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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 264 Restaurants in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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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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English first
Georgetown, Texas, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Best Mexican Food Around. Luv the hot sauce, deluxe nachos,Queso. I get the 4 cheese enchiladas covered with the best ranchero sauce ever!

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Canton, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Authentic the locals eat here and I can see why. Very reasonably priced. Chips are light and not greasy. Fish taco, quesadillas and burritos are recommended. Margaritas were great also and reasonably priced. Would definitely go back.

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

My sister told me to eat here and I am so glad that we did. The food was awesome and the service was good. I would have liked to get our tab earlier than we did but we were so full and happy it didn't matter. I suggest this to anyone.

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Wyoming
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We stopped in for happy hour and appetizers. The staff was welcoming and flexible with us. Would go back again.

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Houston, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

My husband, my mother and I went there for dinner. We actually are satisfied with food, but I think theirs quality control of food is needed. Because, the very first time when I ate here which was 6,7 years ago, I thought this place was excellent about food and service. But this time I felt they could been better. I... More 

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Houston
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186 reviews 186 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We normally eat seafood, when we are visiting Galveston. I found this restaurant on Yelp and decided to give it a try. We asked our server, Luigi, to recommend what he liked best. He recommended the Chicken enchiladas with mole sauce, and a pork al pastor dish. Both were excellent. Great taste and large portions. Luigi was very attentive. Refills... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Food here is great. The menu has just the right variety and the prices are good. The staff is quite friendly but not always prompt even when they aren't busy. With that being said, we love this restaurant and visit every time we are in town. It is WELL worth your time to visit.

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Arizona
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136 reviews 136 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

During a trip back West, we ate as much Mexican food as possible since the East has terrible/blah Mexican restaurants. This place was recommended to us by our hotel clerk and we both thoroughly enjoyed it! They offer the typical free chips & salsa (note--the salsa is a tad spicy which we enjoyed). Hubby & I both had enchilada plates.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

As regulars to the island, we have eaten at the Original many times. On this particular Friday night, a special events weekend on the island, we visited again. I shared a taco salad with my boyfriend. It was mediocre at best. The shell was a strange texture. Festive atmosphere, though. Will probably be back but may change my menu selection.

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Galveston Island, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

this is the BEST mexican restaurant on the island seven days a week great mexican dishes an not to pricely don;t miss out on there great food

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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
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: Mexican

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