21 Best Mexican Restaurants in Galveston

“Got some Al pastor tacos. They were good! If I’m ever down in Galveston and craving a street taco I would consider this place.Parking: I parked across the street from the taco truck. There was already someone parked in front of the truck. I was unsure where else to park.”

4.9Superb120 Reviews

“Excellent !Was advised to try Pennies out and so happy I did. I was introduced to everyone that works there and it was a real pleasure to meet them.Had the smoked brisket which was perfectly cooked to my taste. The “mom” even offered me a tamale to taste and it was superb. Such a lovely family !Highly recommend and I will return.”

4.7Superb219 Reviews

“$7 will get you a huge breakfast burrito with your choice of filling, on homemade tortillas. This the only place I've ever eaten that will make a burrito on corn tortillas. Very helpful if you're #glutensensitive.The service was friendly and helpful. I love supporting small businesses and it's even better when the food is great!Vegetarian options: Egg, potato, and cheese breakfast burrito on corn tortilla hits the spot.”

4.7Superb170 Reviews

“The young lady who took our order and waited on us looked just like my daughter only with a better attitude ? and spoke Spanish, so she was easy to speak to. Overall, great service good large portions filling good.Vegetarian options: There was a whole section for vegetarianKid-friendliness: Def a place to bring thr family.Wheelchair accessibility: Doors are wide enough with a ramp entrance”

4.6Superb174 Reviews

“I went to the restaurant for breakfast yesterday and came BACK again today because of how good this place was!The server was SO kind and thoughtful ❤️My Cafe de Olla was SO freaking delicious! I've never had Mexican coffee but omg, this is the only coffee I'll have from there! They serve it in a clay mug and it is incredible!The Mexican pancakes with bananas are super sweet, but super yummy ?I had the Ranchero omelet yesterday and it was HUGE with LOTS of steak in it!My husband and I were absolutely impressed by this Cafe and brought his uncle there today to share our experience with him!If you are reading this, please come and eat here! If you are a boogie coffee fan like myself, get the Cafe de Olla! You will NOT be disappointed ?We will ABSOLUTELY be coming back the next time we come to Galveston! Thank you for this awesome experience in authentic Mexican cuisine ❤️”

4.6Superb152 Reviews

“A civilized dining experience!! I have been eating in Mexican restaurants all my life. Bambu is a rarity. Clean, tasteful dining atmosphere. Great food. Nice portions, and excellent service.Now, here is my explanation of civilized dining: real flatware....not the stuff you usually see in Mexican restaurants...you know the forks and knives that came from a prison labor camp in Siberia. Real plates and glasses too! No more Styrofoam cups or plastic tumblers that look like they were gnawed on by rats...Do yourself a favor, dine at Bambu's.UPDATE as of 8-3 (service downgrade)Food is still good, Jaime is the only guy working at lunch it seems. The owners need to consider hiring more waiters...”

4.5Superb230 Reviews

“Got the Birria tacos no cheese didn’t eat them till I got back home in Houston delicious. The red sauce is very spicy. The green sauce is not spicy tasty. I make some gather and they were wonderful. For tacos, this is my place in Galveston.”

4.5Superb187 Reviews

“This place is not good, it is great, I loved the food quality and overall the service and attention to customers. They offered new management this date and they started of the best way possible. I do recommend for my Chicano community and those who like northofthewall type of Mexican food. No tex mex here, all authentic! Barbacoa is great and super nopalera burrito too.Vegetarian options: Nopales optionsKid-friendliness: Different seating roomsParking: Side if building, angled park”

4.5Superb184 Reviews

“This Tex-Mex place has my heart with their Lobster Shrimp Tacos. Creamy, melt in the mouth delicious Lunch special on a blazing hot afternoon of scavenger hunting. It was enough food for 2 hungry souls to split and be very satisfied! Taquilo’s was the perfect location for a break, and their food / colorful atmosphere is energizing! Quick and kind service and good recommendations. Also loved the beans cooked with bacon and spices!”

4.4Superb444 Reviews

“I LOVE VIDA AGAVE!!!!! I’ve been here twice in one week and so happy to have come here. The thai chili chicken tacos are DIVINE, also love the fried salmon tacos! Can’t go wrong with the charro beans. Cat was an amazing server! Love her energy :) she was so attentive to us.”

4.6Superb79 Reviews

“Wow! They were slammed today during July 4th but the hot dogs were worth waiting for. We were set up outside close by and they texted when it was ready, 35 minutes instead of the hour they quoted. $10 for 2 dogs plus chips. Buns toasted and wieners broiled! Yummy.”

4.7Superb56 Reviews

“Where do I start?This place hit the whole Mexican Trifecta,Tortillas were perfect 10??Meats ?% Authentic 10 ??Salsa hit another perfect 10 ??I'll come back.Thanks to Jefe!06/24/2023One year later, and still going strong.Everything is still good ? ?.”

4.7Superb55 Reviews

“This place is a restaurant and right next door is a bar! A really good place to get authentic drinks and food. I will say the food portions are small but still very yummy. Drinks are huge though. You’re right across the Galveston beach so you can head over there when you’re done!”

4.5Superb115 Reviews

“5/5 no question. This place has it all. The décor is awesome, the food is outstanding, and culture is felt all around. The menu is impressive with something for everyone and items you will not often see outside of Mexico City.If you are thinking about visiting this place, think no more and go. I will be a frequent customer.”

4.8Superb39 Reviews

“Smaller than normal Mexican food restaurant. It's hidden on 45th Street. You can easily miss it and mistake the business. Good food. Served hot and fresh tasting. Breakfast Served all day. Lunch specials durning the week. A few items for dessert. We had Thres Leche cake. Very most and tasty. The prices were the best selling point. Fair prices. We are pleased with the service,friendliness, and positive attitude. We had breakfast burritos. $4.50 . Places have large portions. Several people took food home.Parking: No parking lot. You park on the street.”

4.5Superb97 Reviews

“this place is DELICIOUS. i work across the street and always buy tacos for me and my co-workers. the salsa is great and spicy. the quesadilla is also on my favorites list. the people who run the truck are super friendly, and the food is a superb price.”

4.8Superb24 Reviews

“I've been scouring Napa for a California burrito and LOOK NO FURTHER! The SoCal girl buried deep inside me was THRILLED and I'm already jonesing for the next one. The aesthetic - Its a taco truck... that is all hahaThe team - 10/10So nice and helpful! Food truck interactions can be awkward and brief but the team was super accommodating when walking us through their recommended items.Our order - 10/10Quesabirria - Perfectly crisped and utterly delicious.California burrito - This could easily become a weekly staple for me. The fries inside were excellent and the salsa is really a perfect level of spicy.Mexican coke - classic and delicious!Definitely will be coming back to try more things!”

4.4Superb93 Reviews

“We came here after a quick search for breakfast tacos. Who knew that we would find a gem that was by far better than any other restaurants we went to that weekend. The food was great and the prices were absolutely fair. It seemed like a working person's kinda spot. They also had a grocery store in the restaurant. I think you could even bring your own catch in, and they will cook it, not 100% sure on that. I had the whole fried fish, best I can remember having as far as fried fish goes. Anyway, if you are in town for a weekend I would say this is a can't miss spot but don't tell anyone because you tell someone and then they tell someone and the next thing you know I can't get a table next time i go.”

4.3Superb190 Reviews

“Excellent authentic food and everything we had was delicious. I got the #59, Mixteca Plato (pictured) - flauta, beef enchilada and al pastor gordita. Homemade flour tortillas, everything seasoned perfectly, service was superb and we had a great meal. We would definitely go back. Mixteca set the bar high on flavor and authenticity. Great prices, truly a local hangout and nothing fancy inside, but beginning to end a great experience. Try the sopaillas!”

4.3Superb160 Reviews

“A long overdue review but I used to go to Estacion once a week back when I was in school in Galveston! Sitting here in Dallas at a Mexican restaurant I reflect on how great I had it when I could go to La estacion. I miss it deeply! I always got a burrito or a torta, and the service was always so amazing! The tortillas were made there AND YOU COULD TELL! I almost want to go back to Galveston just to eat here again!”

4.3Superb152 Reviews

“My hubs and I had been wanting to try Aceituno's for some time, but we kept missing the hours that the restaurant was open. Finally we made it for lunch, and it certainly did not disappoint. Very clean and tidy little place. Food was so tasty, authentic and reasonably priced. I had the chicken enchiladas with mole topping. Oh my goodness! Almost as good as my mother-in-law's recipe. The shredded chicken was very moist and well -seasoned and the mole was outstanding. The flavor of the mole was not overly spicy, as I've had at other restaurants. Hubs had the fajita enchiladas, and he was very pleased. Fajitas were tender, juicy and well-seasoned. Our server was very attentive and came by our table frequently to check on us, even though they were busy due to the lunch hour. Parking is a little limited since it is a shared lot with a corner store. We will definitely be back to eat there again! Super delicious, authentic Mexican food!”

4.4Superb52 Reviews
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