gets a ‘taste’ of Chiflada’s this weekend – mySA

(L-R) Natasha Riffle, Veronica Riffle, and Melanie Martinez, the owners of the upcoming Chiflada's bar. 

(L-R) Natasha Riffle, Veronica Riffle, and Melanie Martinez, the owners of the upcoming Chiflada’s bar. 

Courtesy, Natasha Riffle

Chiflada’s, the upcoming Westside cocktail bar owned by an all-Latina team, made headlines in March when plans were announced to create an authentically San Antonio spot on West Martin. Though the bar has not opened, San Antonio can help the bar get its start with a pop-up style fundraiser at another popular hangout. 

Tony’s Siesta, a locally owned and already beloved bar at 206 Brooklyn Ave., San Antonio, TX 78215, is making space for the “Taste of Chifladas” fundraiser with a $5 cover on Saturday, September 17 from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Money raised will support the opening of the bar. 

The night at Tony’s will feature live music by Los San Quilmeros, vendors, drinks, and lots of community. Chiflada’s will also sell special T-shirts celebrating “your favorite bar you haven’t been to yet.” 

Mother-daughter duo Natasha and Veronica Riffle along with Melanie Martinez are the owners of the upcoming Chiflada’s bar at 1804 West Martin, snuggled between downtown and the Westside. It’ll neighbor Jaime’s Place, another Westside-made hangout that’s been a popular gathering place for San Antonio and has been featured on the Food Network. Like its neighbor, Chiflada’s will be focused on the tastes, sounds, and aesthetics that make the city tick. 

Natasha Riffle, a veteran bartender of the San Antonio bar scene, says Chiflada’s will be an intersection of a laid back atmosphere and a place where the city can bring friends out to celebrate.

“We’re not someone from out of town. We’re not coming with lots of money. We’re not saying ‘Hey, I just bought this, I don’t care about your culture,'” Natasha Riffle told MySA in March. “I think it’s super important for everyone to see we’re from this neighborhood, born and raised. We love the culture. People need to learn about the Westside too. We want to bring people to that side of town. We want to be a staple.” 

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