Fodor's Expert Review Mi Tierra Cafe and Bakery

$$ Downtown and the River Walk Fodor's Choice

The heart of Market Square boasts one of San Antonio's most venerable culinary landmarks, part of the notable Cortez Family of restaurants. Opened in 1941 as a three-table café for early-rising farmers to get breakfast, Mi Tierra ("my land") is a traditional Mexican restaurant, bakery, and bar that serves its hallmark breakfasts all day; the chilaquiles famosas—eggs scrambled with corn tortilla strips and topped with ranchero (mild tomato-based) sauce and cheese—are alone worth coming back for again and again. Truly memorable nachos, tacos, enchiladas, chalupas, fajitas, and house specialties, all made from fresh ingredients, are served at lunch and dinner. The giant, carved oak bar serves up aged tequilas, authentic margaritas, draught beer, and mixed drinks. The bakery has an enormous selection of pan dulces (Mexican pastries) and excellent coffee. Yes, the Christmas decorations stay up year-round.

Fodor's Choice Mexican Breakfast Lunch Dinner Dessert $$

Quick Facts

218 Produce Row
San Antonio, Texas  78207, USA


Known For:
  • Colorful, unique atmosphere
  • Margaritas, tequilas, and cocktails galore
  • Huge pan dulce (Mexican pastry) counter
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Reservations not accepted

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