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Original Mexican Cafe

1401 Market St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2532
409-762-6001
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Ranked #23 of 253 restaurants in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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indiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We love mexican food and found this one on TripAdvisor so we gave it a try! It was everything we hope to be expected. The salsa, guacamole, enchiladas, margaritas, and my kids had chicken strips that were also good. We're very picky about our mexican food and this was one of our best restaurants we have been too.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Chose the Original Mexican Cafe - and we were not disappointed. They have tasty Mexican food, great chips & salsa (with just the right amount of zip to it), great wait staff at reasonable prices. Can't ask for much more than that!

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Silver Springs, Florida
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75 reviews 75 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Place was suggested by our friends, who are locals. Have been eating Tex-Mex all our lives, and this was some of the best we've ever experienced. The tortilla chips were light and crispy and the margaritas were just right. All of the food was fresh, prepared quickly and presented beautifully. Guacamole was authentic with just the right amount of seasoning.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We came because we saw the reviews were good! We were seated right away, the salsa was fresh, the margaritas were tasty and the food was some of the best Mexican we have had! Food arrived quickly and we were surprised how cheap we ate for dinner! It's a must go if you're looking for where the locals eat!

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Oklahoma
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We tried this restaurant on the advice of the ladies at the Visitors Center. We loved it; even my picky 8 year old granddaughter. We will go again.

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Oklahoma City
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71 reviews 71 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Found the restaurant when we searched for Mexican food in Galveston. Reviews online were good so we went to try it. Very pleased.. located in an old large house. Very busy place when there were not many tourists in town- so obviously a favorite of the locals. Several came in for carry out orders. Had to wait a few minutes... More

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The Colony, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This trip was for the breakfast. Tortillas were cold and chorizo was so so. Service was good. Dinners and lunch are better. We will be back, just not for the breakfast.

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Kingwood, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

The food is good ... Chips and salsa are good....guacamole is good...service is "okay". We've been several times...and keep going back :)

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Tx
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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I have eaten here a couple of times now and really enjoy it. The service is quick, friendly and the food is great. Especially the spinach cream sauce and margaritas.

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Dallas, TX
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76 reviews 76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We sat in the back room which was lovely and very "island" - lots of windows. The chips and salsa were great. The guacamole was only good. When Rellenos gave carrots and raisins, I always go for them. These were very good but had little pieces of potato which added an odd and unexpected texture. Nevertheless, I will enjoy my... More

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