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El Jardin Restaurant

413 24th St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1909
+1 409-763-9289
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good49%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“tortillas” (7 reviews)
“beans” (2 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
413 24th St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1909
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

This place definitely isn't fancy, but it seems populated by a fair number of locals, which is usually a good sign. Service is very casual, but friendly, and the food is very well prepared and tasty. I had a salad with chicken breast, and the...More

Thank Steve4241
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Pretty authentic Mexican food - breakfast burrito had real egg and shredded beef, not hamburger. The place doesn't look like much, but had a warm, local feel to it. The table next to us had several people who were obviously regulars there.

Thank Kelly K
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

The enchiladas were the real deal! Great charro beans and Mexican rice! Friendly & fast service too!

Thank Richard C
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

This Mexican dive is the real deal. After a few days of cruise food this place will set you right. Breakfast for an extended family of 15... mostly Mexicans and all agree 5 stars out of 5. I recommend the Nick plate. It has all...More

Thank Tim M
Reviewed May 4, 2018

Back in Galveston's glory days, this Mexican restaurant was a hang-out for Hollywood celebrities, whose pictures still cover the walls. Today, it's less glamorous but still serves good Mexican food at reasonable prices. Located near downtown, a good place for breakfast or lunch.

Thank Cary L
Reviewed April 17, 2018

Stopped in for breakfast. From the outside I knew I wasn't entering a 5 star restaurant but I didn't expect the place to be so run down. I don't know how the wait staff can wash their hands as the water in the ladies room...More

Thank Sunny B
Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

I've been eating breakfast here for 30 years it's always fresh the tortillas are fantastic the menudo is good

Thank Charles G
Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

They've been there since 1985, but somehow they weren't on my radar! I had breakfast there and I'm so glad they're on 9 blocks from home. Great quality ingredients, including wonderful tortillas. Substantial portions & great service. Some of their dishes are named after regulars!...More

1  Thank NickRufus
Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

Friendly waitstaff and great food, this is a nice local eatery. Will visit again, very good value. Had the number 9, beef tips, very filling.

Thank Scott M
Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

I went to El Jardin for dinner while visiting the city and enjoyed my time there. The atmosphere was a little dark but the food was delicious and we enjoyed the live music. I would love to have an opportunity to go there again.

Thank Victoria W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 413 24th St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1909
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: +1 409-763-9289
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