Our Cultura

Serving San Antonio Since 1981

In 1981, La Familia Cortez opened La Margarita Restaurant & Oyster Bar, offering Sizzling Fajitas and Seafood.

Jorge Cortez traveled Mexico, exploring Monterrey, Laredo and Guadalajara in search of unique and different cuisine to bring to San Antonio. Coming upon a regional specialty that was once only familiar to vaqueros, butchers and their families, Jorge thought a dish of sizzling skirt-steak served on cast-iron plates would be popular. La Margarita menu still features their now-famous “Sizzling Fajitas,” along with Mexican seafood, oysters, Tex-Mex and, of course, margaritas.