Posted on September 23, 2015
Not Just for Tourists
Many eateries in San Antonio can boast a fairly impressive history, but few can match Mi Tierra when it comes to history. Mi Tierra is an iconic 24/7 spot that has been opened since 1941 and its legacy has endured, grown and in some ways improved with age. Here are just a few reasons why we love Mi Tierra.
Walking into Mi Tierra is absolute sensory overload. There’s music, bright lights, colorful piñatas that cover the ceiling. Immediately in front there’s a large panderia case but, we’ll get to that later. The menu is pretty straightforward and full of TexMex classics like flautas, queso, enchiladas and tacos. There’s almost no bad option on the menu... but, I recommend any platter that lets you sample a few dishes. I’ve explored this menu many times over and I have yet to find an item on it that hasn’t more than satisfied me, with particular soft spots being the nachos Mi Tierra (with fajita beef, beans, cheese and guacamole) and the cheese enchiladas. Did I mention breakfast? They serve breakfast with what has to be some of the best coffee in the city. The breakfast menu is a splendid blend of TexMex favorites like huevos rancheros and migas, but more traditional items lurk on the menu like menudo. For those feeling a little less adventurous with their breakfast, they also serve delicious pancakes and scramble fantastic eggs.
If drinks are something you’re craving, Mi Tierra hosts a fantastic bar with one of the best margaritas I’ve had in this city. There are plenty of bar classics available like pina coladas and daiquiris, and so far each one I’ve sipped on or slurped down has been spectacular. I personally recommend the mango margarita for its tart but sweet flavor that’s perfect frozen or on the rocks.
Now to discuss that aforementioned panderia and pastry case. The pastry case is massive and beautifully organized. If you have a love for Mexican pastries from pan de sol to to empanadas, this...
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