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Original Mexican Cafe

) #38 of 240 Restaurants in Galveston $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
1401 Market St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2532
+1 409-762-6001
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1401 Market St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2532
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not authentic Mexican, but very good Tex mex for a reasonable price. Also has very good service and salsa with many lunch specials. Would recommend.

Thank Ryan S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quaint location, pleasant service. Like other reviewers, you just wish they'd warm up those chips. We enjoyed the salsa, as it reminded us of the old El Fenix restaurants of our youth.

Thank pturner4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised that this oldest Mexican restaurant on Galveston Island had a wonderful selection of gluten free menu items. A friend had told me about it years ago and today was the day I decided to go. So glad I made the effort....More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here three times in four days. Amazing Mexican food. They had veggie fajitas which were delicious in addition to three other veggie options.

Thank cathyhouston2015
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is close to UTMB Galveston and close to the Strand but also near the beach. My friend and I had lunch there on 7/7. Best Mango Margarita I have had. Food was plentiful and reasonably priced. I would definitely go back again.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 weeks 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

1  Thank AFsilverfox52
Reviewed 19 June 2017

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 16 June 2017 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 12 June 2017

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
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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, 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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