April 12, 2024

Mi Tierra co-founder dead at 98

Doña Cruz Cortez’s journey began when she started up Mi Tierra with her husband Don Pedro in 1941. Cruz was born and raised a San Antonian and had met her late husband when he moved to the United States. Cruz had a passion for authentic comida and cultura that the Cortez family strives daily to honor her legacy.

The Cortez family owns Mi Tierra, La Margarita, Mariachi Bar, Pico de Gallo and Viva Villa.

All San Antonians are invited to pay their respects on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Porter Loring Mortuary from 1 – 8pm.

In lieu of flowers, the Cortez Family requested that people donate to either St. Jude’s or Christ Mission College.


It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of our co-founder, Doña Cruz Cortez. Born and raised in San Antonio,…

Posted by La Familia Cortez Restaurants on Thursday, May 30, 2019