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In 1941, Pete and Cruz Cortez opened a little three-table cafe for early-rising farmers and workers at San Antonio's Mercado. Sixty years later Mi Tierra Cafe is a world-famous landmark - the place hometown regulars and hungry tourist go for authentic Mexican food and a warm Texas welcome. Mi Tierra now seats over 500 and is still located in Market Square, El Mercado

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East Side, Downtown San Antonio

Mi Tierra Cafe

Delicatessens, Dessert Restaurants, Mexican Restaurants, Bakeries, Restaurants
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Parking: Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Take Out: Yes

Cuisines: Deli, Mexican, Latin American, Dessert, Bakeries

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

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I ordered the chile relleno dinner and it was delicious. I wanted the mole sauce instead of the enchilada sauce on the enchilada. They changed without a question. The pan dulce was delicious too.



I just enjoy the atmosphere here, they are family oriented and been eating there since I was a child.



Always recommend Mi Tierra's to out of town guests. In my experience the food is always good. They are always busy and therefore service is not very quick however they can not be blamed for being busy, rather it's a testament to their reputation as a restaurant. Once you sit down the service is very acceptable. The atmosphere is festive and gives diners a real feel for the heart of San Antonio's spirit. There may be better samples of mexican food but with it's Riverwalk location, mariachis and ambiance it always impresses.


The bakery is one of the best ...

The bakery is one of the best in SA. Late nights is all about the menudo!


Provided by Citysearch - 
My opinion hope it gets to right people

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.


Provided by Citysearch - 
There is much better pan de dulce in San Antonio.....

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.


Provided by Citysearch - 
Best mexican I have ever had!

This was my husband, and my first time to San Antonio. My friend who has been here many times recommeded this restaurant.
I can't believe the reviews can be anywhere from excellent, to the worst ever.
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.
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.
Point, being, I think you just need to try it for yourself. I loved it.


Provided by Citysearch - 

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.........


Provided by Citysearch - 
Friends dont' let friends eat here.

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.

The 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.

The 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.

The place is decorated very festively. I will give them that.

The 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


Provided by Citysearch - 
Average place nothing to get excited about

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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