We knew it was time to check out Texas and started with San Antonio, rich in history and deep roots with Tex-Mex food.

The River Walk is a famous city park and our hotel overlooked the colorful restaurants sitting along each side of the river. Known as a big tourist attraction in San Antonio, boats called river taxis offer guided excursions down the river.  When it came time for dinner, we landed at Boudro’s on the River Walk and ordered their famous guacamole, made table side.  Guacamole is made with avocados, roasted tomato, serrano pepper, cilantro and fresh lime and orange juice.

Of course, how could we eat chips and guacamole without drinking Texas Tea and a Prickly Pear Margarita!

Early the next morning, we headed to Mi Tierra Cafe and Bakery for breakfast which is located in historical Market Square, Produce Row.  The Cortez family began a small Mexican restaurant in 1941 and expanded to become the large restaurant it is today. There’s a huge kitchen for this restaurant that can seat 600 people and tortillas are freshly made.

My breakfast tacos of barbacoa beef, pork tips in rich red sauce and egg and potatoes were muy bien! I learned it’s a Calif thing to eat the tacos with corn tortillas and flour tortillas are the real way to eat them in West Texas. When in Texas…