Mi Tierra & Bakery

★★★☆☆
  • 218 Produce Row

    San Antonio, TX 78207

    Cross street: Market Sq, Downtown

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  • 210-225-1262

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The atmosphere is great. The food is pricey but good considering the location and the mariachi and trio available for special occasions. Now the taste of food is something else. I think their plates are pretty filling. The cooks need to work on making better mexican rice. I have lived in SA all my life and that is the place we always take our relatives from out of town. Their Pan de Dulce is excellent. As for the waiting as long as they provide seating while you wait it's fine with me. \r\n

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★★★☆☆

The atmosphere is great. The food is pricey but good considering the location and the mariachi and trio available for special occasions. Now the taste of food is something else. I think their plates are pretty filling. The cooks need to work on making better mexican rice. I have lived in SA all my life and that is the place we always take our relatives from out of town. Their Pan de Dulce is excellent. As for the waiting as long as they provide seating while you wait it's fine with me. \r\n

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I know Mi Tierra is a tourist hot spot. If you're a native though, there are much places to get much better pan de dulce in San Antonio. MT puts cinnamon in everything, and that doesn't belong in all Mexican pastries. Try some other small family bakeries on the near-west and west sides. Been going to Los Cocos on West Ave since 1982, and they don't disappoint. I even mail their empanadas to my daughter in Phoenix.

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★★☆☆☆

I know Mi Tierra is a tourist hot spot. If you're a native though, there are much places to get much better pan de dulce in San Antonio. MT puts cinnamon in everything, and that doesn't belong in all Mexican pastries. Try some other small family bakeries on the near-west and west sides. Been going to Los Cocos on West Ave since 1982, and they don't disappoint. I even mail their empanadas to my daughter in Phoenix.

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This was my husband, and my first time to San Antonio. My friend who has been here many times recommeded this restaurant.\n I can't believe the reviews can be anywhere from excellent, to the worst ever.\n I agree this may be just a tad pricey, but, it is soooooo worth it. It is the best Mexican food, I have ever had.\n The portions are not small, as others have claimed, we are both big eaters, and did not finish our lunches. All the waitstaff was great. The place is decorated with tons of lights, I thought it was neat.\n Point, being, I think you just need to try it for yourself. I loved it.

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★★★★★

This was my husband, and my first time to San Antonio. My friend who has been here many times recommeded this restaurant.\n I can't believe the reviews can be anywhere from excellent, to the worst ever.\n I agree this may be just a tad pricey, but, it is soooooo worth it. It is the best Mexican food, I have ever had.\n The portions are not small, as others have claimed, we are both big eaters, and did not finish our lunches. All the waitstaff was great. The place is decorated with tons of lights, I thought it was neat.\n Point, being, I think you just need to try it for yourself. I loved it.

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Do you like long lines in intense humidity? Like to pay insane prices for small portions? Enjoy waiting over an hour from the time you order until your food arrives? Like noisy/crowded places where old wait staff see you as another annoying anglo? Then you'll love Mi Tierra....if not, skip it. The food is pretty good, but nothing else here is.........

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★★☆☆☆

Do you like long lines in intense humidity? Like to pay insane prices for small portions? Enjoy waiting over an hour from the time you order until your food arrives? Like noisy/crowded places where old wait staff see you as another annoying anglo? Then you'll love Mi Tierra....if not, skip it. The food is pretty good, but nothing else here is.........

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Food is borderline bad. I had been warned about this place and still thought it would be fun for our young kids. I was shocked to see our queso was $8.50. When it arrived it was a below average bowl of radioactive looking orange cheese product. Our meals were both over 14 bucks which is what I expected but it was no better than a popular 24 Tex Mex fast place we all know and love. \n\nThe reason we came was for the mariachis. They were fine I guess. I was prepared to tip/pay for them to sing to the kids. However I don?t like the way they solicit themselves. They asked my son, ?Do you want me to play you a song??, then lean in and whisper to the parent, ? I charge 5 dollars a song.? Kind of hard to say know in that situation.\n\nThe mariachis don?t? stop coming. After the initial group we were fine. But every 5 minutes a different group came. Then random people came by trying to sell us pictures of ourselves. I wish our waiter came by that often. \n\nThe place is decorated very festively. I will give them that. \n\nThe sad thing is when you ask people from San Antonio, there isn?t a single good place to eat Tex Mex on the river? so I guess this is where you have to go?sigh\n

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★★☆☆☆

Food is borderline bad. I had been warned about this place and still thought it would be fun for our young kids. I was shocked to see our queso was $8.50. When it arrived it was a below average bowl of radioactive looking orange cheese product. Our meals were both over 14 bucks which is what I expected but it was no better than a popular 24 Tex Mex fast place we all know and love. \n\nThe reason we came was for the mariachis. They were fine I guess. I was prepared to tip/pay for them to sing to the kids. However I don?t like the way they solicit themselves. They asked my son, ?Do you want me to play you a song??, then lean in and whisper to the parent, ? I charge 5 dollars a song.? Kind of hard to say know in that situation.\n\nThe mariachis don?t? stop coming. After the initial group we were fine. But every 5 minutes a different group came. Then random people came by trying to sell us pictures of ourselves. I wish our waiter came by that often. \n\nThe place is decorated very festively. I will give them that. \n\nThe sad thing is when you ask people from San Antonio, there isn?t a single good place to eat Tex Mex on the river? so I guess this is where you have to go?sigh\n

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Great place to go for a drink or an afternoon treat. I love the staff and the prices (location is out of the way, but oh well)

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★★★★☆

Great place to go for a drink or an afternoon treat. I love the staff and the prices (location is out of the way, but oh well)

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the place looks nice but that's about it.smallest basket or should say bowl of chips ever got in my life. Over priced little high. I think they just thrive on tourist who know no better! Go to anther spot like la margarita. Waiter was good old school did like that but the rest rude. They have exit and register line to get in don't go to wrong side because they will look at you crazy. Not worth the. Cost on food it's just avg. Aug 11 review.

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★★☆☆☆

the place looks nice but that's about it.smallest basket or should say bowl of chips ever got in my life. Over priced little high. I think they just thrive on tourist who know no better! Go to anther spot like la margarita. Waiter was good old school did like that but the rest rude. They have exit and register line to get in don't go to wrong side because they will look at you crazy. Not worth the. Cost on food it's just avg. Aug 11 review.

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I have been eating here and taking out of town guests here for 37 years. Is it the best Mexican food in town? Heavens no. Is it as bad as some have said here? Heavens no. But, you can enjoy a fun time with good food and OK margaritas and beer any time of day or night. This is not intended to be ""cuisine"". I have never been here without a substantial wait except for prearranged private parties. Not all of those people in line are from out of town! Draw your own conclusion.

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★★★☆☆

I have been eating here and taking out of town guests here for 37 years. Is it the best Mexican food in town? Heavens no. Is it as bad as some have said here? Heavens no. But, you can enjoy a fun time with good food and OK margaritas and beer any time of day or night. This is not intended to be ""cuisine"". I have never been here without a substantial wait except for prearranged private parties. Not all of those people in line are from out of town! Draw your own conclusion.

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Four of us visited Tuesday, July 13. It is a beautifully decorated place with lots of atmosphere........from there it's all downhill. Weak and expensive drinks, mediocre food also very expensive and the very worst service we have received anywhere in years. We spilled some salsa on the table and the waiter, Angel, came by and literally threw some paper towles at us. We asked for more salsa and he said ""it may be a while"". He was correct, we never got it. We have been dining here for years but never again; it's now just a tourist trap.

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★☆☆☆☆

Four of us visited Tuesday, July 13. It is a beautifully decorated place with lots of atmosphere........from there it's all downhill. Weak and expensive drinks, mediocre food also very expensive and the very worst service we have received anywhere in years. We spilled some salsa on the table and the waiter, Angel, came by and literally threw some paper towles at us. We asked for more salsa and he said ""it may be a while"". He was correct, we never got it. We have been dining here for years but never again; it's now just a tourist trap.

Pros: Great Atmosphere

Cons: Drinks, food, prices and especially the service

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Yes, I hear it... this is a ""tourist"" spot. BUT, it's still good food and great pan dulce (sweet bread) in the bakery. Yes, they stay busy, but the turn-around on tables isn't bad at all. While you wait you can sip a cool drink and enjoy people watching...

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★★★☆☆

Yes, I hear it... this is a ""tourist"" spot. BUT, it's still good food and great pan dulce (sweet bread) in the bakery. Yes, they stay busy, but the turn-around on tables isn't bad at all. While you wait you can sip a cool drink and enjoy people watching...

Pros: People watching, pan dulce, food in general, friendly

Cons: usually crowded

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We take all the out of towners here. More Tex Mex then not. a few things on the menu are more authentic then others dishes.

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★★★★★

We take all the out of towners here. More Tex Mex then not. a few things on the menu are more authentic then others dishes.

Pros: Good food & service, great atmosphere!

Cons: can be crowded and sometimes have to pay for parking.

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Located in the Mercado it is made to look like authentic Mexican food. Only problem is that it is horrible! Only good things is the pan dulce they make! Every thing else is horrible! I refuse to eat at this place after I ate there a while back with my family! We are all Mexican-Americans and we are boycotting this place! It is way over priced! The servers though are very nice! If you can try and go off way off the beat in path! For Authentic Mexican quality food!

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★★☆☆☆

Located in the Mercado it is made to look like authentic Mexican food. Only problem is that it is horrible! Only good things is the pan dulce they make! Every thing else is horrible! I refuse to eat at this place after I ate there a while back with my family! We are all Mexican-Americans and we are boycotting this place! It is way over priced! The servers though are very nice! If you can try and go off way off the beat in path! For Authentic Mexican quality food!

Pros: Only good when your drunk

Cons: Horrible when your sober!

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The place deserves a visit just in itself: its bar, its bakery etc... It is very well decorated and it creates just a nice atmosphere for having a good time with your friends/family. The food unfortunately is just ""above average"" and was a disappointment given the reputation of the place. Also very annoying is that the service is slow and of low quality. Finally, a lot of musicians are wandering between the table constantly asking if they can play a song for you, which becomes annoying after a while.

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★★★★☆

The place deserves a visit just in itself: its bar, its bakery etc... It is very well decorated and it creates just a nice atmosphere for having a good time with your friends/family. The food unfortunately is just ""above average"" and was a disappointment given the reputation of the place. Also very annoying is that the service is slow and of low quality. Finally, a lot of musicians are wandering between the table constantly asking if they can play a song for you, which becomes annoying after a while.

Pros: beautiful room and nice atmosphere

Cons: food quality and service

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We got margaritas and enchiladas and it was excellent. the atmosphere is great!! the people are friendly and it was very close to our hotel so we took a cab to and from.

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★★★★★

We got margaritas and enchiladas and it was excellent. the atmosphere is great!! the people are friendly and it was very close to our hotel so we took a cab to and from.

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perfect experience! hostess's were fantastic and prompt, the food was wonderful, for those of you who complain about the parking it is becuase the family's grandfather built it and didn't know how popular it would soon be so they didn't make a large parking lot becuase it just started out at a couple of tables, everything was great i highly recomend it, if you are going to visit in the summer i recoment to get there early because the wait doesn become long, they dont save reservations unless you are a HUGE party over 20.. go check it out! i loved it~

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★★★★★

perfect experience! hostess's were fantastic and prompt, the food was wonderful, for those of you who complain about the parking it is becuase the family's grandfather built it and didn't know how popular it would soon be so they didn't make a large parking lot becuase it just started out at a couple of tables, everything was great i highly recomend it, if you are going to visit in the summer i recoment to get there early because the wait doesn become long, they dont save reservations unless you are a HUGE party over 20.. go check it out! i loved it~

Pros: EVERTHING!

Cons: nothing

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I also posted a review on Yahoo Local. I am baffled by all the five stars. Different strokes for different folks, but come on really? Five stars? For those who really truly feel this is the best Mexican food they have ever had I would really like to understand where they are coming from. Average, at best. Authentic salsa? It is a fun place to go, lots of dazzle. But the food is bland, boring, and even the waitress had a hard time trying to think of something worth recommending. Green enchiladas boring and bland. Carnitas were actually good, but everything else was mediocre.

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I also posted a review on Yahoo Local. I am baffled by all the five stars. Different strokes for different folks, but come on really? Five stars? For those who really truly feel this is the best Mexican food they have ever had I would really like to understand where they are coming from. Average, at best. Authentic salsa? It is a fun place to go, lots of dazzle. But the food is bland, boring, and even the waitress had a hard time trying to think of something worth recommending. Green enchiladas boring and bland. Carnitas were actually good, but everything else was mediocre.

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I AM FROM TEXAS AND HAD HEARD SO MUCH ABOUT THIS PLACE. FINALLY WENT DURING MY HURRICANE IKE EVACUATION. THE PLACE IS HARD TO FIND AND PARKING GOOD LUCK. THE INSIDE WAS NICELY DECORATED VERY NICE. THEIR MENUDO IS VERY GOOD AND SERVED WITH THE EXTRAS THAT ARE VITAL FOR GOOD MENUDO. AS FOR THE REST OF THE FOOD VERY TOURIST ORIENTED TACO BELL TASTING. THE QUESADILLA WAS WEIRD. INSTEAD OF A TORTILLA THEY USE A BREAD LIKE PITA BREAD WITH CHEESE. GREEN ENCHILADAS NO FLAVOR. BEANS ARE DRY OVERCOOKED. AND THEN YOU HAVE LIKE 20 MUSCIANS (TRIO'S GUITAR PLAYERS) WALKING AROUND ASKING OVER AND OVER AGAIN TO SING. COME ON GO AWAY LET ME EAT. WAITER WAS SO BUSY IT TOOK HIM FOREVER TO BRING OUR TICKET. I WENT AND SAW AND WILL NOT RETURN. DI D NOT TASTE THE PAN DULCE BUT LOOKED GOOD.

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★☆☆☆☆

I AM FROM TEXAS AND HAD HEARD SO MUCH ABOUT THIS PLACE. FINALLY WENT DURING MY HURRICANE IKE EVACUATION. THE PLACE IS HARD TO FIND AND PARKING GOOD LUCK. THE INSIDE WAS NICELY DECORATED VERY NICE. THEIR MENUDO IS VERY GOOD AND SERVED WITH THE EXTRAS THAT ARE VITAL FOR GOOD MENUDO. AS FOR THE REST OF THE FOOD VERY TOURIST ORIENTED TACO BELL TASTING. THE QUESADILLA WAS WEIRD. INSTEAD OF A TORTILLA THEY USE A BREAD LIKE PITA BREAD WITH CHEESE. GREEN ENCHILADAS NO FLAVOR. BEANS ARE DRY OVERCOOKED. AND THEN YOU HAVE LIKE 20 MUSCIANS (TRIO'S GUITAR PLAYERS) WALKING AROUND ASKING OVER AND OVER AGAIN TO SING. COME ON GO AWAY LET ME EAT. WAITER WAS SO BUSY IT TOOK HIM FOREVER TO BRING OUR TICKET. I WENT AND SAW AND WILL NOT RETURN. DI D NOT TASTE THE PAN DULCE BUT LOOKED GOOD.

Pros: NICELY DECORATED MEXICAN THEME

Cons: READ AND YOU WILL FIND OUT

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Unfortunately for San Antonio, there are not many choices down town to grab a bite to eat after hours. Denny's, IHOP being your standard choices and Lulu's, Mi Tierra being the local standard. Mi Tierra's authenticity relies on its environment not its food. If you're from out of town, everyone will recommend Mi Tierra. Do yourself a favor and travel out of the down town area for better Mexican food. If you are deciding what to eat after a bar or club, might as well go to Denny's or somewhere similar to that.

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★★☆☆☆

Unfortunately for San Antonio, there are not many choices down town to grab a bite to eat after hours. Denny's, IHOP being your standard choices and Lulu's, Mi Tierra being the local standard. Mi Tierra's authenticity relies on its environment not its food. If you're from out of town, everyone will recommend Mi Tierra. Do yourself a favor and travel out of the down town area for better Mexican food. If you are deciding what to eat after a bar or club, might as well go to Denny's or somewhere similar to that.

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Unfortunately for San Antonio, there are not many choices down town to grab a bite to eat after hours. Denny's, IHOP being your standard choices and Lulu's, Mi Tierra being the local standard. Mi Tierra's authenticity relies on its environment not its food. If you're from out of town, everyone will recommend Mi Tierra. Do yourself a favor and travel out of the down town area for better Mexican food. If you are deciding what to eat after a bar or club, might as well go to Denny's or somewhere similar to that.

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★★★★☆

Unfortunately for San Antonio, there are not many choices down town to grab a bite to eat after hours. Denny's, IHOP being your standard choices and Lulu's, Mi Tierra being the local standard. Mi Tierra's authenticity relies on its environment not its food. If you're from out of town, everyone will recommend Mi Tierra. Do yourself a favor and travel out of the down town area for better Mexican food. If you are deciding what to eat after a bar or club, might as well go to Denny's or somewhere similar to that.

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Ive lived in san antonio all 21 years of my life and i finally went here for my sister in laws graduation... The food is way overpriced and not very good at all. My food was cold. the beer is expensive and the margaritas werent bery good. Its a place for tourist who have never eaten mexican food to come and think it is the best. go to las palapas or a jalisco the food is way better.

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★☆☆☆☆

Ive lived in san antonio all 21 years of my life and i finally went here for my sister in laws graduation... The food is way overpriced and not very good at all. My food was cold. the beer is expensive and the margaritas werent bery good. Its a place for tourist who have never eaten mexican food to come and think it is the best. go to las palapas or a jalisco the food is way better.

Pros: our waitress was nice

Cons: had to park across the street

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With out of town friends in town we decided to take them to a Mexican restaurant near their hotel. We selected Mi Tierra because we had read where it was a ""must see"" for out of town guests. Our experience was horrible. First of all we were continuously asked whether we wanted to have music played for us by strolling mariachis or asked to buy trinkets/toys for the children. This was not so bad before the meal, but while we were eating it was annoying and bothersome. Having lived in San Antonio, we have had the opportunity to sample some of the finest Mexican food in South Texas. Mi Tierra was by far the worst I have ever tasted here in San Antonio, or anywhere else. The food was salty and dry. I had better Mexican food while living in Germany. The bottom line is I was embarrassed having taken friends to Mi Tierra. We will never go there again or recommend it to anyone coming to San Antonio.

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★☆☆☆☆

With out of town friends in town we decided to take them to a Mexican restaurant near their hotel. We selected Mi Tierra because we had read where it was a ""must see"" for out of town guests. Our experience was horrible. First of all we were continuously asked whether we wanted to have music played for us by strolling mariachis or asked to buy trinkets/toys for the children. This was not so bad before the meal, but while we were eating it was annoying and bothersome. Having lived in San Antonio, we have had the opportunity to sample some of the finest Mexican food in South Texas. Mi Tierra was by far the worst I have ever tasted here in San Antonio, or anywhere else. The food was salty and dry. I had better Mexican food while living in Germany. The bottom line is I was embarrassed having taken friends to Mi Tierra. We will never go there again or recommend it to anyone coming to San Antonio.

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I have so much fun when I go there..I walk around the market there and then go in for a great margarita and TexMex food..and you can't miss the bakery (at least you don't want to miss something from the bakery). Even though it is busy all of the time...it is always open so if you have been out and about San Antonio, it is a great place to stop in the middle of the night. I come all the way from Houston and NEVER miss going there..and plan to go back many times again...I love it. I am going on a road trip and will be passing back through San Antonio..and my new spouse and his daughter have never been there..so I plan on making sure we stop and introduce them to Mi Tierra...

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★★★★★

I have so much fun when I go there..I walk around the market there and then go in for a great margarita and TexMex food..and you can't miss the bakery (at least you don't want to miss something from the bakery). Even though it is busy all of the time...it is always open so if you have been out and about San Antonio, it is a great place to stop in the middle of the night. I come all the way from Houston and NEVER miss going there..and plan to go back many times again...I love it. I am going on a road trip and will be passing back through San Antonio..and my new spouse and his daughter have never been there..so I plan on making sure we stop and introduce them to Mi Tierra...

Pros: Great food and margaritas, open 24 hours/7days a week

Cons: very popular and busy

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I've grown up in San Antonio, and I always here people talk about Mi Tierra. When I finally went, I was appalled. The food was disgusting, the service was horrible, my silverware was dirty and it was overcrowded with tourists. I was forced to go back with a group, and my experience was even worse.

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★☆☆☆☆

I've grown up in San Antonio, and I always here people talk about Mi Tierra. When I finally went, I was appalled. The food was disgusting, the service was horrible, my silverware was dirty and it was overcrowded with tourists. I was forced to go back with a group, and my experience was even worse.

Cons: everything

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Hands down my favorite Mexican Food Restaurant!!! La Hacienda comes in second but with their wonderful bakery and amazing echiladas I would never hesitate to recomend it! I was born and raised in San Antonio so you can trust my reveiew. I have never been disapointed here!

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★★★★★

Hands down my favorite Mexican Food Restaurant!!! La Hacienda comes in second but with their wonderful bakery and amazing echiladas I would never hesitate to recomend it! I was born and raised in San Antonio so you can trust my reveiew. I have never been disapointed here!

Pros: Bakery and Salsa

Cons: Marichis are kind of annoying

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My date and I waited over an hour for a table but it was well worth it. As mentioned on here many times before, the atmosphere is lively (fun but not a romantic date kind of venue), the 'ritas were strong, and the enchiladas were hot, gooey, and delicious. I also loved the thick chips with authentic salsa. We left full and happy (and a little drunk).

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★★★★☆

My date and I waited over an hour for a table but it was well worth it. As mentioned on here many times before, the atmosphere is lively (fun but not a romantic date kind of venue), the 'ritas were strong, and the enchiladas were hot, gooey, and delicious. I also loved the thick chips with authentic salsa. We left full and happy (and a little drunk).

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The only times I dare to go to mi tierra are at 2 am after the bars close, then the food is ok. Beware though, if you go when you are sober you will be fairly dissapointed. The food is usually cold, the enchiladas are tough and the margaritas are only a notch up from taco cabanas. Only pros are they are open late when you need to sober up and their bakery is good.

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★★☆☆☆

The only times I dare to go to mi tierra are at 2 am after the bars close, then the food is ok. Beware though, if you go when you are sober you will be fairly dissapointed. The food is usually cold, the enchiladas are tough and the margaritas are only a notch up from taco cabanas. Only pros are they are open late when you need to sober up and their bakery is good.

Pros: open late

Cons: everything else

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I enjoyed the food and the culture in San Antonio. I was raised in San Antonio and currently in military. I had noticed thru the murals in the restraunts and pictures hanging on the wall, Mi tierra is proud of its culture, although they have military photos they do not honor military discounts. The only discounts that are honored are the police. The pictures on the wall showed Generals and high ranking officials and even a Medal of Honor Roy Benavidez. If I knew this i would have went somewhere else to eat. I believe America is losing intererst in the own people who provide them security today in Amercia, with the Hispanics that are on the front line to and knowing that they feel the same way. Iam disappointed that the SAPD has privlages. I am leaving to Afghanistan and I was taking my Grandmother out to eat and a nice place but I felt like a regular customer and I hope they realize that the loose the people of the militrary.

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★☆☆☆☆

I enjoyed the food and the culture in San Antonio. I was raised in San Antonio and currently in military. I had noticed thru the murals in the restraunts and pictures hanging on the wall, Mi tierra is proud of its culture, although they have military photos they do not honor military discounts. The only discounts that are honored are the police. The pictures on the wall showed Generals and high ranking officials and even a Medal of Honor Roy Benavidez. If I knew this i would have went somewhere else to eat. I believe America is losing intererst in the own people who provide them security today in Amercia, with the Hispanics that are on the front line to and knowing that they feel the same way. Iam disappointed that the SAPD has privlages. I am leaving to Afghanistan and I was taking my Grandmother out to eat and a nice place but I felt like a regular customer and I hope they realize that the loose the people of the militrary.

Pros: the mood was great

Cons: no military discounts

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Where else can you get this experience besides Mexico? Don't expect a whirlwind when you dig in the food! You go to Mi Tierra's not for the food. You go if it's your first time, after your evening drunken stuper downtown San Antonio, or just to hang out with close friends, family or colleagues for drinks at the Mariachi Bar! The sheer ambiance well than makes up for the lackluster food. I personally enjoy the guacamole nachos or the cheese or beef enchilada plate with chili sauce and a jumbo margarita to go with it!

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★★★★★

Where else can you get this experience besides Mexico? Don't expect a whirlwind when you dig in the food! You go to Mi Tierra's not for the food. You go if it's your first time, after your evening drunken stuper downtown San Antonio, or just to hang out with close friends, family or colleagues for drinks at the Mariachi Bar! The sheer ambiance well than makes up for the lackluster food. I personally enjoy the guacamole nachos or the cheese or beef enchilada plate with chili sauce and a jumbo margarita to go with it!

Pros: The Total Package: restaurant, panaderia, mariachi bar, and mariachis (Don't forget the famous Market Square!)

Cons: Lackluster food, but who cares! Eat the Nachos! You can't go wrong there!

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i have had 2 bad experiences this year alone there AND I WILL NOT LET THERE BE A 3RD TIME!!! BAD SERVICE AND THE FOOD i had better at taco hell yes taco hell!! an earlier comment said it all they are lucky they are in a prime location if they were anywhere else in the city it would have been shut down many years ago i think... i will stick to the little hole in walls and mom & pop restaurants!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

i have had 2 bad experiences this year alone there AND I WILL NOT LET THERE BE A 3RD TIME!!! BAD SERVICE AND THE FOOD i had better at taco hell yes taco hell!! an earlier comment said it all they are lucky they are in a prime location if they were anywhere else in the city it would have been shut down many years ago i think... i will stick to the little hole in walls and mom & pop restaurants!!!

Pros: NONE!!

Cons: BAD SERVICE

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I have had better tasting food at a lower costing Mex. Rest. \r\nThis place is over priced. The food is below average for taste.\r\nWaiting to eat is terrible, even on a week night like Tuesday!\r\n\r\nI was warned by my friend about the non-true ratings that have been given to Mi Tierra.\r\n\r\nI am sticking with La Fagotta, Tomatollos, Salsalitos and the mom&pop types. \r\n\r\nDO NOT waste your money here.

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★★☆☆☆

I have had better tasting food at a lower costing Mex. Rest. \r\nThis place is over priced. The food is below average for taste.\r\nWaiting to eat is terrible, even on a week night like Tuesday!\r\n\r\nI was warned by my friend about the non-true ratings that have been given to Mi Tierra.\r\n\r\nI am sticking with La Fagotta, Tomatollos, Salsalitos and the mom&pop types. \r\n\r\nDO NOT waste your money here.

Pros: Location

Cons: Food, cost and just OVER RATED!

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So many restauraunts (especially Mexican restauraunts) in San Antonio survive only because of their popularity among tourists and visitors. Mi Tierra is another example of one who's location is the biggest reason for their popularity. Located in the heart of the tourist center, they have a steady flow of first-timers and clearly do not rely upon repeat business from native San Antonians. The bakery and bar, and the fact that they are open all night, are the only reasons I rate them as average. If judging on food and service alone they would rate below average for me. Specifically, the food is pre-prepared microwave stuff, for example, my tamale had alluminum foil in it. Tostadas were no different than grocery-store packaged chips and the chile con queso was Velveeta with some chopped tomato & peppers. I do admit to enjoying a late-night or early-morning visit to their bakery, but every other aspect is sub-par.

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★★★☆☆

So many restauraunts (especially Mexican restauraunts) in San Antonio survive only because of their popularity among tourists and visitors. Mi Tierra is another example of one who's location is the biggest reason for their popularity. Located in the heart of the tourist center, they have a steady flow of first-timers and clearly do not rely upon repeat business from native San Antonians. The bakery and bar, and the fact that they are open all night, are the only reasons I rate them as average. If judging on food and service alone they would rate below average for me. Specifically, the food is pre-prepared microwave stuff, for example, my tamale had alluminum foil in it. Tostadas were no different than grocery-store packaged chips and the chile con queso was Velveeta with some chopped tomato & peppers. I do admit to enjoying a late-night or early-morning visit to their bakery, but every other aspect is sub-par.

Pros: Bakery and bar, late night hours.

Cons: Pre-prepared packaged food, not fresh-made.

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We went there a few days ago and we decided not to go back.... all the time looking for a parking space, the cost of the meal, and the staff's ability to serve us well, was not worth it. The last time we went our food was not that hot, the service was bad, and the A/C was on too high. I don't mind it being loud with music but the waiter might not hear us when we order. The parking is unbelievable. the whole place is designed to seat ALOT of people, but there is only like 50 parking spaces....The bakery is wonderful though!

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★☆☆☆☆

We went there a few days ago and we decided not to go back.... all the time looking for a parking space, the cost of the meal, and the staff's ability to serve us well, was not worth it. The last time we went our food was not that hot, the service was bad, and the A/C was on too high. I don't mind it being loud with music but the waiter might not hear us when we order. The parking is unbelievable. the whole place is designed to seat ALOT of people, but there is only like 50 parking spaces....The bakery is wonderful though!

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I rarely, if ever, feel the need to review a restaurant, but the experience that we had last night from a culinary perspective was absolutely deplorable. I am a native San Antonian, born and raised, and I come back quite often. I have lived all over the world and have had a lot of Mexican food - both good and bad, though I always come home to have THE BEST. With that being said, I was extremely disappointed to have THE ABSOLUTE WORST Mexican food I've ever had in San Antonio, and that is saying A LOT. The margaritas tasted like Country Time lemonade with extra sugar (blech - I've never come across a margarita that I had to send back), the cheese enchiladas tasted like Pine Sol, the guacamole tasted like...well...nothing, and the other three diners I was with were just disgusted...we had to go elsewhere to get the lingering taste out of our mouths. What really really disappints me is that this is a San Antonio landmark, and being downtown, many tourists and convention goers will come here and expect this to be authentic Mexican food, and it most certainly is not. I really hope that they clean up their act from a food perspective (our server was great) so that people visiting San Antonio can have the Mexican food experience they deserve here in the capital of Tex-Mex.

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★☆☆☆☆

I rarely, if ever, feel the need to review a restaurant, but the experience that we had last night from a culinary perspective was absolutely deplorable. I am a native San Antonian, born and raised, and I come back quite often. I have lived all over the world and have had a lot of Mexican food - both good and bad, though I always come home to have THE BEST. With that being said, I was extremely disappointed to have THE ABSOLUTE WORST Mexican food I've ever had in San Antonio, and that is saying A LOT. The margaritas tasted like Country Time lemonade with extra sugar (blech - I've never come across a margarita that I had to send back), the cheese enchiladas tasted like Pine Sol, the guacamole tasted like...well...nothing, and the other three diners I was with were just disgusted...we had to go elsewhere to get the lingering taste out of our mouths. What really really disappints me is that this is a San Antonio landmark, and being downtown, many tourists and convention goers will come here and expect this to be authentic Mexican food, and it most certainly is not. I really hope that they clean up their act from a food perspective (our server was great) so that people visiting San Antonio can have the Mexican food experience they deserve here in the capital of Tex-Mex.

Pros: the server was good

Cons: the food was absolutely disgusting and inedible

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Being a native San Antonian I was practically obligated to eat here at some point. I did recently and I must say...what a tourist trap. The murals and year round christmas lights offer great ambience but that is about it. The food is average at best, mediocre at times. Mom and pop Jalisco's can offer better tasting food (not to mention cheaper) . The service, however, is among the finest in San Antonio. Quick, friendly and imformative. They know their stuff. \r\nThe bakery is not to be missed but also not to be approached unless you've been paid recently. Be prepared to spend a little more at this restaurant than a mom and pop place or run of the mill pan de ria. \r\n\r\nOverall, fairly decent but not enough to justify the prices.

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★★★☆☆

Being a native San Antonian I was practically obligated to eat here at some point. I did recently and I must say...what a tourist trap. The murals and year round christmas lights offer great ambience but that is about it. The food is average at best, mediocre at times. Mom and pop Jalisco's can offer better tasting food (not to mention cheaper) . The service, however, is among the finest in San Antonio. Quick, friendly and imformative. They know their stuff. \r\nThe bakery is not to be missed but also not to be approached unless you've been paid recently. Be prepared to spend a little more at this restaurant than a mom and pop place or run of the mill pan de ria. \r\n\r\nOverall, fairly decent but not enough to justify the prices.

Pros: Great ambience, great music (live mariachi's some nights!), wonderful service.

Cons: Pricier than it should be, can be a little loud at times.

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The food is one step up from Taco Bell and it amazes me that the place still packs in so many people everyday. However, the bakery is very good, so from now on I will get baked goods and leave\r\n

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★★★☆☆

The food is one step up from Taco Bell and it amazes me that the place still packs in so many people everyday. However, the bakery is very good, so from now on I will get baked goods and leave\r\n

Pros: Bakery

Cons: Everything else, bad parking

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I dont know if I like the Cabrito or the cookies better, but Food Snob thinks this bakery / restaurant is worth a try. Its in Market Square, a short trolley ride from the convention activity and although I was there this time of year, (November) it looks like a fun area in warm weather. The cabrito is as good as any. I love the Cabrito of Italy and the Mexican style sometimes is a little harsh. This place is good. The other fare, and there were 15 of us eating almost everything, was good, presented well and the service was very attentive. Margs. were good..... beer was extra cold and its hard to pass about a 100 ft long bakery case on you're way out. Great for a group on the patio.

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★★★★★

I dont know if I like the Cabrito or the cookies better, but Food Snob thinks this bakery / restaurant is worth a try. Its in Market Square, a short trolley ride from the convention activity and although I was there this time of year, (November) it looks like a fun area in warm weather. The cabrito is as good as any. I love the Cabrito of Italy and the Mexican style sometimes is a little harsh. This place is good. The other fare, and there were 15 of us eating almost everything, was good, presented well and the service was very attentive. Margs. were good..... beer was extra cold and its hard to pass about a 100 ft long bakery case on you're way out. Great for a group on the patio.

Pros: BIG FUN FESTIVE

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We just visited San Antonio for the first time and stopped at MiTierra for authentic Mexican. I was a bit disappointed to see how much of a tourist trap this place is. Service was marginal with no smiles or explanation of the menu. The margaritas were weak and the food was so so. The atmosphere is festive and it seems like a lot of locals dine here, but I don't think we will be back.

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★★★☆☆

We just visited San Antonio for the first time and stopped at MiTierra for authentic Mexican. I was a bit disappointed to see how much of a tourist trap this place is. Service was marginal with no smiles or explanation of the menu. The margaritas were weak and the food was so so. The atmosphere is festive and it seems like a lot of locals dine here, but I don't think we will be back.

Pros: Kitschy atmosphere

Cons: Service, food

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The food is just average, but their public relations is excellent. The bakery is a definate plus. Avoid the resturant until after mid-night.

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★★★☆☆

The food is just average, but their public relations is excellent. The bakery is a definate plus. Avoid the resturant until after mid-night.

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It feels like going to a huge party, with music, shiny-decor, lights...and the best part is, it's 24/7!\r\nGreat Margaritas, good food...a lot of fun!!!

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★★★★☆

It feels like going to a huge party, with music, shiny-decor, lights...and the best part is, it's 24/7!\r\nGreat Margaritas, good food...a lot of fun!!!

Pros: Margaritas, 24/7

Cons: Small parking lot for the size of the restaurant.

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A Margarita at the bar at Mi Tierra, the later in the evening the better, is what great evenings are made of. Order a Shrimp Cocktail and you never have to move. This is one of the top places in the City to kick back and enjoy the tasty frosty beverage! But, alas, they have a great restaurant too! To go there and pass up the Guacamole Nachos would just not be right! The food and drink is very good here, but it's the whole package..... Downtown San Antonio, Mercado out the back door, Mariachis everywhere and the colors and genuine festive atmosphere that keep this place hoping literally 24/7. Their Huevos Rancheros is my favorite. Now, there are those that believe Mi Tierra is best and others who strongly assert La Margarita is the best that has ever been. It doesn't matter, they have the same owner! Go, have Margaritas at both places and poder the question for yourself!

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★★★★★

A Margarita at the bar at Mi Tierra, the later in the evening the better, is what great evenings are made of. Order a Shrimp Cocktail and you never have to move. This is one of the top places in the City to kick back and enjoy the tasty frosty beverage! But, alas, they have a great restaurant too! To go there and pass up the Guacamole Nachos would just not be right! The food and drink is very good here, but it's the whole package..... Downtown San Antonio, Mercado out the back door, Mariachis everywhere and the colors and genuine festive atmosphere that keep this place hoping literally 24/7. Their Huevos Rancheros is my favorite. Now, there are those that believe Mi Tierra is best and others who strongly assert La Margarita is the best that has ever been. It doesn't matter, they have the same owner! Go, have Margaritas at both places and poder the question for yourself!

Pros: It is just plain a fun place to be

Cons: It gets crowded, good places do. It isn't the cheapest Mexican Food, but you get your money's worth

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They have been in business since 1946, and have certainly perfected the fare. Great mexican, no matter what you order. But their Margaritas are to die for!! Absoloutely the best I have had anywhere I have traveled to.

Dine indoors or al fresco, right in the scenic market square. Lovely old world charm.

PROS: Authentic Mexican and world class Margaritas
CONS: Begging pigeons if you dine al fresco

5
★★★★★

They have been in business since 1946, and have certainly perfected the fare. Great mexican, no matter what you order. But their Margaritas are to die for!! Absoloutely the best I have had anywhere I have traveled to.

Dine indoors or al fresco, right in the scenic market square. Lovely old world charm.

PROS: Authentic Mexican and world class Margaritas
CONS: Begging pigeons if you dine al fresco

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We have only dined here for breakfast but you can't beat it! Great food, great atmosphere, good service. When you are through walk the market aisles.

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★★★★☆

We have only dined here for breakfast but you can't beat it! Great food, great atmosphere, good service. When you are through walk the market aisles.

Pros: Great atmosphere, Good food

Cons: No close parking

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Mi Tierra is a very fun and colorful restaurant. Their food is pretty typical for mexican food, but it's worth paying for the atmosphere and the drinks. You could probably find better food, but not a funner restaurant! This is a great place to take out-of-towners.

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★★★★★

Mi Tierra is a very fun and colorful restaurant. Their food is pretty typical for mexican food, but it's worth paying for the atmosphere and the drinks. You could probably find better food, but not a funner restaurant! This is a great place to take out-of-towners.

Pros: Atmosphere, Drinks, Location

Cons: Parking

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Mi Tierra Restaurant served average mexican food. The food was warm and was not so great. The atmosphere was good though, right in the center of the Market Square. The prices were fair and so was the service.

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★★★☆☆

Mi Tierra Restaurant served average mexican food. The food was warm and was not so great. The atmosphere was good though, right in the center of the Market Square. The prices were fair and so was the service.

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If you want excellent food and a great atmosphere this is the place to come! They know thier way around the kitchen and the service and prices are great!

PROS: Great atmosphere!
CONS: N/A

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★★★★★

If you want excellent food and a great atmosphere this is the place to come! They know thier way around the kitchen and the service and prices are great!

PROS: Great atmosphere!
CONS: N/A

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Open 24 hours and fabulous food!! Great variety of flavors (usual tacos, enchiladas as well as more interesting things, like a goat plate) and the best Beef Tacos I ever had. The ""Christmas all year long"" decor can be surprising in July, but what the heck, it's fun! The bakery stocks dozens of different cookies and pastries. There's also a memorial to the Latin singer, Selena - you can put flowrs or a candle down if you want to. They sometimes have wandering musicians to serenade the customers.

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★★★★★

Open 24 hours and fabulous food!! Great variety of flavors (usual tacos, enchiladas as well as more interesting things, like a goat plate) and the best Beef Tacos I ever had. The ""Christmas all year long"" decor can be surprising in July, but what the heck, it's fun! The bakery stocks dozens of different cookies and pastries. There's also a memorial to the Latin singer, Selena - you can put flowrs or a candle down if you want to. They sometimes have wandering musicians to serenade the customers.

Pros: Food, Open 24 Hours, Reasonable prices

Cons: Parking

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Mi Tierra's is awesome! They are open all of the time, 24 hours a day 365 days a year. The bakery is great, and the staff have a very efficient system for taking orders. The pecan pralines are to die for! The restaurant is always busy, but it is huge and the wait is never very long. The inside is covered in Christmas twinkle lights, pinatas, and Mexican decor. The food is great and priced just right!

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★★★★★

Mi Tierra's is awesome! They are open all of the time, 24 hours a day 365 days a year. The bakery is great, and the staff have a very efficient system for taking orders. The pecan pralines are to die for! The restaurant is always busy, but it is huge and the wait is never very long. The inside is covered in Christmas twinkle lights, pinatas, and Mexican decor. The food is great and priced just right!

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The feel of restaurant is of ole Mexico, I loved the mariachi bands, costumes and the food was wonderful, they have a great bakery, (Mexican recipes) and the margaritas are yummy. The waiters and waitresses are all friendly. Entrees start at $7.00

PROS: Great price
CONS: Parking is a little tight

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★★★★☆

The feel of restaurant is of ole Mexico, I loved the mariachi bands, costumes and the food was wonderful, they have a great bakery, (Mexican recipes) and the margaritas are yummy. The waiters and waitresses are all friendly. Entrees start at $7.00

PROS: Great price
CONS: Parking is a little tight

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After a great night of drinking & dancing, this is the place I'd recommend stopping to. Food is served hot and the service is dependable. I'm formally from San Antonio and this is one stop I bring my guests to. The $ is a little priced high but you get $$ worth being served hot and the amount portion given on your plate! Yum yum! I miss this place! And my guests loved it too!!

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★★★★☆

After a great night of drinking & dancing, this is the place I'd recommend stopping to. Food is served hot and the service is dependable. I'm formally from San Antonio and this is one stop I bring my guests to. The $ is a little priced high but you get $$ worth being served hot and the amount portion given on your plate! Yum yum! I miss this place! And my guests loved it too!!

Pros: late night dinner

Cons: price

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If you're in town for a few days and have seen the Alamo one too many times, head to the Market Square area and eat at Mi Tierra. Though the wait at peak times can be long, the food is well worth it. The service is hit or miss, but your go there for the food and ambiance, roaming Mariachi bands, etc. Best bet is to pick up some pastries for dessert at home or the hotel room later. Also remember that San Antonio is the home of Tex-Mex, and what you get here is just that, though ther are some Mexican specialties. Though there are many local restaurants with slightly better food, this place is a must visit for those visiting San Antonio.

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★★★★★

If you're in town for a few days and have seen the Alamo one too many times, head to the Market Square area and eat at Mi Tierra. Though the wait at peak times can be long, the food is well worth it. The service is hit or miss, but your go there for the food and ambiance, roaming Mariachi bands, etc. Best bet is to pick up some pastries for dessert at home or the hotel room later. Also remember that San Antonio is the home of Tex-Mex, and what you get here is just that, though ther are some Mexican specialties. Though there are many local restaurants with slightly better food, this place is a must visit for those visiting San Antonio.

Pros: The food

Cons: Long waits, Hit or miss service

 

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