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April 26, 2007
From journal Say Hello to San Antonio
July 17, 2006
From journal Visiting the Alamo
September 2, 2004
You can sit indoors or outdoors, and despite its many tables the place fills up during peak times. The large interiors are sectioned into smaller rooms and are colorfully adorned with murals, pinatas and typical Mexican paper decorations. There are roving musicians who are eager to play a song at your table, but there are placards that clearly indicate that they charge five dollars a tune so keep that in mind. A smile and a simple nod of the head will shoo them away, and fortunately they are not too pesky. Enough customers will want a song so you will definitely hear a few serenades during your meal. Ladies selling loads of colorful trinkets (flowers, head wreaths) also circulate the room, so it really feels like you are dining in Mexico. With all the music and mayhem around you, there is a festive atmosphere that is not too annoying or loud.
Breakfast is served all day, so you can get chorizo and eggs anytime here. I ate a late lunch here, and complimentary chips and salsa start things off. I ordered the pollo enchiladas platter, with two enchiladas wrapped around shredded chicken and lathered with mole sauce that is not too sweet and not too spicy. The tasty and filling dish is accompanied with Spanish rice, refried beans (sorry, not whole beans) and tortillas. Enchiladas topped with verde (green) sauce are a bit more familiar with dabs of sour cream and guacamole. Cabrito, a popular dish with goat, is one of the more interesting selections on the menu. Typical offerings include tacos, tamales, flautas, menudo, and chile relleno. If you do not want a beer or margarita, the lemonade is quite refreshing. The prices at Mi Tierra are reasonable, but if you are on a tight budget you can still get something at the impressive bakery counter, stacked with many decadent Mexican treats.
The most interesting dessert was the Mexican ice cream. A ball of vanilla ice cream is covered with a crunchy coating. It is then fried, topped with cream and cajeta sauce, and served in a sopapilla shell, an edible bowl of sugar-coated fried dough. After a filling entree, you may want to split this sweet dessert with your honey and see your dentist afterwards. Other selections include flan and cheesecake.
There is a counter selling t-shirts featuring a portrait of Zapata, along with caps, CD’s and candies. Mi Tierra is a good dining spot and a colorful cultural experience, and what more can you ask for? The food may not better than what I have enjoyed in Mexico, but it is reasonably close.
From journal Bill in the USA - SAN ANTONIO
March 15, 2004
From journal San Antonio, Austin & The Hill Country
by Zetty Carrillo
San Antonio, Texas
June 25, 2003
From journal Good Old San Antonio
February 12, 2001
Our visit to Mi Tierra was the high point of a recent visit to San Antonio where nothing seemed to go right. We were expecting large crowds and long waits (like the rest of our weekend), so we were very impressed and pleased when we were seated right away at 10am on a Sunday morning....and next to the Mariachi band no less. The crowd soon followed....this place is enormously popular....for good reason.
There are colorful decorations everywhere, including fiesta flags/banners, fiesta lights, pinatas, and more. They have 2 large dining rooms and one smaller one, which had a birthday party going on. There is also outdoor patio seating, but it was a bit cool for that. In the rear dining room, there is a large bar covered in tile mozaic, which is popular in San Antonio.
Although they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner...in my many visits I have had only breakfast, which is terrific. Breakfast can be had for $5-$7 per person. I enjoy Huevos ala Mexicana, which are scrambled eggs with diced jalapinos, tomatos, and onion, with refried beans, bacon, and tortillas on the side. My wife likes their Muenudo, which is a spicy soup with beef tripe and hominy, also served with tortillas. Our 4-year-old is not as adventurous, and gets scrambled eggs and sausage.
We almost always buy sweets from the bakery on the way out. They have a huge selection of fresh baked goods. Take a number, and while you are waiting for your number to be called, you can decide what goodies to buy.
They also sell numerous souvenir T-shirts, post cards, and small gifts at a small counter.
From journal San Antonio