May 2008

Holy Guacamole! Make every day a fiesta at Mi Tierra

Author: Erin Clemmons

Picture this: You’ve had a long Friday at work. It is a hot summer evening. You decide to stroll down to the 3rd Friday block party on Calhoun St. in Bluffton. After the party, why not swing over to Mi Tierra for a refreshing margarita? Throughout the summer, Mi Tierra Bluffton is offering two-for-one margaritas on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Mi Tierra makes their margaritas fresh, and they are unique in both flavor and freshness. Located just one block from the Bluffton Promenade, your rough day just turned into a fiesta.

Mi Tierra Bluffton, located in the downtown historic district, has been a staple in the area since 1999. Jonathan Silva took over ownership of the restaurant three years ago and achieved his lifelong dream. Ever since Jonathan’s early years in California, he has aspired to run and own a restaurant. Mexican by birth, Jonathan and his two kitchen cooks bring a unique flavor to all of their authentic dishes. Most popular are the sizzling fajitas and the famous secret recipe guacamole. Look for new lunch specials coming soon. The client base is overwhelmingly loyal. Ranked “Best of Bluffton” in the Mexican Restaurant category in 2007, it is the unique flavor and high quality of the food that keeps people coming back time and time again.

Mi Tierra Hilton Head, one of the first Mexican restaurants on the island, shares the same high level of success. As owner and operator for the past eleven years, Juan Campos built his business mainly through word of mouth. The island location, just as in Bluffton, boasts an extremely loyal client base that just keeps coming back for more. Popular items include Seafood Chile Relleno and the Seafood Chimi. The sizzling fajitas and tasty margaritas are the best in the area, of course! Lunch specials are offered daily, as well.

Both Mi Tierra Bluffton and Mi Tierra HHI offer delicious food and authentic Mexican dishes. Stop by for lunch, dinner or happy hour and become a regular!

Hours of operation
Bluffton: 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday through Thursday; 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. For directions or more information, call 843-757-7200.
HHI: 11 am to 10 p.m. daily. For directions or more information, call 843-342-3409.

All Day Happy Hour on May 5

While celebrated throughout the United States, many people do not know the true reason for the annual Cinco de Mayo festivities. Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day. The holiday actually commemorates a battle between Mexican and French forces on May 5, 1862, just east of Mexico City, in Puebla, Mexico. Under the pretense of collecting Mexican debt, the Napoleonic-ruled French came to stay.

What does this holiday have to do with the United States? A battle ensued, including some United States Union soldiers from the Texas/Mexico border. The Mexicans successfully fought off the French and, as a result, U.S. soldiers joined in a victory parade to celebrate. Mexico and the U.S. have not forgotten this friendship. Mexican soldiers have appealed to fight side-by-side with U.S. soldiers in both WWII and the Persian Gulf War.

Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexican/U.S. friendship. Even if you aren’t sure of the history, you can enjoy the merriment of the day. Mi Tierra Bluffton celebrates Cinco de Mayo with two-for-one drinks all day.


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