The Visual and Gastronomic Delight of Mi Tierra

Rich Color, Mi Tierra - San Antonio, Texas

Rich Color, Mi Tierra – San Antonio, Texas

Mi Tierra in downtown San Antonio is a family owned Tex-Mex restaurant started in 1941. Visually, it defies description. Every room is unique and a feast for the eyes and the camera. The food is easy to describe. It’s fantastic.

There are many good Tex-Mex restaurants in Austin, but they don’t compare to the best ones in San Antonio. San Antonio has a deeper history and is closer to the epicenter of this signature Texas cuisine. And, in a city with wonderful Tex-Mex, Mi Tierra is one of the best. My family and I try to go there when we have some time. Located downtown, which takes some extra effort, there’s usually a hefty wait if you go during prime time. Luckily, it’s also open 24 hours, if the early morning cravings hit.

It was Kirk Tuck, professional photographer, and friend that introduced me to Mi Tierra. In 2010, Kirk hosted an “anti-workshop”, photography meetup in San Antonio and this was our lunch stop. Even the common (now) and the humble tortilla was so much better than what I experience in Austin, I couldn’t believe it.

I highly recommend going there, if you are in San Antonio. Located in the historic Market Square, the largest Mexican market in the United States, it’s also great for street photography.

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Rich Color, Mi Tierra - San Antonio, Texas
Rich Color, Mi Tierra - San Antonio, Texas
Rich Color, Mi Tierra - San Antonio, Texas
Rich Color, Mi Tierra - San Antonio, Texas
Rich Color, Mi Tierra - San Antonio, Texas

3 thoughts on “The Visual and Gastronomic Delight of Mi Tierra

  1. Thanks for the reminder Andy. I’ll be heading straight to Mi Tierra next time I’m in San Antonio. Just the thought of all that great Tex-Mex food makes my mouth water. Curious if they still have up their altar for Selena….

    1. Thank you for introducing the restaurant. Maybe we’ll have to have a 10 year anniversary gathering of the “anti-workshop” in San Antonio.

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