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Eclectic daytime cafe dawns on San Antonio's West Side with rotating menu

Daytime cafe dawns on San Antonio's West Side with rotating menu

Marla Restaurant
Marla Restaurant is especially renowned for its seasonal waffles and pancakes. Marla Restaurant/Facebook

One of Laredo’s most popular eateries is coming to San Antonio. An Alamo City outpost of Marla Restaurant will make its debut November 15, owner and chef Griselda Muñoz tells CultureMap. Muñoz says it was a natural step to bring the concept to San Antonio after relocating to the city earlier this year. 

The new restaurant, located at 510 Old Highway 90 W., Ste. 101., will offer the same favorites as the Laredo original, which combines Mexican fare like enchiladas and chilaquiles with American classics like eggs Benedict, burgers, and waffles. Like the Laredo cafe, which updates its menu every six months, the new West Side outpost will also offer a rotating selection of dishes.

And though even the occasional sushi roll has even been known to sneak into the offerings, Marla Restaurant is best known for its vegan and gluten-free selections.

Muñoz says those dishes were developed after she was diagnosed with a gluten allergy and took on a plant-based diet. “It was hard for me to eat out,” she explains.

Keeping with that healthy focus, Marla does not offer alcohol, but there are plenty of other beverages to choose from. Among the sips are teas, fresh juices, smoothies, and dairy-free milkshakes.

Following the November 15 opening, Marla will serve the West Side during seven days a week. Hours will be 6 am-3 pm, Monday through Saturday and 7 am-2 pm on Sunday.