Opening date set for Carriqui at the Pearl


The historic and once dramatically tilted former home of the Liberty Bar at the Pearl will reopen on September 2 as Carriqui, a South Texas-inspired restaurant. The late 19th century building has been moved several times and has undergone extensive renovations to repair its memorable tilt, among other improvements.

“As stewards of the historic structure, we are excited for the building’s next chapter. We have assembled a great team to showcase the South Texas foodways and welcome all of San Antonio to gather, relax and celebrate here” , Elizabeth Fauerso, CEO of Potluck Hospitality, which manages dining concepts at the Pearl, said in a statement.

Chef Jaime Gonzalez, former executive chef of Hotel Emma’s Supper restaurant, will lead Carriqui’s kitchen. Its menu will include Gulf Coast seafood dishes, Rio Grande Valley botana platters, San Antonio-style pit-cooked barbacoa and brisket, and other trajectory-inspired dishes. flight of the restaurant’s namesake, the carriqui, a bright green bird found in southern Texas. .

Representation of an architect of the bar of the restaurant Carriqui which will soon open its doors.

Don B. McDonald Architect

Cassie McCloud, best known as the creator of the famous Three Emmas cocktail at Hotel Emma’s Sternewirth, will lead the program at the Carriqui bar.

On The new Pearl Carriqui restaurant will open in the former Liberty Bar building

The sprawling 11,000 square foot restaurant will seat up to 380 guests in three areas, including the main dining room inside the carefully restored former Liberty Bar building renamed The Carriqui House, an open-air courtyard behind the property and a new structure on the property called The Rock House.

Carriqui, 239 E. Grayson St., 210-598-5311,, Facebook: @CarriquiTX. Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday to Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday to Saturday

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