New Location: Del Norte

We have a new location, Del Norte, Open Now

Tuesday through Sunday

1400 N Main St, Fort Worth TX 76164

Original Mexican Eats Cafe

The Original Mexican Eats Cafe was opened in 1926 by the Pineda family. The Original is Fort Worth’s oldest restaurant, having served five generations. Countless first meals, first dates, engagements, and parties have taken place here, and we look forward to continuing the tradition. The Original uses the best, freshest ingredients to make the best tex-mex possible.

Take Our Salsa Home

Made in Fort Worth Texas! Distributed by us. We proudly offer our very own salsa for purchase through our resturant. We hope you’ll enjoy eating it as much as we enjoy making it.


The Roosevelt Story

The Original Mexican Eats Cafe opened in 1926. During the 1930’s, Franklin D. Roosevelt came to Fort Worth various times to visit his son Elliot, who lived in this area. They frequented the Original Restaurant where, in 1936, the “Roosevelt Special” was created in honor of the President’s favorite meal.

The Roosevelt Special remains the Original’s signature dish today.