Ocho at Hotel Havana

4.4
424 Reviews
$30 and under
Latin / Spanish

About

Situated in a glass conservatory overlooking the River Walk, Ocho serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night snacks indoors and on our breezeway. Ocho has created a menu rooted in the hotel’s pan-Latin cultural influences from Mexico, Cuba and Texas. The cocktail menu highlights the tequila of the hotel’s San Antonio roots with the rum of its Cuban namesake, with a love for old school recipes and, when the occasion calls, the simple satisfaction an ice cold Michelada. Ocho offers complimentary wifi and serves Stumptown espresso drinks to stay or take away.
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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Servers seemed lost and did not make us feel welcome. Food delicious.

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TrayS
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate outside which was very nice.

One, if not, the best Cuban sandwich we’ve had.

We shared 1 appetizer (ceviche was great), Caesar salad, and Cuban sandwich. It was just right. Price was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was incredible! Table was a bit small for three but not enough to detract from the beautiful blend of spices and culinary talent.

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Italiana
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience with absolutely delicious food. The Mexican bread pudding is the best we've ever had!

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AdalinQ
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food and good vibe! Beautiful decorations, excellent service

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Quita
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ocho has a unique vibe in a city where Tex-Mex cuisine rules. From the beautiful hotel to the view of the river whilst sitting in a greenhouse type setting, this restaurant has it all, including parking! The service is friendly and attentive yet not intrusive. The menu is an interesting take on Cuban tradition and the cocktail menu is enticing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
13 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We waited over 40 minutes for appetizers before a show at The Tobin. Kitchen service was slow, and our order was inaccurate. I love the building and the food though.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
25 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Service was very slow. We allowed a hour and an half for drinks and snacks before performance at the Tobin. Because the service was so slow we did not get to stay for our coffee and dessert and had to walk very briskly to the theater. Will think twice about going here again if I have another appointment.

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vipElaineR
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Beautiful ambience but service was a bit slow and I wish they had a serrated spoon for my bruleed grapefruit- it was quite a mess to eat with a soup spoon but otherwise, delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time we have stayed at hotel Havana and we always dine at Ocho. Had dinner there and ordered room service brunch the following morning. Both meals and drinks were delicious. Can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a great time at Ocho! We had a bottle of the red blend and it was fantastic. The food was very good. We tried a little bit of everything. The chorizo con queso was our favorite. The mushroom tacos and pork empanadas were excellent. Lots of flavor. The crevice was so so, not my favorite but I loved the plantain chips they were served with. We also had the pork quesadillas, salsa platter and guacamole. The chips were delicious too. I loved the atmosphere and service. We were seated right next to the hostess stand and our table was very small and leaned a bit so that was a bit annoying but we had an overall wonderful night out with friends.

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210Spence
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, amazing! Took some colleagues from out of town here and everyone loved it. One of my favorite places to go in San Antonio.

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Cbgranny
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting conservatory atmosphere with nice food and attentive waitstaff. One of San Antonio's older buildings that has been nicely preserved.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and at a reasonable price.

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vipMelT
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Nice place. A little cold by the door but we had jackets. Drinks were awesome and well made.
Awkward service but overall good.
Food was delicious.

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vipBridgesinAustin
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun brunch/afternoon snack spot! Food was great and service was on point. Would highly recommend the pancakes!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was amazing. Food didn’t come out as expected. We were going to just go ahead and eat it as is- but the waitress kindly insisted on having it remade. Ambiance was relaxing. Music could have been a little louder- but wasn’t a problem. Felt comfortable. Food was great!

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Cortney
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

The place was nice but.. it took 15 minutes for a server to greet the table. We had made reservations for 3 at 11 am on Friday, just Incase it was busy. The food was alright. Wouldn’t go back to eat

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vipFoodlover
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It was ok, but nothing special

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic little spot away from the "usual" hot spots. Fantastic food.

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RachelC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

They were definitely busy so the poor server was working her butt off. But the service and food was awesome as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun setting and calm environment great staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

It was nice . The night was a little cold so not much insulation from the outside weather . Nice restaurant . We went a little late so not too many people . The food was surprisingly good . Service could improve they need to be more attentive when a party comes in. ( I believe they were short staffed )

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ShanM
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Usually I love Ocho, would absolutely recommend to a friend, and am happy with the service level, however this previous meal I was deeply disappointed. We arrived for our reservation and was told our table wasn't ready, which was fine I understand that 100%, but they couldn't even give me an idea of how long it would be and we had plans after our dinner we couldn't be late for. I let the young woman know that I wasn't upset by any means it's just that we'd have to eat somewhere else because of our timeline to which she responded she'd work on a solution. Said solution ended up her making the two young men sitting at our "designated table" get up and finish their drinks at the bar...right next to the table. This made the whole situation incredibly uncomfortable for myself, my guest, and the two men who were simply finishing their meal. Once we were seated our waitress treated us very coldly as though we'd asked for that to happen despite the fact that we were clearly very uncomfortable with what had just gone down. She served wine in a rocks glass because they were out of wine glasses, but instead of asking if this was alright/if we'd be interested in another drink she just said "Hope this doesn't change your wine experience", and then walked off. It was just all very weird and unprofessional in a restaurant I usually have such a pleasant experience in.

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MonicaF
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Was a great experience except for the parking. The parking lot is not big enough for cars to pull in or out of a space. Took many tries to get both in and out. Valet parking would be an added benefit! I will recommend it to friends but caution them about parking. That would be the only reason why I don't return.

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Afigs
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, cocktails were perfect, and service couldn’t have been better. This place isn’t to be missed! The pork chop with mashed potatoes was perfectly cooked and seasoned as was the trout and shrimp dish.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun menu, great atmosphere, good food.

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OrganicFood
Wilmington
8 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food but the price was a bit high for what you get. Overall a great experience

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DianeD
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had breakfast at Ocho. We had the restaurant to ourselves since it was early and mid-week. The setting is wonderful, right along the riverwalk. There was only one waitress and although she was busy doing set-up work she provided good service. She wasn't especially friendly. The omelette was very good, and the plantain griddle cakes were excellent (what we came for).

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vipAmber
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I love Ocho! Great food and ambiance. The service is always a little slow and seems like a lack of leadership because they seem a little chaotic. Overall I keep coming back because I love a good Bloody Mary and crab cakes, and it’s so pretty.

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seven
San Antonio
20 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ocho always provides a nice dining experience with wonderful choices of food and drink. Will always recommend to anyone going to Tobin for a show.

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katiea
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Disappointed in service, the waitress did not tell us that they changed the drink menu and charged us extra because the drink was no longer o the menu. Manager was nice and corrected it but waitress needs to be trained.

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UTLIZZARD
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we got their they did not have our reservation but were seated promptly. I had made the reservation about a month ago. Everything was great!

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Austin
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for the first time for a special date night, and we loved it! We ordered the Bistec and Chicken platters with Pozole and Ceviche appetizer and everything was AMAZING. Excellent quality meal and service for a great price point. Strongly recommend the Pozole!

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JoanW
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful and the service too.!We had the bread pudding for dessert and I REALLY wanted coffee with it but need de-caf in the evening but they had none. Sure wish it were available for those of us who sacrifice sleep if we have caffeine in the evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks here are excellent. Hands down the best pazole we have ever had. The trout and shrimp entree was phenomenal. We will definitely be going back here.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food for breakfast. Try the plantain pancakes and open Cuban with fried egg. Yummy !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omg sitting at the bar was an awesome experience! Bartenders are super professional and knowledgeable and so inviting! New year's dinner was grear

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice location and unique ambiance!

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MelissaH
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, quaint little place off the river walk with great food and cocktails and even better service! Highly recommend! Make a reservation, it’s small. Best margarita...try the pork chop! SO Good!

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