Across the way, head for the Mariachi Bar if you prefer a margarita or peruse photos of famous visitors while waiting for your table.
Mi Tierra never, ever closes so no matter when you get a hankering for good Tex-Mex in the most festive atmosphere around, you can head over to Market Square and get your fix.
We were seated at a booth with our very own mini tree.
Palomas or doves and vintage-style ornaments decorate the trees. Papel Picado banners add a festive air.
The view from our table, not over-the-top at all!
Stop on the way out to pick up pastries, tamales, or Mexican hot chocolate. You haven't had hot chocolate until you've tasted real Mexican hot chocolate. Mi Tierra has been featured on national TV numerous times, most recently on The Bachelorette. The owners, the Cortez family, made tamales for a Christmas special several years back but I couldn't find reference to it online. There are thousands of photos and reviews online, just search for Mi Tierra, San Antonio.
Back out on Market Square take time to shop for souvenirs at El Mercado, the largest Mexican market outside of Mexico.
La Margarita in the next block is owned by the same family as Mi Tierra, They also own several other restaurants around town.
La Margarita's courtyard with outdoor seating area is pretty and inviting. I've heard the food is good, but somehow we always end up at Mi Tierra.
San Antonio is always fun and festive.
¡Feliz Navidad Y’all!
I love it! Perfect this time of year, July though...I'm not so sure.ReplyDelete
It's a refreshing change from the summer heat and my birthday is in July so it works out well.Delete
I'm coming to see Xmas lights in San Antonio this year. I need your full recommendations, Shirley. :)ReplyDelete
Fun, there are so many options. Going to try to check out some different places this year too.Delete
Looks like fun!ReplyDelete
Oh it is, the first place we take visitors for lunch. Then they want to come back so they can go there again!Delete
Wow, that is festive! But now you have me wondering what you would find over the top, Shirley!ReplyDelete
Not sure either as I love to visit "excess" while choosing not to live with it!Delete
Wonderful! [remembers that there are tamales in the freezer, runs off to put them in the fridge for tomorrow] Feliz Navidad indeed :~)))ReplyDelete
It's tamale time, we've already enjoyed a batch but I need to get more soon.Delete
Love it! Right back at you señora.ReplyDelete
That looks fantastic! I have just added San Antonio to my must-visit list - not least because I have to taste that hot chocolate!ReplyDelete
There is so much to see and do here. I'll set up some tours for you and don't forget to include Austin just up the road. The Austin bloggers will welcome you as well!Delete
Oh Shirley this is marvelous....I am still catching up with blogs. This is exactly what I would love to see and experience for the holidays in different parts of the country and world.ReplyDelete
Places like this bring Mexico to us!Delete