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“Loved this!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Original Mexican Cafe

Original Mexican Cafe
1401 Market St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2532
409-762-6001
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Ranked #34 of 261 Restaurants in Galveston
Price range: $0 - $20
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
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Loved this!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We ate at another mexican restaurant and it was not nearly as good as this one! YUM!!! We went on at a Saturday at 5. The food was excellent and the drinks were powerful! Can't say enough great things. There are not many tables and there was a big wait as we were leaving. I would go back in a heartbeat!

Visited February 2013
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Anchorage
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Food good...service? Enhh!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Just got to Galveston and thought we would try a high ranking Mexican restaurant here. Food was better than most Mexican restaurants we have experienced...very fresh, including the chips and salsa. LIKED that each person got their own salsa to double dip or whatever. INSIST that the waiter or waitress writes down the order...there was definitely a mistake in our order that continued to plague us until after the bill. It changed our ranking of the whole "experience". I would not put this restaurant in the top ten of Galveston, but then again this was our first meal out in Galveston. I do hope they get better (service-wise). Again...food was fresh and yummy...about a 7.5 out of 10 for the five of us.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Spirit River, AB
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Good, cheap eats!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Very good food. Price was right. Portions generous. Nice atmosphere, deceiving from the outside. Friendly staff. Service good. Food arrives quickly. Nice to receive the chips and salsa, as always. Refills good and quick. parking off of the street

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Houston, TX
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Really good TexMex.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Down by Medical Center. Pretty good TexMex. Salsa is cold (which I prefer to warm) and pretty spicy. Taco's were excellent. For enchiladas, save some lettuce from under your taco and cover it with the cool salsa, and it is very good. Our waiter was attentive. Overall I really enjoyed it, and I am a TexMex affectionado.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wylie, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Really good...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

We got a recommendation from a client of mine to try this out before our cruise. So glad we did! Food was great and prices were reasonable. I got beef fajitas and we shared some queso. We had 4 in our group and everybody was as happy as I was. Definitely a stop from here on out anytime we're heading out of Galveston!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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