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El Jardin

413 24TH St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1909
(409) 762-2864
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Ranked #191 of 254 restaurants in Galveston
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Oct 24, 2013
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Santa Fe, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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. Our office has voted, we will never go back there! With all the other choices... More

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houston
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63 reviews 63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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 his facial tattoos that was off-putting. Salsa was mediocre with greasy cold chips. The dishes... More

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League City, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

I am not a huge breakfast person, but this place is GREAT! My personal favorite is the Migas a la Mexicana (I get them to hold the jalapeños) extra crispy with pan sausage and cheese taco. Make sure you ask for the ranchero sauce. They really do an excellent job on the way they do all of the tacos/burritos. Very... More

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Galveston, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

By Far, El Jardin's Homemade Flour Tortillas are the best in Town! These puppies are too hot to handle when served! The Atmosphere is very family and very family friendly! When you say I want a large orange juice You get a LARGE ORANGE JUICE complete with pulp! I highly recommend this restaurant for breakfast, I am still leaving the... More

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Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012 via mobile

Great Mexican breakfast food Diner style Family atmosphere Fluffy generous tortillas Enjoyed the local conversations

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Houston, Tx.
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

Don't bring a date here expecting to impress her. This is down home yummy mexican food where the locals eat. Just about any other Mexican restaurant on the Island is fancier, but few are better. This is a great breakfast place - it's like a scene out of a movie. Rich in color and people, sometime a little noisy, always... More

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Pointblank, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

Wanted to be able to walk to some good Mexican food, since we had already paid for parking on the Strand and El Jardin was recommended. We were not disappointed in the food, the Carne Guisada was really good, and the salsa although a bit thin had a wonderful taste. My only complaint was that the kitchen closed at 2pm... More

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Missouri City, Texas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

We eat breakfast here about once a month. Food and service is good but I do not think I would call either excellent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2009

This place makes a pretty good breakfast burrito!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2009

enjoyed the home cooking from the owners wife(sofia). a great mom and pop place to get some of the best mexican food in galveston. the weekly specials are good also. when i go back to galveston for a visit this will definately be one of the places i will return to eat at. thanks jake and sofia.

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