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Pesca on the River

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212 W Crockett St, San Antonio, TX 78205 (West Crockett Street)
(866) 605-1212
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Perfect Lunch Spot with a View

If the light lunch of refreshing salad with delicately and flavorfully lightly breaded parmesan chicken was any indication of other menu offerings, dining here is a great choice. Not only was the food good, but it can enjoyed overlooking the River under a sun shielding umbrella. Service was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2014
MCBW5875
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Scottsdale, Arizona
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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53 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Scottsdale, Arizona
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

If the light lunch of refreshing salad with delicately and flavorfully lightly breaded parmesan chicken was any indication of other menu offerings, dining here is a great choice. Not only was the food good, but it can enjoyed overlooking the River under a sun shielding umbrella. Service was acceptable, certainly for a very busy restaurant with a prime sidewalk location.

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Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

location was wonderful and service as well as food delightful. The river is a very busy place for tourist so be prepared for heavy traffic. A great place to have some drinks and people watch.

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Texas
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

We used to eat here when it was Pesca and loved it. Now that it is Ostra we decided to give it a try. We took our party of 7 to Ostra last Saturday night. We had 3 children in our party, ages 12, 11 and 7! The menu was great for the 2 older children, but there wasn't much... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

Now called Ostra, it is still the best fresh seafood in town. Beautiful selection of oysters and fun to watch the chef serving up at the raw bar. Just a beautiful atmosphere inside and outside. Perfect location on the riverwalk and great service. Love it on a sunny, cloudy or rainy day. Did I mention I love it!?

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

food id good, a bit pricy, good service , if you like Italian food then you should go there

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USA
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

Pricey, but the seafood here is great! Definitely recommend getting oysters, and basically any fish. The sides and salads are all great as well. And the margaritas are delish and strong!

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Houston, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

Staff very helpful. On the river, oyster bar, great wine list and interesting kitchen makes this restaurant one of the must trys on the river.

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Desert
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2011

Food was decent. Service was good. Food and drinks were over priced for what you got.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011

Awful experience. The food was great, but the service is a travesty to mankind. It's not that the wait staff does not try, they just have no training, no leadership, and nobody in charge. Very pathetic showing by the management. They will be managing a Denny's soon, and will probably get fired for their apathetic , pompous, and callous attitude... More 

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thailand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2011

We went for dinner but asked for our check after the appetizers showed up. We ordered some calamari and the tuna tartare and a couple of cocktails. There were four small bites of calamari for 13 dollars and two spoonfuls of mediocre tuna in the tartare appetizer for 16 dollars. My margarita was 13 dollars and my wife's raspberry mojito... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 212 W Crockett St, San Antonio, TX 78205
    (West Crockett Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (866) 605-1212

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients

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