Eat Drink Local Texas is a Digital Marketing platform, born
in San Antonio with the mission to FEATURE local food,
culture, and events.

Our team of HOSTS travel around San Antonio, Austin, Houston, Dallas, and surrounding areas

to bring our followers the best that Texas has to offer.


Advertising with a large agency can be costly and your small
business could be buried under larger clients with larger advertising budgets,
but with Eat Drink Local Texas your business will receive top-notch marketing
without the huge price tag. Through our platform, you can reach thousands of customers,
create optimized content that’s unique to your business, and see measurable
engagements that lead to more traffic through your doors. Our followers want to
find you and you want them in your store; we do all the work in-between.


Because we specialize in working with small, local
businesses that sometimes don’t have the advertising budget to compete with
larger organizations. Our marketing plans and scheduling strategies have
affordable fees for businesses of any size. So, whether you want digital or
traditional advertising, featured social media sponsorship, or something unique
for your business, we’re happy to help put your passion on the map.





Fernando Tamayo

Founder, Editor-In-Chief

Fernando started Eat Drink Local Texas as a project for his interns at Valamayo Social. His goal for Eat Drink Local Texas is to feature restaurants, bars, events and fun activities across the great State of Texas. His main goal for Eat Drink Local Texas is to expand throughout Texas, create a network of strong marketers, build brand awareness for small businesses, and show off what the great State of Texas has to offer. 


In his free time, Fernando enjoys spending time learning new things, being with family and searching for the perfect refried beans. 



Cristian Garcia

Production Assistant

San Antonio, born and raised, Cristian is the Production Assistant for Eat Drink Local Texas. His passion for film and photography makes him a great asset to our team. He is a recent graduate from the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he received his degree in Computer Engineering. 


In his free time, Cristian likes to grow his photography portfolio, work out and spend time with his family. Fun Fact: He can quote the entire Nacho Libre movie.  Follow his photography page to see his work! 



Melisa Sanchez Zamora

Administrative Assistant

Melisa is our Administrative Assistant for Eat Drink Local Texas. Melisa graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelor’s in Communication. Originally from the small town of Bay City, Texas, Melisa has called San Antonio home for the past four years. She loves taking on a challenge, whether it’s website design, social media, or trying to find the perfect breakfast taco, she’s on the job. 


In her free time, Melisa enjoys exploring San Antonio, trying out new restaurants and going on road trips around Texas. She loves Dunkin’ Donuts iced coffee and ghost adventures. Catch her around San Antonio looking for the latest Squishmallow.