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Original Mexican Cafe

1401 Market St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2532
409-762-6001
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Ranked #34 of 260 Restaurants in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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houston
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71 reviews 71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

We have been eating here for years. Always dependable. No cutting edge or crossover cuisine here. Just soul satisfying border food. Great weekend breakfast place. Usually less crowded than the other 14th street restaurants.

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Houston, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Went in on a early Friday afternoon before it got too busy and sat upstairs with 3 other friends. We were the only patrons upstairs at the time. Put in our drink orders and it took about 10 minutes to get our refreshments. We put an order of appetizers and about another 20 before food came out. Fried food sampler... More

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Nicholas S, Owner at Original Mexican Cafe, responded to this review

I'd love to hear more about your experience so we can try and fix whatever the problem was. Please feel free to contact me directly and info@theoriginalgalveston.com. More

Galveston Island, Texas
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I was craving Mexican food and saw their billboard. I figured any restaurant that has been in business since 1912(?) had to have something going for it. I was not disappointed in the least, but I was not blown away either. Typical tex-mex fare, nothing new or unusual. I got a combo plate because it was pretty much one of... More

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McKinney, Texas, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I always search for a good Mexican food restaurant on vacations, I love trying new places for Mexican food and was not disappointed here. The prices were reasonable and the food was excellent.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Had lunch here and the food was very good. I had chicken enchiladas with rice and beans. It was all fresh tasting and I really liked the rice. The chips were just right with good salsa. Would definitely go here again

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starrville
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Went in for breakfast on Sunday morning. Not many in there when we arrived. Took quite a while to get our drink order then another while to get our food order. People who came in after us wetter served before us. When our food arrived it was cold. Disappointing.

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Nicholas S, Owner at Original Mexican Cafe, responded to this review

My sincerest apologies for your experience....I can not explain why that happened nor do I have any excuse. We obviously try to get everything to our customers in a timely (and hot) manner, but obviously, this time we goofed. I hope you'll give us a second try to make things right. Thank you again for letting us know..... More

Houston, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It was a nice atmosphere & good service. The food was good except that the chalupa shell and CCQ shell were stale (tough). The taco was excellent (including the shell) as was the tamale. I will give them another try as I prefer to eat local than at a chain.

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Houston
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111 reviews 111 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

We were in the mood for Mexican, so chose the Original Mexican Cafe since it was the top rated one in Galveston on TA. We read all the reviews, so always wonder if we will have the experience of those with 5 stars, or those problems seen by others who gave it 1 star. Well, our experience was great! Liked... More

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Waco, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Unable to get seated the night before we tried again for lunch and our group was seated right away. A lot of fajitas were ordered and everyone liked them. The enchiladas and even a combination plate were also ordered and we all found it very comforting food as we were from central Texas. Service was average but we enjoyed all... More

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Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

A little off the beaten track in the medical center area, the Original is a very good Tex-Mex style restaurant. Extensive menu including the usual enchiladas (very good), tacos, chalupas, and sizzling fajitas. Service is very good and friendly. Very satisfying for that Mexican food craving.

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Additional Information about Original Mexican Cafe

Address: 1401 Market St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2532
Phone Number: 409-762-6001
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: Mexican

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