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Original Mexican Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
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” (80 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (35 reviews)
“taco” (10 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 3 days ago via mobile

This is a little Mom& POP kind of place. Great food and reasonable prices. Lots of choices. My husband and I really enjoyed this place. Just know you have to park on the street.

Thank Debra G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We eat there often with our family, normally about 12 to 18 of us. The food is very good. This time was our last time since the manegment had a problem with one person at our table who had to bring their own drink. There...More

1  Thank em H
Nicholas S, Owner at Original Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Im very sorry for your experience. You are correct, some people do have certain dietary restrictions, my wife is one of them. I will speak to the management and explain to them where you guys are coming from. I believe it was a miscommunication and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yummy chips n salsa, got some fresh flour tortillas n butter upon request. Hubs had the huge combo plate and ate it all except rice n beans!! He wasn't that hungry but it was that Good! I had a cheese enchilada with the gravy, a...More

Thank BeachbumAggie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We just got off the Liberty of the Seas and stopped by this great Mexican restaurant. We loved our food and our server Richie was spot on. We can't wait to comeback again.

Thank David B
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

When visiting, read the information about the healthy ingredients used. You can really tell the difference. Service was excellent and quick. The menu has hundreds of options. It's hard to choose, but everybody in our party were very happy with their choice. You can tell...More

Thank BobB1211
Reviewed 22 October 2017

The restaurant was not on my list, but we asked our guide of the Galveston Harbor Tours for a dinner recommendation. Glad we did. Little bit out of the way in a bland neighborhood. The guacamole was awesome, the quesadillas tasty. Our waiter very friendly...More

Thank cibiem
Reviewed 16 October 2017 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 15 October 2017 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 13 October 2017

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 October 2017

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
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15 September 2016|
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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
11 September 2016|
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Response from Nicholas S | Property representative |
Why yes, yes we do.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, 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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