The Riata Inn is located near all of Crystal City's authentic cuisine restaurants such as:
The Spinach Festival- Second Weekend of November:
In the early 1930’s as the railroad industry began to boom a city emerged which now has become the spinach capital of the world. Crystal City has been known for this precious crop and produces an astounding 80% of the nation’s spinach. The leading spokesman for the festival is none other than the heroic Popeye the Sailor Man. Looking as shiny as a spray-painted pinata, this fiberglass effigy shares a secret with museum statuary in Rome, Paris and London. The secret is: (they are reproductions). To protect Popeye from vandals, the “real” statue stands safely within the walls of the Crystal City Hall. The Crystal City Spinach Festival takes place during the second week of November usually starting on a Wednesday or Thursday and going throughout the weekend. The festival features a great parade, a fun filled carnival, vendors from all over, and an authentic Hispanic heritage that will mesmerize anyone visiting the great town of Crystal City.