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Original Mexican Cafe

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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1401 Market St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2532
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All 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
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Lometa, Texas
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a go-to spot if you're visiting Galveston, especially on the weekends when they serve breakfast! The food is fresh and homemade, and the service is always friendly and fast. My favorite is the breakfast enchiladas with a sangria margarita!

Thank Robin B
Magnolia, Texas
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have eaten here many times. It is consistently good. We will be back. Usually we are with family.

Thank Dwolfe52
Northborough, Massachusetts
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134 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The “Original” has apparently been at this location for decades, and has been a favorite of our friends for just this long. We had a leisurely Sunday morning breakfast here. The Mexican take on a cooked breakfast is unique (at least to this Easterner), but tasty. I wish I could visit again to try some of the other offerings. We... More 

Thank Ellen C
Gulfport, Mississippi
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While we were shopping in The Strand, a group of us decided to walk a few blocks to the Original Mexican Café because we heard the food was authentic Mexican. We weren't disappointed. The food was wonderful and the service was just as good. Since there was a group of us, we sat in different areas of the restaurant. Every... More 

Thank JRAP2013
Dallas, Texas
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to eat lunch here with the family. Had enchiladas and they were very good. My wife and son in law had quesadillas and were excellent. Portions were huge. Plus prices were very reasonable. Good place.

Thank read_2_lead
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place while looking for a plce to eat breakfast on a Sunday morning. The food and service were absolutely great. Our only complaint was trying to fing parking.

Thank Jay G
Detroit, Michigan
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66 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As I said it was only ok. I would choose another over this again, and there will be an again. We were on our way for vacation. A Carnival cruise. We were offered a drink and our order was taken and brought. After that nothing. Even Taco Cabana played music appropriate to the theme of the restaurant.. it was quiet... More 

2 Thank Margo W
Lakehills, United States
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of food for a very economical price. Arrived during their happy hour and got margaritas for half price- a very good deal! Kept chips and salsa always coming and had friendly service. Would eat here again.

Thank Suzanne R
Beaumont, Texas
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch (not my first time). Quaint restaurant with its vintage vibe. Excellent authentic Mexican food. It's been around this long because they do it right! Service was great. Prices are very reasonable. Would've given 5 star rating but they didn't have SWEET TEA. :( Pina Colado are great too!

Thank Tiffany N
United States
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love to eat a Mexican breakfast. First time here. We were not disappointed. We had the Mexican Omelette. It was very good. I thought the service and the staff were good, friendly and attentive. Very reasonable! We were in and out in about 30 minutes. The place was packed when we left.

Thank Sandra P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1401 Market St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2532
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: 409-762-6001

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?