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The Original Mexican Cafe

1401 Market St, Galveston, TX 77550

The Original Mexican Cafe

1401 Market St, Galveston, TX 77550

4.5/5

The Original Mexican Cafe

The Original Mexican Cafe is Classic Tex-Mex Food at its Finest. They use real Wisconsin Cheese, the freshest quality ingredients, and are family owned and operated. Known for being the Oldest Continuously Operated Restaurant on Galveston Island in its Original Location on the East End of the Historical District.

What’s on the Menu

Chili Con Queso

Melted Cheese with fresh tomatoes and peppers

Small 5.00 | Large 7.00

Add ground beef 1.00 | Fajita Beef 2.00

Guacamole Salad

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

Small 5.00 | Large 7.00

Cocktail Camarones

Cold, boiled shrimp in our cocktail sauce topped with pico de gallo, and diced avocado

Small 8.00 | Large 11.00

Shrimp Empanadas | 8.50

Three fried pastries filled with shrimp, vegetables and rice, with a jalapeño pepper sauce

Stuffed Jalapeños | 5.00

Breaded and deep-fried jalapeños filled with cheese

Taquitos | 7

Rolled beef tacos, served w/guacamole and sour cream

Quesadilla | 10 | Shrimp 11.50

Grilled flour tortilla with chicken or beef fajita, bell peppers, onions, mushrooms and jack cheese, w/ guacamole and sour cream

Buffalo Wings | (10) 8.50

Bone in or Boneless Wings marinated in a buffalo sauce, served with ranch dressing0

Stuffed Shrimp | 7

Breaded shrimp loaded with jalapeño and cheese

Cheese Sticks | 6

Breaded mozzarella sticks, served with ranch dressing

Queso Flameado

Melted Monterey jack cheese with chorizo, bell pepper, onion, served w/flour tortilla

w/fajita $8.50 w/shrimp $11.50

Appetizer Sampler | 12

Three each: Taquitos, stuffed shrimp, cheese sticks and stuffed jalapeños

Caldo de Rez | 9.25

A rich beef soup with chunks of tender beef & fresh vegetables, served w/rice and flour tortillas

Chicken Soup | 9.25

A flavorful chicken broth w/chicken, fresh vegetables and noodles, served w/flour tortillas

Menudo | 9.25

Traditional Mexican soup made with beef tripe and white hominy in a red chili base. Served with chopped onions, cilantro, jalapeños, and tortillas

Taco Salad | 7.95

Shredded chicken or seasoned beef on a bed of lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese, guacamole and sour cream in a crispy tortilla shell

Fajita $9.95

Grilled Shrimp Salad | 10.95

Grilled shrimp on a bed of lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese, guacamole, and sour cream in a crispy tortilla shell 

(all served with jalapeños, guacamole, and sour cream)

Nachos Mixtecos | 8.25

Topped w/beans and Monterey jack cheese

Beans & cheese only w/jalapeños $8.25

Deluxe Nachos | 9.50

With shredded chicken or ground beef, beans, and cheddar cheese

Nachos al Carbon | 11.50

With fajita beef or chicken, beans, and cheddar cheese

Nachos Mariscos | 13.00

With grilled shrimp, beans, and Monterey jack cheese

 

(served with rice and beans)

Taco Plate | 7.75

Two shredded chicken or seasoned beef tacos served on crispy corn tortilla, soft corn or soft flour tortilla w/lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese

Fajita Beef or Chicken 9.75

Flauta Plate | 8.25

Three rolled chicken tacos with guacamole and sour cream

Burrito Plate | 8.00

1 Burrito filled w/shredded chicken or seasoned beef, beans & cheese

Fajita $10

covered in queso | 2.00 extra

Tamale Plate | 8.25

4 homemade tamales topped w/chili

Chimichanga Plate | 8.25

One crispy flour tortilla stuffed with chicken or seasoned beef, beans & cheese, topped with guacamole and sour cream

Fajita $10.25

covered in queso | 2.00 extra

Quesadilla Plate | 8.25

Two fajita chicken, beef or spinach quesadilla quarters with bell peppers, onions, mushrooms and Monterey jack cheese, served with guacamole and sour cream

Chalupa Plate | 6.00

One flat crispy tostada topped with chicken or season beef, beans, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and sour cream

Fajita Beef or Chicken | 8.00

Veracruz Plate | 6.00

One flat crispy corn tortilla topped with beef, beans, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and chili

Fajita Beef or Chicken | 8.00

Enchilada Plate | 7.75

(2) Beef, cheese, or chicken. The beef and cheese topped with chili gravy, cheese, and onions. The chicken enchilada topped with our ranchero sauce and cheese, and onions, served with rice and beans

mixed plate $8.75

Enchiladas Suizas | 8.75

(2) Chicken enchiladas topped with our tomatillo and sour cream sauce and Monterey jack cheese, served with rice and beans

Spinach Enchiladas | 8.75

(2) Enchiladas topped with our spinach sauce, Monterey jack cheese and mushrooms, served with rice and beans

Chicken Mole Enchiladas | 8.75

(2) Chicken enchiladas topped in our rich mole sauce and Monterey jack cheese, served with rice and beans

Enchiladas Verdes | 10.50

(3) Chicken enchiladas topped with our green tomatillo sauce, served with guacamole, pico de gallo, rice and beans

Enchiladas al Carbon | 12.00

(3) Grilled fajita chicken or beef enchiladas topped with our jalapeño pepper sauce & Monterey jack cheese served w/rice and beans

Chicken Spinach Enchilada | 12.00

(3) Fajita chicken, spinach mushrooms topped with our spinach sauce served w/pico de gallo, guacamole, rice & beans

Enchilada de Camaron | 13.00

(3) Shrimp enchiladas topped w/jalapeño pepper sauce and Monterey jack cheese w/ pico de gallo, guacamole, rice and beans

CHICKEN, BEEF, or CHEESE

(4) a la carte 9.50 | Mixed Plate (4) No rice or beans $9.50

(substitutions & additions are subject to additional charge)

Tacs al Carbon | 11.50

(3) Homemade flour tortillas filled with chicken or beef fajita and grilled onions, w/guacamole, rice & ranchero beans

Tacos al Pastor | 11.50

Homemade flour tortillas filled with grilled seasoned pork and onions, served with rice, refried beans, pico de gallo and green chili sauce

Baja Fish Tacos | 11.50

Two fried tilapia fillets on a red cabbage salad with tomato, rice, beans & our sour cream, and jalapeño pepper sauce

Camarones de Cabo | 13.50

Fresh shrimp grilled with onions in a sauce of tomato, tomatillo, chile de arbol & cilantro served with rice & refried beans

Pollo Ranchero | 11.50

Grilled chicken breast topped with ranchero sauce and Monterey jack cheese served with rice and fresh vegetable medley

Pollo a la Parilla | 11.50

Grilled chicken breast topped with onions, mushrooms and melted Monterey jack cheese served with rice, ranchero beans & guacamole

Chile Relleno | 12.00

Stuffed poblano pepper, filled with ground beef, carrots, potatoes and raisins, topped with ranchero sauce and Monterey jack cheese, served with rice and refried beans

Carne Asada | 11.50

Marinated skirt steak w/roasted jalapeño peppers, served w/rice, ranchero beans & guacamole

Shrimp Poblano | 13.50

Fresh shrimp grilled with a spicy tomato sauce w/onions and bell peppers, served over rice

Plato Marisco | 13.50

Tilapia fillet and four jumbo shrimp, topped in our spinach sauce served with rice and a medley of spinach, mushrooms, beans and vegetables

Quesadilla| 9.25

Grilled flour tortilla with chicken or beef fajita, bell peppers, onions, mushrooms and Monterey jack cheese, served w/guacamole & sour cream

with spinach 9.50 | with shrimp 10.50

(served with rice and beans)

The Original Dinner | 12.75

One taco, one chalupa, one tamale and one enchilada your choice of beef, chicken or cheese, with onion guacamole and chili con queso puff

Special Mexican Dinner | 10.50

One tamale, one taco and two enchiladas your choice of beef, chicken, or cheese

Combination Plate | 10.50

Two tacos and two enchiladas your choice of beef, chicken, or cheese

Summer Plate | 7.25

One taco, one chalupa, guacamole and chili con queso puff (No rice or beans)

Served with rice and beans

Vegetarian Taco Plate | 7.25

 Crispy or soft corn tortilla filled with guacamole, lettuce, and tomato

Vegetarian Burrito Plate | 7.75

Homemade flour tortilla filled with guacamole, lettuce, and tomato

Vegetarian Enchilada Plate | 7.25 

 Two cheese enchiladas topped with their own sauce

w/spinach | 8.25

Vegetarian Chalupa Plate | 7.25

Crispy flat tortilla topped with beans, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and sour cream

Vegetarian Fajitas

 Grilled peppers, onions, mushrooms, zucchini and squash, served with guacamole, pico de gallo, ranchero beans and flour tortillas

For One $9.50 For Two $17.50

(served with guacamole, pico de gallo, rice, ranchero beans and flour tortillas)

Th eOriginal Fajitas

 Strips of beef, chicken or a combination of both grilled with onions and bell pepper

For One 13.95 | For Two 23.95

Hot Fajitas

Our original fajitas with onions and bell peppers marinated and grilled with our hottest Diablo sauce

For One 14.50 | For Two 26.50

Cancun Fajitas

Strips of beef, chicken or a combination of both grilled with poblano peppers, tomatoes and onions

For One 14.50 | For Two 26.50

Trio Fajitas

A combination of shrimp, chicken and beef grilled with onions and bell peppers

For One 17.50 | For Two 33.50

Fajitas Jalisco

Grilled fajita steak and grilled onions, mushrooms and bell peppers, topped with Monterey Jack cheese

For One $15.00 For Two $27.50

Shrimp Fajitas

Fresh shrimp grilled with onions and bell peppers.

For One $16.00 For Two $30.00

Parrillada | 61

A feast that serves four. Combination of grilled chicken, beef, shrimp and chorizo sausage with onions, bell peppers and grilled jalapeños

Children Under 12 only Please

Taco Plate | 6.50

One taco w/rice and beans

Enchilada PLate | 6.50

 One enchilada w/rice & beans

Kid Quesadilla | 6.50

Filled w/grilled chicken or beef fajita and Monterey jack cheese w/rice and beans

Chicken Strips | 6.50

Three chicken strips w/fries

Fish Finger Plate | 6.50

Two fish fillets w/fries

Mini Corn Dogs | 6.50

6 Mini Corn Dogs w/fries

Bread Pudding | 6.25

Warm bread topped in our banana rum sauce

Tres Leches | 5.25

 A light, three milk sponge cake

Flan | 5.25

Vanilla custard topped with whipped cream and caramel

Sopapilla | 4.25

4 Fried Mexican pastries topped with cinnamon and honey

Sopapilla Cheesecake | 5.25

Like it sounds, only better

 

*Prices and Availability Subject to Change

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