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El Jardin

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413 24TH St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1909
(409) 762-2864
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
a dump, I left half my food

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.

1 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2014
cBresenhan
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Galveston, Texas
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Galveston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars 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.

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Corsicana, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars 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 with a fork. Locals were having breakfast there (including the police, which is always a... More 

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Santa Fe, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
99 reviews 99 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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19 reviews 19 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
36 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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Restaurant Details

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: (409) 762-2864

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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