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Original Mexican Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2018 Winner


Mexican, Southwestern
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Small $4.25
Large $6.25
Add Ground Beef $1.0
Add Fajita Beef $2.0
Chili Con Queso
melted cheese with fresh tomatoes and peppers
Small $4.25
Large $5.75
Guacamole Salad
fresh avocado, onion, tomato, lime, garlic and cilantro
Seafood Empanadas
three fried pastries filled with shrimp, vegetables and rice, with a jalapeno pepper sauce
Stuffed Jalapenos
breaded and deep fried jalapenos filled with cheese
rolled beef tacos, served w/ guacamole and sour cream
Caldo De Rez
a rich beef soup with chunks of tender beef & fresh vegetable, served w/ rice and flour tortillas
Chicken Soup
a flavorful chicken broth w/ chicken, fresh vegetables and noodles, served w/ flour tortillas
Fajita $9.95
Taco Salad
shredded chicken or seasoned beef on a bed of lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese, guacamole and sour cream in a crispy tortilla shell
Grilled Shrimp Salad
grilled shrimp on abed of lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese, guacamole, and sour cram in a crispy tortilla shell
served w/ guacamole, pica de gallo, rice, ranchero beans and flour tortillas
For One $10.5
For Two $19.5
The Original Fajitas
strips of beef, chicken or a combination of both grilled with onions and bell pepper
For One $11.5
For Two $21.5
Hot Fajitas
our original fajitas with onions and bell peppers marinated and grilled with our hottest diablo sauce
For One $11.5
For Two $21.5
Cancun Fajitas
strips of beef, chicken or a combination of both grilled with poblano peppers, tomatoes and onions
For One $15.5
For Two $29.5
Trio Fajitas
a combination of shrimp, chicken and beef grilled with onions and bell peppers
For One $11.5
For Two $21.5
Pork Fajitas
grilled strips of pork with onions and bell peppers
For One $13.5
For Two $25.5
Fajitas Jalisco
grilled fajita with grilled onions, mushrooms and bell peppers, topped with monterey jack cheese
For One $15.5
For Two $29.5
Shrimp Fajitas
fresh shrimp grilled with onions and bell peppers
served with rice and beans
Vegetarian Taco Plate
crispy or soft com tortilla filed with guacamole, lettuce and tomato
Vegetarian Burrito Plate
homemade flour tortilla filled with guacamole, lettuce and tomato
W/ Spinach $7.95
Vegetarian Enchilada Plat
two cheese enchiladas topped with their own sauce
Vegetarian Chalupa Plate
crispy flat tortilla topped with beans, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and sour cream
For One $9.5
For Two $17.5
Vegetarian Fajitas
grilled peppers, onions, mushrooms, zuchinni and squash with guacamole, pico de gallo, ranchero beans and flour tortillas
Bread Pudding
warm bread topped in our banana rum sauce
Tres Leches
a light, three milk sponge cake
vanilla custard topped with whipped cream and caramel
4 fried mexican pastries topped with cinnamon and honey
Peach Cobbler
sliced peach make in a cake
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All reviews enchiladas chips and salsa beef taco beans chilli seafood shrimp great mexican food combination plate hot sauce off the beaten path service was great our waiter margaritas island cruise
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Cute spot, quirky decor. Great chips, but the salsa was too hot for us. One order came out wrong, but our waiter fixed it quickly. Chicken tostaguac very good, and not overly salty, the fajita burrito also tasty and big.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank kay k
Reviewed 6 days ago

So apparently this was built in 1916 and is the longest operating restaurant in the same location. It is family run. Service is fast and the food was fresh and generous. Chips and salsa are served to the table and is the hot sauce spicy!...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank BWB77024
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're looking for legit Mexican food, this is the place. The menudo was flavorful and well done. It's the perfect hangover food. The service was fast, efficient and the food fresh and hot.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank galvestongirl2
Reviewed January 11, 2019 via mobile

These folks have been slinging good texmex for a lot of years. I have been eating here all of my life and other than a few remodels nothing has changed. It's still consistently good

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Charles G
Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

Service is fast. Food is good. Price is great. Parking can be an issue. The “new” dining room is loud-try to stay in the old, historical part.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank John2Mary
Reviewed December 18, 2018

I wonder how I could give this place 55 stars but can't, There is not must I can say but after 10 plus visits plus dragging our friends & family who visit us while in Galveston (Jamica Beach) we have never had a bad meal...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Jim C
Reviewed December 18, 2018

I've been there 4 times now. They've been great every time. Their prices are pretty good too. Kid friendly.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank theonelyman
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Your typical Mexican restaurant, but with a few good twists. The guacamole is fabulous. Go with your favorites, and you probably won't be disappointed. Service was spot on, and the drinks were kept filled. Small parking lot at the far back of the Cafe, so...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Bob-a-Link
Reviewed November 6, 2018

If you love Tex-Mex you’ love the Original Mexican restaurant. The food is fabulous and the Margaritas are big and fantastic. I love the Tacos al Carbon (beef). You get 3 soft tacos with grilled onions & very flavorful beef. My wife has tried just...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 1965GTO
Reviewed October 27, 2018

The chips were delicious, although we thought the salsa had an odd taste. It definitely was not fresh. The drinks were weak, and everything else we ordered tasted the same.

Date of visit: October 2018
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