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“When you work downtown, there is never a dull moment,” says Derrick de la Fuente, bartender at the Riverwalk restaurant and bar Barriba Cantina. That is what has kept Derrick working in the hospitality industry in downtown San Antonio for ten+ years. The last five of those years have been spent at Barriba Cantina, where Derrick was promoted to bartender and given the opportunity to showcase his skills. “I love working at Barriba because it is a River Walk restaurant that doesn’t act like a typical Riverwalk restaurant, in that it caters to locals with its free live music from Tuesdays through Sundays; Mexican ‘street food’ and traditional cuisine made with locally grown items; generous happy hour specials; and a wild menu of cocktails,” Derrick adds. “That means we have lots of regulars and locals, as well as tourists, looking for a fun puro San
Antonio experience.” Derrick was born and raised in San Antonio, the youngest of three children. He has an Associate’s Degree in Business Marketing, and started in the hospitality industry at Omni La Mansion del Rio. Barriba Cantina is located in the Southbank area of the Riverwalk at 111 W. Crockett Street. Visit http://www.barribacantina.com for live music schedules, menus and hours. 210.228.9876
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