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Pesca on the River

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212 W Crockett St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2520 (West Crockett Street)
(866) 605-1212
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Normally restaurants on the river are Mexican food or steak. This restaurant is seafood mostly with one filet. EVERYTHING was GREAT. The margarita was excellent, the Red Snapper was the best ever, the filet was butter tender. Even the polenta was excellent. Service was prompt, attentive and expert. The views of the river were quiet and lovely. Very elegant restaurant.

Thank Rgentrydal
San Antonio, Texas
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120 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

Incredible food - seafood that is. Their oyster selection will satisfy even the most demanding palates.

Thank MrRitmo
Bellaire, Texas, United States
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567 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2015

We returned yesterday to this attractive, open and spacious restaurant on the riverwalk. It is part of the Mokara hotel and is one of the most attractive fish & seafood places in downtown San Antonio. The day before, we had a wonderful lunch, Just focusing on appetizers and a wonderful glass of wine, The next day, we returned, hoping to... More 

Thank Gabriel H
Scottsdale, Arizona
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143 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank PrincessSquirrel
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72 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank ocimum98
San Antonio, Texas
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!?

Thank Tripn2691
Charlotte, North Carolina
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2012

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

Thank OHandTH
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank kmf54
Houston, Texas
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Viola L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $40
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Scenic view, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 W Crockett St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2520
    (West Crockett Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (866) 605-1212

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?