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Our Family of Restaurants

Buen Provecho!

We've come a long way since Pedro and Cruz Cortez opened the little café at El Mercado 75 years ago. Today, our family of five restaurants continues the tradition of authentic Mexican food and warm-hearted hospitality.

Mi Tierra

A landmark in San Antonio along with the Alamo and Riverwalk, Mi Tierra is open 24-hours every day of the year. Mi Tierra is well-known for its cultural and festive décor, delicious Mexican-style Breakfasts, Tex-Mex dishes and authentic Pan Dulce and Mexican candies. Mi Tierra is also home to the Mariachi Trios that have been part of El Mercado’s fabric for over 100 years.

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Mi Tierra

La Margarita

Located in the heart of Market Square, La Margarita is housed in a beautiful corner building with an architectural style reminiscent of New Orleans.

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Pico De Gallo

Formerly known as La Carreta (1978-1989), it is located two blocks west of Mi Tierra across from the downtown campus of the University of Texas San Antonio. Pico de Gallo is a favorite of politicos, downtown workers and locals for its great food and friendly atmosphere.

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Mariachi Bar

Located in the lobby of Mi Tierra Café, this truly one-of-a-kind bar pays homage to the tradition of Mariachi music and is home to the finest music San Antonio has to offer. The Mariachi Bar offers San Antonio’s largest array of Tequila and Margaritas along with a wide selection of Mexico’s best beers.

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Viva Villa

Fresh, contemporary interpretations of classic Mexican street food - tacos, cazuelas, Cochinita pibil, house-made tortillas, salads, caldos, craft beers and much more. Revolutionary comida in Market Square.

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Viva Villa