San Antonio

Sept. 2016

We discovered a great Tex-Mex Restaurant, Beto’s. I first found this place by googling the top Tex-Mex places to eat in San Antonio and Beto’s was rated #3 on USA TODAY’s  We chose to eat at Beto’s since it was nearest our hotel.

When we arrived, the restaurant had a hole-in-the-wall kind of feel to it. Nothing Latin Street Foodfancy and more family style dining. Our waiter was spectacular and was sure to inform us on the dishes their restaurant was known for.  Little did we know, they have been recognized on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives!  Having always wanted to try a restaurant based on the shows recommendation, I was giddy in my seat!  Our waiter sold us on the dishes they were famous for, so we ordered them all:

  • Tacos: Grilled Fish, Al Pastor, and Beef Fajita
  • Empanada Chicken Poblano
  • Chalupa Cabra (I wasn’t a fan of this one)
  • Dessert: Empanada Banana w/ Leche Quemada & Pecan

I also got the Pina Horchata drink! Super delish! It’s a rumlicious spin on horchata with pineapple.

image-1Mission San Jose

What a great way to learn about the history of Texas than to take a tour of one of the 5 Missions in San Antonio. With our short visit, I wanted to make sure to visit this mission known as the “Queen of the Missions”. Make sure to go to the Visitor Center and watch the award-winning film: Gente de Razón which tells the story of the native people of Texas and the Spanish missions.image

Don’t forget to get your National Park Service Stamp! They also have stamps for every mission, one with a date, and an official NPS Centennial stamp. I don’t have a stamp book so I stamped my postcards.


The Alamo

Our last stop was none other than, the infamous Alamo.  Not only is it a great site to learn about the birth of Texas but it is a reminder of the heroic efforts to resist oppression and the fight for independence. It’s free to the public and open year-round.



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