HISTORY OF CORA'S

 

There are few communities that can rightfully boast of a historic eatery where you can visit with family and friends and take a step back in time and enjoy a delicious meal.  Castroville, Texas can and does. tCora's is a renowned restaurant that was established in the 1930's. Henry and Cora Burrell started the small business, it was named "Cora's" after Mrs. Burrell who was determined to make it successful and she did!
 

They purchased a building from the famous horse track "Alamo Downs"  in San Antonio, Texas.   The building was moved and set up in front of the Burrell Homestead located between Castroville and Rio Medina, Texas. That building now houses the kitchen.  As business grew it was obvious that more dining space was needed, so when the nearby Burrell School House closed its doors they purchased the 100 year old building and another piece of local history was added on.  In the 70's an outside patio was added.
 

Over the years the restaurant has become so well known it has been featured in newspapers, magazines, and even family photos.
 

Cora's has long been known for "The Best Nachos in Texas".   For the last decade the current owners have stayed true to Cora Burrell's simple concept, "everything made from scratch and prepared daily".  Only the name was modified to Cora's 471 Grill to better identify its location on Farm to Market Road 471 North, just outside Castroville.
 

Cora's is not just a restaurant; it is a true family tradition.  Not many establishments can say we are serving the 4th generation of our customers.  We proudly can! 
 

Cora's 471 Grill | 2204 FM 471 N | Castroville, TX 78009 | 830-931-9799

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