May 22, 2023 - Food and Drink

La Malinche opening soon in San Antonio

Tostada siberia, wth a mound of shredded chicken in the middle,  from the upcoming La Malinche.

Tostada siberia from the new La Malinche. Photo: Courtesy of GoodFood Branding & Marketing

La Malinche Cocina y Cantina is preparing for a late summer opening in Alamo Heights, taking over the former home of Beto's Alt-Mex.

What's happening: Amber Rinn, a spokesperson for the new restaurant, tells Axios it will be an upscale, hacienda-style experience with authentic Mexican food and a full bar.

Context: Brother-sister business partners Fatima and Arsenio Rodriguez also own La Siberia de Monterrey, a taqueria between Kirby and Converse.

Details: Rinn says La Malinche's menu will feature some of the favorites from the owners' first restaurant, including tostada siberia served with two fried tortillas instead of one.

  • The restaurant will also serve drinks with names inspired by the complicated history of La Malinche in the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire.
  • A take on French 75s using purple Empress gin and spiked aguas frescas will also be available.
  • A build-your-own chilaquiles option is in the works for brunch.

What they're doing: The new owners of 8142 Broadway are working to transform the space into La Malinche. Rinn says the green paint that marked Beto's Alt-Mex, which closed in March, will be replaced with lighter tones to highlight artwork throughout the space.

  • The property offers some indoor seating but has a larger patio that will offer shade for San Antonio's summers.
  • Rinn says the plan is to fill the space with live music as often as they can.

What they're saying: "It's a cool place to hang out and have really good Mexican food. There hasn't been a new upscale Mexican restaurant in Alamo Heights in a while," Rinn adds.


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