Opening of a unique Spanish dining experience in downtown San Antonio


BARCELONA, SPAIN – SEPTEMBER 09: Pieces of Bellota ham on display in Enrique Tomas restaurant in the passenger area of ​​Terminal 1 of Barcelona El Prat airport on September 09, 2018 in Barcelona, ​​Spain.

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One of the biggest names in Spanish ham comes to San Antonio. Enrique Tomas, a legendary ham supplier with more than 100 locations in Spain, Mexico, UK, Peru, France and Argentina, will soon have a second US outpost in the town of Alamo.

Signage for the former Mexican bistro Maria Mia at 849 E Commerce Street, at the San Antonio River Walk, advertises the Enrique Tomas experience as “coming soon.” Neither the company nor the mall were immediately available for comment on an opening date. We don’t know when the Mexican bistro closed.

Signage wrapped around the 849 East Commerce Street area that once housed the Mexican bistro Maria Mia.

Signage wrapped around the 849 East Commerce Street area that once housed the Mexican bistro Maria Mia.

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The sites of the global chain specialize in Spanish cold meats. Prices range from $ 412 to $ 1,452 for a black tag, a 22-pound cut of ham, or as the website sellers, a “gastronomic delight”.

Dallas hosted Enrique Tomas’ first US site in February 2020, according to the Dallas Morning News. If the Alamo City Enrique Tomas experience is like that of Big D, diners in San Antonio can expect a showcase with a variety of hams as well as the option of lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. .

Barcelona, ​​El Mercat De Glories, gourmet Iberian ham shop.  (Photo by: Jeffrey Greenberg / Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

Barcelona, ​​El Mercat De Glories, gourmet Iberian ham shop. (Photo by: Jeffrey Greenberg / Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

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The Dallas location’s menu includes appetizers like croquettes, Iberian carpaccio secreto (a premium jamon), and gazpacho Andaluz. Wider options include stews topped with sliced ​​jam, pork tenderloins, and burgers. There’s also paella, octopus and stuffed squid, reports the Dallas Morning News.

Contemporary Spanish cuisine online menus also include an extensive wine list and different options to try famous meat, like “The Jamón Experience,” which starts at $ 25 per person.



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