A San Antonio love story: Taco Cabana is introducing pickle margaritas
The pickle margarita is now available at Taco Cabana. SAN ANTONIO – Two San Antonio food favorites are coming together this spring at Taco Cabana. The Tex-Mex chain on Thursday said it will introduce the pickle margarita — for real this time — at restaurants. “An old April Fool’s joke is this year’s sensation,” the chain said in an Instagram post. “The Pickle Margarita has arrived at TC!”The pickle margarita will be available for a limited time, just like its newest seasonal margaritas: strawberry mint, mango jalapeño and Love Potion.
San Antonio Tex-Mex staple Las Palapas expands to the Dallas-Fort Worth market
click image Instagram / cerati9San Antonio-based Las Palapas is headed north.The 40-year-old Tex-Mex concept will open a location in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, specifically the city of Keller, CultureMap Fort Worth reports The restaurant will open in a facility that formerly housed a Dairy Queen at 455 Keller Parkway. The location is one of the nine Dairy Queen stores in the area that closed in December 2019.A spokesperson for the city of Keller told the site that "we hear this place is delicious and we're excited to be filling the DQ space with something new to the DFW market.”The Keller Las Palapas will be the first store outside of the San Antonio area, bringing the chain to 14 locations. The Keller store is slated to open this spring.sacurrent.com
San Antonio-based Taco Cabana debuts new menu items to ring in the new year
click to enlarge Courtesy Photo / Taco CabanaHomegrown Tex-Mex chain Taco Cabana has spiffed up its menu for the new year, adding a savory pair of new menu items and bringing back Beyond Meat bowls and tacos.TC's new Pork Adobada, which is marinated in dried guajillo peppers and adobo spices, can be added to a Cabana Bowl or a taco. The new Gordita Bites appetizers are filled with mozzarella cheese and topped with Cilantro Lime Ranch and cotija cheese. That's cheese on cheese. )Those looking to cut their flesh intake in the new year can once again order Beyond Meat, a plant-based protein containing no soy or gluten, in both a bowl or a taco. The meatless protein will only be available for a limited time, however.sacurrent.com
Investor suit accuses owners of San Antonio-based Chacho’s chain of 'massive fraud'
click to enlarge Google MapsSan Antonio-based Tex-Mex chain Chacho's has been sued by a Mexico-based investor that accuses company ownership of committing “massive fraud” as it raised money to fuel a promised expansion.The suit, filed in Bexar County District Court, alleges that Chacho’s owner John Burke and two other affiliated partnerships made false promises and provided bogus financial data to convince investors to pump millions into the eateries. The story was first reported by the San Antonio Express-News Rhea Capital — a family-owned Mexican investment company — accuses Burke of fraud, civil conspiracy and breach of fiduciary duty.Burke has not yet filed a response to the suit.Roberto Segovia, the claimant in the suit and Rhea Capital's principal investor, originally flowed some $200,000 into a Chacho’s restaurant partnership called Chacho’s 6006 Westerheimer Ltd, according to the suit. Eventually, Rhea’s investment in the chain grew to more than $2 million, the petition maintains.According to the suit, Burke and associates "engaged in a wide ranging conspiracy to raise millions of dollars from Mexican investors (totaling some $11 million) for the purported expansion of the Chacho’s NA restaurant chain, which rather than expand, has actually shrunk.”Chacho’s has three locations in San Antonio and three locations in Houston, according to the chain’s website.sacurrent.com
Beto's Alt-Mex donating portion of to-go sales to San Antonio Hope Center for holiday season
click image Instagram / betosaltmexLongtime Broadway eatery Beto’s Alt-Mex is partnering with the San Antonio Hope Center to help break the cycle of systemic poverty.Through the end of the year, the funky Tex-Mex spot will donate 5% of all to-go and curbside sales to the Hope Center. The nonprofit works one-on-one with families to provide financial literacy and nutrition assistance as well as parenting, health and wellness education. "Our goal is to help individuals and families thrive, and our vision is to break the cycle of systemic generational poverty," Hope Center CEO Megan Legacy said in a release.Beto’s — featured on Food Network'sand in— offers fresh food made with traditional family recipes in a casual environment. While its dining room is open, the Hope Center donations only apply to takeout and curbside orders.sacurrent.com
Taco Cabana has released a frozen pumpkin spice margarita, because nothing is sacred
click to enlarge Courtesy Taco CabanaWhile cooler temperatures usually evoke images of cozy knit scarves and canoodling with cocoa, San Antonio-based Tex-Mex giant Taco Cabana has launched their own unique spin on autumnal beverages: the pumpkin spice margarita.The pumpkin spice marg — which boasts an impressively unappetizing shade of "blah" — is one of three seasonal flavors hitting stores Monday. The other two flavors, sour gummy and blood orange, seem like they'll be much less controversial than TC's banner pumpkin spice concoction.TC margaritas are available for purchase all day, every day — starting at 10 a.m. on Sundays — at all San Antonio locations. Those with morbid interest can also have the pumpkin spice margarita delivered via online ordering using the MYTC! app or at the TC website Don’t forget! Chamoy can still be added to any margarita — even the pumpkin spice one (!!!)sacurrent.com
Former WWE wrestler teams up with Boerne restaurant to honor veterans
BOERNE – Chef Mark Sierra is known for his smoked Tex-Mex food “Hill Country style.”“I always put my own twist on it,” owner of Compadres Hill Country Cocina, Mark Sierra, said. “Some people are driving hours just to come try our food,” Sierra said. “Mark is just a good guy and the way he takes care of veterans is so selfless,” Goldberg said. On National Purple Heart Day, the two are teaming up for the first annual Purple Heart Project dinner, a private event Friday night. Fore more information on Compadres Hill Country Cocina, click here.
Viva Villa offers unique barbecue tacos during rodeo run
SAN ANTONIO – It’s all about barbecue on the menu at Viva Villa during the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. But it’s not your typical Texas barbecue that’s being served at the Market Square eatery, it’s Tex-Mex barbecue. San Antonio food truck serves up delicious ramen bowlFor example, a smoked brisket taco stuffed on a flour tortilla with guacamole and tomatillo habanero sauce will make your mouth water. And if you like carnitas, entertain your taste buds to a smoked carnitas taco with guacamole, tomatillo habanero sauce, pickled onions and a chile torreado on the side. If you can’t make it to Viva Villa during the rodeo, no problem.
Taco Cabana Closes Two San Antonio-Area Locations
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Here are San Antonio's top 5 Tex-Mex spots
In search of a new favorite Tex-Mex spot? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Tex-Mex spots around San Antonio, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to satisfy your cravings. You can find the Tex-Mex spot at 2415 N. Main Ave.5. Stop by 628 Jackson St. to hit up the cocktail bar and Tex-Mex and Mexican spot next time you're looking to satisfy your cravings. This story was created automatically using local business data, then reviewed and augmented by an editor.
Riverwalk restaurant special for all college students
There is so much to see at the Riverwalk but one prize location is Caf Ole, famous for its hot sizzling Tex-Mex menu. Local resident Hernan Martinez Martinez said, the Caf Ole restaurant provides a great feeling of hospitality from the servers, I had the enchiladas verde and the pound of chicken and beef combination fajitas. So remember, for all college students with a valid college ID a free cup of queso with the purchase of a meal is a great way to spend your time on the Riverwalk. Caf Ole is located at 521 River Walk, San Antonio 78205, TX. For more information follow them on Instagram at cafeolesa and Facebook at Caf Ole.lakefrontollu.com
Google Doodle honors man who invented nachos
Pexels(CNN) - Anyone addicted to the cheesy, gooey goodness of nachos has one man to thank. Thursday's Google Doodle honors Ignacio Anaya Garcia, the inventor of the Tex-Mex favorite, on what would've been his 124th birthday. Garcia, nicknamed "Nacho," was the first to drizzle melted yellow cheese and sliced jalapenos over crispy tortilla chips. When he died in 1975, Piedras Negras honored him with a bronze plaque and declared Oct. 21 to be International Day of the Nacho. So pour out a cup of that melted nacho cheese for the original Nacho today.
Annual Green Chile Festival brings limited menu items to Chuy's
SAN ANTONIO - Austin-based Tex-Mex restaurant Chuy's is getting ready to celebrate the company's 31st annual Green Chile Festival which will kick off Aug. 12 and continue through Sept. 1. Every year for the last three decades, Chuy's has introduced limited-time menu items made with fresh green chiles from Hatch, New Mexico. Fired Up Steak Enchiladas made with fajita steak rolled in corn tortillas and covered in spicy red and green chile sauces. Green Chile Special Combo your choice of two: a Fired Up Steak Enchilada, Pablos Enchilada or a chicken chile relleno with green chile sauce. Green chiles are an annual crop and are only picked during their peak season, starting in August.
Throwback Thursday: Origins of Chili Queens, how women helped create Tex-Mex food
SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Chili Queens was a group of women who brought flavor and spice to the San Antonio food scene for nearly 100 years. The Chili Queens started to set up their stands in the 1850s. “People always remember Chili Queens as being very enchanting, fiery, feisty,” said Cortez. In the 1900s, the Chili Queens moved to Market Square and introduced different tastes and ingredients to their food. The Chili Queens began to use cheddar cheese, which led to another San Antonio food staple.