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Mi Familia de Mi Tierra

The Christmas-all-year twinkle lights and glittering bulbs of Market Square’s Mi Tierra have moved north to the Rim, and if opening-week crowds (and our excellent meal) are any indication, it’s a gift to north-side San Antonians that won’t go unappreciated. The restaurant (and bar in one wing) is wrapped around a sunny courtyard strung with tin-punched lights and a Frida Kahlo–blue wall, so every table feels festive. A new appetizer, Chicharrón de Ribeye, makes a pretty package: double-cooked morsels of steak on a tower of chunky guacamole with roasted-tomato-and-chile salsa. Start with that and then sample your way through flautas with tart tomatillo sauce, egg-battered and picadillo-filled chiles rellenos, thin-crusted carne asada empanadas with avocado salsa, and a generous platter of tender cabrito, all worth the wait for a table. Polished service and a kitchen that has its act together are appreciated. Do note: big families, parties, mariachis, and a bit of mayhem are the norm (expecting a quiet, romantic dinner would be like finding that at your own clan’s Christmas table).

City: San Antonio

Cuisine:

Drinks: Bar

Price: $$$

Rating: ★★★

Address: 18403 I-10 W, San Antonio, TX, 78257

Hours: B, L & D 7 days.

Phone: 210-728-4700

Website: https://www.mifamiliarim.com/

Last updated: February 3, 2020