The Original Mexican Cafe

//The Original Mexican Cafe
The Original Mexican Cafe2020-01-23T08:40:47+00:00

Since 1916, Galveston’s Original.

The Original Mexican Cafe prides itself on beginning each morning with the freshest of quality ingredients, which includes 90% lean meat and real Wisconsin cheese.  We chop top quality fresh vegetables each morning which simmer with a special blend of spices to create our sauces.

We are not a fast food restaurant, and your entree is prepared at the time it is ordered to ensure freshness. We take no shortcuts in providing a healthier approach to eating by cooking with skinless chicken, olive oil, and 100% cholesterol-free oil for frying our chips; and our ranchero beans, refried beans, and tamales are cooked without fat.  We think you will notice the difference, and we hope you enjoy your meal.

The Original began in 1916 with Rayond Guzman as the first of only five proprietors in its over 100 year existence.  We are still family-owned and operated, and have continued our tradition of quality and excellence in the preparation of all our food.

The Original is the longest continually operating restaurant on Galveston Island still at its Original location.  We are located on the corner of 14th and Market in Galveston’s beautiful Historic District.  We have private parking next to the restaurant and have plenty of street parking.  We have two stories of dining area, perfect for casual dining, business lunches, large groups, or a night on the town.  We also offer a full bar and happy hour specials daily.

Menus

Lunch Menu

$12 plus tax tax & gratuity

Appetizer
(Choice of One)

Chile Con Queso
Melted cheese with fresh tomatoes and peppers

Guacamole
Fresh avocado, onion, tomato, lime, garlic, and cilantro

Entree
(Choice of One. Served with Rice & Beans.)

Enchilada Plate
Two beef, chicken, or cheese. Beef and cheese topped with a chili gravy, cheese, and onions. The chicken topped with our ranchero sauce, cheese, and onions.

Summer Plate
One taco, one chalupa, guacamole, and chile con queso puff

Quesadilla Plate
Two fajita chicken, beef, or spinach quesadilla quarters with bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, and Monterrey Jack cheese, served with guacamole and sour cream.

Dinner Menu

$25 plus tax tax & gratuity

Appetizer
(Choice of One)

Chile con Queso
Melted cheese with fresh tomatoes and peppers.

Guacamole
Fresh avocado, onion, tomato, lime, garlic, and cliantro.

Taquitos
Rolled beef tacos, served with guacamole and sour cream.

Entree
(Choice of One. Served with Rice and Beans.)

Enchilada Plate
Two Beef, Chicken, or Cheese. Beef and Cheese
topped with a chili gravy, cheese, and onions. The Chicken topped
with our ranchero sauce, cheese, and onions.

Quesadilla Plate
Two fajita chicken, beef, or spinach quesadilla
quarters with bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, and Monterrey Jack
cheese, served with guacamole and sour cream.

Fajita Plate
Strips of Beef, Chicken or a combination of both. Grilled
with onions and bell peppers.

Dessert
(Choice of One)

Bread Pudding
Warmed and topped in our banana rum sauce.

Tres Leches
A light, three milk sponge cake.

Flan
Vanilla custard topped with whipped cream and caramel.

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