before 5pm and we were...More

Thank OGIGI2016
Reviewed 4 days ago

Locals may think of this restaurant as the best in town but I will differ. The location is away from most of the attractions and the beach. The building is run down as is the neighborhood. The décor is tired. Wait staff were very matter...More

Thank AFsilverfox52
Reviewed 6 days ago

Friends recommended the Original Mexican Cafe and I was not disappointed. It is easy to get to and had great service and food.

Thank Karen E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When visiting Galveston do stop in and give these folks a call! I been taking my family to Galveston for twenty years and we always comeback here for the best Mexican food on the island! Their staff are top notch and the kitchen staff is...More

1  Thank markf106
Reviewed 1 week ago

Finally got into this restaurant. Have tried several times over the years and was always swamped. Went on a Saturday night during the busy season. Luck and fortune was with us as we were seated immediately. Wife ordered a Piña Colada and I ordered a...More

Thank informed_preacher
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a local gem. I can't believe all of the years I've spent in Galveston and have missed out on this restaurant. The guacamole is so fresh! All the ingredients are high quality. All real cheeses. No "cheese products". I had the chicken soft...More

Thank cecilia_cei
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saw the place driving around. Looked inviting and original as the banners say. Took a few minutes but got a close parking place and went inside. Was welcome with a smile and taken to a table quickly. Food was great, best enchiladas I have ever...More

Thank greg g
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Traditional tex mex food, very good. My wife wanted five stars but I found the service lacking. Recommend if you're in the area, good beer selection, very popular place.

Thank Devon T
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Went here while on vacation. It looks like an old house and you can easily miss it when driving by. The food is great and plenty of free parking in the area. My wife ordered the vegetarian tacos and I had the combination fajitas. This...More

Thank Jason M
Reviewed 18 May 2017

When you look at the outside of the Restaurant it looks like an old house. The food here is fantastic. It has a lot of flavor without being extra hot. We try to eat here. Every time we come to Galveston. Great breakfast too.

Thank Cynthia W
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar
684 reviews
.80 km away
Sunflower Bakery and Cafe
937 reviews
.12 km away
Mosquito Cafe
1,078 reviews
.27 km away
Mama Teresa's Flying Pizza
125 reviews
.79 km away
Nearby Attractions
Bishop's Palace
957 reviews
.57 km away
Tree Sculptures
646 reviews
.45 km away
Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum
704 reviews
.83 km away
Texas Seaport Museum
96 reviews
.89 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Bobby B
Do they have taco Tuesday? All the tacos you can eat for $9.99.
15 September 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Sherri H | Reviewed this property |
sorry , I never saw any advertisement for that when I was there
0
Votes
Nettie M
Can you accommodate large parties?
11 September 2016|
Answer Show all 6 answers
Response from Evdallas | Reviewed this property |
Yes
0
Votes
Wanda S
Do they have gluten free options?
7 August 2016|
Answer Show all 5 answers
Response from Nicholas S | Property representative |
Why yes, yes we do.
0
Votes
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 20
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing