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The Original Mexican Cafe, Galveston TXThe Original Mexican Cafe, Galveston TXThe Original Mexican Cafe

The Original Mexican Cafe

1402 Market St., Galveston, TX (Directions) | Phone: (409)762-6001 | Website

About

The Original is the longest continually operating restaurant on Galveston Island still at its original location. The chefs at The Original begin each morning with the freshest of quality ingredients which includes 90% lean meat and real Wisconsin cheese. Top quality fresh vegetables are then chopped, and then put to simmer with a special blend of spices to create their sauces. It’s this attention to in-house excellence that has kept patrons returning year after year.

Hours

  • Monday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:00 AM – 9:30 PM
  • Saturday: 8:00 AM – 9:30 PM
  • Sunday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Hours are subject to change.

General

  • Casual
  • Great for Groups & Families
  • Full Bar
  • Located in the East End Historic District
  • Catering Available

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Antojitos

CHILI CON QUESO
Melted cheese with fresh tomatoes and peppers.
small: 5 | large: 7
add ground beef: 1 | add fajita beef: 2

GUACAMOLE SALAD
Fresh avocado, onion, tomato, lime, garlic and cilantro.
small: 5 | large: 7

COCTAIL CAMARONES
Cold, boiled shrimp in our cocktail sauce topped with pico de gallo, and diced avocado
small: 8 | large: 11

SHRIMP EMPANADAS
Three fried pastries filled with shrimp, vegetables and rice, with a jalapeno pepper sauce
8.50

STUFFED JALAPENOS
Breaded and deep fried jalapenos filled with cheese
5

TAQUITOS
Rolled beef tacos, served with guacamole and sour cream
7

QUESADILLA
Grilled flour tortilla with chicken or beef fajita, bell peppers, onions, mushrooms and jack cheese, w/ guacamole and sour cream
10
with shrimp: 11.50

BUFFALO WINGS (10)
Bone in or boneless. Wings marinated in a buffalo sauce, served with ranch dressing.
8.50

STUFFED SHRIMP
Breaded shrimp with jalapeno and cheese
7

CHEESE STICKS
Breaded mozzarella sticks, served with ranch dressing
6

QUESO FLAMEADO
Melted Monterey jack cheese with chorizo, bell pepper, onion, served w/flour tortilla
with fajita: 8.50 | with shrimp: 11.50

APPETIZER SAMPLER
Three each: taquitos, stuffed shrimp, cheese sticks and stuffed jalapeños
12

Sopas Y Ensaladas

CALDO DE REZ
A rich beef soup with chunks of tender beef & fresh vegetables, served w/rice and flour tortillas
9.25

CHICKEN SOUP
A flavorful chicken broth w/chicken, fresh vegtables and noodles, served w/flour tortillas
9.25

MENUDO
Traditional Mexican soup made with beef tripe and white hominy in a red chili base. Served with chopped onions, cilantro, jalapenos, and tortillas.
9.25

TACO SALAD
hredded chicken or seasoned beef on a bed of lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese, guacamole and sour cream in a crispy tortilla shell
7.95
with fajita: 9.95

GRILLED SHRIMP SALAD
Grilled shrimp on a bed of lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese, guacamole, and sour cream in a crispy tortilla shell
10.95

Nachos

all served with jalapenos, guacamole and sour cream

NACHOS MIXTECOS
Topped w/beans and Monterey jack cheese
8.25
Beans & cheese only w/jalapenos: 8.25

DELUXE NACHOS
With shredded chicken or ground beef, beans and cheddar cheese
9.50

NACHOS AL CARBON
With fajita beef or chicken, beans and cheddar cheese
11.50

NACHOS MARISCOS
With grilled shrimp, beans and Monterey jack cheese
13

Platillos

served with rice and beans

TACO PLATE
Two shredded chicken or seasoned beef tacos served on crispy corn tortilla, soft corn or soft flour tortilla w/lettuce, tomatoes and cheese
7.75
Fajita Beef or Chicken: 9.75

FLAUTA PLATE
Three rolled chicken tacos with guacamole and sour cream $8.25 BURRITO PLATE: 1 Burrito filled w/shredded chicken or seasoned beef, beans & cheese
8.00
Fajita: 10 | covered in queso: 2 extra

TAMALE PLATE
4 homemade tamales topped w/chili
8.25

CHIMICHANGA PLATE
One crispy flour tortilla stuffed with chicken or seasoned beef, beans & cheese, topped with guacamole and sour cream
8.25
Fajita: 10.25

QUESADILLA PLATE
Two fajita chicken, beef or spinach quesadilla quarters with bell peppers, onions, mushrooms and Monterey jack cheese, served with guacamole and sour cream
8.25

CHALUPA PLATE
One flat crispy tostada topped with chicken or season beef, beans, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and sour cream
6
Fajita Beef or Chicken: 8

VERACRUZANA PLATE
One flat crispy corn tortilla topped with beef, beans, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and chili
6
Fajita Beef or Chicken: 8

Enchiladas

ENCHILADA PLATE
(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
7.75
mixed plate: 8.75

ENCHILADA SUIZAS
(2) Chicken enchiladas topped with our tomatillo and sour cream sauce and Monterey jack cheese, served with rice and beans
8.75

SPINACH ENCHILADAS
(2) Enchiladas topped with our spinach sauce, Monterey jack cheese and mushrooms, served with rice and beans
8.75

CHICKEN MOLE ENCHILADAS
(2) Chicken enchiladas topped in our rich mole sauce and Monterey jack cheese, served with rice and beans
8.75

ENCHILADAS VERDES
(3) Chicken enchiladas topped with our green tomatillo sauce, served with guacamole, pico de gallo, rice and beans
10.50

ENCHILADAS AL CARBON
(3) Grilled fajita chicken or beef enchiladas topped with our jalapeño pepper sauce & Montery jack cheese served w/ rice and beans
12

CHICKEN SPINACH ENCHILADA
(3) Fajita chicken, spinach mushrooms topped with our spinach sauce served w/pico de gallo, guacamole, rice & beans
12

ENCHILADA DE CAMARON
(3) Shrimp enchiladas topped w/jalapeno pepper sauce and Monterey jack cheese w/ pico de Gallo, guacamole, rice and beans
13

CHICKEN, BEEF or CHEESE
(4) a la carte
9.50

MIXED PLATE
(4) No rice or beans
9.50

Especialides del Original

substitutions & additions are subject to additional charge

TACOS AL CARBON
(3) Homemade flour tortillas filled with chicken or beef fajita and grilled onions, w/guacamole, rice & ranchero beans
11.50

TACOS AL PASTOR
Homemade flour tortillas filled with grilled seasoned pork and onions, served with rice, refried beans, pico de gallo and green chili sauce
11.50

BAJA FISH TACOS
Two fried tilapia fillets on a red cabbage salad with tomato, rice, beans & our sour cream and jalapeno pepper sauce
11.50

CAMARONES DE CABO
Fresh shrimp grilled with onions in a sauce of tomato, tomatillo, chile de arbol & cilantro served with rice & refried beans
13.50

POLLO RANCHERO
Grilled chicken breast topped with ranchero sauce and Monterey jack cheese served with rice and fresh vegetable medley
11.50

POLLO A LA PARRILLA
Grilled chicken breast topped with onions, mushrooms and melted Monterey jack cheese served with rice, ranchero beans & guacamole
11.50

CHILE RELLENO
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
12

CARNE ASADA
Marinated skirt steak w/roasted jalapeno peppers, served w/rice, ranchero beans & guacamole
11.50

SHRIMP DIABLO
Fresh shrimp grilled with a spicy tomato sauce w/onions and bell peppers, served over rice
13.50

PLATO MARISCO
Tilapia fillet and four jumbo shrimp, topped in our spinach sauce served with rice and a medley of spinach, mushrooms, beans and vegetables
13.50

QUESADILLA
Grilled flour tortilla with chicken or beef fajita, bell peppers, onions, mushrooms and Monterey jack cheese, served w/guacamole & sour cream
9.25
with spinach: 9.50 | with shrimp: 10.50

Combinaciones

served with rice and beans

THE ORIGINAL DINNER
One taco, one chalupa, one tamale and one enchilada your choice of beef, chicken or cheese, with onion guacamole and chili con queso puff
12.75

SPECIAL MEXICAN DINNER
One tamale, one taco and two enchiladas your choice of beef, chicken or cheese
10.50

COMBINATION PLATE
Two tacos and two enchiladas your choice of beef, chicken or cheese
10.50

SUMMER PLATE
One taco, one chalupa, guacamole and chili con queso puff (No rice or beans)
7.25

Vegetarian Platillos

served with rice and beans

VEGETARIAN TACO PLATE
Crispy or soft corn tortilla filled with guacamole, lettuce and tomato
7.25

VEGETARIAN BURRITO PLATE
Homemade flour tortilla filled with guacamole, lettuce and tomato
7.75

VEGETARIAN ENCHILADA PLATE
Two cheese enchiladas topped with their own sauce
7.25
w/spinach 8.25

VEGETARIAN CHALUPA PLATE
Crispy flat tortilla topped with beans, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and sour cream
7.25

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

Fajitas

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

THE ORIGINAL 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 | for two: 27.50

SHRIMP FAJITAS
Fresh shrimp grilled with onions and bell peppers
for one: 16 | for two: 30

PARRILLADA
A feast that serves four. Combination of grilled chicken, beef, shrimp and chorizo sausage with onions, bell peppers, and grilled jalapenos
61

Desserts

BREAD PUDDING
Warm bread topped in our banana rum sauce
6.25

TRES LECHES
A light, three milk sponge cake
5.25

FLAN
Vanilla custard topped with whipped cream and caramel
5.25

SOPAPILLAS
4 Fried Mexican pastries topped with cinnamon and honey
4.25

SOPAPILLA CHEESECAKE
Like it sounds, only better.
6.50

Los Ninos

Children Under 12, Only, Please

TACO PLATE
One taco w/rice and beans
6.50

ENCHILADA PLATE
One enchilada w/rice & beans
6.50

KID QUESADILLA: Filled w/grilled chicken or beef fajita and Monterey jack cheese w/rice and beans
6.50

CHICKEN STRIPS
Three chickenstrips w/fries
6.50

FISH FINGER PLATE
Two fish fillets w/fries
6.50

MINI CORN DOGS
6 Mini Corn Dogs w/fries
6.50

06.11.19

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