Situated in a glass conservatory overlooking the River Walk, Ocho serves breakfast, dinner and weekend brunch 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 of an ice cold Michelada. Ocho offers complimentary wifi and serves espresso drinks to stay or take away.
While reservations are encouraged, they are not required.
About Chef Jesse Kuykendall, Executive Chef at Ocho Restaurant
Born and raised in Laredo, Texas, Chef Jesse Kuykendall learned about authentic Mexican cuisine from her mother. She was professionally trained at San Antonio’s Culinary Institute of America and Oaxaca’s Season of My Heart Culinary School. Jesse Kuykendall has been Ocho’s Executive Chef since 2019, bringing influence from her upbringing, travels and culinary studies to each and every dish.
Chef Kirk was the first San Antonio-based chef to win a national cooking series, besting the competition on an episode of “Chopped.” She competed in season 47, episode 13, of the Food Network show, which was themed around peanut butter and jelly. Her winning mystery dishes included: hot dog quesadillas, 30-minute mole, and peanut butter churros. Chef Kirk also celebrates the heritage of overlooked Mexican street foods at her other endeavor, Milpa Food Truck.