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“Not sure about original but its GOOD!”

Original Mexican Cafe
Ranked #37 of 319 Restaurants in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed October 11, 2012

Food was excellent and came out fast. When you go ask for the Jalapeno cream dip, Its amazing! Ordered fajitas and Magaritas,

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1  Thank Tand80
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

You could, and probably would, pass this place right by... but you'd miss joining the locals for a great Mexican meal! Seriously, everything from the salsas (ask for the green and pink salsas - they do not bring them automatically) to the char-grilled meats to the tender, home-made tortillas are truly outstanding. Yes, the servers are not from fine dining, and the building is from the last century, but if you are looking to enjoy a great meal and a piece of Galveston's history this is a must-do spot! Check out the Bacon Farm antique store across the street after your meal to find a local treasure to take home as a souvenir -- lots of Antique stores are in the area.

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Reviewed October 8, 2012

My husband and I moved to the island from Fort Worth and very picky about good mexican food. The Original has great food and gives plenty of it for a reasonable price. The staff was awesome and very timely with refilling salsa, chips and our drinks. It can get pretty crowded, but it has yet to feel overwhelming. Their margaritas are also great. We love The Original and take our family who come down here, too.

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1  Thank SarahTohlen
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

I LOVE mexican food and was so excited to try this place. The building is very old which I find charming. Inside the decor is very plain and the place feels a little dingy, almost dirty. Service was average, nothing warm and fuzzy. I visited during lunch and ordered a Summer Plate. This consisted of a chicken taco, guacamole and a queso puff. The chicken taco was terrible, chicken was very bland and so dry it was actually hard to swallow. The shell was tough and seemed stale as did the chips that were served. Guacamole was OK, I have had much better. The only thing that stood out was the queso. It has a really good flavor. Unfortunately, was served on top of a chewy, stale tasting chip. If I were in the area and wanted Mexican, I would give it another try and certainly order the queso. I've had way better Mexican food on the island.

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Reviewed September 27, 2012

Very bad attitude: not concerned at all with customer comfort, service. Rude, dismissive. Apparently only concerned about making money. Very unpleasant place to visit.

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4  Thank danny w
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