about our bakery
In 1951, on a trip to Mexico City, Pedro’s cousin Maruca tells him she wants to come to the US to learn English. Pedro and Cruz open their home to her, and she comes to live with them. During her time in San Antonio, she suggests Pedro should open a bakery adjacent to Mi Tierra because she did not like having to go to other bakeries in nearby neighborhoods for her sweet breads. Pedro tells her, “Yes, Maruca. We will make a Panadería, be patient.”
In 1955, Pedro Cortez opens a Mexican Bakery and includes “Panadería” in the restaurant’s name.
Jose has over 50 years of experience as a Baker. He began working at the age of 9 after his grandmother passed away in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. At an early age, it was in a Mom-and-Pop Bakery cleaning pots and pans where he began to learn how to make traditional pan dulce. With his enthusiasm and passion for baking bread, he soon became a Master Baker. Since arriving in San Antonio, TX in 1984, Jose has kept and continues those Mexican traditions alive between the walls of Mi Tierra café with bakery items such as Pan de Muerto, Buñuelos, Roscas de Reyes, and many more.
EXPLORE OUR MENU OF PASTRIES AND PREPARE TO GET HUNGRY. WE’LL TEMPT YOU WITH DELICIOUS TREATS THAT ARE PERFECT COMPANIONS TO OUR HOUSE-BLEND COFFEE OR CINNAMON-LACED MEXICAN HOT CHOCOLATE.View Menu
WE’RE KNOWN FOR OUR PECAN PRALINES… THEY’RE BIG, BUTTERY AND PACKED WITH OVER HALF A CUP OF PLUMP PECANS PER CANDY. AND WE MAKE OTHER IRRESISTIBLE SWEETS, TOO.View Menu