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.

El Jardin

413 24th St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1909
+1 409-762-2864
Save
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
2 weeks ago
“MOVIE STARS USED TO EAT HERE”
17 Apr 2018
“Great food but tired interior.”
Restaurant Hours
CUISINES
Mexican
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
413 24th St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1909
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (19)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 19 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Back in Galveston's glory days, this Mexican restaurant was a hang-out for Hollywood celebrities, whose pictures still cover the walls. Today, it's less glamorous but still serves good Mexican food at reasonable prices. Located near downtown, a good place for breakfast or lunch.

Thank Cary L
Reviewed April 17, 2018

Stopped in for breakfast. From the outside I knew I wasn't entering a 5 star restaurant but I didn't expect the place to be so run down. I don't know how the wait staff can wash their hands as the water in the ladies room...More

Thank Sunny B
Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

I've been eating breakfast here for 30 years it's always fresh the tortillas are fantastic the menudo is good

Thank Charles G
Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

They've been there since 1985, but somehow they weren't on my radar! I had breakfast there and I'm so glad they're on 9 blocks from home. Great quality ingredients, including wonderful tortillas. Substantial portions & great service. Some of their dishes are named after regulars!...More

1  Thank NickRufus
Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

Friendly waitstaff and great food, this is a nice local eatery. Will visit again, very good value. Had the number 9, beef tips, very filling.

Thank Scott M
Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

I went to El Jardin for dinner while visiting the city and enjoyed my time there. The atmosphere was a little dark but the food was delicious and we enjoyed the live music. I would love to have an opportunity to go there again.

Thank Victoria W
Reviewed October 14, 2014

the place was not clean and the food and servive awful. the waiter looked like a bum . so many good places on the island, no reason to eat herr.

Thank cBresenhan
Reviewed July 17, 2014

So glad to find El Jardin just one block from the Tremont Hotel where we were staying. $3.50 buys you a "Surprise #1" breakfast burrito. Served on a homemade tortilla, it was so loaded with goodness that it split, and I had to eat it...More

2  Thank Cindy W
Reviewed October 24, 2013

One word...flavorless. Our chips were cold/old & very greasy. All the food received at our table (7 of us) was greasy & the flavor was either not there at all, or tasted like leftovers. Our service was not great as our orders were not correct....More

Thank mikelisathomasson
Reviewed August 24, 2013

Thought we would try this for lunch due to the good reviews on this site. Was a mistake. Perhaps breakfast would have been better. The very minimalist surroundings with zero ambience should have been a tip-off. The waiter although nice, had a startling appearance with...More

Thank Tom V
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 52 hotels in Galveston Island
The Tremont House A Wyndham Grand Hotel
2,356 reviews
.20 km away
Harbor House Hotel & Marina at Pier 21
884 reviews
.59 km away
Hotel Galvez & Spa A Wyndham Grand Hotel
4,275 reviews
1.57 km away
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Galveston Beach
878 reviews
1.61 km away
Nearby Restaurants
La King's Confectionery
1,134 reviews
.28 km away
MOD Coffee House & Cafe
184 reviews
.28 km away
Black Pearl Oyster Bar and Grille
712 reviews
.15 km away
Shrimp & Stuff Downtown
228 reviews
.26 km away
Nearby Attractions
Antique Warehouse
16 reviews
.13 km away
Island East-End Theatre Company (aka Island Etc)
13 reviews
.16 km away
Galveston's Own Farmers Market
6 reviews
.13 km away
Segway Tours by SegCity
158 reviews
.16 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from El Jardin staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 413 24th St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1909
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: +1 409-762-2864
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