About


The dream of Jake and Sofia Rodriguez was to bring delicious Mexican food to Galveston in an environment that encouraged family and built lasting friendships. They opened El Jardin Mexican Cafe in 1985 and it quickly became a cornerstone of the community and active participant in the city’s civic life.

Thirty years later and El Jardin is still bringing Galveston terrific food and the kind of relaxed friendly environment that turns every visitor into a regular. Sadly, Jake passed away in 2014 but he and Sofia’s daughter, Patricia has stepped into a leadership role, keeping the restaurant running and moving forward.

Sofia and Patricia invite you to stop in with the family, chat with the regular crowd and enjoy some of Galveston’s best Mexican food.


Address: 413 24th Street Rear, Galveston, TX 77550
Open: Monday – Saturday 5am – 1:30pm
Phone: (409) 763-9289