Botika

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$30 and under
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Botika is a Asian /Peruvian located at the Pearl Brewery in San Antonio, TX. Led by Executive Chef Geronimo Lopez, Botika’s menu features “Chifa” (Chinese-Peruvian) and “Nikkei” (Japanese-Peruvian) cuisines, as well as inventive takes on traditional dishes from across Asia and Latin America. Botika’s bar offers classic cocktails and a wide variety of rums, piscos, and cachaças. The restaurant features a sushi-ceviche bar, a cocktail lounge, and late night dining options. Ample outdoor gathering space is also available, with indoor seating for over 100 guests.
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San Antonio
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Pot stickers & the pork belly were tasty however the rice the pork belly came on was dry in my bento box. Asked server what type of tuna was available for sashimi. She didn't know so she asked the sushi chef. Came back with yellow tail so I ordered that and hamachi. As soon as the server walked away out came the tray of blue fin aka ahi. Ugh! Anyways...now onto the Dragon roll. Tempura shrimp...nope battered fried shrimp. Thia being my first visit I was not impressed. Maybe just an off day.

SD
Austin
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We had 2 items,... the Asian sashimi salad and the short rib with noodles. The sashimi salad was fantastic but the short rib was too salty. The sauce was the culprit, so it started off well but as we ate our way down the bowl, it got saltier and saltier. If we had realized that the sauce was the guilty ingredient, we would have sent it back but by the time we realized it, we had eaten half of it, so we felt that it would have been inappropriate to send a half-eaten bowl back, so we struggled through the lower half.

JB
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food! We got cold and they nicely moved us with no problem.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The food looks beautiful but is not very good. All the meat was over cooked and over powered the other good parts of the meal. We ordered 7 things and out of all 7 only liked two of them. The service is fantastic though and the place is cool. But if you’re looking for a good meal I recommend going somewhere else.

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time with my girlfriend during a weekend getaway to San Antonio and the Hill Country. Opportunity to meet some of her family during the trip, so it was a special occasion for me as well as her. I would definitely recommend Botika for any occasion as the food, service, ambience was all top shelf as far as I was concerned. Will definitely be making the effort to go again every time I am in San Antonio.

T
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service: 4 out of 5. We were eating before an 8:00 show at the Majestic. We got there at 5:30 so they weren’t busy at all. Waiter was good. A little slow at first but attentive and answered all our questions. The place was hopping around 7:00 pm.
Flavor: 3.5. A lot going on that mostly worked. Kinda spicy hot for us lightweights. We got two wok dishes. The short rib noodles were tasty, but the noodles were a little sweet for my taste. The meat was super tender and good. Highly recommend the Shrimp and Almond Chaufa. It was way too much food for the two of us as we also had the Dragon Rolls (ok, but we aren't Sushi lovers) and Pot Stickers (really good). The two wok dishes could've fed 4-5 people, especially is you also had appetizers.
Experience: 4.5. Good looking restaurant and presentation of food. The food does come out at kind of random times. The waiter warned us that was the case. Not a big deal and the course timing worked out pretty well.

L
San Antonio
17 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

I am aware of the fact that most people visiting this restaurant enjoy the experience. Bu this restaurant did not meet our expectations because we we went there to enjoy Peruvian food and did not find what we were looking for.

The fries with Huancaina sauce didn’t work for me. The flavor was good, but fries should never be buried in sauce. If they are, the whole dish becomes something of a mish-mash.

The cebiche really bore no relationship to a regular Peruvian ceviche. If you like something completely different then go for it. There’s nothing wrong with experimentation in cuisine, but get the result right before you launch it on the menu. The ají smothered the delicate floor of the scallops.

The empanadas were quite good but we like them baked rather than deep-fried.

We did not try the lomo saltado. We would definitely try it if we were to return but we feel we struck out and are not planing on coming back.

I do believe that the chef is making a brave effort to deliver something new. It may very well work for you, especially if you like culinary adventure, but if you’re looking for authentic Peruvian food you should go somewhere else.

b
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was curious about the mix of Asian and Peruvian food. But the food was good . Very nice ambiance.

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service was excellent

d
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience at Botika - food was innovative & excellent, service was outstanding, and ambiance was nice.

OT
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My sister took the food pix but it was fabulous! Our server was also pretty awesome. Attentive, patient and friendly!

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Overall food was delicious. Service was subpar. My main course was brought out about 15 mins before my wife’s. Waiter seemed distracted.

JM
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a little bit off of each side of the menu, and it was all delicious! Shareables, entrees, and desserts all hit the high notes. Music was a nice touch hidden in the background subtly. Only complaint was the chairs, they were a little small or close to the floor.

b
Amarillo
34 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The shareable plates were delightful (pork bao, beets, empanadas, and fries). However the larger format beef noodles and octopus dish missed the mark for me. Our server seemed a little high, and absent minded, but it was alright.

CG
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food had a nice fusion of flavors. A true culinary masterpiece. I will always remember how happy my tastebuds were!

AB
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Short rib noodles were excellent. Cut meat with a fork! Had a stir fry and a Dragon roll with the short rib noodles and 3 of us couldn’t finish it all. Nice drink selection with daily specials. Highly recommended!

GE
San Antonio
52 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for sharing or hoarding - fantastic food and attentive service. Always sheer pleasure.

MZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive and fast service, wonderful food. Nice variety and interesting flavors

SD
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

NB
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food blew us away! This is a fantastic dinner spot.

LS
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son’s favorite restaurant. He loves the octopus entree.

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d
San Antonio
30 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is not a "meat and potatoes" place. This is a unique dining experience for those that like a little experimentation. But if that's you, Botika is for you. We had a vegan in our group and she found lots to eat. We shared several plates, all excellent.

PC
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Very disappointed, website said they served brunch. We get there just to find out they stopped brunch 2 months ago. So, many great places in SA for brunch and we chose them. Had to settle for lunch.

AL
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it! The food was delicious, excellent service!

d
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Overall was a good experience. We were very cold. Also the first plates came quickly, but things slowed down as the evening carried on.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good service, excellent food, great location

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you , Claudio , for making the evening so special for Julie and our friend Donna . I’m sorry I missed the occasion . We will be in soon so that I may enjoy as well !

OT
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We were told that happy hour ended at 5 even though the website said 6. I wanted a food item on the happy hour menu that wasn’t offered after 5. I usually like this place a lot, but now I just like it for the location.

SA
San Antonio
12 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their Short Rib Noodles are amazing!!! It’s a must have every time I eat there.

D
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the concept and the result. Our dishes were all excellent.

K
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Waiter did not know product. Informed him of food allergies then serves food with dairy. Manager was apologetic. Wouldn’t go back.

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great and the ambiance as well. Excited to check it out again

DA
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service. This was our first of many visits.

J
San Antonio
26 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ClaudIo. Manager has his pulse on all operations. Friendly. Concerned. Insure everything works to perfection—- it does. Great restaurant with a different but superb menu. Beat salad. Octopus the best .

v
San Antonio
18 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre play dinner. Food was unique & fun. Great service & ambience

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The first time, some 5 months ago was much better

OT
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spur of the minute dinner at a place we hadn’t tried yet. Beyond delicious, inventive, surprising flavor combinations combined with impeccable service... what more could we ask for? Great night out! Be ready for some noise though.... it’s a bit loud.

HG
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I was really disappointed in Botika. Our server left us waiting for a LOOONG time, several others around us were served much faster and seated after we were, and the food was just eh. The short rib noodles and steam buns were amazing, but the fries were just weird. And the chef's choice was underwhelming. I really wanted to like this place, but it seems like it's just a lot of hype and I won't be back.

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was fantastic. Super tasteful and the idea of ordering a variety of items and sharing was absolutely perfect. A wonderful date night.

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