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“Ocho Lounge - Great atmosphere”

Ocho at Hotel Havana
Ranked #110 of 4,622 Restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: Latin, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Inspired by the union of old and new worlds, Ocho at Hotel Havana offers two unique spaces for dining and drinks on the Museum Reach of the River Walk in San Antonio. The upstairs Ocho dining room, situated in a glass and steel conservatory reminiscent of a birdcage, opens onto the river and offers seating both indoors and outdoors. The downstairs lounge provides a dimly candlelit gathering place with velvet couches and antique leather club chairs suited for intimate meetings and secret rendezvous. Ocho at Hotel Havana presents a food, cocktail and wine menu that is rooted in the hotel's pan-Latin cultural influences. Ocho offers inventive menus for breakfast (voted among the Best in Texas by Texas Monthly Magazine), lunch, dinner and late night to be served in-room, on the patio or in the upstairs lounge.
Harlingen, Texas
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Ocho Lounge - Great atmosphere”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

Went out for a drink with my sister and had a memorable time. I loved the atmosphere - lit by votive candles. The bartender, Yvonne, was great. I was impressed by how pulled together she was even though there was a group of challenging patrons. The Havana Margarita and the Martinique Punch were excellent. Also had the pleasure of meeting Rosie. She had some great stories to tell. I will most definitely be returning.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Leanne A
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English first
Round Rock, TX
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Not for dinner”
Reviewed December 5, 2012 via mobile

Have been coming to SA for decades, and this was one of the worst food experiences. This was a dinner with many important clients. First the positives, funky cool vibe, nice friendly bar staff, great appetizers and creative menu items. Problems--the menu is way to small with only five entrees, they only had three available the night I was there. The margarita's were weak and not very tasty. When several locals in our party complained about the taste of the drinks, the waiter just asked, "would you like another señor?" Didn't offer to fix it or even recommend something else. They should only serve tapas, which they do well.

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San Antonio, Texas
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great Spot for a Drink”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

On a recent birthday weekend, we stopped at a number of places for a drink as we made our way through Downtown San Antonio. One surprise was the gem, Ocho, which is in the Havana Hotel on the Riverwalk.

Even in November, the Hotel was able to have the sidewalls open and the River View was fantastic! The staff was great and attentive and though we were there "just for one", we certainly put it on our list of places to revisit.

We walked through the Hotel to the downstairs bar and through the lobby and up the incredible, wooden stairs into the guestroom area on our way out. It looks like a wonderful boutique hotel from what we could see and we’re excited to stay there on a future visit.

  • Visited November 2012
    • Atmosphere
Thank C C H
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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Stylish cafe with some good food”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

Located in the Havana Hotel, Ocho is very stylish café with a view of the San Antonio River. We went there for brunch and enjoyed the Torta. Also ordered the Plantain Pancakes but thought they were a bit dry. They also call out maple syrup on the menu but it wasn't real Maple syrup. Coffee was just okay. While it was a bit expensive for the quality of food, the atmosphere and the torta was well worth the trip.

Visited November 2012
Thank Mike N
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Hunt, Texas
Level Contributor
141 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Funky on the River”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Ocho is the bar and restaurant for the wonderful Hotel Havana. Situated right on the river in an air conditionioned greenhouse the sofas and chairs are comfy and the drinks are great. A moveable glass wall opens up to the river when the coolmweather of spring and fall arrive in San Antonio. Even a morning breakfast on the open air patio in August was pleasant and my Mexican styled omelete was delicious and the orange juice really was freshly squeezed. Breakfast and strong coffee was a wonderful morning after remedy. A Sunday morning drive through historic downtown San Antonio convenient to the hotel and bar was a great bonus. This is a keeper both bar and hotel!

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank P H
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