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“A "Don't Miss" San Antonio Favorite”

Mi Tierra Cafe & Bakery
Ranked #27 of 4,642 Restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: Downtown
Austin, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
92 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A "Don't Miss" San Antonio Favorite”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

While Mi Tierra is a tourist favorite -- you will notice that it is a favorite of the locals also -- they just come in the less crowded times between meals, and you should too, for best service.

Don't stick with the usual Tex-Mex standards like beef and chicken tacos and enchiladas. Try the Tacos del Mercado w/ Carnitas de puerco filling. Don't skip the charro or borracho beans. Eat along with some of the meat. Eat the large pieces of carnitas and leave the small ones in the tortilla, then add a spoon of beans, some pico and some guacamole -- you have a great taco that you'll be able to pick up and eat with your fingers. Do the same thing w/ the other tortilla of carnitas and you'll have a breakfast taco to go with your first cup of coffee tomorrow.

Finish with a flan and cup of coffee.

If you want a soft chicken taco, go with the Taco de Pollo con Mole. A great meal for your $$ and don't forget the flan -- share with friends, a bite or two will be enough.

And did I mention they serve breakfast -- don't miss. Try anything with eggs. Actually, they are open 24 hours a day. You can stop and have coffee or iced tea while you admire the Christmas trees and lights and the hanging papel picado.

Pickup some pan dulce on the way out -- get empanadas de comote and elotitos (look like corn) and puerquitos (pig cookies) to take home and for friends.

  • Visited May 2013
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Bensenville, Illinois
1 review
“Great Restaurant”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

This restaurant is beautiful inside the people are very nice the prices are resonable the food is great. Love the bakery and the bar they have there.

  • Visited March 2013
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McAllen, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
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“great touristcentric mexican”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

i enjoy going to mi tierra and though originally from mexico the food is pretty good, and love the tourist vibe. it's a san antonio institution and defintely worthy of a visit.

  • Visited March 2013
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Plano, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
150 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Loved it”
Reviewed May 6, 2013 via mobile

We went on a Monday morning. Walked in and you can smell all the baked goods. We sat down and then had the mariachi band come over and play us some songs. Chilaquiles are delicious. Decor is overboard but fitting. Very colorful. Definitely check it out.

  • Visited May 2013
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San Antonio, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
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“Lunch”
Reviewed May 5, 2013

Been there a couple of times, and the only thing we can always remember is this place is too pricey for the quality you get. They have a very nice set up and it is a tourist trap, but I'm not 100% convinced. Sorry...

  • Visited March 2013
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