Ocho at Hotel Havana
Ocho was SO cute. We went for my friends brunch party and it was gorgeous. I ordered some strange breakfast spaghetti dish that I felt wasn’t well described on the menu, but I did have a bite of my friends French toast and that was really good! Staff was really nice and helpful. Had a great time!
Food was very good, nicely prepared and tasty. But service was lacking. We both ordered cocktails, a salad and a main course (which was fish). Drinks came out pretty quick. Salads took a very long time to arrive. We had hardly started on the salad when the main course was brought out! The very small table would not accommodate all those dishes, so the server offered to bring the mains later, and promised they would be redone, not sit under a heat lamp and dry out. That seemed very wasteful to me, but the fish was very nice and not dried out, so I guess they did redo them. On top of all that, the people bringing out all the dishes were not the server who took our orders, who seemed to disappear when we needed him, including when we needed to pay. I've eaten here before, and like the location and ambience very much, but the service needs some work.
Server was not attentive, tables for two are too small, food was good though
The food was delicious! Didn’t like that they gave us a small table for our anniversary and when I asked to move the waiter said that they were booked. This is why I made a reservation. For our anniversary outing it was not the best.
I'm grateful for the attention and compensation given to us by our waiter after we waited 40 minutes for chips and salsa. I think we just went on an off night - out of tonic, out of cranberry juice, the incorrect food and drinks getting dropped off at our table more than once. I'll keep going back for the food and ambience - and note taken about holding the service accountable.
We had good previous experiences here, but this visit was quite different. It took 40 minutes to get our food and not once was our water refilled. The staff were very nice and the food was pretty good, but not anything special.
Great spot. Cozy and comfy with just the right ambience. Service and food were both great and we were on time for the show at Tobin.
Service was bad, had to get up multiple times and order at the bar and to top it all off the bartenders were rude and didn’t even wanna serve us. Overall good but could have been better.
Light airy restaurant right on the Riverwalk. Totally enjoyed our experience.
Nice, quaint little restaurant. Pretty view of the river walk and cozy dinning area. Menu is very limited but food was good
Great spot. Amazing food
Food, service, view, ambience, and the drinks are on point. I highly recommend this place to anyone especially if you want some place romantic 😉
Great location with great ambience for a tasty treat before heading to The Tobin. We sat at a cozy table along the large windows overlooking the river. Beautiful view. We had appetizers with our salads and the pulled pork quesadilla was great with just the right amount of spice. The avocado salad with shrimp was excellent; the shrimp were large and grilled perfectly. I have been here several times before events at Tobin and have always enjoyed it.
I wouldn’t call this a Mexican restaurant.
We enjoyed happy hour margaritas that were as good as anywhere on the riverwalk. For food, we started with the salmon ceviche and fried plantains (excellent) and for the full course, ribeye with mushroom demo glacé also good. The ceased salad was okay- this one could be kicked up a little. All in all a great experience!
Highly recommended and was very disappointed. Breakfast was way overcooked and not worth the price.
There was a live reggae concert taking place that took away some of the calm, but Ocho itself was phenomenal and the Cubano sandwich was AMAZING! WE WILL BE BACK
The service was extremely slow.
Excellent food, just ok wine selection and great location. Service started great but faded - we had to track our waitress down to wrap up.
For a little taste of Havana, with great flavors, this is the place to go. It's not large, reservations are best since it gets a lot of theater visitors because it's next to the Tobin. I recommend the fish taquitos, the Cubano and the Hippie Havana sandwiches. The pozole is very good too
. Robie makes a nice mojito, be sure to visit the Havana bar downstairs.
This was our second time to eat at the restaurant and we were highly disappointed. The place was about half full. Our waitress was very nice but the food was awful. It actually made us sick to our stomachs.
Loved the atmosphere. Food was great. Definitely enjoyed our date night!
Always very good service a little confused are capable of doing better.
The server was very friendly! The atmosphere is nice! Small table; however, the kitchen was slow. It took along time to get our appetizers. The food was very good. The trout is recommended!
Food was tasty. Drinks were yummy. Flan was bit sweet but delicious. Large table of women were too loud for the small dining room.
wish there was more on menu to choose from. sat at a very small table
Thumbs down on this one. Ocho was mentioned in nearly every “best Riverwalk restaurant” review websites I looked at so it seemed like a sure bet. Unfortunately it appears they have slipped since the reviews came out. Right off the bat, the hostess tried to seat us at a table close to the constantly opening and closing entry door, an area that was also a default waiting area for tables. Not where I wanted to have dinner. My wife saw some empty tables further in but was told that they were reserved. I said that we also had reserved on Opentable. But no, those actual TABLES were reserved. When I said that we were going to leave, the hostess said she would see what she could do. And surprise, we could have the reserved table. I don’t know what was going on but it sure was off-putting.
Food was ok, not great. Trout, a bit salty, and salmon, a bit undercooked. Service was another weak spot. Our server took the appetizer plate but left the utensils. He asked us to move them aside (implying that we were to reuse them) so he could put down the dinner plates. I had to ask for new utensils. I’m fine with reusing utensils at a neighborhood eatery but not at a restaurant with such fancy reviews (and prices). The restaurant itself is in a nice glass enclosed atrium style place, but that was the only plus.
I was thouourly upset with this restaurant. We made reservations through open table .I had people come from out of town and they were closed for a private event.No apologies or anything and no sign just an rudewedding planner trying to keep me quiet.The bar tender at the basement bar was awesome but the restaurant was unapologetic when I called.
If you do not know this hidden gem in San Antonio - you must check it out! Ocho restaurant is in a solarium attached to the back of the Hotel Havana, overlooking the northernmost part of the riverwalk - quiet but just as beautiful as the main drag. Both breakfast -) And don't miss the basement bar. As you enter this darkened cozy hideout, you will immediately notice the multitude of red lighted votif candles EVERYWHERE - and the vintage comfy furnishings arranged in multiple tete-a-tete fashion - a perfect place for a romantic rendezvous!
We ordered appetizers and drinks. Overall experience was wonderful! The venue is walking distance from the Tobin Center.
Last day in San Antonio for a couples vacation. In general it’s a three and a half star. Food was very good, and the mojitos we had were as well. The price on the whole thing was the stinger.
As soon as we entered the building, we were greeted with a smile and the staff was super friendly. The breakfast was prepared quickly and taste amazing. They have all the little touches that make this place feel authentic. We will definitely be going back.
Girls weekend in San Antonio. Great dinner and drinks.
This was my first time visiting, and I was not disappointed. The food was fabulous, the ambiance was great.! I will definitely be back.
Ocho is such a unique environment. It's perfect for date night. Priced reasonably, the drink and menu offerings are wonderful and varied. I recommend the trout and the ribeye--caveat, we traded the ribeye sides for the pork chop sides--those were amazing! We'd asked to be seated in a particular place as a part of the reservation, and they met this request. Thanks much.
Although they were somewhat busy, the service seemed slower than it should've been. There were certainly enough servers on the floor, but the ladies seemed to cluster at the front and chat more than they should've, perhaps.
Over all, this was a lovely evening. I definitely recommend.
Very quaint and hip. A quiet retreat from the crowds and the heat on the Riverwalk.
OBSESSED. LOVE THIS PLACE. Food and atmosphere were amazing.
The happy hour used to awesome, which is the only reason we would go, but now there is no HH on Fridays. It was hot inside. The server was good though.
The food was amazing! This place is adorable and very close to the main section of the river walk without being in the crowds. I highly recommend the empanadas and the mojitos. Robby was an amazing bar tender. He goes back and forth from the main restaurant upstairs to the Havana Bar downstairs. Which, I also really recommend going downstairs to the bar.