Ocho at Hotel Havana

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211 reviews
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Latin / Spanish
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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OT
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

No one was upfront greeting bar tenders said sit wherever you’d like.

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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

We made a reservation a week in advance. Upon arriving there is not a host stand so it took a moment for them to notice we walked in the door. Our table for 2 was reserved and ready up against the garage style door/wall. When we sat down, we realized that the massive air conditioning vent was pointed directly to our table! We were very cold within just a few seconds but tried to stick it out. Asked a manager if there was another table that we could move to. She said all of the available tables would have the same issue *shrug,sorry* we ended up just ordering a drink (very good drinks!) and appetizer. The server never returned to take an entree order and the chips and salsa took 20-30 minutes to arrive at the table.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Good experience. Quality food. Great atmosphere. Service was decent. I will be returning.

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JR
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Beautiful hotel great service! I really enjoyed the stay!

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b
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved this find. It’s away from the touristy areas, but still within walking distance. We walked from Ocho to the Alamo within 10-15 minutes. The food and service were great, our group loved every moment!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food at a very reasonable price. Great service too

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H
San Antonio
82 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice relaxed breakfast on the riverwalk with unique entrees. Looking forward to cocktails on the patio pre-Tobin.

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I celebrated the 23rd anniversary of our first date.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the best burger I ever had and I didn’t even order the burger! Our meals and beer were perfect. I can’t wait to go again.

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D
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. Very slow service. But still enjoyable!

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TV
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

The service was horrible and the food came out in wrong order

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my birthday and we had the best waitress. She was very accommodating to our table. Our food was phenomenal, drinks were delicious and overall great experience.

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 2ambience 5

Beautiful ambience on the Riverwalk. Very average food. Not good value.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a relaxing and romantic experience , this is Def a go to spot for me and my husband

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KJ
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

The portions got smaller and the food more expensive!

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OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food=Great
Venue=Very nice
Staff= unfortunately not so much. Waitress was either in a bad mood or she didn’t care about the service she was providing.
Would love to try it again. Hopefully the staff will be better next time.

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ZM
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was outstanding! There was a little miscommunication when we first sat down. No server was assigned to our table but when it got worked out our server was amazing and did everything he could to make our experience a positive one. It was!

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HB
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

From past experience I knew the service could be slow so we made a 5:30 reservation so we could make a 7:00 show at the Tobin. We were seated immediately and got our drinks. We ordered dinner at about 5:45 which consisted of a sandwich, a salad, and a bowl of soup. During the next hour we were assured several times that our food would be right out. It never came. No explanation. We got our tab for the drinks (no offer to comp) paid it and left hungry. This was absolutely some of the worst service I have experienced in my life. It is a shame since the food is normally good and the atmosphere very nice. Since no amount of atmosphere can make up for no food we will not be back. Considering the proximity of Ocho to the Tobin Center you would think they make it a top priority to take care of their customers. It seems they just don’t care.

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KL
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We had reservations at 5:30 and thought we would be out by 7 pm for a show at the Tobin. Our waiter was very non- chalant, he would disappear for 10 minutes or more at a time. The menu is limited , but they were out of a couple of items. Not acceptable when there are only about 10 items on the menu. The food we did have was delicious , but the service was not there.

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e
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Honestly, I was very underwhelmed by Ocho. The food was bland and boring. The service was basically nowhere in sight. The drinks were pretty good, but nothing extraordinary. That said... I loved the ambiance and setting! We ate outside with the river walk below us on a beautiful day, so it was nice for that. But all things considered, I wouldn't go again.

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LL
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

This place looks like it would be delicious, but the food and service is slow and not worth the money. I was recommended this place as a referral for a "non-touristy" place on the riverwalk. The ambiance is great and the design is interesting, but honestly it looked a bit grimy. Our cups and plates were slightly dirty and they took 20 minutes to bring out chips and salsa. Our waiter was practically non-responsive and it felt like they would've been happier if no one was at the restaurant. I feel like I would have had a better experience at one of the touristy places that was a bit closer to the prettier side of the riverwalk.

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AC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We loved the service the décor the everything. Thank you Ocho

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DT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Don't go to OCHO at Hotel Havana, especially if you have more than 2 people in your party. We had a party of 7, made reservations a week in advance, confirmed twice before we arrived and still had to wait for over 45 minutes! The restaurant was not busy and seemed to be fully staffed. It became apparent that the hostess and manager were not trained to move patrons at the conclusion of their meal. Service was terrible.

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JL
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place! One noteworthy reservation hiccup: I had put a note in my OpenTable reservation about a birthday and wanting a dessert. When we showed up, the waitress had no idea it was for a birthday and there was no recognition of it without me asking in front of the birthday girl for something.

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RS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Steak was good.
Nice Little restaurant on the river walk tucked away from all the tourist

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LB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

our table was right on the entrance 5" away from opening and people holding door where on top of us-requested we change table and hostess was very rude - they finally moved us but to the other end next to the exit door-- not very happy, we left. It was loud and too many people coming in at once without reservations--

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RR
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 4

Sadly after waiting quite ahilw for our brunch the food arrived COLD! All had to be remade, with one meal not made as requested. Disappointed as I introduced friends to this place after previous good experiences.

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OS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Busy place, with decent food, and somewhat slow service, yet friendly staff. Priced a bit high for what you get, but it's in Downtown San Antonio where everything is grossly overpriced. Good drinks too!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Friends birthday

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US
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Long wait to get our drinks and our food, we were a party of 4 and there Saturday afternoon.

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MW
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect dinner setting before a concert at the Tobin, or just because you want a good meal and cocktail at a fair price in downtown San Antonio!! It is especially nice on a warm evening when the windows are open and you can enjoy the Riverwalk from your table.

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SB
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

We arrived 10 minutes before our reservation and was told they were full up inside but could sit outside. The table had water dripping from above and after being told not to block the walk we moved the table ourselves. Ordered black bean quesadilla with huitlacoche but was served with only been and cheese. Server never offered a second round and advised we better order before their kitchen got slammed. Didn’t want to bill us three separate. Drinks were full price during happy hour?

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RD
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

They don't serve lunch on Saturday until 2 PM, so being there at 1 PM we went for the brunch menu.

It was good, the dishes were creative and properly prepared. The two criticisms were the portion size (given the prices) and the service (which was rather slow and inattentive for a small restaurant).

The drinks were also creative, but average in their execution.

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DP
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

We went before a show at the Tobin. We we there at 6:40 and show at 8. Our food wasn’t ready at 8:10 and we were promised 20 -15 minutes. We left without dinner so we wouldn’t miss the show. They comped us after we complained - not offered until we requested. Good they comped us but no good reason to miss dinner!

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d
San Antonio
12 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Poor ambience, service was not good at all-a lot of waiting and mis-delivered food. Menu extremely limited.

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G
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious, but the warm flour tortillas with blackberry butter and honey were exceptional.

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AB
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

First time eating here. We had Sunday brunch. Service was very poor and we saw 5 tables leave due to lack of service. My food was tasty but came out close to room temperature as did my friends. French toast was not good. Very disappointed.

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FT
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ocho at Hotel Havana was awesome and our team had a great time. Thanks for making this lunch eventful and we enjoyed Culinaria Restaurant Week menu.

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F
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Attending show at the Tobin.

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OT
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service that is off the beaten path and reasonably priced.

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