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The Original Mexican Cafe

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
East End Historic District, Galveston
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  • Jenay P.
    "Delicious tex mex."(3 Tips)
    Galveston.com
    "Excellent grilled shrimp fajitas!"(6 Tips)
    eva
    "shrimp fajitas and frozen margaritas!"(2 Tips)
    Steven B.
    "Tacos el Pastuer are excellent and authentic"(4 Tips)
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  • Galveston.com
    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.
    Upvoted Jun 30
  • Scott S.
    Scott S.February 3, 2016
    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!
    Upvoted Jun 30
  • 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.
    Upvoted Jun 30
  • 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!
  • eva
    evaDecember 22, 2016
    Fabulous Tex Mex! Highly recommend the carne asada, shrimp fajitas and frozen margaritas!
  • 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, 2016
    You guys were amazing after being discriminated against from Salsa's low brow waiters
  • Faren D.
    Faren D'AbellJanuary 4, 2014
    Decent guacamole. Tender fajitas. Get the queso flameado.
  • Jake A.
    Jake AycockAugust 6, 2014
    Great local Mexican spot! Awesome food! A+!
  • Nanakitteh
    NanakittehFebruary 12, 2012
    Try the Vercruzana plate - it's a loaded chalupa and it's good for lunch.
  • John S.
    John SquyresJune 25, 2016
    The original plate was amazing!
  • 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.
  • Devin M.
    Devin MacalusoJanuary 8, 2012
    Bring your own drinks when you come here haha
  • Jonathan Z.
    Jonathan Z. DelMay 24, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
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  • Craig T.
    Al Pastor tacos were tasty.
  • Mike Mike M.
    Mike Mike Mike MikeAugust 7, 2014
    Hour wait on Thursday night. Average tex mex. Probably above average for the island.
  • Gulfscapes
    GulfscapesAugust 20, 2011
    Everything is yummy - period!
  • Steven B.
    Steven BakerJune 17, 2012
    Tacos el Pastuer are excellent and authentic
  • Kane S.
    Kane SeguraMarch 12, 2012
    Best hotsauce I've ever had
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah SNovember 30, 2013
    Best service in the world.
  • Bud R.
    Bud RozellSeptember 8, 2016
    The owner eats here.
  • Tracy M.
    Tracy MalcolmJanuary 25, 2015
    Awesome food!!
  • Brooke S.
    Brooke SabinSeptember 19, 2015
    Fish tacos!
  • Bud R.
    Bud RozellSeptember 8, 2016
    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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