District 1 Councilman Roberto C. Treviño attended the official ribbon cutting today for O’liva, a new venture by owner Chuck Hernandez and chef Chris Cook, located in the recently renovated and historic Plaza de Armas building, next to the Spanish Governor’s Palace.
“I’m excited to have such a fresh, modern new restaurant opening in the heart of downtown,” Councilman Treviño said. “I appreciate Café O’liva’s focus on locally-sourced, healthy cuisine.”
In 2012, the Center City Development & Operations (CCDO) Department worked to identify a health retail café concept that would provide first floor retail and create activity in the space. After careful consideration, CCDO selected O’liva as a first-of-its-kind business partnership with the City of San Antonio. The restaurant will focus on healthy, Latin and New American “farm-to-table” fare. Featuring fresh and organic ingredients, the menu changes frequently depending on ingredients that are in season and locally available.
“O’liva brings a unique concept to downtown, and we value our partnership with the City of San Antonio,” Hernandez said. “We invite the community to experience the fresh flavor of O’liva and help us bring new activity to the Plaza de Armas space.”
In addition to finding healthy food options at O’liva, residents and visitors can enjoy Mercado O’liva, a monthly open air market the first Saturday of every month at the Spanish Governor’s Palace.
For more information on O’liva, visit www.olivasa.com.