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The Original Mexican Cafe

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
East End Historic District, Galveston
    "Excellent grilled shrimp fajitas!"(5 Tips)
    Jenay P.
    "Delicious tex mex."(2 Tips)
    Steven B.
    "Tacos el Pastuer are excellent and authentic"(3 Tips)
    Theresa M.
    "Good margaritas."(2 Tips)
30 Tips and reviews
  • Mexican food
  • tacos
  • fajitas
  • family-friendly
  • margaritas
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    Galveston.comFebruary 22, 2012
    One of our favorite Galveston restaurants! Unpretentious, inexpensive, delicious Tex-Mex. But the best-kept secret? Excellent grilled shrimp fajitas! And delicious frozen margaritas.
  • Scott S.
    Scott S.February 3
    One of my favorite Tex-Mex places in the area for a long time. Can't help but get my cheese enchilada fix here. Try their Hot Fajitas!
  • Michael S.
    Michael SanchezApril 18, 2015
    The fajitas were excellent! Lots of food, good prices, friendly service! The atmosphere is also great! Would recommend it to anyone.
  • jordan c.
    jordan comleyAugust 26, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Everything here is good! Salsa is homemade and spicy, and be sure to try some queso. Quick service but don't ask for too many changes or additions to your meal, they get moody!
  • Jenay P.
    Jenay PFApril 26, 2013
    Delicious tex mex. salsa is homemade! & they bring out a black bean dip with the chips as well! Food plates are huge!
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan CaudleAugust 10, 2013
    Best Tex-Mex on the Island!!! The Tacos Al Carbon are the best!
  • Brittney W.
    Brittney WrightJuly 21, 2014
    Dont get the black bean dip. Lol. Rest of the food was pretty good & large for price!
  • Ken C.
    Ken CagleFebruary 9
    You guys were amazing after being discriminated against from Salsa's low brow waiters
  • Jake A.
    Jake AycockAugust 6, 2014
    Great local Mexican spot! Awesome food! A+!
  • Faren D.
    Faren D'AbellJanuary 4, 2014
    Decent guacamole. Tender fajitas. Get the queso flameado.
  • John S.
    The original plate was amazing!
  • Nanakitteh
    NanakittehFebruary 12, 2012
    Try the Vercruzana plate - it's a loaded chalupa and it's good for lunch.
  • Karl K.
    Karl KlugSeptember 29, 2015
    Had the beef fajitas, nothing special and neither was the cheese dip! Service was good.
  • Ricky A.
    Ricky AtkinsonJune 30, 2014
    Our experience was OK (closing time) Food was good and dos-xx was cold.
  • Mike Mike M.
    Mike Mike Mike MikeAugust 7, 2014
    Hour wait on Thursday night. Average tex mex. Probably above average for the island.
  • Jonathan Z.
    Jonathan Z. DelMay 24, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
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  • Devin M.
    Devin MacalusoJanuary 8, 2012
    Bring your own drinks when you come here haha
  • Steven B.
    Steven BakerJune 17, 2012
    Tacos el Pastuer are excellent and authentic
  • Gulfscapes
    GulfscapesAugust 20, 2011
    Everything is yummy - period!
  • Bud R.
    Bud RozellSeptember 8
    The owner eats here.
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah SNovember 30, 2013
    Best service in the world.
  • Kane S.
    Kane SeguraMarch 12, 2012
    Best hotsauce I've ever had
  • Tracy M.
    Tracy MalcolmJanuary 25, 2015
    Awesome food!!
  • Brooke S.
    Brooke SabinSeptember 19, 2015
    Fish tacos!
  • Bud R.
    Bud RozellSeptember 8
    Carne Asada
  • Robert F.
    Robert FindlayMarch 24, 2012
    They don't honor their four square special, so don't even try.
  • Selena S.
    Selena StairNovember 11, 2012
    Not authentic at all. Run by Italians.
  • Theresa M.
    Theresa M.E.May 29, 2011
    Good margaritas. Service not very good :(
  • Sandy W.
    Sandy WieberJune 29, 2010
    Ask for takeout chips and salsa. For a couple of bucks, you'll get a shopping bag full of chips and the best homemade salsa on the island.I love the sangritas, but was upset to learn last night (t
  • Jim C.
    Jim CordellJune 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Excellent queso!
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