Bloody Green Tomatillo Marys at Otto's German Bistro

Maria Felix - A Tomatillo Bloody Mary

Deep in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, nestled among the ancient oaks, Austin white limestone, and lazy farm to market roads lined with wildflowers that paint the country-side like a living Monet, lies the bustling German community of Fredericksburg.  Founded in 1846 by German immigrants, today’s Fredericksburg is the “Must Do” stop for big-city shoppers and Texas Hill Country enthusiasts from all across this proud State.

Although dotted with old German beirgartens, cafés, and live music venues, one of the outstanding newcomers to the Fredericksburg skyline is Otto’s German Bistro.  If the weather is not scorching, which is usual ten months out of the year, settle on an outdoor table to enjoy the uniquely Texan influenced German biergarten.  If indoor is more your style, you will not be disappointed with the coziness and European feel of this locally owned bistro. 

While at Otto’s, introduce yourself to William Matlock, bar manager, and Elizabeth Howell, the Mixologist of the Maria Felix. This creamy, refreshing delight includes your choice of tequila or traditional vodka, fire roasted tomatillo, onion, and garlic, cucumber, celery salt, ground serrano pepper, cilantro, and garnished with cayenne salt, pepper, celery, radish, and cilantro buds. But the clear star of this green show is the smoked tomatillo.  Once you get your taste-buds and minds-eye passed thinking red “bloody,” you can enjoy the creamy blend of the fire roasted base of this Tejas concoction.  

Why go? Gingerbread Pancakes and at least 2 Maria Felix’s | Maria Felix Price: $12

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Otto's German Bistro
316 East Austin Street
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
830.307.3336 |

Open Daily   4 to 11 p.m.
Sunday Brunch 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.