Inspired by the union of old and new worlds, Ocho at Hotel Havana offers two unique spaces for dining and drinks on the River Walk in San Antonio. The upstairs Ocho dining room, situated in a glass and steel conservatory reminiscent of a birdcage, opens onto the river and offers seating both indoors and outdoors. The beauty of the steel structure is highlighted in Tiffany blue, with couches and lounge seating filling one side of the luminous space and café tables spilling into the courtyard. The downstairs lounge provides a dimly candlelit gathering place with velvet couches and antique leather club chairs suited for intimate meetings and secret rendezvous.
Executive Chef Toby Soto presents a food, cocktail and wine menu that is rooted in the hotel's pan-Latin cultural influences. The cocktail menu is built around reinvented old school recipes, and highlights the tequila of the hotel's San Antonio roots with the rum of its Cuban homeland. The wine list offers guests a chance to explore lesser known selections from the old world of Spain and France as well as bold new flavors coming from young wine producing regions in South America.
Ocho offers inventive menus for breakfast (recently voted among the Best in Texas in 2011 by Texas Monthly Magazine), lunch, dinner and late night — to be served in-room, on the patio or in the upstairs lounge. From sweet plantain griddle cakes with Mexican crema and blueberries to the huitlacoche quesadillas and the shrimp and crab campachena, the food reflects a new approach to traditional Latin fare with the classic country club as inspiration.
Ocho Lounge Hours:
Sunday - Thursday, 7 am - 10 pm
Friday & Saturday, 7 am – 12 am
Havana Bar Hours:
Sunday - Thursday, 5 pm – 12 am
Friday & Saturday, 5 pm - 2 am