Ostra at Mokara Hotel & Spa

4.4
615 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Waterfront
  • People Watching
At Ostra we proudly present the finest selection of fresh fish, locally sourced produce and organic product flown in from around the world. Uniquely imaginative cuisine delights diners as they stroll in from the River Walk to enjoy fine fare and one of our famous margaritas. Ostra features exclusive river front terrace dining, a dramatic stone and glass oyster bar and two private rooms to accommodate any guest request. Here, you can expect quality ingredients, an extensive wine selection, specialty vintage tequilas and the highest levels of service in a relaxed contemporary atmosphere.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 11:30am; Lunch: 12:00pm- 4:30pm; Dinner: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(210) 396-5817
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Camron Woods
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
West Crockett Street
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Parking details
Valet Parking is complimentary at Mokara Hotel & Spa when you dine in Ostra.
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Special events & promotions
At Ostra we are proud to house two private dining rooms for the exclusive use of guests dining in groups or who are in need of that little extra privacy. We also have the capability to host large private groups. Call 210.396.5817 for more information!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine

Private Dining

Ostra offers a variety of semi-private settings perfect for any business or social occasion. Additionally, the restaurant features two exquisite private dining rooms; one which comfortably accommodates up to 12 and another which comfortably seats up to 18.

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Reviews from verified diners
615 reviews
4.4 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
62%
Very Good
22%
Good
8%
Fair
5%
Poor
2%
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Service was very slow on a night that was not busy.

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OT
1.0Dined 5 days ago

No points = bad rating
Welcome to the real world where your rating reflects how you treat your customers.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Superbly done scallops in an interesting, very light curry sauce. The service personnel really know how the food is prepared. They don’t just rattle off the ingredients. I will definitely go back.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Amazing food and experience. Top restaurant in San Antonio by far. Highly recommend and request Jorge for incredible service.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Very good food and very attentive staff. Barramundi was not prepared very well, but they remedied it immediately.

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M
2.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Food not warm. Service was terrible.
I guess they thought we were tourists and not locals.

Recently fined at lunch and it was great. Of course server knew we were locals.

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CD
3.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Good service. Long time to get food after ordering.

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MF
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

The only downside to sitting outside at this restaurant is its location next to a bar where people smoke, unless of course you’re into that cigarette smoke-meal combo.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Great service and food!

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S
3.0Dined on June 4, 2018

I’ve been several times. Service was terrible this time. Food took over one hour to arrive, server never checked on us, not even once. Terrible experience this time.

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OT
2.0Dined on June 1, 2018

The Moscow Mule was below average. The seafood plateau was not good. The oysters were not appetizing. Shrimp were ok. Ceviche was average. The prices were exorbitant!!! $275 for a party of four with not very good food. We won’t be back.

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JR
1.0Dined on June 1, 2018

So this place has potential but they need to step up an really serve fresh fish or do something else. Fish was disgusting. Order risotto pork belly. Great idea but it tasted like porridge. Can’t complain there’s no good restaurants at the Riverwalk except I gues bohanan’s. Will never go back

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MG
4.0Dined on May 29, 2018

The ambiance at Ostra was lovely, a bit more casual than I had expected, but still lovely. The Mokara hotel itself is beautiful, too. My only complaint is the price we paid for our food, considering the delivery of it. We ordered the Ostra's chilled seafood tower with a pretty price of $189. The shrimp, ceviche, and oysters were fantastic. The lobster tails on the other hand were very difficult to eat. The kitchen did not detach the meat from the shell. Crab claws were a little overcooked as well. However, our server was great and even though I don't remember his name, I'd like to recognize how friendly, personable, and knowledgeable of the menu he was.

I highly suggest the bread pudding for dessert!

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CB
4.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Pricing was a bit high for a lunch menu, but had a great dining experience and would go there again!

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AZ
2.0Dined on May 28, 2018

We chose one of the patio seats and the service started off with a 12 min wait to be greated, it only got worse as the waiter had too many tables, for this price point, better service is appropriate. The oysters were not shuked properly and we had to pry them loose. Bad experience overall

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OT
2.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Lovely menu but fish was way undercooked and inedible. Waitstaff not very attentive so we were not provided with an opportunity to report our experience.

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l
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

It was wonderful food. I sit outside when possible and wanted to be near river but the river walk was so crowded one couldn’t barely see the river. A constant flood of tourists. But food and service was great.

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SS
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Elegant with superb service. It was a lovely evening topped off with great food.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Great seafood and raw bar. Great meal. Server a little too attentive telling us we can take the wine to our room if we do not want to finish it here.

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SA
5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

This was our 2nd visit to Ostra. We had to send our fried oyster appetizer back because the oysters were a bit under-done. Now, some of you might not mind that, but for our taste, we prefer them well-done. The server very politely offered to have another serving cooked for us, and they were perfect. We had the blackened redfish which was very good, and the sweet potato fries were very good too. They have a wonderful list of wines by the glass which is unusual. Most restaurants only have a few offerings by the glass. I'm sure will eat there again on another visit to San Antonio.

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Great setting on the river with al fresco dining available. Enjoyed the parade of people streaming along the riverwalk. Had breakfast as well as lunch (separate occasions). Selections are adequate with some special meals. Excellent salads, receptive to alterations, friendly staff. Lobster roll was very good! Will return

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4.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Fine outdoor dining on the Riverwalk—what could be better? Excellent ambiance, good selections, and food well presented and tasty. Our only issue on this occasion was the crab addition to a salad didn’t taste fresh to my wife. The service was leisurely as well. The lobster roll was excellent. Will return.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day Dinner...! My mother loves red snapper and Ostra has the best!! Service was superb and the ambiance? ...well, it’s on the San Antonio Riverwalk...need I say more??!!

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EP
4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The food was great and quite nice to sit outside. It was s great Mother’s Day!

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CN
2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I was so disappointed in this restaurant. The only things we had that were good was calamari and ceviche. The kale salad is just big chunks of kale with dried apricots thrown in, the fish tacos are dry and very unappealing. Service was terrible....we had to ask for silverware twice, servers are very inattentive. Love the location on the river, but that’s about it! We would not go back.

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D
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Always enjoy this restaurant on the river. Food and service is great and the people watching is always enjoyable.

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OT
3.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Oysters were shucked ok. Half of them had grit but thats on par for san antonio. Im not one for salt but risotto was horribly under seasoned. Scallopes appeared seared nicely but where raw in the middle. Coconut curry was very unbalanced in spice. Good restaurant for the riverwalk but i wouldnt go there again. To many better options in san antonio.

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KL
5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Great restaurant on the San Antonio Riverwalk . Excellent food, service and oyster shooters (if you're a fan). We had a great evening there with friends and will return!

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OT
5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

First time to San Antonio and wanted good food and relaxing/enjoyable atmosphere- we were skeptical due to mixed reviews, but what a great decision!! The food, service and ambience were all A+!!! Highly recommend!

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Wait staff seemed uninterested in making requested accommodations. She came off as distant and somewhat passive aggressive. Food was good, although the value just wasn’t there. Definitely not worth a $150 meal for two people. Nice ambiance because it’s on the river-walk.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

We were a bit cautious due to 1) the fact it was on the river walk and the associated tourist trap phenom 2) the mixed reviews on OT. but decided to try it out anyway. We were pleased we that we made that decision.

Our bartender, Patty, was great. She crafted a fine cocktail and shared some local insight on things to do in the area, which worked out great for us.

Our server, Cynthia, was polite, warm, and knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. She made some great food recommendations and did a nice job with the wine pairing.

The food was tasty, properly timed and presented nicely. We really enjoyed the Civiche.

All in all this was a much better experience than we had expected and would recommend it to others.

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s
5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Our server was prompt and knowledgeable . We couldn’t have had a better table - right on the Riverwalk and the meal was excellent.

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MG
4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Really good, tasty food. I had the Ahi Tuna and my wife had the Salmon. Prepared very well!

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OT
5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Staff was wonderful and the food came out fast!

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V
5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Whenever we go to San Antonio Riverwalk will make it a point of having dinner at Ostra! The service is always great as well as the food!!
I will say that the New England clam chowder was the best I’ve ever had. The Mediterranean Sea bass was incredible.

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j
2.0Dined on April 20, 2018

My expectations were higher than what we had, not a fancy less far than elegant but the name!!!
What we ordered was not the best quality of seafood☹️

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OT
3.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Food was mediocre, not worth the price. Service was slower than average.

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OT
5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

It was fantastic. And our waiter, Jorge, was the best!!

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L
5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Fantastic Meal, Fantastic Staff. Beautiful venue. We ordered the Seafood tower ans it was impressive as it was Delicious. Had an immensely enjoyable evening. Thank you!!

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JK
5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

We were seated promptly at our appointed time. Service was attentive. We ordered a nice bottle of wine. I told our waiter that we wanted a leisurely dinner. This request was honored and we never felt pressured to give up the table. We had wine, starters, main course dessert and after dinner cocktail. Total of 2.5 hours. Great people watching on the river walk.

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