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Taquilo's Tex-Mex Cantina

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About
Taquilo’s Tex-Mex Cantina has been serving authentic quality Tex Mex cuisine & the best fajitas & margaritas in Galveston since June 2016! Enjoy our chicken, shrimp, or Certified Angus Beef® fajitas with a specialty margarita in a fun, upbeat atmosphere or relax and enjoy the Postoffice Street vibe on the covered sidewalk patio. We invite you to join us seven days a week for the same impeccable handmade food & customer service that has made us Galveston’s favorite place to unwind. We welcome our guests like they are part of our family. At Taquilo’s, you’ll find authentic Tex-Mex cuisine made with the freshest ingredients. Enjoy our unmatched chicken, shrimp or Certified Angus Beef® fajitas and
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are from Oklahoma. We eat a lot of Tex mex. We visited this place back in December. We had a fantastic experience. When we came back this month I insisted we return to make sure it was as good as the first impression. It...was!! Love that white salsa! My favorite! The margaritas are so good. Every time we come to Galveston this will be in the list.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Christy L, Marketing at Taquilo's Tex-Mex Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the amazing review! We always love to hear our guests enjoy dining with us! We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful food, fantastic margaritas, great staff and a fun atmosphere!! Simply perfect!! The location is nice. Not far from the beach but far enough to get away from the crowds.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Christy L, Marketing at Taquilo's Tex-Mex Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks, that's always great to hear! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a spectacular lunch with family at this restaurant...from the shrimp tacos to the beef fajitas, it was delicious! Our server Paul (from Chicago) was so friendly and entertaining! This is definitely a must when visiting Galveston!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Christy L, Marketing at Taquilo's Tex-Mex Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

That is great to hear Deborah! We'll look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of my favorite Tex-Mex. food was outstanding, the staff worked hard to assist us,gave us a carry out bowl of there unusual chip dip. Must have been family owned. A real neat experience and if ever back close to here will come...back.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Christy L, Marketing at Taquilo's Tex-Mex Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We always love hearing our guests enjoyed dining with us, thanks!! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed August 6, 2021 via mobile

We come to Galveston a few times a month and have passed on this place for our other local favorites. We were definitely missing out. This place was a hit with the fam. We went 2 times in as many days. It is definitely, now,...on our favorites list.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Christy L, Marketing at Taquilo's Tex-Mex Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2021

Thank you Tyler, we're happy to hear that we are one of your favorites now! We'll look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed August 1, 2021 via mobile

All the local touches!! Reviews online painted this restaurant perfectly. Tex-Mex menu all reasonably priced. Definitely not a tourist trap.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Christy L, Marketing at Taquilo's Tex-Mex Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2021

Thank you, Mark! We're glad that we could make an awesome memory with you, and we'll look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed July 31, 2021

The food was greaat just beware of the wait staff because the are rude and slow. The tables weren't cleaned until someone wanted to sit down and eat and the waitstaff were not interested in helping.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 26, 2021

this is a great ;lace to kick back and drink a cold marqurita. It is small so there may be a waiting list but if you can stand the time standing then you will be certainly rewarded with some of the finist Mexican food on...the island !!!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Christy L, Marketing at Taquilo's Tex-Mex Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2021

We're happy to hear that you liked your time with us! We'll look forward to making another awesome memory with you soon.

Reviewed July 12, 2021

I'm a native Houstonian, eating at literally hundreds of TexMex places around the state (nation and globe). The good: chicken and beef fajitas were some of the best I've had-- cooked well without being burned and without obnoxious marinades. No skimping on guac here-- we...got a measuring-cup size of it. The refried beans were actually tasty, something very different from a majority of TexMex where it is closer to brown wallpaper paste. The meh: portion size was a little small and you better like cilantro in your borracho beans, they put an inedible amount in them. The bad: no cheese in the setups (get the queso appetizer) and the tortillas were thick and gummy. Overall, I'd highly recommend it.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 1, 2021

My husband and I absolutely loved our visit to Taquilo's during our Galveston vacation!! The food was delicious and the margaritas were amazing!! I had "The Wave" and it was definitely the BEST margarita!!! The service was exceptional!! Such a fun and friendly atmosphere!! We...highly recommend Taquilo's and we will definitely be back!!!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Christy L, Marketing at Taquilo's Tex-Mex Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2021

Thanks for the amazing review, Donna!! We are always happy to hear our guests had a great experience dining with us! We look forward to seeing you and your husband again soon!

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Yes, Taquilo's Tex-Mex Cantina offers takeout services.

Yes, Taquilo's Tex-Mex Cantina is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Taquilo's Tex-Mex Cantina is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5