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.