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A Visit To Viola’s VentanasABy JoAnn Murphys you pull up to Viola’s Ventanas Mexican Restaurant, you’re about to enter one of the most beautiful areas of San Antonio. Located in Westover Hills on several acres of scenic live oaks, Viola’s Ventanas isa captivating Spanish Hacienda-style restaurant featuring beautiful, large arched windows and a lush courtyard. The large wooden doors open up to a magnificent, spacious area, where people across the city gather to enjoy the authentic flavors that are indigenous to the region.In the main room, you will find a large elegant portrait of the late Viola Barrios, a tribute to the matriarch and legacy of the Barrios family restaurants established in 1979. Many of Viola’s original recipes inspired by her home town of Nuevo Leon, Mexico can be found on the menu at Viola’s Ventanas. Known for their “Casero” style of cooking, Viola’s Ventanas offers diners a combination of authentic Mexican flavors harmoniously blended with San Antonio favorites to cultivate a unique Tex-Mex dining experience.The restaurant’s décor, filled with colorful tiles and impressively large cast iron chandeliers, pours out onto the beautiful courtyard, surrounded by a canopy of trees, bountiful greenery, and a bubbling waterscape affectionately named “Viola’s Fountain.” You can enjoy a spectacular view of the courtyard as you dine from almost anywhere in the restaurant. And for the little ones, a charming play area.The menu at Viola’s Ventanas offers a wonderful array of tantalizing dishes to treat any taste bud. Try Mama’s Queso and the Empanada de Carne, crispy empanadas with just a hint of savory green olives mixed with the perfectly seasoned beef. Then, top of your meal with a dessert, or“postre.”The Exquisite Empanada de Guayaba is filled with fruit and cream cheese and topped with an airy confection almost too beautiful to eat! Also, available are succulent vegetarian dishes and delightful children plates.Viola’s Ventanas is the perfect spot for intimate dining, large parties, and everything in between. Visit this incredible dining destination and enjoy the incredible sights, sounds, smells and flavors of a traditional Tex- Mex cuisine!El Mofofo GrillClassic EnchiladasChicken Fried SteakWhere you create joyful memories with your family and friends.A Los Barrios family RestaurantJoin us for Happy Hour Monday thru Friday 3pm to 6pm.9660 Westover Hills Blvd, 78251 • 210.684.9660 • www.violasventanas.com2017-2018 www.GreatNWGuide.com29Feature

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