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Original Mexican Cafe

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1401 Market St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2532
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Open 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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Houston, Texas
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an out of the way place. The food is wonderful. The staff is wonderful. The prices are wonderful

Thank Selisa L
Tokyo, Japan
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was looking for a good quality Mexican restaurant and unfortunately what I ended up with was very disappointing. Very slow service and equally poor quality food. 15 minutes to get a drink, very dry meat, watery beans and my meal in total cost nearly $200! I would try out one of the other Mexican places before coming here.

Thank expatintokyo116
Galveston Island, Texas
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I am a local and this is a tourist trap. Same food as most Mexican places but more expensive, like a chain place. There are TONS of Mexican restaurants here that are where the locals go. And when I see a place that Mexican men on a lunch break go to, that's a good sign to me that the food... More 

Thank carlas904
New Ulm, United States
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This Mexican restaurant may need a remodel but the food doesn't. The was plentiful and tasty, The staff was very attentive but didn't hover. Entrance is very congestive.

Thank Cheryl S
Plano, Texas
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76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visit Crystal Beach on Bolivar Peninsula frequently with two High School girlfriends. On our very first beach trip, years ago, we stopped on the way home for breakfast at OMC. We were hooked! Since then, we've never had a girls' weekend that didn't include a stop here. Great food!!! Great drinks!!! Service can be problematic and sketchy, more often... More 

Thank Molly M
Houston, TX
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great restaurant. The margaritas were very good and the portions were huge. I had the shrimp tacos and they were phenomenal.

Thank librarangrrrl
Brenham, Texas
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let's start with the exterior, no need for fancy signs because the food speaks for itself. I got excited when I saw that they had taken in other buildings over the years for more space. Right in the middle of historic homes from the 19th century. Walked in and we were greeted right away. Waited about 10 mins for a... More 

1 Thank beertxpert
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good tex mex, good prices, knowlegable servers, kind workers, I loved it. Will definitely be coming back

Thank Peggy T
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Off the beaten path and where the locals go. I highly recommend it. Good food and quick service. I was in town for work and will go back next time I am in for town.

Thank CLCtravel
Denver, Colorado
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate there last night. Our server was awesome and everything was delicious. All the staff were very pleasant. The food came out exactly as ordered and very fast. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone and will be back.

Thank DNver

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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Hinsdale, New York
over a year ago
Galveston Island, Texas

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