Arriba Barriba Cantina: Tequila Tuesday Elite Event
Temps are flirting with all-time highs in South Texas, and the best prescription for beating that kind of heat is as clear as blanco tequila. Lara P sums it up, "Hot times! Hot drinks! Hot people! Cold tequila and a buffet of goodness!" With the help of River Walk gem Barriba Cantina, San Antonio Elites are turning Tuesday nights into the new Friday night!
Sweeping panoramas of bustling downtown on one side, and a bird's eye view of our beloved River Walk on the other, Elites perched in the spacious private dining area on the second floor of Barriba Cantina. Immediately greeted with refreshing libations, Elites had their choice of the seasonally sensational jalapeño canataloupe margarita – deemed "addictive and dangerous" by Susan C, the house margarita on the rocks, red and white wine, and of course, ice-cold beer.
Once we cooled down on the rooftop and worked up a sufficient appetite, the Barriba team revealed the neverending dinner buffet. For starters, palates were warmed up with queso – who can drink margaritas without chips and queso? This melty, cheesy starter had just the right kick for all us spice-tolerant San Antonians. Next, plates moved towards beef and chicken fajitas, rice, beans, moist brisket, juicy barbeque sausage, smoked turkey, and classic potato salad.
Beyond the five star food and drink, Barriba arranged for Z Tequila to showcase their three tequila varieties. Elites sipped and savored the offerings, while learning all about the brand, which whet their whistles just enough to ham it up in the interactive photo booth, TapSnap. We all know it's not a party 'til the sombreros and boas make their way to people's heads for a photo-op (just ask Walter S)! To add to the hospitality, Barriba Cantina awarded free dinners and t-shirts throughout the night to ten lucky Elites.
As always, our friend J.B. with Parish Photography joined us to capture all the classy moments (even three matching outfits that weren't planned – shout out to Jade M and Roni R). Peep the entire photo album here. Everyone's swapping stories from the event – so join in on the reviews and let us know what you thought!
Until next time, Elites – SYOY (See you on Yelp!)