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The food was delightful. Table setting wasn’t ideal. The only bad part was when the waitress came to give the check she had a chip reader with her. So I gave my card. I was told ‘all you have to do is sign’. Now, this was with her giving herself the marked 20% tip. Not that I wasn’t going to do that but the assumption put me off.
Tables too close to the bar…music extremely loud!!
Food and service was very good. Everything would of been great but the seating needs rethinking.
Great food and service! We really enjoyed being anle to sample multiple dishes family style.
We have been to Botika before and liked it a lot. This visit was DIFFERENT. I started with a spicy tuna roll which was awful. Had one bite and it tasted like old fish. Followed that with the chicken empanadas with tge chimichurri sauce. Good thing they include the sauce because the empanadas had no taste. The main course was the catch of day which was very good (hence the single star).
As a side note we had a bottle of Martin Codax. We like this wine a lot and get it at Spec’s for $15. They charged us $52 for the bottle.
They definitely downgraded the food quality there and the menu is very limited.
One plate of food came out and we had to wait for the other 3 about 15 to 20 more minutes. It was not an ideal situation - the octopus was cold by the time the other 2 came out. We waited a couple of more minutes for the third plate. The manager brought out one more plate of food to make up for the mishap.
Drinks were well made, appetizers and course meals came out at a decent time and everything was delicious!
Pot stickers and empanadas total failure! Fault in execution! Quality just not there! Sushi was very fine! Service excellent! Restaurant almost empty tells you something. Concept great, but need know how in kitchen to succeed.
We loved everything we ate! Service was great. Will definitely return.
Surprisingly outstanding--the empanadas were like no other, fried lightly and filled with succulent chicken breast. I had the Nikkei Poke, which had an excellent sauce, and real sushi rice. Even though the restaurant was not full, service was a bit slow at times. But overall, a good experience.
First party in group received her dinner 15 minutes prior to the other four parties in the group. She was basically done eating before we received our food. Manager acted like he didn't care.
Botika was most accommodating to our need to alter the time of our reservation. As is increasingly typical of modern restaurants, the ambient noise level sees too high for our septuagenarian ears. Our server, Chris, was excellent. Unfortunately the kitchen made slight errors, sending a larger portion than ordered of one selection and forgetting about another. The menu selections are innovative and creative, the wine list nicely curated, and the presentation very minimalist and seemingly au currant. I found both the tuna roll appetizer and braised beef rib with noodles too “sweet” but otherwise obviously fresh, hand crafted, and bountiful. My partner’s pork buns were described as “perfect”. Botika is a wonderful addition to the amazingly impressive food scene in San Antonio generally and The Pearl specifically.
Great food. Loved the Peruvian / Asian fusion . The curried Halibut dish was outstanding. Cocktails great also. Would come again !
Very disappointing for a $112 lunch. Service was slow even though the restaurant wasn't crowded. It took 30+ minutes to get our bottle of wine The steam buns were okay but the pork was overcooked and dry. The chicken in the bento box was also overcooked and the rest was not memorable. In desperation, we ordered potstickers. They were dry and not much better than those at HEB.
Food was average. Nothing special. Good service. Would probably try another place nearby.
the waiter was very considerate and checked up on us a lot (he saw that i was struggling with what i wanted). that was nice, the loudness wasn’t bad at all and the food was great :)
It was such a lovely time! Octavio, my server, was knowledgeable and efficient. He was always there when I needed my next dish or drink! Chris, the FOH manager stopped by to say hello and chat for a moment also. Another team member complimented my hat, which was so sweet! Food was delicious, definitely looking forward to round 2 on that papaya salad. The hamachi tiradito + octopus were both excellent. Thanks for the tasty night out y’all, I’ll be back for sure.
Would love to come back next time I'm in San Antonio.
Thank you for a wonderful dining experience. Excellent food and service
The food was excellent. We are so happy to return to Botika!
Our server, Grace, was the best!!
Dined on a Friday night. Definitely suggest having a reservation. The menu had so many delicious options, for a small menu. The spicy tuna roll, spring rolls and asparagus were really good. Save room for dessert!
Botika never disappoints. The menu is small but plenty! The food portions are more than generous! The appetizers are always fun and delicious. The drinks are really good too. The service is always outstanding. I love the fusion of the foods. One entree is more than enough for two people. Cannot wait until the next time!
Great food and great service!!
Food and drinks were Outstanding! Wings, octopus, steamed buns.
Great food! The waitress was very knowledgeable and helped us understand the menu since it was our first time there. Everything was hot, fresh, and so flavorful! We will be back again.
Not a good experience for Father’s Day. I had to put in my credit card to make reservations, then the table they gave us was outside in the 95 degree heat. We asked to go inside and they said it may take a while. Weird since we walked by a few empty tables to get outside with no one else waiting. Then we had to ask for plates, ask for chop sticks, ask for the drink we ordered. For such a demanding reservation experience with putting a credit card in, I would think the service would be superb. They do not know how to celebrate events, which again one would think a place selling a food experience would be excellent in… Will not return.
For some reason, we were seated outside, even though we did not request that. It was hot (90 degrees or more). Our service was slow. We were there more than 1.5 hours. My husband’s food was served 10 minutes before mine and we both ordered only an entree. The table next to us was seated after us, received all of their food before us and they left before we finished eating and paying. Our food was good, but a more detailed explanation should have been provided on the menu.
Botika offers an interesting fusion of flavors that were too spicy for my family’s tastes during this Father’s Day celebration. I would recommend for those who would like to try Botika, but are shy about spicy heat, ask for sauces on the side.
Our waiter was attentive and our water glasses filled.
The dining room looks inviting, but on a busy Sunday the noise level was uncomfortable for table conversation. The multiple hard surfaces in the room amplified everything making it unnerving instead of enjoyable.
I would go again with more adventurous diners, but I’ll ask to be seated outside.
Start to finish everything was excellent!
great, as always
the food is very good and fresh and flavorful. staff is so nice and helpful.
i highly recommend.
this place is awesome. the food NEVER misses and is always spot on the apps are really filling so if you’re not a heavy eater i suggest the main course to be shared with other partygoers as they are large and in charge!
making a reservation is super easy i always suggest making it though them that way you get the fastest response!
Excellent food and service!
Excellent! The food is delicious and not overpriced. Wish they can close later
Fabulous sliders and empanadas! Great cocktails. Service really attentive
Food was not great. Food was not hot, and not a lot of flavor.
Excellent service, fantastic and creative menu, all delicious!! Cannot say enough about it!!
The short ribs and lomo saltado were fantastic! Also the chocolate torte was so worth it! Nathaniel was attentive and the overall night was perfect. Will definitely return!
We celebrated a birthday at Botika and we all gave it an enthusiastic thumbs up! Food was expertly prepared and the flavor profiles we experienced was memorable and so delicious. Botika’s uniqueness and atmosphere made for a very pleasant and exciting meal for the whole party! We will definitely come back again!
You can order delivery directly from Botika using the Order Online button. Botika also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (210) 670-7684.
Botika is rated 4.4 stars by 1044 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.