SAN ANGELO — A new Mexican cuisine restaurant opened in San Angelo by a man who closed a game store in 2019.
Silvestre Morales was the owner of Retro Game Press, 123 W. 1st St., which closed on November 17, 2019.
Morales and his wife have now opened Antojitos Mi Tierra at 2102 N. Howard St.
The building once housed the Italian restaurant Villa Palma, which has since moved to 3020 N. Chadbourne St.
Morales opened April 21, 2021 for takeout and cash-only orders through Thursday, April 29.
“We’re waiting for the computer system, the soda machine and a few other things,” Morales said. “We decided to open because we already had the food and didn’t want it wasted, so now we can earn money and buy more food.”
The restaurant serves fruit cups, Mexican corn, hamburgers, hot dogs, nachos, rusas and more. From Friday, April 23, the restaurant will also serve menudo, tamales and barbacoa.
Starting Friday, April 30, the restaurant will have indoor seating, a drive-thru window, and accept card payments.
The restaurant is open every day except Wednesday from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for main dishes (such as burritos and breakfast), and snacks will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Morales said they needed Wednesdays to get food ingredients since they were from Mexico.
“We have real white corn from Mexico and our fruit comes from there too,” he said. “You can’t find it here in San Angelo.”
Morales said he wanted to provide the best prices in town for San Angelo residents.
“The prices are too high here for things like corn and burritos,” he said. “It’s hard to find good food on the cheap, so we want to bring that to everyone. We try to make real Mexican food, the best food in San Angelo.”