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“Best Mexican Food In Galveston”

Original Mexican Cafe
Ranked #39 of 308 Restaurants in Galveston
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Denver, Colorado
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best Mexican Food In Galveston”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2009

The Original Mexican Cafe has fast, good service with huge servings. The homemade tortilla chips are outstanding! They tasted like they just came out of the fryer, still warm. They keep the salsa bowls and free chips refilled non-stop. Great atmosphere and very affordable. The food was authentic Tex-Mex, fresh, not frozen. The fresh tomatoes tasted like they just picked them from the vine. My advice, go there very hungry, you will leave very happy!

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Arlington, TX
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246 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“The Best Mexican Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2009

This place is great! The food is wonderful and the attentive staff is great! I ate here 16 years ago and still remembered the greatness and went back this weekend. It's still great...it's the best mexican food in Galveston! The only thing that could make it better is to have more parking.

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Corinth, Texas
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165 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Love this place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2009

Good service, Great food. We eat here every time we visit Galveston & it has never failed us. Food is so good we ate here twice in one week on our last visit. Go early (or late) to avoid the crowd, tables turn over fairly fast & bar area is very small but this is a popular place!

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Thank jmho4u
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Galveston, TX
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“definitely not 20 dollars”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2009

Great quality and great service. The food is always fresh (more than you can say for many Mexican restaurants) and the people are always glad to see you. They also have the best salsa and chips, and they have great margaritas as well. Recommend the Enchiladas al Carbon. Also, they have the BEST weekend breakfast.

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Thank kaystein
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Lake Charles, LA
2 reviews
“The BEST place ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2009

We went here on a Saturday night and the food was absolutely amazing. Well worth the trip!

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Thank dglilbit
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