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Mi Tierra Keeps Culture Alive Through Years

September 15, 2011

As Mi Tierra turns 70 this year, the Tex-Mex restaurant remains a bedrock of San Antonio life, past and present.

Today the grandchildren of founders Pete and Cruz Cortez have a hand in running the business, and 10 of the founders' great-grandchildren spend their summers and weekends stocking, hosting and cleaning tables. From humble beginnings — Pete Cortez was a meat delivery man before opening the restaurant in 1941 with a $150 loan and family recipes — the restaurant is now a bustling gathering place for locals and visitors that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Everything is still produced in-house, from the salsas, barbacoa and lengua to the candied oranges.

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