Rusty Winkstern, owner of The Monument Cafe, continued his "garden-to-table" model with the opening of his newest restaurant, El Monumento, on Oct. 2.
While The Monument Café features homestyle favorites like chicken-fried steak and pan-fried liver and onions, El Monumento's menu draws inspiration from interior and costal Mexico.
San Antonio architectural firm Overland Partners designed the restaurant, which seats approximately 300 patrons throughout 7,600 square feet.
"They are very good at melding the urban with the natural," Sam Pfiester, managing partner of San Gabriel River Place Partners, told Community Impact Newspaper in May 2011 about the restaurant's design. The San Gabriel River Place Partners designed The River Place development, where the restaurant is located.
The restaurant is located at 205 W. Second St. and offers patio dining over the San Gabriel River. Hours are Sun.–Thu. 11 a.m.–10 a.m. and Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–11 p.m. For more information, call 591-7866.