About

Viola’s Ventanas is the newest of the Los Barrios family of restaurants, and quickly becoming a San Antonio landmark.

It sits on several acres of scenic live oak trees in one of the most beautiful areas of San Antonio and serves some of the best Casero-style Mexican food you’ll find anywhere.

This restaurant is dedicated to honoring the memory of Viola Barrios, San Antonio restauranteur. But it’s not your everyday Mexican-food restaurant – it’s a unique dining experience that has to be seen to be believed.

There is simply no better place to enjoy a margarita, watch the kids play on the sturdy, safe, play area, and enjoy friends and family while live music plays softly in the background.

And the food! Homestyle dishes are prepared according to original recipes, using only the freshest ingredients and lots of love. Viola’s offers classic favorites to unique items found nowhere else.

From date night, family night, birthdays, or reunions, parties and rehearsal dinners, there’s no better place to come than Viola’s Ventanas.

Viola Barrios

Viola BarriosIn 1979, Viola Barrios found herself a young widow and single mother of three young children. She faced an uncertain future with an unshakeable faith. Faith that God would see her through her ordeal and bless her efforts to provide for her family. So she put everything on a last hope – a restaurant she named Los Barrios. In the years that followed, she built the restaurant into a San Antonio tradition through her love for family, hard work, and a passion for the best Casero-style Mexican food.

Over 30 years later, Viola’s spirit remains at the heart of all Los Barrios restaurants.

Although she was taken from us tragically, the life she lived continues to bless those that knew her, and those who never had the chance.

Viola’s Huge Heart Foundation

Violas Huge Heart Foundation Viola’s Huge Heart Foundation is a San Antonio-based 501(c)(3) organization established by the Barrios family in 2008 in memory of their mother.
Viola was a very generous and giving person, and this Foundation carries on her desire to help others succeed. It exists to provide educational scholarships to young women who reflect the character and spirit that marked Viola’s life.
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