Support Local Journalism, Join the SA Current Press Club.

East Side Restaurant Big Poppas Tacos Memorializes George Floyd with New Mural 

  • Instagram / bigpoppastacossatx
An East Side taco joint is making sure George Floyd's memory lives beyond the current moment.

On Monday, Big Poppas Tacos, located near Interstate 35 and North New Braunfels Avenue, unveiled a new mural on its building: a portrait of a haloed Floyd surrounded by gray clouds.

The eatery unveiled the mural shortly after San Antonio joined in nationwide protests that erupted in the wake of Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police.

"This is for y'all San Antonio," the restaurant said in an Instagram post.

Roger Maximo, the artist behind the painting, said he wants it to provide a message of unity for the Alamo City.

"Hopefully I can paint more murals like this that will definitely inspire the community to come together instead of separating,” Maximo told KSAT.

"I hope that this mural can be the focal point of that movement in San Antonio."

Stay on top of San Antonio news and views. Sign up for our Weekly Headlines Newsletter.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the San Antonio Current Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the San Antonio Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

January 26, 2022

View more issues


Join SA Current Newsletters

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2022 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation