Saturday, July 19, 2008

Arrrrrrrrriba! Mi Tierra Cafe y Mariachi Bar Es Muy Bueno...

I know. My grip on the Spanish language leaves so much to be desired. When I arrived at my friend's house in San Antonio they were ready to head out to Mi Tierra's and frankly, I was born ready. Mi Tierra is much nicer now than it was in the days I had gone there. There were no more formica top dinette sets or linoleum flooring, which was certainly an improvement in my eye.





Over the last couple of decades, they have expanded and it now has richly colored wood in abundance. The walls are literally covered in pictures of Mi Tierra's past as well Mexican and American memorabilia. The ceilings are close to totally covered in hanging flags, bright pinatas and an assortment of other decorative items. There is so much there, that it's hard to actually be able to take it all in and wrap your brain around it.


The first thing you notice upon entering Mi Tierra is the Candle Shop which is a feast for the eyes, with so much to see. You go through the next set of doors and come face to face with a larger than life size fresh pastry and dessert counter. Oh. Yes. Let your imagination run wild and then run some more. All of this before you've even had a Margarita. Pfft! My friends had to pull me past the counter because I was gaping and drooling over the delicacies that laid only feet away from me. Luckily, my friend was able to entice me away with the promise of a huge Marg and tasty appetizers. Since I was nearly comatose, I did as she bade me do.



Once we reached the bar, the spell was broken and we sat down to order, falling under an entirely new spell. What was it with this place? I was captivated and started taking clicks of the bar. I don't know why in the world those people didn't move out of my way for the picture. Perhaps they were in a similar catatonic state of mind. Clearly, it was contagious. Then, the Mariachis came along so we paid a few dollars to play a couple of our favorite South of the Border tunes.













We ordered a round of rather embarrassingly large Margs on the Rocks and a large Bontanas Platas, which was more filling than it looks. Thankfully, I remembered to take some food porn pictures. The Botanas Platter is perfect for three people and by the time we left, there was no trace left of our indulgences.


When we were as full as we could get and still be able to walk, we went out and waited our turn in line to buy the sweet goodies we each wanted. I opted for 6 divine crystalline pralines and a large piece of German Chocolate Cake. And no, I didn't eat any because I'm taking it home to Mr. Snooty. Only then, will I be able to happily pig out in the presence of no one. Well, that's when I like to pig out, ok?






Once we finished eating and drinking we hit the Mexican Market (which is right there) and I bought a few items that I had anticipated needing for the highly awaited arrival of Fred & Bessie who are currently visiting Jeri of In The Gutter. I really want to tell you what I've acquired, but I don't want to spoil the surprise so it must remain a mystery for now. he he...



We finally headed back to their house, ate some of our dessert goodies, then my friend's hubby went to bed and we stayed up talking and giggling until 3:00 AM.



Believe it or not, we were all up by 9:00 AM and started our most excellent adventure for Thursday. To be continued tomorrow...

9 comments:

QueenofPlanetHotflash said...

Sra Primadona parece como si el que tiene un tiempo muy bueno y gracias por compartirlo con nosotros. Tienen un viaje seguro a casa.

(Mrs Primadona it looks as if your having a very good time and thank you for sharing it with us. Have a safe trip home.)

Janie said...

Looks like you had a great time! That restaurant/bar/bakery must be something else. I'll have to put it on my to do list when we head down that way...

Love the pix!

noble pig said...

I'm glad the influence of the marg's did not stop any picture taking! Thanks for the porn.

Meg said...

Oh
my
goodness Snooty! We had lunch there yesterday!

I love that place! Glad you are having fun here...next time you head this way, make some time for a Marg with me ok?

Hugs!

Snooty Primadona said...

Q: Okay, smarty pants... you totally lost me there, lol.

Janie: Oh, yes. You must go to this place. I'm slowly doling out those pralines, let me tell you.

NP: No, those Margs were like rocket fuel to us. he he...

Meg: Next time, I will, I will. I'm probably going to go back in late September or early October. Wait till you see tomorrow's post. I can hardly wait! Thursday was simply amazing.

Keeper Of All Things said...

Your spanish is better then mine........I'm lucky to be able to order Taco Bell
The food!!!! Yummy
Love the pictures!!!

Daryl said...

OHHHHHHH my all time fav place to eat in SAT ... did you get a photo of the shrine in the ladies room? I must post that ...

Oh I am so envious .. we stayed at a Comfort Inn within walking distance and ate there several times . always the best food...

:-Daryl

sista #2 said...

Mi Casa es Su Casa....
about all I know.

Food looked awesome!!!!

peace
#2

Flea said...

That looks like so much fun! And I'll have my margaritas blended, thank you. My absolute favorite drink to have when I'm out to eat. Mmmm. But only in a good Mexican restaurant. Looking forward to more photos!

 

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